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by TerryC
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Isle of Man driving test pass.
Replies: 31
Views: 9307

Re: Isle of Man driving test pass.

Thank you for this Beachcomber, if the DGT haven't replied to my E:Mail by the end of the week I'll try the number 060, is that a direct line? Also I'll study the wording of their website very closely, you might just have found the answer. But why won't a government department answer a question. The...
by TerryC
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Isle of Man driving test pass.
Replies: 31
Views: 9307

Isle of Man driving test pass.

I posted this in the Motoring thread a few days ago but only got opinions for replys and this is too important to rely on opinions. Briefly I've just exchanged my UK driving licence for a Spanish one, but the Trafico in Malaga would not accept my bike licence because I passed the test in the Isle of...
by TerryC
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: My Isle of Man bike license refused in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Re: My Isle of Man bike license refused in Spain

So it seems to be that my wife cannot drive our car in Spain with her UK license because she passed her test in the IOM. Probably she could get away with it if there was just a cursory glance by a police officier, but if she was involved in an incident and they looked deeper it could be trouble, and...
by TerryC
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: My Isle of Man bike license refused in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

My Isle of Man bike license refused in Spain

I've just gone through the process of changing my UK driving license for a Spanish one. No problem there, downloaded the form off the internet, went to trafico in Malaga, waited and yesterday got a three month piece of paper until the plastic license arrives by post. However, whilst I passed my car ...
by TerryC
Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tobacco
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: Tobacco

The Spanish Government announced hikes in the duty on tobacco and fuel the day after the European elections. It seems that polititions around the world are just as cynical in the way they treat the electorate as in the UK.
by TerryC
Tue May 19, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Transfer of vehicles at the Trafico Office
Replies: 22
Views: 4529

Re: Transfer of vehicles at the Trafico Office

DO YOU KNOW, WITH ATTITUDES LIKE spanish lad's I WONDER THAT ANYONE BOTHERS TRYING TO HELP AND INFORM OTHERS. I WROTE THIS POST SO ANYONE WHO WANT'S TO LISTEN TO MY EXPERIENCE AT TRAFICO CAN FOLLOW SUIT. I PAID MY €7.80 AND THAT WAS IT. PERHAPS I'LL GET A LETTER IN THE POST INFORMING ME ABOUT TRANSF...
by TerryC
Tue May 19, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Transfer of vehicles at the Trafico Office
Replies: 22
Views: 4529

Re: Transfer of vehicles at the Trafico Office

Thank's Scotty, it's nice to know my efforts were appreciated. One other thing I forgot to mention in my post. I was asked for last year's car tax certificate even though I had paid this year's on the way to the Trafico office. One thing I have learnt dealing with red tape here, take every bit of pa...
by TerryC
Mon May 18, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Transfer of vehicles at the Trafico Office
Replies: 22
Views: 4529

Transfer of vehicles at the Trafico Office

I have just bought a car here in Andalucia and rather than go the Gestoria route decided to try the transfer myself at the Trafico Office in Malaga. First I downloaded the form ”Notificacion de Transmission de Vehiculos” from the Trafico website. You get two duplicate forms side by side. These were ...
by TerryC
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: UK Pensions in Spain
Replies: 132
Views: 20747

Re: UK Pensions in Spain

Er, thank you for taking the time to post replies, but what has any of this got to do with my origimal post??????? I too work here, pay my taxes and social security etc, etc but that is not what I am commenting about. There are a lot of pensioners here who have contributed fully to the UK system but...
by TerryC
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: UK Pensions in Spain
Replies: 132
Views: 20747

Re: UK Pensions in Spain

Lavanda, I have lived near Antequera for seven years. I am very happy here too. However, I hate unfairness and inequity of any kind. It seems to me that if you have paid your social security all your life, and incidently I paid for 39 years and am told I need pay no more as the length of time paymen...
by TerryC
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: UK Pensions in Spain
Replies: 132
Views: 20747

UK Pensions in Spain

This is a two part posting so please be patient with me. I will be a pensioner in another nine years and hear lots of rumours about what you can get and can't get pension wise, and also what you can get and can't get if you still lived in the UK when you first get your pension. I believe the situati...