Requirement for Health Insurance when applying for resdency

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Dooley

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I know this question has been asked many times previously, but can anybody provide a definitive statement as to whether proof of private health insurance is required when applying for permanent residency as a EU retiree (pensioner); or is a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) sufficient ? I have researched this topic on this forum and there is some conflicting advice. Grateful for your inputs. Thank you.

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Nigel Howarth 1450887410

Hi Dooley


You will need a Health Insurance Policy which covers you in the Republic of Cyprus (in-patient and out-patient treatment).


Regards,

rivonia 1450963369

Atlantic do a cheap (ish) one that will cover you for immigration purposes.

Graham S 1451029860

When we got our yellow slips 6 or 7 years ago we didn't (still don't) have private health insurance; our EHICs were accepted.


Graham

Nigel Howarth 1451034019

Graham


You should have re-registered when the law changed a few years ago.


Here's what it says on the MInistry of Interior website1. The application for the issue of a Registration Certificate is submitted by a European Union citizen and family members who are also citizens of a Member State, within four months from the date of entry into the Republic.
2. For the issue of a Registration Certificate the Union citizen must submit the following documents:

2.1 If the purpose of residing in the Republic of Cyprus is employed activity:

(a) Valid Passport or identity card and copies of the same.

(b) Confirmation of Engagement by the employer (Part III of the application) or certificate of employment.

(c) Two Passport-sized photographs.

If the purpose of residing in the Republic of Cyprus is self-employed activity:

(a) Valid Passport or identity card and copies of the same.

(b) Certificate of Registration to the Social Securities Services as self-employed.

(c) Two Passport-sized photographs.

2.2. If the purpose of residing in the Republic of Cyprus is for studying at a Private or Public Educational Establishment accredited or financed by the Republic, including vocational training courses:

(a) Valid Passport or identity card and copies of the same.

(b) Proof of enrolment to study at a Private or Public Educational Establishment accredited or financed by the Republic, including vocational training courses.

(c) Proof of comprehensive health insurance cover in the Republic.

(d) Declaration or other equivalent means, as the applicants may choose, to assure that they have sufficient resources for themselves and their family in order not to become a burden on the social assistance system of Cyprus during their period of residence.

(e) Two Passport-sized photographs.

2.3. If the purpose of residing in the Republic of Cyprus is other than the above?

(a) Fixed or adequate income from employment outside the Republic; or

(b) Fixed or adequate income from other legal sources; or

(c) Adequate deposits in financial institutions in the Republic or abroad; and

(d) Proof of comprehensive health insurance in the Republic.

3. For the issue of a Registration Certificate to family members of a Union citizen who are also citizens of a Member State the following documents must be submitted:

(a) Valid Passport or identity card and copies of the same.

(b) A document attesting to the existence of a family relationship.

(c) Where appropriate, the registration certificate of the Union citizen whom they are accompanying or joining.

(d) In the case of a spouse of a Union citizen and direct dependants under 21 or who are dependants of the citizen and those of the spouse, proof of existence of a family relation and that said family members are dependants.

(e) In the case of any other family member of the Union citizen not falling under the definition in paragraph 3(d), a document issued by the relevant authority in the country of origin or country from which they are arriving certifying that they are dependants or members of the household of the Union citizen, or proof on the existence of serious health grounds which render the personal care of the family member by the Union citizen absolutely necessary.

(f) Proof of the existence of a consistent relationship with the Union citizen.

(g) Two Passport-sized photographs.

4. The application fees payable are €20 for the Union citizen and €20 for each family member citizen of a Member.

5. Failure to comply with the registration requirement shall render the person concerned liable to a financial penalty up to €2.562,90.

PLEASE NOTE that all public documents issued abroad must:

a) bear an official translation into Greek or English from Press and Information Office.

b) Be certified with APOSTILLE if the country has signed the Hague Convention of 1961 or

- Certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the applicant and then by the Embassy/Consulate of Cyprus in his country or
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the applicant and then the Embassy / Consulate of his country in Cyprus and then certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus.
- In the instance that the country of origin of the applicant has not signed the Hague Convention of 1961and there is no Embassy /Consulate in the above mentioned country the documents must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the applicant and then the nearest Embassy / Consulate which is accredited to Cyprus

For more information contact the Civil Registry and Migration Department, 1457 Nicosia.
Tel: 22403913,
Fax: 22804442
E-mail.:sgeorgoula@crmd.moi.gov.cy:


Regards,


 

Graham S 1451144074

Nigel,


Looking at tthe documents I realise it was more recently than I remembered; it was in fact 5 years ago - just after the law changes, I believe. I'm certainly not aware of any more recent law changes and, as I said, our EHICs were all we needed.


 


Graham

luvcyprus 1451478353

I would look at this link. As far as I am aware you can only "officially" use the EHIC card if your are visiting here for less than 6 months


 http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/movingabroad/Pages/Introduction.aspx

sunnydays00 1451480292

We are retirees and completed the registration process last month. You both need to obtain S1 formsfrom the Dept of Work & Pensions which you can request by phone and they can take 3-4 weeks to get to you. When you go to the registration office to make your appointment you get a list ofdocs you will need to produce at your registration interview and the S1 is included on this list. The waiting time for interviews is about 4-6 weeks.


Once you have your yellow slip you then need to take this with your S1 form, passport and tenancy agreement (if renting) to the Citizens Advice. They then send everything up to Nicosia and you should receive your medical card in about 3 weeks. You are then able to register at the hospital.


If in the middle of all the admin procedures before you get your medical card if you need medical treatmentI'm not sure whether you could still use your EHIC card, maybe someone else could advise you on that.

Tynecastle 1451482872

Sunnydays 00


I am under the impression that in order to be entitled to the S1 form the applicant must be in receipt of a Uk State Pension.  As over the years the state pension age has been raised, in my case I will now be 65 years 3 months before I am of age.  Previously for women it was 60 years old.  Sad that the Uk government keep 'changing the goalposts'.

sunnydays00 1451483571

Yes, I get my state pension but as my husband does not yet qualify for it he is listed on his S1 form as my dependant. If neither person has uk state pension, as far as I am aware , you then must have private medical insurance for your registration. 

wasntme-899527 1451552468

Iwould love to know why here in Cyprus EU immigrants have to jump through these hoops.


If a fellow EU member turns up in the UK they dont need to go to immigration, they dont need to show proof of funds, they dont need medical insurance and they CAN go to the job centre and sign on and get benifits including child benifit for children not even in the country.


I thought the EU regulations were the same/similar across the EU.


 

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