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Is the s1 form obtained from a UK web site useful for Spanish healthcare?

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Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:55pm
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S1 form from uk! Is it useful

MikeJ

Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:24pm

Posts: 47

Location: Duquesa

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Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:24pm

If you live in Spain and are a pensioner, the proper S1 form is obtained from the Overseas Healthcare Team office of the Department of Work and Pensions. The point is that it is sent to you with the relevant information on the form completed by the DWP. What is the website to which you refer? If the form is not genuine and properly completed then the Spanish Social Security office will not accept it.

evergreenme

evergreenme

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Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:36pm

Posts: 6

Location: Nueva Andalucia

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:36pm

Hi

I got it from the proper UK source and wondered if it is enough to get residencies?

Phil

MikeJ

Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:51pm

Posts: 47

Location: Duquesa

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Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:51pm

By itself it is insufficient to obtain residencia. Apart from anything else you will need an NIE number. There is plenty of information about requirements for residency available on the web. I suggest you contact the British Consulate:

www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-malaga

evergreenme

evergreenme

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Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:45am

Posts: 6

Location: Nueva Andalucia

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:45am

I have nie. And padron but simply wanted to know if :s1. Is sufficient for the health part of residency requirements.

Phil

MikeJ

Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:12pm

Posts: 47

Location: Duquesa

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Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:12pm

I think it is. The requirement is to have either private health insurance which gives complete coverage the same as under the Spanish national health system (ie no co-payments) or proof of entitlement to membership of the Spanish national health system under the reciprocal payment arrangement with the UK, and the S1 form should do the latter.

Mike

judy

Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:15pm

Posts: 5

Location: Comares

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:15pm

Phil you will also need a certificado de saldo from your bank. Having just been through this we ended up having to get private health care as we have had ongoing issues with the SI system, due in part to the uncertainty of Brexit. 

With all the right bits of paper the process was in the end painless and we are now proud owners of full residencia, well at least until October 30th.

evergreenme

evergreenme

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Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:33pm

Posts: 6

Location: Nueva Andalucia

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:33pm

Thanks Judy

I cannot get private cover due to health record. So have to make this work.

Phil

judy

Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:47pm

Posts: 5

Location: Comares

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:47pm

There are companies that will cover pre-existing conditions with a premium of course. May we worth trying ASSSA, their sales team are really helpful.

If you manage to get the SI form to work now please let me know, my husbands cover was suddenly stopped in Spain due to very complicated rules of pensions from overseas.

If you need help with the Spanish paper work the Expat Advisory service in Torrox del Mar is brilliant.

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