Executive summary - About to enter 12th circle of hell. Which will possibly result in my current (hard fought for) Carte Vitale being cancelled and having to go through the whole birth certificate, apostille, translation BS.
yes they do, but I had an old one so they used that as a reason to change it - the omd one continued working no problem but the change took a good year, and another change within the RSI has taken a year and is just about sorted but not quite but we're getting there. My OH went from the MSA to the RSI and there again the change has taken ages, 18 months later she still isn't registered with the CAF for our kids because the MSA still haven't "released" her from their system - no benefits envolved but it cocks up so much paperwork and this isn't an expat thing; she's French as are our kids, it happens to everyone! and yes she had to change her old carte vitale for a new one too...!