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by john the baptist
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Outstanding Debt or fines
Replies: 27
Views: 13482

Re: Outstanding Debt or fines

many thanks for the info to be honest i dont seem to be any further with the process. what is a digital certificate of a clave, we dont have DNIs only nie so can we still get digital certificates??
by john the baptist
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Outstanding Debt or fines
Replies: 27
Views: 13482

Outstanding Debt or fines

Hi Im looking at getting a motorbike and was hoping someone would know if there is a website were any fines or any unpaid annual "sellos" could be identified using only the vehicles registration. Years ago you could pop into traffico and get a quick answer however as everyone knows these d...
by john the baptist
Wed May 29, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: bike import
Replies: 39
Views: 27060

Re: bike import

Hi there are thousand 125cc for sale on the costa just check out FB marketplace. You can get a very decent Jap Bike for €600, why bother importing the pain in getting a euro certificate and changing the headlights for an ITV pass its such a head ache and god help you that after all that if fails imm...
by john the baptist
Tue May 28, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Purchasing second hand car from private owner
Replies: 8
Views: 10359

Re: Purchasing second hand car from private owner

Hi Ive bought bikes cars and scooters privately many times but to be honest not for a while. In the good old days you could go into traffico and they would explain and help. HOWEVER all traffico seem to be doing these days is changing driving licenses from uk to spanish. You now ALWAYS need a CITA a...
by john the baptist
Thu May 09, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best Pay as You Go sim Card
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Re: Best Pay as You Go sim Card

thanks for the advice just need a number for whatsapp as its the main type of communication that kids use these days with regards to homework.
by john the baptist
Wed May 08, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best Pay as You Go sim Card
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Best Pay as You Go sim Card

Hi All We need another mobile line as well as our two contracted mobiles for one of our children however we need it only for calls. Im looking for a recommendation as most companies are offering monthly payment schemes with data and all im looking for is the old fashion PAYG top up every 3 or six mo...
by john the baptist
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Transferring Ownership of Secondhand vehicles with Trafico.
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: Transferring Ownership of Secondhand vehicles with Trafico.

Thanks Wollie, much appreciated, some of the links from the article are broken however it certainly is a great basic introduction of the system. I was completely unaware that there is an obligation for the seller to inform Traffico independently regardless of the buyers transfer documents and for th...
by john the baptist
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Transferring Ownership of Secondhand vehicles with Trafico.
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Transferring Ownership of Secondhand vehicles with Trafico.

Hi All, Im looking at buying a Maxi Scooter to have as a run around the village and for trips up the mountains. I've used Gestors when buying from car dealers but I have many years ago have bought a Scooter privately and did all the paperwork via traffico and paid the tax at the hacienda (tax office...
by john the baptist
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Taxing a car I won't own
Replies: 13
Views: 2917

Re: Taxing a car I won't own

This may not be the case but if the owner of the car is registered disabled the annual car tax is waived for the vehicle registered in that persons name. also as stated who ever was the owner on the 1st jan is liable for the tax, if you are that worried just set up a direct debit for this one year a...
by john the baptist
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Amazon Online Order
Replies: 6
Views: 2653

Amazon Online Order

Hi all, I ordered an item from Amazon Espana via my wife's Amazon account and paid as part of larger order of various other items for the family. The confirmation email that the item was being sent from China (a specialist motorbike item), to my wifes email address along with all the other individua...
by john the baptist
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: SPANISH EXAM DELE FOR NATIONALITY CHANGE
Replies: 14
Views: 3396

Re: SPANISH EXAM DELE FOR NATIONALITY CHANGE

Dont forget if you are gonna be spanish to never mention the civil war, be extremely frightened of Guardia Civil and Policia National/Local, accept that Gibraltar is spainsh and is a tax haven (ignoring the tax have the spanish use in Andorra and their colonies of cueta and manila, always have an un...
by john the baptist
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Identification of Guardia Civil and Policia
Replies: 6
Views: 3095

Re: Identification of Guardia Civil and Policia

Hi thanks for your thoughts its very therapeutic to share my experience other than to mu wife. It was a guardia civil not a police offer and as they had not started their shift i asked because i could not believe how he was speaking to me and of course because of this actions. i did not really follo...
by john the baptist
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Identification of Guardia Civil and Policia
Replies: 6
Views: 3095

Identification of Guardia Civil and Policia

Hi all I dont want to bore anyone too much with a very distressing day I had today, but can anyone tell me are Guardia and policia obliged to identify themselves if they are in plan clothes or have not started their shift. I was involved in an incident where a speeding car almost caused an accident ...
by john the baptist
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Wild Camping
Replies: 12
Views: 9150

Re: Wild Camping

Thanks everyone for the advice. I cant wait for the summer and to explore the north better.
by john the baptist
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Wild Camping
Replies: 12
Views: 9150

Re: Wild Camping

cheers for the website link. Im very surprised how regulated Spain "still" is. I can understand the rules with regards to Fire and sleeping on the beach but as a person that lives in a town in at "natural park" I know that the first thing that they like to do is erect fences and ...
by john the baptist
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Wild Camping
Replies: 12
Views: 9150

Re: Wild Camping

cheers for the comments costakid. I know you are not allowed to sleep on the beach over night and because of gypsy they are strict with caravans and tents (although motor homes seem ok). the arthritis means i wont be riding forever, and i camped in pamplona in the early 90s and ran on the first day....
by john the baptist
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Wild Camping
Replies: 12
Views: 9150

Wild Camping

I heard its completely illegal to say ride a motor bike across country and at night put up a tent and crash out until morning. Ive been told especilially in Andalusian is not allowed except on specific fiesta days or san juan on the beach. As a single biker i wanted to take a trip up north however e...
by john the baptist
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one
Replies: 69
Views: 31384

Re: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one

BTW we are still waiting for our Spanish Driving licences. we applied in November the UK ones expired in December and the months just keep on going. :(
by john the baptist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Intelsat 907 Again Apologies in advance
Replies: 0
Views: 2298

Intelsat 907 Again Apologies in advance

Hi everyone can anyone recommend the best sat box for intelsat 907 and the BBC ITV channels ideally one that will obviosly support biss code/keys but also the astra 19 ccam as well. Ive just been informed that the ccam for one year is sold on ebay for €10 a year which is great as i now need several ...