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by Kilkis
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Biometric ID Card Application - Sitia
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Biometric ID Card Application - Sitia

...p.s. make sure you have the correct size photos - myself and another couple there had ours done in Vryses which were the wrong size, but fortunately there is a photo shop next to the Police Station... You can get the details from this web page and use it to check all the dimensions onyour own ph...
by Kilkis
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: S1 and KEP
Replies: 23
Views: 1604

Re: S1 and KEP

As I posted above, if you come to Greece after the end of 2020 you might be entitled to healthcover under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement but that is harder to understand, at least for me. It really tries to establish rules for who is responsible for a retired person's healthcare if they h...
by Kilkis
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: S1 and KEP
Replies: 23
Views: 1604

Re: S1 and KEP

Read the document you posted a link to, James, near the bottom of the page, my emphasis: You may be entitled to an S1 form through exporting a UK State Pension or other qualifying benefit IF you are in scope of the Withdrawal Agreement. If you do not live in Greece before the end of 2020 you are not...
by Kilkis
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: S1 and KEP
Replies: 23
Views: 1604

Re: S1 and KEP

If you are applying for a biometric residence card then you are declaring that you were legally resident before the end of 2020, Forsto. If you were not legally resident before the end of 2020 then you do not qualify for a biometric residence card under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement. If you ...
by Kilkis
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: S1 and KEP
Replies: 23
Views: 1604

Re: S1 and KEP

It is clear cut, Stavros21 but it isn't quite how you describe. The Withdrawal Agreement ONLY applies to people who are legally resident in Greece before the end of 2020. It does NOT apply to people "who move to an EU country from 1 January 2021" as you describe in your earlier post. If th...
by Kilkis
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Biometric ID Card Application - Sitia
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Biometric ID Card Application - Sitia

The first 5 items seem to be common whichever type of permit you have, although not everybody is being asked to take photocopies of their passport. The last 3 items seem to be applicable to people with a beige certificate, although it wouldn't do any harm for blue certificate holders to have them wi...
by Kilkis
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: S1 and KEP
Replies: 23
Views: 1604

Re: S1 and KEP

Try reading Article SSC.22 on page 1145 of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement . Quite complex legal speak but I think it more or less mirrors the REGULATION (EC) No 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems, although it doesn't actually mention S1 explicitly. I am not sure it ma...
by Kilkis
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: S1 and KEP
Replies: 23
Views: 1604

Re: S1 and KEP

If somebody was resident in Greece before the end of 2020 but was not yet eligible for a UK State Pension then they would become entitled to an S1 Form when they do become eligible for a UK State Pension. That was part of the Withdrawal Agreement, This implies that exchange of S1 forms is possible g...
by Kilkis
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Renewing UK passport from Greece
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: Renewing UK passport from Greece

I was told by my hairdresser earlier in the week that Geniki are paying taxi drivers €1 per parcel to deliver for them. Obviously they are taking large numbers to the same area. They are totally swamped. A while ago, after waiting over a week for them to deliver, I phoned them on a Friday to find ou...
by Kilkis
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Renewing UK passport from Greece
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: Renewing UK passport from Greece

The timescale always varies. The passport office is scaled to deal with a certain level of demand. If demand goes up for any reason the timescale extends. I can remember periods when people were complaining that it was taking 3 months. The government web site quotes "up to 3 weeks" but I d...
by Kilkis
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: lockdown ticket
Replies: 25
Views: 2535

Re: lockdown ticket

We are all supposed to be only doing things that are essential and I can see where confusion can arise around the term essential . For example if your exercise is tennis it is essential to go to a tennis court. If your exercise is winter swimming it is essential to go to a beach. If your exercise is...
by Kilkis
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Biometric permits
Replies: 74
Views: 6815

Re: Biometric permits

As far as I can tell the statement at the bottom of the certificate copied by Straycat_67 above reads: This certificate is issued in accordance with the provisions of article 4 of no. 4000/1/1/113-α Κ.Υ.Α. The above submitted the supporting documents for the issuance of the residence permit as a ben...
by Kilkis
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Biometric permits
Replies: 74
Views: 6815

Re: Biometric permits

...Rental Contract (yes I have the electronic version from accountant) (for Blue - House contract, of course)... I am not sure why it would be "House contract, of course" if someone holds a blue permit, Mathitis? I don't see why someone couldn't have lived here permanently for more than 5...
by Kilkis
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Residency and the 90 day rule
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Residency and the 90 day rule

I stress that my comments above are not certain. They are simply what would logically apply based on the rules but when it comes to issues political logic often doesn't apply. One possibility might be to apply for the biometric card and see what happens. If you lose it because they record you being ...
by Kilkis
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Residency and the 90 day rule
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Residency and the 90 day rule

The next time you visit Greece you either try to get a new biometric residence card, exercising your Withdrawal Agreement rights using your beige one as proof of residency before the end of 2020 or you are stuck with 90 days in any 180 under Schengen rules. When you apply for the biometric card you ...

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