Phild wrote:Our buff permits were issued in October 2007.
I'm quite annoyed that we have to go through the rigmarole to get a permanent one, since this one has no expiry date (but, as you imply, has expired), but it *is* the 'Βεβαίωση ' rather than the 'Eγγραφο', so it looks like we will have to bite the bullet and do it.
You don't "have to" but if it makes life easier down the road why not do it. It's not very difficult provided you take all the necessary document with you.
- 1 You need to prove you have lived here for 5 years. A Residence Certificate issued at least 5 years previously should do that.
2 You need to prove you have somewhere to live. The Notary contract for a property or a legal rental agreement should be fine or, as Peebee reported, an electricity bill might suffice.
3 You need to prove you have health insurance. An IKA book, a private health insurance policy or probably an EHIC card should be sufficient.
4 You need to prove you have sufficient income to live. I think anybody who is tax resident could use their latest tax statement. Normally a bank book also works.
5 You need some photographs, usually 4.
6 You need an identity document, usually a passport.
Peebee was also asked for his tax number. I wasn't but it is possible that I supplied a document that had it on. Personally I would take originals and a photocopy of all documents but they usually make their own photocopies so originals alone should suffice. In the case of a Notary contract they usually want the page with your names on, not all of it. It takes about 10 minutes for them to complete the form and you pick up the certificate a few days later. Not very arduous in the broad scheme of things?