I do not live with my family abroad. How can my family members receive medical care in their country of residence?
If your family members no longer live or work in the Netherlands, they can no longer have Dutch health insurance. In some cases they can be insured under your policy in their country of residence. That is only possible, however, if they live in a treaty country.
My family members live in a treaty country. What should I do?
Do your family members live in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland?
- Apply to the CAK for an S1 for your family members.
- You need to request a separate document for each of them.
The following form can be used for your family members: S1 application form, medical care for family members 18.10.2021, PDF, 514 kB).
Do your family members live in another treaty country?
- Apply to your Dutch health insurer for an E109 for your family members.
Your family members must submit the documents or form to a local health insurance fund in their country of residence.
The local health insurance fund decides which family members are included under your policy and notifies the CAK. If your family members are included under your policy, they will receive a health insurance card or proof of registration from the local health insurance fund. This entitles them to the same care as the other residents of their country of residence.
When are my family members registered?
- The local health insurance fund informs us of any family members included under your policy.
- As soon as we receive this notification your family members will be registered with us as your co-insured parties.
- We will inform you of this by letter.
What if the local health insurance fund decides that one or all of your family members cannot be included under your policy? In that case you should arrange health insurance for your family members in their country of residence.
Do you want more information?
Read more on living abroad and working in the Netherlands
Do your family members not live in a treaty country? In that case you should take out health insurance for them in their country of residence.