A recent foray into the world of renewal opened my eyes to the online process! Apparently, you need to be very careful on which link you chose when using a search engine for the EHIC card application! With the NHS renewal is FREE but if you are not vigilant, you can be linked to a site that ‘appears’ to be the legitimate NHS EHIC renewal site only to find out the site is a ‘third party’ and will process but charge you a fee!
The ASA took one such site to task in September last year due to a complaint of being misleading and the complaint was upheld but the sites are still misleading in my eyes regardless of what they print on their pages! They should be part of ‘Confused.com’ as it is easy to get mislead!
Be warned, check that you are on the FREE NHS renewal site before applying an application!