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by GlennB
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E-paravolo - how to pay?
Replies: 25
Views: 1603

Re: E-paravolo - how to pay?

There is no payment code on the form. There are various 'codes' on it, my postcode, my IBAN in case of a refund, my mobile number and my AFM. That's it. No e-banking 3-part code. Nada. The authority in this case is the Athens office in charge of issuing CITES certificates for the export of certain a...
by GlennB
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E-paravolo - how to pay?
Replies: 25
Views: 1603

Re: E-paravolo - how to pay?

Yes Jean, you can pay at ELTA post offices. A google translation from page 13 of the guide: ... I honestly don't know what could be easier than walking up to a counter, handing the person behind the counter a piece of paper and some cash and getting the paper, duly receipted, handed back. It's like...
by GlennB
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E-paravolo - how to pay?
Replies: 25
Views: 1603

Re: E-paravolo - how to pay?

While I agree that the systems here are extremely bureaucratic and highly inefficient the vast majority of the people I have met in having to deal with those systems have been friendly and helpful. The people you deal with are not the ones who designed the system. They can do nothing about the syst...
by GlennB
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E-paravolo - how to pay?
Replies: 25
Views: 1603

Re: E-paravolo - how to pay?

Good luck and hope you get it all sorted it's another worry where pets are concerned. As for jobsworths / bureaucrats (civil servants) they are the same the world over servants with a chip on their shoulder. Well, I dunno. MrsB has made excellent progress in getting us registered with a local GP an...
by GlennB
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E-paravolo - how to pay?
Replies: 25
Views: 1603

Re: E-paravolo - how to pay?

Perhaps a vet may have some experience? Also, it might be worth visiting your bank, who may also know how to process this? As it happens our local KEP just referred me to a bookshop that can process e-paravolo payments. Silly me! Should have known! The bookshop :) Now the CITES* office will reject ...
by GlennB
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: E-paravolo - how to pay?
Replies: 25
Views: 1603

E-paravolo - how to pay?

Desperate for advice here. We're dealing with a government agency (CITES) to get an export licence for our pet parrot. These idiots will not give clear instructions on what to do, they just wait for you to get stuck or do something wrong, wait an age before answering your email, then get you over th...
by GlennB
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car hire in the UK on a Greek licence
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Car hire in the UK on a Greek licence

This is just be being neurotic, so bear with me ...

We drive here on a Greek licence. Are there any special arrangements to be made when hiring a car in the UK? International drivers permit, green card insurance or anything else?

Cheers all.
by GlennB
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tax Reduction
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Tax Reduction

How about those of us who have paid in full already and won't be around for a discount next year ;)
by GlennB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Bank security codes
Replies: 16
Views: 1582

Re: Bank security codes

Alpha Bank used to use a OTP generator that looked identical to the NBG one, apart from the logo. I am pretty sure they switched to using SMS delivered OTPs sometime last year. I can't honestly remember the last time I used my generator. Perhaps NBG are now catching up? Now Alpha Bank use Viber for...
by GlennB
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Bank security codes
Replies: 16
Views: 1582

Re: Bank security codes

I receive SMS OTPs from my UK banks on my UK mobile when I am in Greece. It should work the other way round. What style number do you have registered for your UK mobile with your UK bank? Could you move between countries and have the OTPs work without amending that number with a country code? This ...
by GlennB
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Bank security codes
Replies: 16
Views: 1582

Re: Bank security codes

This seems odd to me, Glenn, as I am in the UK at the moment and I did receive a bank security code on my Greek mobile when I had to pay my car insurance. I'm with Eurobank not Piraeus, but I think the security code generation is the same set up. Is she certain that her Greek mobile will not receiv...
by GlennB
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Bank security codes
Replies: 16
Views: 1582

Bank security codes

A Brit expat is in a pickle with her Piraeus bank internet account, she has posted on Facebook. She had to return to the UK with a long-term sick husband but now cannot pay their Greek bills online. She was using a security code generator, but her bank introduced an extra level of security where the...
by GlennB
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Passport renewal
Replies: 16
Views: 1677

Re: Passport renewal

Tim wrote:Perhaps it would sound better coming from the parrot? Just a thought ...

Tim


"Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!"

"That'll do nicely sir!!"
by GlennB
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Passport renewal
Replies: 16
Views: 1677

Re: Passport renewal

Mine expired in February. I applied very close to the expiry date. I have been driving on the KEP document from then until I collected the new one on Friday. I think your problem might have been due to the introduction and then removal of the compulsory basic practical test for over 74, Bob. Warwic...
by GlennB
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Passport renewal
Replies: 16
Views: 1677

Re: Passport renewal

Why do they make such meaningless statements? What does "It is taking longer than usual to process applications..." mean. How long does it normally take? How long is it taking now? A week, a month, a year, a decade? They must know the information? Surely they collect statistics in order t...

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