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by Phild
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 8205

Re: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019

Someone can only apply on your behalf if you have a photocard licence. Anybody with the old paper style licence must apply in person. The reason is pretty obvious. The person submitting the application at the post office presents the applicants licence and a photo of the applicant. The person issui...
by Phild
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 8205

Re: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019

I've just checked the Post Office website again, and the FAQ section of the page: https://www.postoffice.co.uk/international-driving-permit#IDP-Checker now specifically states: Can someone apply for an IDP on my behalf? Yes they can, providing they have the correct supporting documents. So, if you a...
by Phild
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: UK mobile providers
Replies: 13
Views: 2000

Re: UK mobile providers

Kilkis wrote: I think for O2 it used to be 1 year.


Around about 2011 (I think), it became 6 months, and then it became 3 months with little notice - hence I lost my number and about 20 quid.
by Phild
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 8205

Re: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019

"Divide and rule".

Practised for generations by politicians and the media - all the while pretending to be on your side. It's a surprise that people still fall for it.
by Phild
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: A serious Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2753

Re: A serious Question

A serious question deserves a serious answer. But unfortunately we don't know the parameters of Brexit yet, so whatever preparations we make, we can't know for sure if they have been worth it. Sadly, it looks like the only real way of assessing the worth of those preparations will be in hindsight. R...
by Phild
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: moving to crete after Brexit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1311

Re: moving to crete after Brexit?

This is crazy. Yes, it is. As far as I can tell, from what I know of how things go, (someone will correct me if I'm wrong - and ignoring any speculation about Brexit outcomes/extensions/cancellations) your only hope would be to get a residency permit as soon as possible - ( Info at this link ), whi...
by Phild
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 154
Views: 26597

Re: Greek Driving Licence

Did they say where the delay was? ... As far as I can tell there is only one machine and one person doing this ... Warwick It might be something to do with that poor chap/lady being snowed under by applications from Brits trying to change their license. ...Just maybe... I am now hoping for an exten...
by Phild
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 154
Views: 26597

Re: Greek Driving Licence

I believe that the IDP issued by the RAC is not the correct version for Greece. There are two conventions as discussed earlier in the thread. The UK is a signatory to the convention under which IDPs are issued for Spain, for example, but will not be a signatory to the one suitable for Greece until ...
by Phild
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 154
Views: 26597

Re: Greek Driving Licence

I have just had a search online Phil and only found conflicting information on the Ministry website, but it looks like the 185 days may be the latest info, I'm afraid. The English version is here http://www.yme.gr/index.php?getwhat=1&oid=537&id=&tid=537 ...and even the English version a...
by Phild
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 154
Views: 26597

Re: Greek Driving Licence

I think you misunderstand what she was saying. In this case, she explicitly said that we couldn't get the license exchanged because we hadn't had the blue permit for 180 days - then she went on to say that we should have come to her before going to the police station to get the blue permit, then it...
by Phild
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 154
Views: 26597

Re: Greek Driving Licence

Is the 95 days for the blue or beige residence permit? Either - our nice KEP lady said "You should have changed the driving license BEFORE you got the blue residence permit" Yes, I know, it makes no sense to me either - you'd think that if you have the blue permit, it stands to reason tha...
by Phild
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 154
Views: 26597

Re: Greek Driving Licence

Many thanks for your advice - it looks like a trip to the License centre is the best policy - If we have any luck I will post a comment here, but it won't be 'til March sometime before the 95 days is up, so it won't be for a while.
by Phild
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 154
Views: 26597

Re: Greek Driving Licence

Finally got around, this week, to applying to change my UK driving licence for a Greek one. Yes, I should have done it about 20 or 30 years earlier, but hey ho, and now Brexit calls... Congratulations! We are trying to do the same... ...but 2) Photocopy of residence certificate. (I believe it shoul...
by Phild
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Embassy Outreach Meeting - Vrysses
Replies: 5
Views: 1807

Re: Embassy Outreach Meeting - Vrysses

Thanks for going, and taking the time to write a report.

As always, it's thorough and informative! (If only the various governments could be the same... :) )
by Phild
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Jobs Wanted Crete
Topic: Experience cleaner/housekeeper
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

Re: Experience cleaner/housekeeper

Hi Ilona,

It would probably help to know which area you are looking for work in Crete - it's a big island! :D

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