Irish EHIC Application

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 ]

DATE: xx/xx/xxxx

[ Address of Local Health Office ]

Dear Sir(s)


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.

Documentary Evidence

Along with this application, you will find copies of the following documents:


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

*PPSN Letters

*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

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