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General Discussion / Re: No deal Brexit?
« Last post by Relaxed on Today at 12:34:15 AM »
Nobody can say with any certainty - there MAY be some 'deals' done.

Your September 2019 expiry will certainly work until 6 months before (March 2019), by which time it would be reasonable to expect we will know more, and you will have time to renew it before your trip in September.

In 2020 a European scheme called ETIAS is due to come in, (it's almost exactly the same as the US ESTA scheme, costs only a few quid, online) and undoubtedly the UK will be granted 'visa free travel' using ETIAS.

Quite what happens between March 2019 and the start of ETIAS is anybody's guess.
Hello, I'm ..... / Re: Looking for nanny / baby sitter
« Last post by Larfalot on Yesterday at 11:45:03 PM »
Sorry, no-one I know was interested because its a young baby and they are hard work.  I think the advice given above is best - its best to seek out an official Nanny, one with training and passion for the role.  Good luck.
General Discussion / Re: No deal Brexit?
« Last post by Cheryl on Yesterday at 10:37:16 PM »
So, as my passport runs out next September, I am in Italy, can I travel back to uk with less than six months on passport?
General Discussion / Re: No deal Brexit?
« Last post by Relaxed on Yesterday at 06:40:19 PM »
Some sensible advice there for permanent residents. Two points I'd like to add.

Driving licences: as mentioned, before March 29 2019 you can 'convert' your UK licence to an Italian licence, and not take a test. It will cost you about 80 (50 for the medical exam).
The EU have said, in their no deal papers, that UK licences will not be recognised in Europe under the current arrangements. There is the option of getting an international driving permit (which has a time limited validity and, I believe, is only available in person in the UK). In time there may be bi-lateral agreements - such as between Italy and the UK - but in the meantime a UK licence will be a useless piece of plastic.
The UK have said (in their no deal advice papers) that if you permanently return to the UK you can 'convert' your Italian licence back to a UK one, without taking a test, and in addition the UK have said that they will recognise licences issued by EU states. So you should be able to hire a car, or drive a borrowed one, in the UK using an Italian licence.
So it seems to me to be a no-brainer to convert to an Italian licence if you live here permanently before March 2019. (I am working on the assumption that the UK doesn't change its mind - which you might consider foolish on my part!)

Renewing your passport early, so you have more than six months on it. This is because any travelling outside the UK which you do will be International, rather than Inter Europe - you may know that you need six months validity at the moment for travel to the US or Japan etc.
However, since September 12th this year the UK passport office no longer credit you with unused time on your passport. So, if you have months left on it, and apply for a new one, you get the new one with a validity of ten years from the date of issue, and not from the date of expiry of the old one, as used to be the case. This (of course) makes a bit of money for the government, and shafts the consumer.
General Discussion / Re: No deal Brexit?
« Last post by Cassius on Yesterday at 06:18:59 PM »
Thanks Levi

Very interesting although depressing.  I can only hope that everyone gets themselves sorted out.  Our dream of returning at a later date seems to be retreating into history/fantasy.
For sale / Table for sale stone
« Last post by Riso on Yesterday at 04:27:48 PM »
Stone table and bench. 350 euros ono..
Flights / Re: Ryanair charges...
« Last post by GeordieBorn on Yesterday at 09:25:50 AM »
If it were the EU, then I think Mr O. would be a bit more worried, but I do think they have a point.
Flights / Ryanair charges...
« Last post by Rustychain on Yesterday at 06:30:21 AM »
Our friends at Ryanair are going under Italy's microscope...

Hello, I'm ..... / Re: Looking for nanny / baby sitter
« Last post by Larfalot on Yesterday at 12:01:38 AM »
I will ask some friends if they are interested.
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