Hi everyoneOK, I have two questions.
Hi everyoneOK, I have two questions. One regarding a car on UK plates and another regarding residency ( or lack of it). I have a Fiat with UK plates, it needs its first MOT in April and I'm wondering if I can avoid taking it back to the UK from Sardinia. After reading posts on here it seems that I'll have to take it back, sell it and buy an italian car. I know that in order to purchase an Italian car I need to be a resident, which takes me onto my second question:I have been here for over a year and my temporary residency has expired. Initially I asked an italian speaking friend to assist me at the Comune in order to get residency. We filled out the forms, provided bank statements etc but then the woman at the comune changed the process and issued me with a years temporary residency which has now run out. Said friend asked if I could extend it and the Comune wasn't having any of it. We are all British by the way. Partner's father was Italian and always held an italian passport. The Comune said my partner and children would have to obtain Italian citizenship?! I am certain this isn't correct but I'm of the opinion I'll just have to go with the flow. I am in a semi rural area and have had problems getting the italian health card for my children too. It's all weighing on my mind as I'm finding it difficult to get these issues resolved. It's like these people don't understand the ( current) concept of the EU. I thought I could stay here for 5 years?! We have initiated the process with the Italian consulate in London as my partner now works in London. Does anyone know how long it takes with the consulate in London for citizenship to be approved, it's a simple case, just one generation. the comune said that when my children have italian citizenship, they will help me with a residency certificate and until I get this I can't buy a darned car!I know that some of you are amazingly knowledgable and would appreciate your input. My Brit Landlady has been a gem of information regarding residency but I don't want to rock the boat with the Comune, just yet. I of course have too much of a language barrier to go in there and argue it out with them.