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Redwine


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17/02/2010 12:58

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We move to TRNC next year and want to set up a web design service on a part time basis. Would I need a work permit. Information I recieved I would have to have a Ltd company and costing a fortune. I just want to do it part time for my retirement. Any one help



Maz


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18/02/2010 23:30

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Sorry not up to date on this, but putting it back to the top for you because someone should know. Normalloy an accountant can advise you on this. Or maybe someone who already runs a similar service can advise you. I think if you try to ask at a governmental level you may get into linguistic difficulties. Or on second thoughts, is there anyone in BRS who could give you up to date ideas. Why not try their web page??? Just google British residents Society, N.Cyprus (can't remember it at the moment). Good luck.



daisy dukes


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18/02/2010 23:40

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I'm not completely sure, but i think that a work permit for part time work is just not worth it, as your money would just end up paying for the permit (unless of course you are earning loads)



As i said i'm not completely sure, so it would be best to ask an accountant (as marie said)



DD



Maz


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Anyway if you are freelancing you can't have a work permit as it is the employer who is meant to get it. So you are faced with starting your ownbusiness. It used to be cheap, something like 3000 lodged at the bank, now it is more like 30,000 plus a 51% TC interest.

As Daisy D confirmed - go talk to an accountant. And maybe ask for a recommendation through Cyp.44



cyprusishome


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19/02/2010 07:14

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If you set up a web design business to sell your services here then MarieB is correct. Best to find a local company that would take you on their books and they would get you a work permit.



However if you are working on projects for firms abroad then you amy be classed as working, for example in UK. I know of others who have done this but they may not wish to disclose that fact on public forum!!!!



negativenick


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19/02/2010 07:53

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Redwine,



Complex area, but basically a work permit is obtained by an employer for an employee - there is no such thing a "self employment" to foreigners in the TRNC....



If you are doing a few bits and bobs on the computer, might be a good idea to keep under the radar...



If that's not an option, you would need to form a Limited company, and that limited company would need to apply for a work permit for you and any other staff you might employ, but the costs are high and hassle involved will make you want to pull your hair out....



Hope this helps...



Redwine


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19/02/2010 14:07

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Many thanks for all your feed backs. I thought it might prove difficult. Anyway I can now explore other avenues. In the mean time as I am still in UK anyone one want a web site? lol



sienna


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19/02/2010 14:10

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Can I ask a question is the work permit stamped into your passport ? thanks in advance



JohnW


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19/02/2010 14:11

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Sienna



Yes, it is.



JohnW


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19/02/2010 14:12

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Redwine



Yes, I do. May I see some of the sites you have done?



John



Redwine


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19/02/2010 14:20

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Thanks John

here they are

http://www.shipmousehole.co.uk

http://www.tremaynemousehole.co.uk (still under construction)

http://www.littlepicturesmousehole.co.uk

http://www.mouseholelights.org.uk

http://www.mvdrivingschool.co.uk

http://www.navyinn.co.uk



my own site http://www.cornwalltelevision.co.uk (this is undergoing a makeover)

I can tailor make your site blogs/videos/sound/guest books/ paypal these are just a few example

I charge by the hour as it is fairer as I can estimate how long it will take and keep in or under a proposed budget.



Redwine


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19/02/2010 14:34

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John

If you e-mail me at ctv@cornwalltelevision.co.uk outlining what you want I will be happy to give you a quote and a run dow of the charges to set up your own domain etc. I always get the client to set up their own domain so that they own it and not me. This enables you to go elsewhere at a later date without any hassle (hoping that you wouldn't)

Graham



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