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Reply #24 - 10. Jan 2015 at 15:35
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Having just retired and intending to spend more time here in Crete,  I decided to buy a car. So first things first - the residents certificate. This actually proved to be very easy to obtain from Vamos police station. I was advised to phone first to find out what day to attend as the officer responsible works both in Vamos  and Chania (for those that want the Vamos number it is 28250 22218 for other police stations around Chania  goto http://www.gtp.gr/TDirectoryDetails.asp?ID=4584 scroll to the bottom of the page and select a link to the nearest station). I went on a Monday in December 2014 and was asked for 2 passport photos, proof of health coverage (I had both the EHIC and a private insurance policy taken out before I had retired. The police officer indicated that the EHIC would have been sufficient) and a copy of my passport. I then had to fill in a form which detailed when and where I had entered Greece, where I was staying, whether I would be employed in Greece parents names and a contact number. I was then asked to come back the next day to pick up the certificate after phoning to make sure it was ready. Seemed all very easy and fuss free and I am now driving around  in my new (secondhand) car.

However having read this and other forums regarding what was required, I did take a whole lot of other stuff with me 'just in case'. This was a bank passbook, electric bill, afm number and extra copies of photos and copies of my passport - none of which was needed.
  

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Reply #23 - 12. Jun 2014 at 14:03
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Update on Residency

Four years on, just checking if anything has changed or is different, as this is a useful thread for any newcomer who wishes to stay on Crete or in other parts of Greece
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Reply #22 - 18. Sep 2010 at 14:24
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if you have recently been issued with an IKA Health book you probably already have an AMKA number .
http://www.amka.gr/aparaitita_en.html
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Reply #21 - 18. Sep 2010 at 13:41
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The tourist police don't issue residents permits or the never used to. It's what they call the 'Aliens Department' in the main police station. They especially don't do it in Rethymno as apparently the tourist police don't even exist any-more, part of all the cuts.

The ins and outs of living here seem to have become more complicated with the amount of foreigners now arriving. If the laws haven't changed, you don't need a residence permit to stay for under three months, after that time any-thing you will try and do regarding phones, cars, houses etc etc will need one and the Greeks are within their rights to issue them as they themselves have to register and have an identity card issued via the police.

The person who should be able to give you all the info that you need regarding whether you need to transfer money etc is an accountant as this now depends on things like, do you have a swimming pool, is one of you, if you are a couple, earning or receiving any monies within the UK etc. The only reason that I know about this is that my neighbour has just been through all the ins and outs of this due to the new or newish laws.

AMCA numbers have nothing to do with residents permits as far as I know. They have been installed in readiness for when all the insurances, IKA, TAXI etc merge.
  
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Reply #20 - 17. Sep 2010 at 11:35
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Having arrived in Crete only just over two weeks ago, we did rather well getting residents permit, apart from initially being directed to Rethymnon rather than our local town's police station.
We were given the police station phone number and the contact name for the guy who processes them there, he was able to tell us what time to go down when he was there.
Passport, 3 passport photos, bankbook showing we had 2500 in the bank to support us (not that that would last very long) health card (he was happy with the EHIC as we haven't sorted S1 and IKA out yet), and just in case, we took along AFM numbers which he didn't want.
Card (yellow now, with no expiry date) ready next day, and we collected car 2 days later after insurance sorted.

Next hurdle is IKA!!
  
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Reply #19 - 09. Sep 2010 at 22:07
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The "blue card" residence permits are the old ones; new ones exist now which alledgedly don't have to be replaced.  Take to the police station passport photos, passport, Greek bank book and IKA book(s)and the old blue residence permits.  We waited about 10 days and got our new permits without any problem.  I THINK we took our British NHS cards, but as we are Pensioners our Greek IKA books were more important.
  
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Reply #18 - 07. Aug 2010 at 09:32
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We renewed our residents permit , after living here for 5 years .We were asked to fill in the form from our local police station and include the following when applying
1. 4 passport size photos
2. 2 copies of the passport , and to bring along the original
3. 2 copies of the original pink residents permit
4.( Being retired) 2 copies of the IKA health book

we came back the next day and collected the blue card , the boss had to countersign it .
This is Vamos area , I understand different areas have different ideas , and we did not need to prove income.Hope this helps .
  
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Reply #17 - 11. Jul 2010 at 22:06
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yes you do ... have fun getting it!  Smiley
  
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Reply #16 - 03. Jun 2010 at 22:15
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Vince Try the cop shop in Galatas did ours no problem in 2 days
  
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Reply #15 - 03. Jun 2010 at 14:26
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Ours was issued by the Tourist Police in Hersonissos.  We know a couple who went all the way to Heraklion to get their permits to be told that they shouldn't have gone there but since they were there they would just issue the permits there and then!
  

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Reply #14 - 03. Jun 2010 at 10:29
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I was told to go to the Tourist Police in Heraklion & went armed with all my papers, oh no!!! Even though I live in Heraklion prefecture, I come under Agios Mironas Police for the issuing of Residence Card. Not a problem I got the card 18 months ago. It should be your local Police station that you apply to.
Mine was definately NOT issued by the Tourist Police, although I am aware that in Heraklion some peoples have been.
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Reply #13 - 03. Jun 2010 at 09:32
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It's usually the Tourist Police that you have to get it from.  Can't help with where you are as I'm at the other end of the island.
  

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Reply #12 - 03. Jun 2010 at 08:59
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Do you have to obtain the "residence permit" from your local police station or is there another local source?

I live about 10 miles West of Chania

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Reply #11 - 01. Jun 2010 at 13:14
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I just transfer my money direct via the internet.
  
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Reply #10 - 01. Jun 2010 at 00:32
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You have to have an Affeme , this has your tax number on it and other things so I believe.

We pay tax in England as it is cheaper so far to do that. If you live here long term you have to prove to the accountant that you can support yourself, so you need to transfer about 10 grand a year to the  bank here, and get a statement from them.

HSBC as far as I know have a " fax indemnity", we have not used that  way to transfer money here to the bank. A fax indemnity  will transfer money over for about 20 quid or so.

We use currenciesdirect.com, if you transfer money over 500 quid with them  you pay no commission and get top rates and not tourist exchange.

I cannot recomment this company highly enough , as they look after you well.

I think you need to get a good accountant here to sort you out, our Greek friend sorted all this out for us.
  
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