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by dxf
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish tax office trying to collect tax on UK Govt Pension
Replies: 5
Views: 2280

Re: Spanish tax office trying to collect tax on UK Govt Pension

Hola,

Spain is trying to make everyone get the gross pay from the UK and have it taxed here. Cyprus & the UK recently came to an agreement about not taxing such pensions in the UK. Spain as yet do not have an agreement - unless anyone knows different

Davexf
by dxf
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Gestor for matriculation in Jerez/Cadiz
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: Gestor for matriculation in Jerez/Cadiz

Hola

Yes I do know an engineer that can provide a Ficha Technical Reducida in the event that the OP does not have a European Certificate of Conformnity. I obviously will not put the contact details on an open forum.

Davexf
by dxf
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Gestor for matriculation in Jerez/Cadiz
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: Gestor for matriculation in Jerez/Cadiz

Hola If you haven't signed onto the Padron then you can avoid the first registration tax. However taxes are payable as in 1) if you haven't got a certificate of European conformity then a Spanish Engineers Ficha Technical Reducida is about 120€ 2) ITV test about 150€ 3) Ayuntamiento for car tax top ...
by dxf
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: OAP trips in Spain.
Replies: 14
Views: 3579

Re: OAP trips in Spain.

Hola My local pensioner's centre do week long holidays; always cheap. They start off about ten o'clock at night by coach to the destination changing drivers throughout the night. After booking in at a hotel they then go off on the coach again all day arriving back for dinner with a disco afterwards!...
by dxf
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Win 10 "October" update
Replies: 20
Views: 3805

Re: Win 10 "October" update

Hola Now there's an interesting thing; my laptop eventually failed as I knew it was going to (HDD won't launch windows). I had bought a new one in a sale in August for 259€ so I restored all my files (400+Gb) and did all the updates. Winver says I'm on 1803 whereas my old laptop was on 1809 Davexf
by dxf
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one
Replies: 69
Views: 20604

Re: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one

Hola From memory I made the application and went back about three weeks later to get a pink substitute; the actual licence was about five weeks after that - however that was 2004 and things have changed. I got a renewal last year and I thing it was around 30€ for the clinic near Trafico to do everyt...
by dxf
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one
Replies: 69
Views: 20604

Re: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one

Hola The various medical centres can usually change your licence but if you go to trafico then they will tell you what you need. A photo is usually needed and if you don't have a photocard licence then you will need a photo as well as a medical. My last change of driving licence (Spanish since 2004)...
by dxf
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Driving licence renewal - medical test
Replies: 6
Views: 2994

Re: Driving licence renewal - medical test

Hola Just Googled and found this which may help http://www.dgt.es/es/la-dgt/quienes-somos/donde-estamos/ Provincial Headquarters and Local Traffic Offices The current structure of the Peripheral Services of the Agency is 50 Provincial Headquarters, 2 Local Headquarters and 15 Local Offices. To consu...
by dxf
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Hotmail (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 2006

Re: Hotmail (again)

Hola

In a word - "NOPE"

Davexf
by dxf
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Driving licence renewal - medical test
Replies: 6
Views: 2994

Re: Driving licence renewal - medical test

Hola In my experience, any Trafico is surround by "ancillary" services providing everything needed by Trafico in the way of vehicles and licenses. Therefore if you are near a Trafico walk around the block that contains Trafico and you should find whatever service you are looking for Good l...
by dxf
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best Android or other TV service box
Replies: 75
Views: 10428

Re: Best Android or other TV service box

Hola I've just bought another box from http://www.entertainmentbox.com - For the first time ever the box arrived with a problem (I have bought from them many times before) and there was no problem in returning the defunct box and them posting a replacement. I recommend the T8-V box with an air mous...
by dxf
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best Android or other TV service box
Replies: 75
Views: 10428

Re: Best Android or other TV service box

Hola I've just bought another box from http://www.entertainmentbox.com - For the first time ever the box arrived with a problem (I have bought from them many times before) and there was no problem in returning the defunct box and them posting a replacement. I recommend the T8-V box with an air mouse...
by dxf
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity Cables
Replies: 14
Views: 3360

Re: Electricity Cables

Hola If there are only two wires to connect to two wires on the light then it doesn't really make a difference as the light will work no matter which way you connect. The correct way is to test with a neon screwdriver that lights up when the live wire is touched - connect to the blue wire, the brown...
by dxf
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Diving from Sevilla to Algeciras the best way
Replies: 4
Views: 2153

Re: Diving from Sevilla to Algeciras the best way

Hola
If you want to drive toll free then take the old N4 road; The N4 toll road is due to become free - but probably in 2020.

From the N4 you need to take the A381 from Jerez to Algeciras

Davexf
by dxf
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car modification and legalities of it.
Replies: 29
Views: 7789

Re: Car modification and legalities of it.

Hola If you import a car which does not conform to the original specifications then to get it homologated it has to be taken (not driven) to one of the two special testing stations - either Barcelona or Madrid. They will then pass / fail / ask for a modification. The last cost I heard of was 3,000€....
by dxf
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: “Expats” or “Immigrants”
Replies: 9
Views: 2301

Re: “Expats” or “Immigrants”

People who live here without documentation are illegal immigrants, whether they are black white or brown. One explanation I have seen is that the difference between Expats and immigrants is that Expats (in the traditional sense) are working/living in a foreign country with the intention to return t...
by dxf
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Android tv box recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 3676

Re: Android tv box recommendations

Hola

For the past few years I have bought IPTV streaming boxes from https://www.entertainmentbox.com/ - usual disclaimer - I have no interest in the site except as a satisfied user.

Currently using a T8-V and more than satisfied


Davexf
by dxf
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Perseids 2018 11-12th and 12-13th August.
Replies: 18
Views: 5145

Re: Perseids 2018 11-12th and 12-13th August.

Hola

When I clicked on the link it came up with the settings for the region of Cadiz automatically - brilliant programming if I may say so

Davexf
by dxf
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair industrial action July
Replies: 155
Views: 68215

Re: Ryanair industrial action July

Hola

Because "if you follow the rules" then it is cheap - often at "silly o'clock" or airports miles from where you want to be - but to some, the cheapness is important

Davexf

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