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lionheartone


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13/03/2010 17:18

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I think at last my house here in the UK is sold and I can emigrate to Northern Cyprus. It has been nearly 3 years since first I tried.

There are many subjects that I need advice on, the first being how to register in the Country. I seem to recall that I had to get a written statement from the UK police stating that I was "OK". Is that still required and if so will I have to apply for an updated statement and what do I do with it?

I am bringing my cat with me and I understand that he will required to remain in quarantine just outside Nicosia for a while. Any information/recommendations on air carriers etc will be welcome.



newlad



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Welcome to the forum.Do you have property in the North,

Paul



minertor



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msg 2: careful how you answer that, lionheartone. Only someone from 'ull would ask a newby that one.



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basil


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13/03/2010 19:09

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Lionheartone,

It depends where you currently live and which UK airport is likely to suit your needs.

Airpets are based in Staines and James Cargo are Manchester based. Both are on the web:

http://www.airpets.com

http://www.jamescargo.com



You may wish to arrange for your cat to stay with a friend or relative while you get yourself out here and find your feet; so you could then get to meet him at Ercan airport and follow him to the Quarantine compound in Lefkosa. You will be expected to visit daily, provide food, cat litter and clean after your pet.



You can get people here to do that for you; (email sara@topdoghotel.com ) although some days you may be in Lefkosa anyway chasing paperwork - for residency, car import, driving license, and your container if you have one on the way ...



Good luck!



andrew4232



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13/03/2010 19:24

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or the easier option regarding the cat have it stuffed in the uk then no quarantine rules apply



Jo Valentine


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14/03/2010 02:42

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Hello Mike

Welcome to the Forum where most of the members are more than willing to give help and advice if they can.

I have sent you an email.

Best regards

Jo Valentine

01302 729696

http://www.jamesvalentineremovals.co.uk



Jo Valentine


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Hello Mike

Welcome to the Forum where most of the members are more than willing to give help and advice if they can.

I have sent you an email.

Best regards

Jo Valentine

01302 729696

http://www.jamesvalentineremovals.co.uk



Groucho



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14/03/2010 07:11

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The form you need from the police is called a Subject Access form and it's a requirement here still. You have to pay for it. 10 I believe was the price we had to pay but that about 5 years ago.



It must be provided to you within 40 days of your application to the Police HQ for the area you are in. The 40 days is set in stone by the Data Protection Act.



Lilli



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14/03/2010 09:19

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they have relaxed the quarantint laws now, i beleive the animals do one day then house quarantine for 3 weeks, check with defra. good luck its getting warmer xxx



negativenick


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"yow'll learn" as me old Uncle Percy used to say....



roblyn


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Hello Lionheartone, I believe the document you may be referring is a police report from your local constabulary in the UK. to prove you're not a master criminal

Your solicitor requires this if you are buying a property in N Cyprus.

We haven't been asked for a copy of this report for any other reason ie- residency driving license etc.

Keep in mind that this report is only valid for 3 months

Foolishly because I've never commited an offence in the UK and didn't plan on commiting one here I thought it lasted for ever.mine expired and I had to reapply. The fee was 10



cooper


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Info on this link might prove helpful - http://www.nmplegal.com/pdf/Residency%20in%20the%20Turkish%20Republic%20of%20Northern%20Cyprus.pdf



lionheartone


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Thanks all for the welcome. I have had my eye on a villa just outside Lapta for a couple of years. I hope that will be my home.

I will re apply for the police statement.

There will be many more questions I am sure. I presently live in Norfolk so I expect Sam(the cat) and I to travel from Stansted.

Thanks again



Groucho



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14/03/2010 11:48

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Lionheartone



First thing to do... rent for at least a year and get the lay of the land - loads buy in an area they end up hating. don't lookto buy during this year and your rose tinted spec will bleach out giving you 20/20 sight once more. It's so easy to be carried away on a wave of euphoria bought on by seemingly unrepeatable deals and the sunshine atmosphere...



Second thing, rent for another year while you find the villa of your dreams and not one from a nightmare. Things like - noisy neighbours, night clubs, houses built in front totally removing your view etc.



Last thing to do buy...



That way you'll know when you do that it's exactly what you want.. where you want at the price you want.



rigsby


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Sound advice Groucho



spider


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Hi and welcome..we came 3yrs this May and never had a form....and we are here..we just sold up packed the dog,cat,booked the flight and Hay presto...oneway ticket and 8 suit cases.No problem at all..I think now your cat may be able to stay at home with you and they will tell you this if you contact the people to sort out the pet flights for you..

contact Stansted we flew from there..Yes rent,thats what we do and are very happy with our villa and landlord who is just great..Good luck and to be honest you have very little to worry about.as they say,,Just do it.and work round any problems as the come your way..



Spider,X



lionheartone


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I do have the opportunity to rent a place for a year in Catalkoy however it is furnished which leaves me with the problem of storing a house load of furniture and effects.

Cars...........is it sensible/possible to import an 18 year old car (Japanese) and if so how would it be valued and tax levied?



scruff


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On the subject of bringing a cat over here. It does take a bit of work on your part & it can be quite frustrating getting all the paperwork sorted in the UK. & here in Cyprus, however try to avoid using a company like airpets. It will cost you a fortune as opposed doing this yourself. You need to check out the Defra website, get rabies jabs done in the UK. Have a final Vet check 24 hrs before flying. Organise a flight on a plane that has a suitable hold for animals. Not all the airplanes do. Check out with CTA & Turkish airlines. You also need to contact the Vets department here to ensure that you understand the latest arrngements. My cats had to go into quarantine in Lefkosa for 3 weeks/1 month. I understand that they have relaxed these rules now, but the paperwork & jabs will need to be spot on regardless. Your animal will not be allowed to leave the UK. unless all these things are done. Just ensure that you do the homework on this. It is quite hard work, but worth it.



scruff


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Just a final tip. We bought the wooden pet carriers for our cats from a local quarantine kennel/cattery in the UK. This meant the carriers were much cheaper than buying new. This is especially expensive if you are bringing a large dog.

Hope this helps.

We did all this in 2002 & had no regrets, but it may have been the most difficult thing about our move to Cyprus, to actually organise.



everon


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14/03/2010 16:10

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lots of unfurnished villas around to rent x



lionheartone


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Thanks again all



scruff


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re msg 17

Totally impossible to import an 18 yr car here. Not old enough to count as a Classic car & far too old for the 3 yrs rule or 5 yrs maximum if you have a owned a car for this time. Back to the drawing board on vehichle importation. Do some searches on this forum's search page. All this information is there to see.

Importing a car (particularly a non European manufacturer) is not worth doing IMO unless you thrive on hassle & have a very full wallet, but others will disagree.

Japanese vehicles attract an enormous level of import duty here compared to European ones. European does not include Japanese cars built in the UK. btw. These are still classed as Japanese.



lionheartone


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Thanks scruff I thought that might be the case. I will be looking for a 4x4 Jeep,Pajero or the like , not new but also definitely not a "nail". Any suggestions where to look, newspapers, garages etc.



scruff


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Can't help there I'm afraid. Back in 2002, buying 2nd hand car here was not for the faint hearted. We bought a new car on arrival. Probably much easier now to buy safely from someone returning to the UK. & needing a quick sale for their vehicle.



basil


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14/03/2010 18:53

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Re 4x4, (message23) You could get a general idea by looking down the 'for sale' ads on this forum.



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