HC2 and HC3 certificates cannot be extended.

If your certificate has expired, you must complete a new HC1 application form and apply again.

We cannot accept photocopies of a previous HC1, even if your circumstances have not changed since your last application.

You must send a new application after each certificate expires.

If you’re unable to apply online, you can download and print an HC1 form (PDF: 452KB) or order an HC1 form online.

It can take up to 18 working days to process an application from the date we receive it.

We’ll send you an outcome letter within 10 days of processing your application.

Check what help you could get to pay for NHS costs and apply online.

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