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I received a parking ticket in Amsterdam and I live in Northern

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I received a parking ticket in Amsterdam and I live in Northern Ireland. I appealed it and they decided that I must pay it. I am disabled and on a low income. I can't afford to pay £377 in one lump some, but installments are only available to residents. I don't know what to do next
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Have they got a court judgment against you?
Alex
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I don't think so. I just received the reply to my appeal from the Public Prosecutor and he/she has decided not to be lenient. In order to appeal again to the court I must pay the fine as security, which to me is defeating the purpose

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Do you have a number we can speak on?
Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

my disabilities limit the time I can speak on the phone so I prefer typing,etc I hope that's ok

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Sure. Then just pay by instalments, there is nothing they can do. At worst they can get a county court order for the uk and even then you could apply to pay by instalments.
So make the weekly. / monthly payments. There is nothing they can do.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

but they said I can't pay in installments as I'm not a resident. I applied online and apparently they send a letter to inform whether they will accept it. If it's not paid by Nov it goes up 200 euro then it goes up to 1200 euro

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
They can't discriminate against you on the basis of your nationality. That is against European law. They can't refuse.
You and they are in the EU.
Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Ok I will figure out who to talk to about it then. This is all because I didn't know that people actually lease disabled spots in Amsterdam and the number on the disabled parking sign is actually their car registration number. Thank you

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
It's against EU law to discriminate against you so they can't!
Does that help?
Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

ok thank you

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I am just following up to see if there is anything else I can help with?
If you have not done so already might I ask you to rate my answer before you go today please, the button should be at the bottom of the screen.
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Alex