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What was possible before may not be possible now due to Brexit, better check this out well
exacly... hence all my questions
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Seems like the UK allows it, and it's paid by the NHS system, though it's subject to approval. Had anyone gone through this process and can help me?
I don't know where that's come from.

a) The EHIC is for emergency care only
b) post-brexit uk issued cards are still valid in the EU BUT are no longer valid in Switzerland - see https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-ad...zerland/health
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Does anyone know if there's an agreement between both countries? Seems like the UK allows it, and it's paid by the NHS system, though it's subject to approval. Had anyone gone through this process and can help me?
I'd be very surprised if the NHS would pay for that.

Also you are planning to be in CH for 11 months, correct? If you are here for more than 3 months you have to register as resident and pay health insurance.
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I'd be very surprised if the NHS would pay for that.

Also you are planning to be in CH for 11 months, correct? If you are here for more than 3 months you have to register as resident and pay health insurance.
That's my understanding (and appears to be Toms too). If she's here over 90 days she can get Swiss insurance. I'd still check with the insurer and get written confirmation.
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That's my understanding (and appears to be Toms too). If she's here over 90 days she can get Swiss insurance. I'd still check with the insurer and get written confirmation.
Also, be careful. If you leave the UK and become "resident' in Switzerland, which you would have to do to be here for 11 months............. then how does that affect your Settled Status in the UK. Is there a maximum time you can be outside of the UK before you lose settled status??

Edit: You are fine "The normal length of period you can leave the UK with ILR is two years, but if you get ILR under the EU Settlement Scheme you will only lose your status if you are absent from the UK for a period of five consecutive years." https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do...er#acc-i-58636
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Also, be careful. If you leave the UK and become "resident' in Switzerland, which you would have to do to be here for 11 months............. then how does that affect your Settled Status in the UK. Is there a maximum time you can be outside of the UK before you lose settled status??
If you're a Swiss citizen, you and your family members can spend up to 4 years in a row outside the UK without losing your settled status.

If you have pre-settled status, you can spend up to 2 years in a row outside the UK without losing your status. You will need to maintain your continuous residence if you want to qualify for settled status.

https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu...d-status-means

Incidentally those rules on pre-settled status are probably better than what Brits on B permits get here.
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exacly... hence all my questions
huge sympathy- however, this is far too complex for an internet Forum- especially with all the recent changes. You need to contact the Swiss Embassy in London, or your previous Swiss insurance or other, directly.
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huge sympathy- however, this is far too complex for an internet Forum- especially with all the recent changes. You need to contact the Swiss Embassy in London, or your previous Swiss insurance or other, directly.
Indeed! I am asking the embassy to see what is possible to minimize my costs, I will post an answer once I have to help someone in the future!

Thank a lot for all the help and insights guys!
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Incidentally those rules on pre-settled status are probably better than what Brits on B permits get here.
Yes because the UK blanked-applied the same EU scheme to the entire EEA + Switzerland instead of opting for reciprocity (with the exception of losing ILR after 4 years away from the UK for Swiss citizens, usually 5 years for EEA citizens). This is technically equivalent to putting a British citizen's C permit on hold for a maximum of 4 years, although this is only allowed upon request under certain specific reasons (and not systematically 4 years no questions asked like it is for ILR).
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