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by Free at Last
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Renewing green A4 residence certificate.
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Renewing green A4 residence certificate.

We did this at Torre del Mar in 2014. Besides the original certificate which we had to hand back, we just needed the completed EX18 form plus a copy, our passports plus a copy and the Modelo 790 stamped by the bank (you need 3 of those, one for the bank, one for the Extranjeria and one for yourself ...
by Free at Last
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: nota simple
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: nota simple

It's a certificate from the Spanish Land Registry which shows the ownership of a property and whether there are any debts attached to it. If you have a digital signature you can obtain one online, but if not you would need to go to the Registro de la Propriedad No. 1 (Vélez-Malaga) which is on Aveni...
by Free at Last
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Official documentation of reaching pension age
Replies: 34
Views: 1164

Re: Official documentation of reaching pension age

I believe that only applies if you are working in your EU country of residence. My husband certainly did not apply for his UK state pension via INSS when he reached UK retirement age at the end of 2014. He downloaded the form to claim his pension, submited it to the DWP and received a letter from th...
by Free at Last
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: OAP trips in Spain.
Replies: 14
Views: 1123

Re: OAP trips in Spain.

They aren't free, though - this one costs €265, it says. As you say, pensioners' clubs often run such trips, and there is the official Imserso scheme too, but no free ones.

They certainly sound very cheap but group travel is my idea of hell!
by Free at Last
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IBI
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: IBI

I agree with elusive, it could well be the community fees. My 94 year old aunt in the UK does not pay Council Tax on her house, but that is not due to her age but to the fact that she is on Pension Credit, not having built up sufficient NI contributions to qualify for a basic State Pension as she ha...
by Free at Last
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: New Indian Torre del Mar
Replies: 32
Views: 3202

Re: New Indian Torre del Mar

So back to Indialucia. Anybody tried it yet? Yes. We thought some things were quite good, others not so good. The mango chutney (not thin and runny like some other restaurants serve) and lime pickle were both nice. Onion bhajis good, vegetable samosas nice but very small portion. Chicken jalfrezi I...
by Free at Last
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Steve Brookstein, the First winner of X Factor
Replies: 5
Views: 2298

Re: Steve Brookstein, the First winner of X Factor

Thank you for the information.
by Free at Last
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Steve Brookstein, the First winner of X Factor
Replies: 5
Views: 2298

Re: Steve Brookstein, the First winner of X Factor

But will there be a live band backing him, or a recorded backing track?
by Free at Last
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Steve Brookstein, the First winner of X Factor
Replies: 5
Views: 2298

Re: Steve Brookstein, the First winner of X Factor

I have seen adverts for this concert at the Cultural Centre in Nerja, which say it is "Live". The use of inverted commas worries me - is the performance actually live, or not?
by Free at Last
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Driving England to Anderlucia
Replies: 32
Views: 3267

Re: Driving England to Anderlucia

I think they are both correct - but not because one is in English and the other in Spanish. The Junta de Andalucia's own website spells it "Andalucia" and they ought to know! Therefore that spelling must be acceptable as the local way.
by Free at Last
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Transferwise Borderless account
Replies: 17
Views: 2094

Re: Transferwise Borderless account

......but gives you a UK sort code and account number, so pensions etc can be paid into it. ?????? Both my UK state pension and UK company pension are paid directly into my Spanish bank account. Why do you think they have to b paid into a UK account? Cheers Gerry But some pension providers will onl...
by Free at Last
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Getting Residency
Replies: 40
Views: 13186

Re: Getting Residency

Was just going to ask if you need to refile when you get a new passport? as its a new number. After the B word if you passport num doesnt reflect the one on the system for your residencia could you have trouble getting back in? Sending off for a new p.port after xmas. Total nightmare doing the digi...
by Free at Last
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Getting Residency
Replies: 40
Views: 13186

Re: Getting Residency

We've been resident for over 5 years and because of Brexit have been thinking of going to the police station again in Torre del Mar to make our status permanent. We had a very helpful official at the police station back in 2013 and she got round our financial position by merely asking us to get a c...
by Free at Last
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Gestor fees
Replies: 11
Views: 1839

Re: Gestor fees

If you live within easy reach of an Agencia Tributaria (Hacienda) office, you can make an appointment (online) with them when the time comes to submit annual tax returns, and they will complete the return in their office from the figures you supply. No supporting documentation is ever asked for (in ...
by Free at Last
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 1961

Re: Weather

The winter of 2009/10 is the worst one we've experienced in Spain so far - it was really awful and scarcely stopped raining for months on end. So far this year doesn't seem as bad as that, but as we're not even at the end of November yet it's really too early to make any judgements. And Lake Viñuela...
by Free at Last
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Has anyone ever modified their residencia details (including nationality)?
Replies: 11
Views: 2198

Re: Has anyone ever modified their residencia details (including nationality)?

I haven't changed my nationality, but I have amended my resident registration twice, once when I renewed my passport and once when I moved house to update the address. My husband just amended his once, changing both the passport number and the address at the same time. The fee payable is the same as...
by Free at Last
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Change in workers/labour/autonima Law?
Replies: 12
Views: 2618

Re: Change in workers/labour/autonima Law?

There are discussions going on with the new Spanish Government about changing the system of contributions for autonomos to be based on actual earnings.

https://infoautonomos.eleconomista.es/b ... n-en-2019/
by Free at Last
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gota fria this weekend?
Replies: 38
Views: 7450

Re: gota fria this weekend?

Yes, on the whole I don't think October has been too bad so far, it was only cold for 3/4 days, really, and temperatures are set to be pretty warm for the rest of the month according to the forecasts. It was a very sudden drop, though, as elusive said. We don't know where we are with regards to what...
by Free at Last
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 2018 IBI Bills - Vélez-Málaga
Replies: 13
Views: 3761

Re: 2018 IBI Bills - Vélez-Málaga

Thanks, Gerry - I got home this evening after a few days to find mine in the letterbox, so not sure exactly when it arrived but at least it's here now. Amount is the same as last year so no nasty surprises and it's stamped Domiciliado so my lawyer did her job right in setting up the new direct debit.
by Free at Last
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Residence Registration No Healthcare
Replies: 21
Views: 6589

Re: Residence Registration No Healthcare

Yes, their limit for funding "prosthetics" which include biological and artificial heart valves as well as things like new hip and knee joints is €2,000. If you need one which costs more than that, they don't pay the €2k and leave you to fund the rest, you have to pay the whole sum yoursel...

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