Confirmation of rights - S1 document

S1 document issued by the Icelandic Health Insurance (IHI) is a confirmation that you are still insured with IHI and that you are insured in the country of residence within the EEA. The document is not valid until you have submitted/registered it with the health insurance institute in your country of residence.

S1 document gives you the same rights as insured persons in the country you live in. The rights might not be the same as they are in Iceland. 

S1 document does not cover:

  • Health care provided by a private practice
  • Repatriation costs to Iceland

Qualifications for PD S1 document:

  • Be a pensioner from Iceland – but living in another country within the EEA
  • Be a family member of a pensioner in Iceland – and living with the pensioner in another country within the EEA.
  • Be an employee in Iceland – as in having your salary paid from Iceland but living in another country within the EEA – posted worker. (A1 document required from the Social Insurance Administration)
  • Be a family member of an employee in Iceland – but living in another country within the EEA.

Pensioners

If you are receiving elderly/disability pension from Iceland and you have moved to another EEA member state you can apply for S1 document. The document provides you with insurance rights like others who are health insured in your country of residence.

Conditions for issuing S1 document for pensioners:

  • The pensioner is receiving pension from Iceland and does not have the right to a higher pension in the country of residence.
  • The pensioner is a citizen from a country within the EEA.
  • The legal residence is registered in the country of residence according to the National Registry of Iceland

Family members

Insured person in Iceland can apply for S1 document for family members that are living in another country within the EEA. This applies to spouse and children 17 years old and younger.

Conditions for issuing S1 document for family members:

  • The person who applies is insured in Iceland.
  • The family members are not health insured by social insurance in the country of residence.
  • The family members are citizens from a country within the EEA.

Posted workers in another EEA member state:

If your employer sends you to work in another member state you will have to apply for A1 document from the Social Insurance Administration. The document confirms that you are still part of the Icelandic social insurance and you will be issued S1 document that you can register in the country where you were sent to work. If your family has moved with you, they will also fall under your insurance.

Conditions for issuing S1 document for posted workers:

  • A1 document has been issued by the Social Insurance Administration
  • Social security tax is paid in Iceland by your employer
  • You are a citizen from a country within the EEA
  • Social Insurance Administration can have additional conditions


Travelling to other member states

If you are travelling to a country within the EEA while being health insured in Iceland you can use your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) when getting necessary health care within the public system.

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