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by GlennB
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Clearing out old papers
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Clearing out old papers

Before we'd even moved in here a local Brit friend warned us to keep every official piece of paper that came our way - "You never know when some idiot bureaucrat might ask for it" Now we're clearing junk prior to moving and I've come across fat envelopes full of collections of retail recei...
by GlennB
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights
Replies: 38
Views: 4146

Re: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights

From the Greek reporter yesterday, Info on a Greek government bill relating to the rights of British ex pats after Brexit https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/01/04/greece-votes-on-bill-to-protect-the-rights-of-british-citizens-after-brexit/ We have the UK government saying they will be willing to...
by GlennB
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek EHIC card for a resident Brit?
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: Greek EHIC card for a resident Brit?

... our broadband comes via a satellite and the times I have used Skype in the past there was such a massive delay I found it difficult ... I think that this is not a bandwidth problem but a circuit delay problem. Try using Speedtest and look at the ping time. On my landline broadband connection it...
by GlennB
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek EHIC card for a resident Brit?
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: Greek EHIC card for a resident Brit?

Yes I just got a EHIC card from the UK .. I applied for it over the phone very easy process .I told them I live in Greece and get a UK state pension and have an S1...it took about 14 days to arrive , it is valid until 2024 .... You did better than me. 3 times I spent 10-15 minutes negotiating their...
by GlennB
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Happy New Year.
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Happy New Year.

Indeedy! Happy New Year y'all :)
by GlennB
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek EHIC card for a resident Brit?
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: Greek EHIC card for a resident Brit?

Cheers Warwick. This was my understanding too, but just checking.
by GlennB
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek EHIC card for a resident Brit?
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Greek EHIC card for a resident Brit?

Is it even possible for an expat Brit to get a Greek EHIC card? Seems like an odd thing to apply for, but you never know. I'm guessing it will be called EHIC even in Greek, but if not would be happy to be corrected.
by GlennB
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Small pet in the plane cabin to the UK?
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Small pet in the plane cabin to the UK?

Thanks for the various replies. In the end we located an animal boarding kennels near the airport that can provide the same service as the people we used when we came to Greece - pre-checking all the documentation, crating up the animal, delivery to the appropriate part of the airport etc etc. It'll...
by GlennB
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal
Replies: 30
Views: 1614

Re: IKA Renewal

Every year is the same for us. We go there good and early then they don't take our books to the main office until the last minute. We then get them back in early March :roll:
by GlennB
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Small pet in the plane cabin to the UK?
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Small pet in the plane cabin to the UK?

Is anyone aware of an airline or airlines (maybe involving a change) which would enable us to get a small pet back to the UK in a carrying box? And no, this is not an 'emotional support' case ;)
by GlennB
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit
Replies: 10
Views: 5774

Re: Greek Government website for UK citizens re Brexit

Hi...we are looking to buy a property in Crete to buy next year 2020 although it will be 3 years max until we want to stay for at least 6 moths a year....we will be self sufficient with about €1000 pension per month....will this still be possible? We may bring our plans forward and move for good by...
by GlennB
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: 2020 car tax
Replies: 27
Views: 2667

Re: 2020 car tax

Kilkis wrote:I think this extra verification procedure is Europe wide?

Warwick


Nat West added it a few weeks ago but, strangely, it isn't requested every time. I haven't seen it pop up yet on my NBG online transactions, but I have always needed their security code generator (a little light blue device).
by GlennB
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 73620

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

I'm not sure I understand that comment. She has won every election since the 2014 referendum and is FM of the Scottish government that has a majority in favour of giving voters a choice on Independence. The UN recognises any countries right to self determination through legal process with a majorit...
by GlennB
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Moped Tax
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Moped Tax

One tiny wrinkle became apparent when I went on the system today to tax our car for 2020.

NBG has a new interface and the section for paying car tax asked me to enter my "VAT number". I took this to mean AFM and it worked fine ;)
by GlennB
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The cost of removals, Greece to UK
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: The cost of removals, Greece to UK

We used Nomad to move us out here seven years ago. We had a two bedroom house and although we packed up some stuff, we asked Nomad to do the bulk of the house, having already gone through cupboards to make sure they only packed what we wanted to take with us. Nomad were packing all day and brought ...

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