We went to the IKA office this morning to renew our books and were asked to sign the form below. It is a form affirming that one has not been working in Greece since one’s insurance started through a country of the EU (Google translation).
The boxes to be filled in on the form above the declaration relate to Surname, First Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Passport Number, Telephone Number, Address, Fax Number, Email Address.
We were advised that each UK holder of an IKA book will have to attend the IKA office in person and sign the form at the desk. I went on my own to update mine and Andrew’s books and they told me that Andrew had to attend the office, so we had a bit of to-ing and fro-ing. You will be asked for your passport and your resident’s permit. IKA will take the opportunity to update your records, i.e. new passport details, new telephone numbers, new address, if and as applicable.
Below is a copy of the form which you can print out or you can pick up these forms both from KEP offices or IKA.
The IKA office have asked us to advise those we know that this form is required.
One other thing which we discovered a couple of weeks ago on this Forum and which was also mentioned at the IKA office this morning, is that our cream coloured resident’s permits are ‘temporary’ permits and after holding one for five years, we are eligible to upgrade these (at a Police station) to a blue ‘permanent’ permit. Now that we have our IKA books renewed, our next stop is a Police station. We have been advised via this Forum that the current requirements for upgrading to a ‘permanent’ permit are:
Proof of medical insurance OR an IKA book (plus one photocopy of the inside of the book)
Current residency permit
Passport (plus two copies)
4 photos (although we have also been told only 3 were needed)
Proof of residence, i.e. tenancy agreement
All this is just information acquired and may be subject to change but we thought that you would appreciate having what we know.
Kind regards and Happy New Year
Lynn & Andrew
Someday is now : )