Applying for an Irish EHIC
I previously posted regarding Healthcare in Ireland. I briefly highlighted regarding applying for an EHIC in Ireland.
There are a couple of obvious reasons to apply for an Irish EHIC:
- To do so increases the evidence you have regarding your ‘centre of life’
- It is also a sensible move if your non-eu family member does not hold an EHIC. It is possible that they have previously been issued by another member state (IE: a UK EHIC).
Sample letter of application
This is a sample letter which you can use as a template to attach to your Irish EHIC application form.
[ EU Citizen Name ]
[ Home Address ]
[ Address of Local Health Office ]
APPLICATION FOR AN IRISH EHIC
Please find attached my application form for an Irish EHIC European Health Insurance Card issued by the Irish Health Services Executive. I am applying for myself [EU NAME ] as a British Citizen and my non-EEA Family Member [ Non-EEA Name ].
I am [ an employed / a self-employed ] individual within Ireland.
I am aware that I must plan to be resident within Ireland for at least twelve months before I can apply for an Irish EHIC. I attach a number of documents to support this fact.
Along with this application, you will find copies of the following documents:
[ *** DELETE AS APPROPRIATE / ADD EXTRA RELEVANT ITEMS]
Proof of Residence:
*Letter from my landlord
*Letter from PRTB
*Tenancy agreement [ specifically highlight the fact if the tenancy duration exceeds twelve months ]
Proof of [Self] employment
* Letter / contract of employment
*Tax Registration Certificate
*Business name registration certificates
*Bank account statements
*Business bank account statements and letters
[ Signed ]
[ EU Citizen Name]
Where Do I Post the Completed EHIC Application?
You can find addresses to Local Health Offices here: Local Health Office Addresses