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PMF68


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19/05/2010 21:25

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Does anyone know the facts as to whether going to the south actually qualifies you for another 90 days stay in the North, I have spoken with different people and they have different views some say its OK some say not, this thread is for a friend as I have residency.



My understanding was you had to leave the island (go to Turkey etc) for a minimum of 2 days in order to get another 90 days stay here.





thanks



Paul



Hilltop



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19/05/2010 21:34

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I doubt there is a set rule (available to us anyway). It will probably be down to the mood of the official on the day.



AlsancakJack



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19/05/2010 21:55

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PMF68

The whole business of going to the South to get your next 90 days visa can be a problem. If TRNC Immigration for whatever reason think that you are taking the proverbial then you will get less than 90 days. The only safe way to do it is to go to Turkey either via ferry or plane and pay your 10 (or whatever it is now) for an entry visa and then return the next day. I have indirect personal experience of this as I know of people that were doing the 'border' trip on a regular basis rather than pay for temporary residency and because they had other minor transgressions their '90 days' visa via the South was regarded as illegal and used as an excuse to deport them.

AJ



cyprusishome


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20/05/2010 08:22

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Possibly 2 years ago there was an article in CT where the minister in charge stated quite categorically that going to south was not an acceptable way of obtaining continuing residency and that it would be STOPPED!!



However there seems to be no change and the immigration officers just give visa at random days.



Personally, if you cannot abide by the rules of the country and get residency then why are you here???



gotavilla


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20/05/2010 08:26

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A bit harsh Cyprusishome. Many of the home owner in TRNC have homes in the UK as well and flit from on to the other. That doesn't warrant your comment.



Bertie


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20/05/2010 08:53

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In the autumn we only had a 45day visa which would have expired before we were due to go back to UK we went to Immigration and explained the situation and they gave us and extension.It was a one of as we were not at that time ready to apply for residency.



ianwfs


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20/05/2010 10:43

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Gotavilla. "Many of the home owner in TRNC have homes in the UK as well and flit from on to the other."

If that is what they're doing, then they are doing nothing wrong. This post is about people who every 90 days pop across the border for a couple of hours and expect a new 90 days when the come back.

Possibly 99 times in 100 they will be OK, but remember TRNC is not like the UK. Your ins and outs are on the computer, and although 90 days is the norm, it is not a right. If the immigration officer thinks you are taking advantage, you run the risk of only getting what was left on your visa before you went on your shopping trip. Furthermore, if there appears to be a trend, and it looks as if you're trying to get round the immigration rules (which in this instance is actually the case), you could well find yourself on the next flight out, with a hefty fine to boot.

And when that happens, don't complain about the injustice of it all. If you break the law, sooner or later you'll get caugh



baxi7


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20/05/2010 13:42

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can some = one define resdency , compared to temp . 1 month , 3 months , 6 months , ? .



the butler


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20/05/2010 14:04

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baxi71,



1 month, 3 months is only a tourist visa and allows you to stay in the TRNC for that period of time. it is free on entry to the country. The temporary residency has to be applied and paid for and you need blood tests etc, muctars letter, either a rental agreement or sales contract for your property. This lasts for one year or sometimes 2 if you are over a certain age.





The butlers wife



Geoff1131MK11


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20/05/2010 14:11

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I would consider residency means where you spend most of the year. So those who come here for three months ( 90 days ) and then leave the country, and then come for another 90 days later in the year are all acting within the law. As long as they are only spending a total of 180 days per year in TRNC. As stated in post 7 there could come a time when those who cheat the system are caught and deported. These people should expect no sympathy from me.



Geoff


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20/05/2010 17:03

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Yep! Bite the bullet like the rest of us have, and apply for a residence permit.

Geoff



mmmmmm



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20/05/2010 18:19

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This 'grey' area always tickles me..



Either the 'rump' RoC is a separate nation - according to 'TRNC' - or it isn't .



If it is - according to 'TRNC' authorities - then you 'leave' TRNC' when you cross the Green Line ( 'border' ) - no need to go to TR, then...



Very much a case of 'this is Cyprus' ..i.e. rules is rules, except when..... ;)



Geoff1131MK11


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20/05/2010 18:33

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Make your mind up Mark, you keep telling us all that Cyprus is one nation, well if it is then you have to leave the said nation when your visa runs out!!!!!!!



mmmmmm



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20/05/2010 19:11

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Hi Geoff,



re msg 13



I DID say according to the 'TRNC' authorities.. :0



*I* made my mind up a long time ago - to accept what the UN say to us... ;)



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