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how long does it take to get a ghic card

Your GHIC can can take up to 10 days to arrive by post. However, the actual processing time may vary depending on several factors such as the volume of applications received, the completeness of the application, and any additional verification requirements.

To apply for a GHIC, you can do so online through the official GHIC website. You will need to provide some basic personal information, such as your name, date of birth, and National Insurance (NI) number, along with your contact details and current address. You'll also be required to provide details about any previous EHIC or GHIC applications you have made in the past.

After submitting your application, it will be reviewed by the NHS Business Services Authority, who will check to ensure that all the required information has been provided and that you are eligible for the card. If there are any issues with your application, you may be asked to provide additional documentation or information.

Assuming there are no issues with your application, the processing time for a GHIC is typically around 5-10 working days. This includes the time it takes for the card to be printed and sent out to you by post. However, it's worth noting that during peak travel seasons or other times of high demand, processing times may be longer.

Overall, the length of time it takes to get a GHIC can vary depending on several factors. However, by submitting a complete and accurate application online, you can expect to receive your card within 5-10 working days. 

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