Healthcare in Scotland for UK Passport Holders Returning After Living Abroad (Factsheet)

If you have a UK passport, live abroad, and wish to return to Scotland to live, this factsheet explains how you can get healthcare from the NHS when you're in Scotland.

Healthcare in Scotland for UK Passport Holders Returning After Living Abroad

Included in this factsheet:

  • I have a UK passport, I live abroad, but I am moving to Scotland. Can I get healthcare from the NHS?
  • What do I need to do?
  • What happens when I register as an NHS patient?
  • Is all healthcare free for NHS patients?
  • Can my family get healthcare from the NHS?
  • What happens if I am not registered as an NHS patient?
  • What to do if you're feeling unwell
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Audio version

British Sign Language (BSL) version

I live and work abroad, do the same rules apply to me? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUguKQU3MAw?list=PLFZZF0a0RYPagx4nYo7xPh6YRsc1PthbG)

Print files for professionals

Print-ready versions of this factsheet are available for use by health and care professionals.

Healthcare in Scotland for UK Passport Holders Returning After Living Abroad - Print files (ZIP, 2.9MB)

To arrange a print run of this factsheet, contact the person who coordinates the printing and distribution of health rights information at your health board.

Who to contact at your health board

Last updated:
09 July 2019