lshall05 wrote:Hi Carol
It was a friend (a fellow Scot) who told me about it yesterday but also when I went for an interview my employer mentioned that he would need tax number, health book and IKA number and then said, 'oh yes there's something you need from the police that you are allowed to work here'. I at the time assumed that he meant residents permit (which we can't get here until we've been here 3 months). He's aware that I'm from the EU - it's a British style pub and he tends to only employ Brits (or people with very good English).
It was my friend who mentioned 'law' but it may be that she assumed it was a law because you have to go to the police station.
I know she said she was going to go sometime this week to see about it and that she was going to take her health book (pubs), tax number, residents permit, passport and anything else she could think of. Possibly another dozen passport photos....
Probably just another bit of paper to collect!
lshall05 wrote:Still none the wiser as some people I know were told they need it and others were told they didn't!
Kilkis wrote:lshall05 wrote:Still none the wiser as some people I know were told they need it and others were told they didn't!
I could be wrong but it looks to me that it is a permit needed for certain jobs, i.e. anybody working in those jobs would need it whether foreign or Greek, rather than a permit needed because you are foreign. It's possible that the people you know who were told they needed it were working in the defined jobs and the ones who were told they didn't were not working in those jobs?
The office in Chania that deals with the registration of cars tends to demand a Residence Permit, i.e. ΑΔΕΙΑ ΔΙΑΜΟΝΗΣ. This is also required to exchange a UK driving licence for a Greek one so I am assuming it will be needed again when the Greek one needs renewing. Does anybody know if they will now accept the ΒΕΒΑΙΩΣΗ ΕΓΓΡΑΦΗΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΗ ΚΡΑΤΟΥΣ ΜΕΛΟΥΣ ΤΗΣ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΗΣ ΕΝΟΣΗΣ for either of these activities. If this new certificate has only just filtered down to the police after 2 years how long will it take to filter down to other government bodies?
Secondly could the Engrafo Monimis Diamonis be used for either of these purposes?
One observation - perhaps this new certificate has not 'just filtered down to the police after two years'. Perhaps they have been issuing them for a year or more - but people are still calling them 'residence permits', as did Lynn here, and as did Andheath in an old post. As I mentioned on another thread, the new 'certificate' is a card which looks very much like the old 'permit'.
P.S. The KEP website appears to have lost its English pages, or is it just me that can't find them?
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