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    Re: Advice to other members on how to stay safe in Tenerife.

    Quote Originally Posted by primrose View Post
    In most places you do need a Passport or a Spanish driving license,and now they have brught in a new law that you have to show your Passport at a Chemist or Doctors.
    I thought YG said a nice member

    thanks interesting bout the docs and farmacia !

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    Re: Advice to other members on how to stay safe in Tenerife.

    You can easily take your passport to a notary public and have it copied and the copy notarized.
    Then keep your passport in the safe and use the notarized copy when you have to present a passport for medications or to verify a credit card .

    A notarized copy is accepted just like an original document and it can be folded up in your pocket or handbag. It doesn't cost much at the notary either.

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    Another thing I do when going on a long trip is scan passport, tickets, credit cards (front and back) and take photos of all baggage and handbags, print them all out and carry them with me in a safe place, as well as emailing the scans to myself. Also important is to keep the phone number of where you have to call to cancel a lost or stolen credit card.

    Once I had a bag which didn't arrive with me on my plane and it did help that I could provide a colour photograph of the missing piece to the baggage reclaim on my arrival at destination.
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    Re: Advice to other members on how to stay safe in Tenerife.

    Quote Originally Posted by primrose View Post
    In most places you do need a Passport or a Spanish driving license,and now they have brught in a new law that you have to show your Passport at a Chemist or Doctors.

    Do you know when this new law was implemented as I have never been asked for ID at the chemist or doctors ( last visit to chemist last Friday and Doctors late last month).
    perhaps this law, if it exists , relates to tourists .....rather than residents. Many tourists buy medication here over the counter that is not available in Uk without prescription.

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    Re: Advice to other members on how to stay safe in Tenerife.

    Quote Originally Posted by canarybird View Post
    You can easily take your passport to a notary public and have it copied and the copy notarized.
    Then keep your passport in the safe and use the notarized copy when you have to present a passport for medications or to verify a credit card.

    A notarized copy is accepted just like an original document and it can be folded up in your pocket or handbag. It doesn't cost much at the notary either.

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    Another thing I do when going on a long trip is scan passport, tickets, credit cards (front and back) and take photos of all baggage and handbags, print them all out and carry them with me in a safe place, as well as emailing the scans to myself. Also important is to keep the phone number of where you have to call to cancel a lost or stolen credit card.

    Once I had a bag which didn't arrive with me on my plane and it did help that I could provide a colour photograph of the missing piece to the baggage reclaim on my arrival at destination.

    you would certainly need a holiday after all that CB

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    Re: Advice to other members on how to stay safe in Tenerife.

    Quote Originally Posted by Malteser Monkey View Post
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    Yes a passport is for life not just for holidays

    YG why would you..... actually how do you put your passort in a toaster (unless under the influence of alcohol)

    I don't have a toaster does it apply to the grill too ?

    Question - not having been over for a while do you still need a passport to hand when paying with plastic coz that was a pain having to carry it around

    I think just carryinng as little as possible in general that way you have nothing to nick. Ladies small cluth like bags rather than massive strppy ones that can easily be snatched...perhaps

    this could be a good thread
    I only take my original passport around with me if i'm going to the lovely government offices (INEM or social .... ) where I have to have the original... I know they say you should carry it around with you always, but I don't. I have a plastificated reduced copy of my passport and my NIE A4 sheet too, fit into my purse nicely. I still haven't got round to getting an official stamped "copy" of it done though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casabonny View Post
    Do you know when this new law was implemented as I have never been asked for ID at the chemist or doctors ( last visit to chemist last Friday and Doctors late last month).
    perhaps this law, if it exists , relates to tourists .....rather than residents. Many tourists buy medication here over the counter that is not available in Uk without prescription.
    I was wondering the same, but thought maybe it's because our local chemists know us now?! as I've never had to provide passport, just had to show them my medical (seguridad social) card!

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    Re: Advice to other members on how to stay safe in Tenerife.

    Quote Originally Posted by Malteser Monkey View Post
    my question was serious - do you still need to carry a passport with plastic ?

    (I give up trying to be serious I just get ignored)
    Hi I sometimes pay with a debit card in Alcampo and Lidl they ask to see identification but not in Mercadonna

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    Quote Originally Posted by primrose View Post
    In most places you do need a Passport or a Spanish driving license,and now they have brught in a new law that you have to show your Passport at a Chemist or Doctors.
    I have just come back from the Chemist went to get my OH prescription but was not asked for passport.?

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    Re: Advice to other members on how to stay safe in Tenerife.

    The last time I went to Karen Whittakers there was a notice in the window saying there was a new law that you need a Passport to see the Doctor and get medication from the Chemist, while I was waiting to see Karen the people that were coming in were asked for their Passport and a couple that had no Passport were turned away. Sorry that's all I know.The next time I am down there I will look to see if the notice is still there.It wasn't just Tourists that had to show their Passports.
    Last edited by primrose; 09-07-2013 at 16:04.

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    Re: Advice to other members on how to stay safe in Tenerife.

    i go to the rastros every week,a hot bed of pickpockets, always go dressed in my oldest clothes, my trainers are so old a stall holder offered me a discount on a second hand pair, felt sorry for me, but i never have any problem with pickpockets, in fact they would probably drop me a bob or two

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    Re: Advice to other members on how to stay safe in Tenerife.

    Quote Originally Posted by Malteser Monkey View Post
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    Yes a passport is for life not just for holidays

    YG why would you..... actually how do you put your passort in a toaster (unless under the influence of alcohol)

    I don't have a toaster does it apply to the grill too ?

    Question - not having been over for a while do you still need a passport to hand when paying with plastic coz that was a pain having to carry it around

    I think just carryinng as little as possible in general that way you have nothing to nick. Ladies small cluth like bags rather than massive strppy ones that can easily be snatched...perhaps

    this could be a good thread
    in reply mm i frequently hide my passport in the toaster if there isn't a safe at hand because i thought that would be the last place they would look for it, but if stuart knows about it then i would think everyone does

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    on the theme of staying safe or in this instance being careful, when you go out spread your money about, we know that if we go to margaritas we will need about €60 for a good night, so i put €10 in 3 pockets and so does my wife,that way if the thieving scum bags do pick your pocket they will only get €10, also i know it is hard for you lady's but try not to carry a bag with you, it is like a red rag to a bull to them, i always carry what we need for the night, keys lipstick, and even woman's things if need be, my pockets are full and uncomfy sometimes but it's worth it not to be targeted,also try to walk with other couples or where there are a lot of other holidaymakers, keep away from dimly lit places and wasteland where it is easy for them to hide,don't be fooled by someone you don't know being over friendly and wanting to shake your hand, it is a ploy to pick your pocket, also people asking you to show them where to go on a map, i know it's a lot to take in but like young golfer says all people want is for everyone to be safe, and if we can help by posting helpful tips then all the better

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    Re: Advice to other members on how to stay safe in Tenerife.

    Generally speaking I doubt anyone is at much risk during the day in Los Cris.

    However if going out at night I tend to leave everything at home including my wallet and only take enough cash to pay for meal and drink etc.

    As from now, after being dipped outside Paradise Park after walking home alone, I will now ALWAYS take a taxi ride.

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