Ordering cards

In order to allow the CNS to process the request, it is essential to indicate the 13-digit national identification number (matricule number).  

European Health Insurance Card and replacement certificate

The European Health Insurance Card, or the equivalent provisional certificate of replacement, facilitates access to medical treatment, which may be necessary during a temporary stay in another Member State.

The card is valid for a limited period. The expiry date can be found on the card. If the card has expired or if the insured does not have a card, they can order it on the website of the Joint Centre of Social Security (Centre commun de la sécurité sociale).

In case of emergency, the insured can request a provisional replacement certificate (valid for three months as of the issue date) via MyGuichet.

Note: To be delivered in time, the card must be requested three weeks before departure or before its expiry date. The card will be sent to the official address of the insured person. If the address of the insured has changed and has not been updated, delivery cannot be guaranteed.

The address must be correct in order to send a provisional replacement certificate.


The period of validity of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) varies according to the duration of the affiliation prior to the delivery of the card. Its validity can span from minimum 3 months to maximum 5 years.

During the first year of registration, the European Health Insurance Cards are valid for 3 months only. Starting the second year, the first card will be valid for 6 months. The longer the registration, the longer the card's validity.

However, if the affiliation came to cease before the inscribed date, the card would no longer be valid.

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