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Forum: Spain
Jan 23rd 2022, 8:20 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Driving school Alicante/La Marina

If you dont speak Spanish make sure the school does the full test in English ( many advertise that they do it in English but this usually only means the theory test not the practical). The examiner...
Forum: Spain
Jan 13th 2022, 5:17 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Driving licence exchange, latest news....

The theory test is apparently quite hard in that you need about 96% to pass. The practical requires you to do the tests with other students in the car at same time. You are asked questions in Spanish...
Forum: Spain
Jan 12th 2022, 3:34 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Driving licence exchange, latest news....

I thought this but some posters are claiming that they know people( usual 3rd party reports!) who say the examiner spoke English or they had an interpreter.
Forum: Spain
Jan 12th 2022, 12:44 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Driving licence exchange, latest news....

Basically this means that if you elect to become a Spanish resident you will either have to forgo driving or do a test. Hopefully this will be made clear to all so that people are aware of what to...
Forum: Spain
Jan 12th 2022, 10:53 am
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Commuting between Spain & UK (Implications)

I was of the opinion that one of the most talked about aspects of Brexit was that it immediately meant the end of cross border workers even for those settled before Brexit.
Forum: Spain
Jan 12th 2022, 7:01 am
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: 25% pension tax free and house sale CGT

The safest bet is to sell this year and move next. However a sale toward the summer would mean you might not qualify as a Spanish tax resident. The problem is dependent on when the Spanish tax man...
Forum: Spain
Jan 10th 2022, 4:48 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Private health insurance providers - to qualify for Residency (Ex-19)

If your spouse is Spanish and has public healthcare you automatically get the same cover so you shouldn't need private insurance
Forum: Spain
Dec 29th 2021, 5:55 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 10,972
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Covid update

What is going on here?.....Is it just me or has anyone else noticed anything. I smell something very fishy going on with some of these posts. I see a moderator in a different section is agreeing...
Forum: Spain
Dec 29th 2021, 6:35 am
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Transferring smallish amount of money (gift) from UK

Assessing la Hacienda is hard to do. My ex worked as a tax adviser for Brits and Swedes. She was constantly in touch with the Hacienda. She said that they were always fair and reasonable. I was...
Forum: Spain
Dec 28th 2021, 2:54 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Transferring smallish amount of money (gift) from UK

I would imagine that small amounts wont attract any serious attention especially given the fact that it is not large enough to be taxable.
Forum: Spain
Dec 27th 2021, 10:26 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,453
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Spanish Health System

A very good point. I have tried to find out about this route as last year I was unemployed . INSS told me , we spoke Spanish, so no misinterpretation , that after 3 months I no longer was covered by...
Forum: Spain
Dec 27th 2021, 8:56 am
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Spanish taxes

They already have a house outside Benidorm so they know where they want to live. Plus weather is much better there than in Portugal which is the main attraction for Brits. 24 degrees today!!!
Forum: Spain
Dec 26th 2021, 9:17 am
Replies: 46
Views: 1,848
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: The Queen's speech

I thought Felipe's speech was modern and extremely diplomatic. Even the main parties applauded it. It didnt rely on emotion and sentiment but firm allegiance to the constitution with an indirect...
Forum: Spain
Dec 24th 2021, 10:57 pm
Forum: Spain
Dec 23rd 2021, 5:34 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 10,972
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Covid update

I dont think it is necessarily the pain as the idea that creates the phobia. Either way I can accept that as a reason not to want to get vaccinated. I think that some adults can get very stressed by...
Forum: Spain
Dec 23rd 2021, 5:34 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 10,972
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Covid update

I dont think it is necessarily the pain as the idea that creates the phobia. Either way I can accept that as a reason not to want to get vaccinated. I think that some adults can get very stressed by...
Forum: Spain
Dec 23rd 2021, 4:11 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 10,972
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Covid update

TBH I would have thought that it must be very embarrassing to have refused the vaccine on anything other then fear of needles ( which is understandable) and end up in hospital. I mean how do you...
Forum: Spain
Dec 23rd 2021, 1:06 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 10,972
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Covid update

Murcia is operating new restrictions as of tomorrow. All non essential businesses shut at 1.00am -6.00am. Restaurants, discos pubs etc
Forum: Spain
Dec 22nd 2021, 4:58 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 10,972
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Covid update

Oh no ..here we go!!! Think I preferred it when we were talking aimlessly about curries!. Rosemary, cant we just change the thread to Cooking in a Time of Covid?
Forum: Spain
Dec 22nd 2021, 2:51 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Spanish taxes

First important piece of advice here is get a tax lawyer with good knowledge of Spanish law to assist. Forums will give opinions based on a mixture of experience and interpretation of laws. Most...
Forum: Spain
Dec 22nd 2021, 11:34 am
Replies: 223
Views: 10,972
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Covid update

Torrevieja has a booster jab campaign today and tomorrow at the hospital without an appointment
8.00am to 10.00pm. Expect long queues and a bit of a wait but it is probably the best way to get your...
Forum: Spain
Dec 21st 2021, 4:17 pm
Replies: 140
Views: 7,430
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: 25 Year old moving to Spain advice

Any remote workers Visa will only be for a year so it is quite expensive to get for only 12 months living in Spain
Forum: Spain
Dec 21st 2021, 2:33 pm
Replies: 140
Views: 7,430
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: 25 Year old moving to Spain advice

I imagine that the remote worker Visa will be subject to fairly strict requirements. For example, not sure that being an employee for a UK based company will be allowed or that a vague business plan...
Forum: Spain
Dec 21st 2021, 1:29 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 10,972
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Covid update

Ah yes I can see that being a pain. My 15 old has been fully vaccinated luckily. In a perfect world there would be an exception for young children of family members who live in other countries. Alas...
Forum: Spain
Dec 21st 2021, 12:33 pm
Replies: 223
Views: 10,972
Posted By Chipmonk

Re: Covid update

Which adult groups havent been offered vaccine yet?
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