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Forum: Spain
Feb 19th 2017, 6:39 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Neptuno

Re: Plans to move to spain

If he gets the state pension, you both will get free care
If he doesn't you will have to get Spanish health insurance for one year, and then you can pay into the Spanish NHS system, until your...
Forum: Spain
Jan 23rd 2017, 3:53 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,703
Posted By Neptuno

Re: Amount needed to live reasonably comfortably in Spain

Many live comfortably on a lot less than that, and when you get your UK pension pot lump sum ( taxable in Spain) and your state pension, you will have more money than you know what to do with
Forum: Spain
Jan 5th 2017, 4:48 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,805
Posted By Neptuno

Re: Sending proceeds of a house sale back to the UK?

We did the same
We kept our bank account in UK when we moved to Spain, so no problem about trying to open one
I imagine the OP also has a bank account in the UK?
Forum: USA
Sep 25th 2016, 2:04 pm
Forum: USA
Sep 25th 2016, 11:44 am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,343
Posted By Neptuno

Re: Applying for esta for USA visit from uk, having lived in Spain for some years bef

I did put NO on the basis that I never had Spanish citizenship, even though I lived in Spain, and as Mike said, therefore could not have had a card allowing me to travel, but the way they word it is...
Forum: USA
Sep 25th 2016, 11:15 am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,343
Posted By Neptuno

Re: Applying for esta for USA visit from uk, having lived in Spain for some years bef

I did put NO, but ever since wondered if that was right, and everyone I contacted seemed vague
Why dont they just put
Have you ever taken citizenship in
another country?
The way they word it is...
Forum: USA
Sep 25th 2016, 10:53 am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,343
Posted By Neptuno

Re: Applying for esta for USA visit from uk, having lived in Spain for some years bef

What it asks is:
Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by any any other country?
Of course I did have an ID card, but it wasn't valid for travel?
Have you ever...
Forum: USA
Sep 25th 2016, 10:22 am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,343
Posted By Neptuno

Applying for esta for USA visit from uk, having lived in Spain for some years before

If you previously lived in Spain, and moved back to UK, how do you fill in the recent addition asking about citizenship in another country ie whether you are or have been a citizen in another...
Forum: Spain
Sep 14th 2016, 5:42 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,442
Posted By Neptuno

Re: Retiring on 1800 euros per month. What kind of lifestyle?

If you retire at 40, what are you going to do for the next 60( possibly) years?
Golf, charity work etc ?
By the way you're probably very eligible now!
A la Mrs Merton, "what attracted you to the...
Forum: Spain
Sep 14th 2016, 1:14 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,696
Posted By Neptuno

Re: Another S1 healthcare forms question!

I certainly didn't have all that faffing about, just to get health are in my own right!
I simply went to the INSS office.Sorted.
You didn't need a solicitor!
Are you sure this is not a money...
Forum: Spain
Sep 12th 2016, 9:17 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By Neptuno

Re: Spanish TV News?

Just like Sky news!
Forum: Spain
Sep 9th 2016, 1:51 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By Neptuno

Re: Does anybody know how the driving test theory is in Spain?

Because perhaps not everyone is fluent in Spanish?
Forum: Spain
Sep 4th 2016, 6:20 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,696
Posted By Neptuno

Re: Another S1 healthcare forms question!

I was dependent on my husband
When I received my state pension I phoned DWP, and they thought it best to get it in my own right, as if my husband died I could be left without free care
Why should...
Forum: Spain
Sep 4th 2016, 5:38 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By Neptuno

Re: Where to start???

Books can be out of date by the time they go to press
There are so many new rules and laws
Often newspapers are inaccurate, apart from the articles by legal bods
Get your information from the...
Forum: Spain
Aug 26th 2016, 4:14 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,734
Posted By Neptuno

Re: NHS medical cover for expats

Unless they have changed the system, you apply to DWP in UK for a EHIC to use for European countries except Spain. They've been doing this for a few years now
The EHIC issued in UK for use in...
Forum: Spain
Aug 23rd 2016, 4:34 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,734
Posted By Neptuno

Re: NHS medical cover for expats

one more reason for not living under the radar now!
Forum: Spain
Aug 23rd 2016, 3:34 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,734
Posted By Neptuno

Re: NHS medical cover for expats

It's just that a set amount is paid for each expat regardless of whether they ever see a doctor or visit a hospital, so if they go to the UK, that is another expense
Forum: Spain
Aug 23rd 2016, 1:29 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,734
Posted By Neptuno

Re: NHS medical cover for expats

Well, it used to be regarded as a fraudulent way of receiving care, and many got away with it.
Now they are having their cake and eating it, as they could get hospital treatment in Spain with the...
Forum: Spain
Aug 23rd 2016, 1:15 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,734
Posted By Neptuno

Re: NHS medical cover for expats

So the government pays for care in Spain, then again if a person goes back to the UK for the purpose of treatment there?
Forum: Spain
Aug 22nd 2016, 1:07 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,305
Posted By Neptuno

Re: Is it possible to live in rural Spain on a limited income? .

Plus Baldilocks says he has a cushion to fall back on, and has other sources of income, not just state pensions!
However, he still manages to live frugally, apparently!
Forum: Spain
Aug 22nd 2016, 1:05 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,305
Posted By Neptuno

Re: Is it possible to live in rural Spain on a limited income? .

Don't regard £850 as a small pension! Is that a private pension?
Are you under state pension age?
May seem nosey, but these things affect the situation?
Some do live on state pensions, but usually...
Forum: Spain
Aug 19th 2016, 9:39 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,055
Posted By Neptuno

Re: thinking of moving to Spain

Burden on the state? That's a laugh!If you go to Spain and run out of money, you will get- Nothing!
Now, if you come to the UK and run out of money, that's another story......
Forum: Spain
Aug 19th 2016, 2:04 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,055
Posted By Neptuno

Re: thinking of moving to Spain

Many seem to think they can just up sticks, move to Spain and relax, and it's not like that
No pain no gain!
You need to do lots of research, expat sites and forums etc
Also you should contact...
Forum: Spain
Aug 17th 2016, 9:37 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,752
Posted By Neptuno

Re: Looking to move to Camposol, Mazarron. Advice and help please.

Start by going to sites such as CAMPOSOL residents association, and Murcia Today
You will see , if you google, horror stories on some sites, usually by people who have never been there.
You have...
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