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KelvinUK


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08/02/2010 13:00

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Me & my family are looking to move to North Cyprus to start a new life with are kids. We have looked at schools etc and I am trying to look for work before we move & a house to rent until we get enough money to buy a house. We have looked at how health care etc works too.



Is this the right move for me and my family?



Thanks



fiendishpaul


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08/02/2010 13:09

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Kelvin



Only you can make that decision. However, unless you can raise at least 12000 a year without working then personally I would think twice. I appreciate that you are looking for work but everyone will tell you that it is extremely difficult to find work legally. My suggestion would be to come over and rent for a few months to see if it ticks the boxes that you require. Sorry to appear a killjoy, but unless you have the independent funds to support yourself, life can be very difficult here.



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Paul



Lilli



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08/02/2010 13:17

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Hi Kelvin thats good advice from Paul, It is very difficult here, even more so to make a living. Schools are not cheap, neither is medical care. Electricity here is very expensive. However rents are good compared to UK, You know your own circumstances. Maybe your skils would be beter working greek side. its not too far to travel. good luck whatever you decide xx



KelvinUK


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Thanks for the advice I didnt realise it was so difficult to find work out there. Do public schools cost?



sienna


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08/02/2010 13:46

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I think you need to do a little more homework and come and see for yourself before you move to North Cyprus I don't think you are undersatnding quite what you are up against sorry to dampen your ideas



Listen to message 2 good advice



KelvinUK


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08/02/2010 13:48

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I think i do need more homework, thanks everyone, id rather you said it how it is than say yeh yeh come its brilliant.



Stewart


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08/02/2010 13:52

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Suggest you look for work across the Green line in Nicosea....rate of pay is considerably higher, paid in Euros



muskarabina


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08/02/2010 13:53

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well established business for sale.

'all occasions party shop'



email

alloccasions@cyprus.com



KelvinUK


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Thank you Stewart sounds like all is not lost. Can I live in the North & Work in the South?



NanaJan



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08/02/2010 15:24

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Kelvin you can work in the South but from our experience the wages are still nothing like the wages in the UK. Jobs are hard to get just as they are in the North and mainly go to Cypriots. My nephew wanted to work as a lorry driver with his Class One heavy goods license but he was told that he would have to take their test and that it would include reading the road signs in Greek. He had been to see a company that wanted him since he is single but it all came to nothing in the end.

Young families are leaving the Island from both sides to go back to the UK because they cannot manage.



Have you thought of the Middle East since we have worked in that region for years. Mainly you get free accommodation, health care, one trip home each year at least depending on your status. We lived on compounds which were like holiday camps and of course no tax to pay either and so all money in your pocket. Have a look at the Kuwait, Oman, Dubai, Qater, Saudi, Bahrain web sites for any jobs in your fie



Stewart


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Hi...as a citizen of the EU you have total freedom to work anywhere throughout the EU ( inc across the green line )



Crossing daily for you is no problem...many TCs also do.



Do not sell up in the Uk untill you have tried it for a year...long term rental is fairly cheap in NC...rent your place in the UK...rent a villa with pool etc etc..and have a bit left over.....much better quality of life in NC.



KelvinUK


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08/02/2010 16:19

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Thanks to both of you for that advice im slowly picking up good points and bad points im pritty stuck at the moment but going to come out and see what lifes like before i make any decision



Hector


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Your profile states you are a student. When you are qualified why not look at Australia or NZ. They welcome people with qualifications unlike the TRNC.



KelvinUK


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08/02/2010 16:28

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Hi Hector yes thats right i am currently studying media but also have many other qualifications under my belt. I was thinking Australia as a alternative. Going to start having a look into it. Thanks



jimmy


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I was adding up the other day how much we have spent as a family of 4 in 30 months & it was quite an eye opener. It's getting on for 100k.



16K in rent

15K in school fee's

12K .....4 trips back to uk (personal choice but still adds up)

1k on various satellite systems

25k food, electric, petrol, water & eating out etc (& we don't go out that much TBH)

6k depreciation on car

1k import duties

5.5k containers (just booked a 20' to go back for 2.5K)

1k insurances





that lot adds up to about 80k but I know there's about another 20k to account for. Somewhere!!





We are moving back to the uk for family reasons but we have enough to buy a house as well as another business so when i ask myself was it worth the 100k I would have to say no.



Never ever thought I would ever say this but I am looking forward to going back to work.



Hector


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Jimmy

May I wish you and your family all the best for the future.



Woodspeckie


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Kelvin. I think it would be a good idea to get some work experience behind you before you venture out into the unknown, you may have qualifications but employers these days also look out for people with some experience too. My Son and his wife have been waiting 2 years for a visa to Australia she is a teacher (for 12 years) and my Son a warehouse Manager, they have the points required but there are no jobs available and until you get work they will not allow you into the country.



KelvinUK


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08/02/2010 22:08

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Australia has always been hard as the points system restricts alot of people. I'm not really looking at Australia as it would be too far to come back home, but thanks for the advice



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mess 15 - "and we moved here because it was cheap"....



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