The EHIC is valid for up to five years. Check that your EHIC is still valid before you travel. You can renew an EHIC up to six months before the expiry date. However, any time left on the card will not be added to your new card.
Renewing your card is free and you can do it online if none of your personal details have changed.
Families: If you need to renew some but not all EHIC cards in your family, please enter details of all family members, including those who still have valid cards. This will ensure that details of all members of the family remain linked. A warning message will be displayed for those whose cards cannot be renewed, and only those cards that have expired or are due to expire will be renewed this time.
If you need to amend your personal details, you can only renew your card online if you have your PIN (personal identification number), which is on your EHIC card. The PIN begins with "UK" (for example, UK123456), and is found on the same line as your date of birth. It is a good reference number to have at hand, and makes it easier for the EHIC team to find your details on the system.
If some of your details have changed since your card was issued but you don’t have your PIN, you may not be able to renew your card online. Please read the following guidance:
None of my details have changed
You can renew your card online. Please enter all of your details, without the PIN.
My name has changed
You cannot renew online. Please contact our application line on 0300 3301350 to renew your card. (You can renew online if you have your PIN).
My address has changed
If none of your other details have changed, or if you have previously informed the EHIC team of your change of address, you can renew online. Enter your new address in the address field. Your renewed card(s) will be sent to this address.
If you are unsure whether you have informed the EHIC team of any changes, or if there have been any other changes to your details, please contact the enquiry line on 0300 3301350. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: EHIC Enquiries, PO Box 1114, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 2TL, providing your full name, UK address, date of birth and, if known, your PIN.