Renew an EHIC online
You can renew an EHIC online if:
- you have your old EHIC number and your PPS number
- your address has not changed
Check the expiry date on your card
You must apply to renew your EHIC when its expiry date is up. They are not reissued automatically.
Replace an EHIC
You must be living in Ireland to renew or replace your EHIC.
Contact your local health office if you:
- do not have your old EHIC
- do not know your EHIC number
- changed your address
- changed your name
Get a temporary EHIC
Before you travel
If you need an EHIC urgently, you can request a Temporary Replacement Certificate in person at your local health office.
While you're away
If your card expires while you're abroad, your treating hospital can request a temporary EHIC for you.
If a Temporary Replacement Certificate cannot be arranged you might be charged for treatment abroad. You can apply for a refund by email.
If you live in Dublin, Wicklow or Kildare only send your receipts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live in any other county send your receipts to E126.Refunds@hse.ie.
We will get back to you with details of the refund process.