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Forum: Spain
Yesterday, 10:38 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Barriej

Re: UK EHIC cards.

Obviously not being of retirement age I don't get the S1.
I will have to just make sure my private healthcare is able to cover stuff when and if we travel, pretty much like any 3rd country citizen...
Forum: Spain
Yesterday, 10:32 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By Barriej

Re: Driving licence exchange , too late ?

Unfortunately because you didn't start the licence exchange before 31st Dec (they were actually shut on the 24th) then Yes you are doomed to take the test

UNLESS there is an agreement before the...
Forum: Spain
Yesterday, 6:50 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Barriej

Re: Food Parcels to old people

Mixed together would be a weird taste.

:) :)
Forum: Spain
Yesterday, 2:22 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Barriej

Re: Food Parcels to old people

Really... You can all those in Iceland (theres one in Benidorm), or even Dealz and I only know because the FIL wanted a proper Christmas
Because its been at least 30 years since he and my wife have...
Forum: Spain
Yesterday, 12:45 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Barriej

UK EHIC cards.

Just seen this from the Brits in Spain Facebook page.

Seems Uk citizens will be able to continue to use the EHIC cards they already have until they expire, and then get the new card after.
If in...
Forum: Spain
Yesterday, 11:59 am
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By Barriej

Re: Driving licence exchange , too late ?

Well looking at this.

https://www.gov.uk/exchange-foreign-driving-licence/y/yes/car-or-motorcycle/european-union

The UK already allows EU licence holders to retain their licence even if living...
Forum: Spain
Yesterday, 11:44 am
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By Barriej

Re: Is it possible to maintain the same NIE with a different passport?

Your NIE is for life. Just like your NI number in the UK.

So yes can't see why not.
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Forum: Spain
Jan 11th 2021, 2:34 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By Barriej

Re: Bad Practice?

When we purchased in Jan 2019 (seems so long ago now) The agent, who is a family friend actually said to us 'I expect you will use your own solicitor, as its quite common for most agents to be in...
Forum: Spain
Jan 9th 2021, 10:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Barriej

Re: Spanish Sale of Goods ??

This is from a couple of years ago. But consumer protection is EU wide, but this is from Spain.
Your rights as a consumer are with the supplier of the goods not the manufacturer.
​​​​Guarantees...
Forum: Spain
Jan 4th 2021, 6:31 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By Barriej

Re: No longer living under the radar

Technically you have always needed either the green card or an IDP.

Its just that previously nobody ever asked for it.

I've driven my own car and my company car all over Europe and even once...
Forum: Spain
Jan 4th 2021, 6:24 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,694
Posted By Barriej

Re: Sabadell now charging to receive payment from UK

I use XE.
No charge for moving money. Good rate of exchange.
If you do the transaction early in the morning the money goes in the next morning (they earn interest on the currency pots which is...
Forum: Spain
Jan 2nd 2021, 9:53 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,287
Posted By Barriej

Re: Another consequence of Brexit

Ive been looking into the VAT thingy.

I might be wrong BUT as I see it.

Selling stuff as a business from anywhere (not just the EU) means having a VAT number from the UK.
i.e Business seller...
Forum: Spain
Jan 2nd 2021, 2:12 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By Barriej

Re: TRICKY RESIDENCY QUESTION

This bit is not correct.
First time applicants now can only file applications online (has been since around Oct)
And once approved (2 weeks for us from Alicante) you get email confirmation which...
Forum: Spain
Jan 2nd 2021, 2:05 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,287
Posted By Barriej

Re: Another consequence of Brexit

Did they refund any money?
Prime spain is half the price of the uk version.

Most of the stuff you buy on Amazon.uk is available in Spain anyway.

The TV side includes all Amazon exclusives no...
Forum: Spain
Dec 31st 2020, 3:28 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Barriej

Re: Best VPN

We use Nord and get around some of the Tv issues by setting the region (its hidden on the LG Smart) to UK. It reboots the Tv but then the BBC and TV apps appear in the list. (you then login with your...
Forum: Spain
Dec 31st 2020, 1:09 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,767
Posted By Barriej

Re: Is this the end for Expats that want to move from the UK to Spain post brexi

Ok maybe I should have said many, but I wasn't being elitist so please don't accuse me of it. I spent 40 plus years doing manual labour (ok some of it was worldwide but there you go)

But thats the...
Forum: Spain
Dec 30th 2020, 8:37 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,287
Posted By Barriej

Re: Another consequence of Brexit

Same happens elsewhere in the world. My daughter sent me a Tee shirt from the Australian F1 GP a couple of years ago. The shirt cost £25.00 I got charged vat and import duty and a processing charge...
Forum: Spain
Dec 30th 2020, 8:21 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,767
Posted By Barriej

Re: Is this the end for Expats that want to move from the UK to Spain post brexi

Don't see why, anyone with an average employment pension should be able to comply with the financial requirements (if I had stayed at work till 65 my pension was estimated at around £30k a year based...
Forum: Spain
Dec 30th 2020, 3:34 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Barriej

Re: Opening a Spanish bank account from the uk

You can open an account but you will need to visit a branch of the bank to supply paperwork etc.
And Im assuming it will be non resident?
Unless you open a fully online account in which case you...
Forum: Spain
Dec 17th 2020, 12:19 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By Barriej

Re: Support for UK Nationals - now extended

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But as long as you can prove you were living here legally before the 31st December you will have another 6 months to apply.
What will happen is the ability to exchange driving licences...
Forum: Spain
Dec 8th 2020, 12:23 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Barriej

Re: Electricity Supply

Before we moved over, the average chase from Iberdrola was around €30 a month, now we are here full time its been around €65.00 for the past 3 months.Its all down to the standing charge, the...
Forum: Spain
Dec 6th 2020, 1:43 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 8,921
Posted By Barriej

Re: Majority of Spaniards will not....

That's about right because the general consensus is that at a 65% uptake you get to herd imunity.

From the list I'm in the bottom to last level as I'm 58. By the time it gets to my turn, the...
Forum: Spain
Dec 4th 2020, 4:28 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By Barriej

Re: Table top ovens/dry fryer ovens

We have the bigger Ninja multi cooker. The one that does Pressure cooking, slow cooking, air fry, bake, roast, grill, dehydrate and it makes yogurt.

Only use it to roast chicken, do jacket spuds...
Forum: Spain
Dec 3rd 2020, 8:01 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By Barriej

Re: Another driving regs question

Hmmm.

Ive been driving my father in laws car on his insurance for the last 10 years, before we moved over.
Also until I retired earlier this year. I used to travel here for work and used the...
Forum: Spain
Nov 25th 2020, 1:12 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,827
Posted By Barriej

Re: DRIVIG LICENCES.

From my conversations with the solicitor and a neighbour who is also going through the same things.

No medical if its just a swap and the licence runs out within 10 years, I'm happy with just 6...
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