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by Carolina
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Health cover? What is IKA? And how?
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Health cover? What is IKA? And how?

N.B. Posted at the same time as Warwick!
by Carolina
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Health cover? What is IKA? And how?
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Health cover? What is IKA? And how?

Looks like IKA will be the most cost effective health option for me so I need to persevere with my application for an Irish passport. IKA is only an option for people from other EEC countries, Will IKA entitlements for UK citizens continue after 31/12/20? If not and I get an Irish passport will my ...
by Carolina
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Bockenvilla
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Bockenvilla

I have one in the garden and one in a pot on a (north -west facing) balcony, both about 10 years old. The one in the garden is thriving and blossoming. The one in the pot on the balcony currently looks as though it has died off (as it seems to do most winters) , fingers crossed it blooms back to lif...
by Carolina
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Pension damp squib...
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Pension damp squib...

The British in Europe group posted this today: ' Following this week's pension discussions, we have had it confirmed that Newcastle do now have the correct information and anyone provided with the wrong information will be recontacted with the correct information. In parallel, we have been discussin...
by Carolina
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Golden Visa
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Golden Visa

This doesn't bode well for those looking to go down the Golden Visa route in future. A Golden visa is a permanent residence permit offered to non-European residents investing 250.000 € and above in Greece. The visas are supposed to be issued within two months. N.b. Nothing to do with coronavirus! Th...
by Carolina
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Withdrawal Agreement & our Rights - What's covered?
Replies: 52
Views: 3409

Re: Withdrawal Agreement & our Rights - What's covered?

Hello Carol, I hold both British and Canadian citizenships and have been living on Crete for nearly 8 years. I hold a blue permanent residence card. My understanding is that a Canadian citizen cannot own property on Crete and can only stay for a maximum of six months on a visa so buying the house a...
by Carolina
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Withdrawal Agreement & our Rights - What's covered?
Replies: 52
Views: 3409

Re: Withdrawal Agreement & our Rights - What's covered?

I don't know Jeff, perhaps they'll take savings into account as well. It's all a very new area for us so we just don't know the current TCN rules and trying to learn what we can as we go along, Are there any American / Canadian / Australian etc pensioners out there?? (Don't expect they will be readi...
by Carolina
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Withdrawal Agreement & our Rights - What's covered?
Replies: 52
Views: 3409

Re: Withdrawal Agreement & our Rights - What's covered?

Andrew, Some more info and links popped up via British in Greece FB group. How can financially independent people (NON EU) get a Greek residence permit? Greek residence permits for financially independent persons are issued to foreign nationals whose home country incomes exceed €2,000 per month. Alo...
by Carolina
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Back to the 80's - travel in Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Back to the 80's - travel in Europe

No Andrew, not so easy, they will get a Schengen stamp in their passport when they enter Greece... ya know, like back in the 80's :)
by Carolina
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Channel 5: My New Greek Life
Replies: 17
Views: 1146

Re: Channel 5: My New Greek Life

Yes, agree with Warwick she would have driven through the village and off on the Drakona road behind the village. Recognise nearly all the village shots as being Theriso except this one: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1187849-d2202984-Reviews-Taverna_Elizabeth-Doukades_Corfu_Ionian_I...
by Carolina
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Back to the 80's - travel in Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Back to the 80's - travel in Europe

At some point - but ETIAS may be delayed until 2022:
https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/e ... on-of-ees/
by Carolina
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Back to the 80's - travel in Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Back to the 80's - travel in Europe

The UK Gov latest info on: Visiting Europe from 1 January 2021 Passports: On the day you travel, you’ll need your passport to both: have at least 6 months left be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left) Healthcare: Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will be valid up to...
by Carolina
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays
Replies: 4
Views: 186955

Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Tuesday 18th February 2020 24hr ADEDY public sector workers strike http://www.ekathimerini.com/249226/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-public-sector-workers-to-strike-over-pension-bill-on-feb-18 24hr Seafarers strike No ferries https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/transport/ferries/38874-all-ferries-to-stay...
by Carolina
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Withdrawal Agreement & our Rights - What's covered?
Replies: 52
Views: 3409

Re: Withdrawal Agreement & our Rights - What's covered?

Final part of the British in Europe guide published today - "We've been gathering questions that have been raised since we published our popular Withdrawal Agreement guides. We've now published the final part, Frequently Asked Questions... Please remember to support our Crowdfunder so we can co...
by Carolina
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Withdrawal Agreement & our Rights - What's covered?
Replies: 52
Views: 3409

Re: Withdrawal Agreement & our Rights - What's covered?

Right. That makes sense now. But there are only three categories of visa, none of which would, I guess, be applicable to expats wanting to circumvent the biometric permit. 1. Family re-unification. 2. Employment. 3. Student. And if you are staying for more than a year, you need to apply for a resid...

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