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by Carolina
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal Online
Replies: 16
Views: 1802

Re: IKA Renewal Online

There is some talk on Greek online forums that some people are having problems checking their IKA renewal online. Suggest you go to KEP or IKA. I have EFKA (self employed) which runs from Jan - Dec (not Mar - Feb, like IKA) and it is only just showing as a renewal online, a few days ago.. I was abou...
by Carolina
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Easing of Capital Controls restrictions as of Mar1st
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

Easing of Capital Controls restrictions as of Mar1st

Changes in capital controls: The monthly withdrawal limit is raised to 2,300 euros from 1,800 since June 2015. The withdrawal refers to calendar months and withdrawals from Greek and banks abroad. Travellers abroad are allowed to take with them banknotes in euro or other currency up to 2,300 euros. ...
by Carolina
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Overseas Voting Rights Bill
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: Overseas Voting Rights Bill

You can watch Friday's MP debate here (from 12.22 mins) http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/1ce6883b-4481-4adb-87d2-91ead4e04bcc Couple of points - - the Brexit vote and last year's General Election, which was also largely based around Brexit, had life changing ramifications for many UK citizen...
by Carolina
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Overseas Voting Rights Bill
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Overseas Voting Rights Bill

Yesterday MPs approved the second reading of a bill to remove the 15-year limit on UK expats voting in elections.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-43172394
by Carolina
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: New routes Chania to Lyon & Nice - Easyjet
Replies: 0
Views: 475

New routes Chania to Lyon & Nice - Easyjet

EasyJet has announced the addition of new Greek destinations to its summer schedule, connecting Chania with Lyon and Nice in France.

https://news.gtp.gr/2018/02/21/easyjet- ... nce-italy/
by Carolina
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Please settle a wager .
Replies: 13
Views: 1711

Re: Please settle a wager .

Kilkis wrote:Well I've been fighting it in my garden for ten years and it's still there and I started my career as a rocket scientist so don't pretend it is easy to get rid of.

Warwick


Love it Warwick. Quote of the year so far :)
by Carolina
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Theodori Island
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: Theodori Island

I think it is just one day per year that you can visit Agios Theodoros - Αγιος Θεοδώρος - on the Name Day, June 8th.
by Carolina
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: ATM withdrawal charges for prepaid cards
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: ATM withdrawal charges for prepaid cards

Had mine for about two years and always been charged for withdrawals, but I've just realised that mine is a Caxton 'Business' prepaid debit card.
by Carolina
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: ATM withdrawal charges for prepaid cards
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: ATM withdrawal charges for prepaid cards

I have a Caxton pre- paid currency card and have always been charged for ATM withdrawals here in Greece (1.50 pounds per withdrawal, not euros) .
by Carolina
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: We're Back!
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

We're Back!

Sorry the forum has been inaccessible for a few days. Hopefully all back to normal now.
by Carolina
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Permanent Residence Document
Replies: 7
Views: 994

Re: Permanent Residence Document

If you are asked for proof of income and healthcare insurance you might consider drawing the officers attention to the official government guidance. Warwick Then again, you might not want to get involved with what would be a fairly heated exchange (I imagine) with someone who thinks they make the l...
by Carolina
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Permanent Residence Document
Replies: 7
Views: 994

Re: Permanent Residence Document

Although not listed, you will also be asked for proof of address which, according to the Embassy, could be a legal rental agreement, a tax statement or a utility bill. The above source is an official Greek police web site. If you are asked for proof of income and healthcare insurance you might cons...
by Carolina
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: "General Error"
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: "General Error"

They seems to have fixed it today. A bit slow laoding pages sometimes but no error messages coming up?
by Carolina
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal Heads Up
Replies: 80
Views: 7204

Re: IKA Renewal Heads Up

I am just collecting all the relevant paperwork for the blue permit. They ask for proof of residence. All house related papers and bills are in my husbands name. Anyone any ideas what will qualify as proof of residence in this case? Do you mean something with your address on ? What about from the b...
by Carolina
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal Heads Up
Replies: 80
Views: 7204

Re: IKA Renewal Heads Up

Was skimmimg through the thread earlier, comment now on Warwick's points - It is possible for a worker, therefore, to apply for a residency certificate without health insurance and then use that to register with IKA. As I explained above, imposing the same condition on people who are self supporting...

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