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scubaboy


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25/05/2010 12:56

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Hello Everyone



Any ideas on how to renew a uk ? Do i go to the Greek side or can I do it this side ? Also any ideas of costs and time duration ?



Thanks

Steve



nurseawful



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Steve,

Go to the British High Commission in Lefkosa takes a week to 10 days. You will need your photos and a form to fill in but be very careful you get the photos done properly without glasses if you wear them. Not sure of the cost now sorry.



Chris



scubaboy


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thanks Chris



Any ideas of the opening times ?



Regards



Steve



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Steve,



I could be wrong but pretty sure they open at 8am and close about 1300.



Chris



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Go to http://ukincyprus.fco.gov.uk/en/help-for-british-nationals/passports. My husband just got his within the ten days they say. But I think it all changes in June with passports being processed in Madrid, so better hurry!



scubaboy


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does anyone know if they can 'add' pages ? mine doesnt run out till 2013 but i only have one clean page left



kiwikid


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25/05/2010 13:24

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This morning on the british forces radio it announced that from the 1st of June passport renewal would be taking up to 4 weeks as all new passports would be issued in Madrid. then sent back to the British consulate in Cyprus. There will also be and additional charge for the Courier costs.

I will make this a new thread as I think folks need to be aware of the extra time as to not get stuck.

Angela



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This was announced several weeks ago in Cyprus Today - maybe the british forces radio should subscribe so they can keep up to speed



scubaboy


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I'll go see them tomorrow at 8am sharp !



Thanks for everyone help !



maggymay


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Hi Scubaboy

Renewed mine yesterday. You must do it before 28th, as after that it gets sent to Madrid and you will have to pay more. Opens at 7.30am.We were first in and was back in Girne just after 8.30am. There are 2 rooms one for visa and one for passport but security man tells you. Very nice and very quick.They will ring you when its ready. Just make sure that your photos are what's required. You can only pay in cash Euros or bank/credit card. Hope this helps.

Maggymay



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thanks Maggymay



How much was the cost and how long will it take ?



maggymay


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Hi

It cost 304euro for both hubby and me and was told they would be back around middle of June, but I expect it to be earlier.

Regards Maggymay



maggymay


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Hi

It cost 304euro for both hubby and me and was told they would be back around middle of June, but I expect it to be earlier.

Regards Maggymay



Groucho



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Yes 7 - 10 days... turnaround



scubaboy


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Hey Groucho

Its steve from LandRover

How are you mate ?



Groucho



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Steve,



We are all very well thank you very much for asking...



How's Demet coming on with the Joanna?



scubaboy


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Hi Everyone



Well I did the deed this morning at the consulate, what a painless exercise (apart from being 152 Euros worse off!)



As you all know, its the last two days before they start the new system which then will take over a month to get the passport, currently im advised its 15 working days due to the hight demand before the change in the system.



Thanks for everyones help and advice, on the 27th of June I leave the TRNC after 8 years to start a new life/Job in Bali, I shall of course be comming back to the TRNC for visits and holidays as I still class this beautiful island as my home.

Regards

Steve



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Scubaboy - enjoy Bali!! We had a hol there, super - hope p/port arrives back in time -haha!! We went last Tues (18th) and was told 7th for collection, or will ring if ready before.



scubaboy


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Cheers Mamachina



My old p/port is still current, i've just run out of clean pages to attached visas to, I only have 1 clean page left which i will need for my visa on arrival in Bali then I have to leave within 30 days to go to Singapore to collect my working visa which requires another clean page, so.... basically its costing me 152 euros for a page !!!!

Ouch !!!!!

And yes - Bali is super, i've been a few times on holiday !



marcosthechef



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I got a new one last month at the high commision in Lefkosa, 10 days but they didnt like my picture ( I thought it was the nutz, but hey ho) too much shoulder !! so got another one and 17 euros extra charge got my passport a few days later. cant even remember how much it was +++ 17 euros



Looking forward to getting to immigration at the airport this friday coz I have a new passport and an old one with 18 months worth of Business permit in it, should be entertaining !!!!!



PS anyone know where the euro sign is on a laptop key board ????



keithcaley



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Marcos,

Probably Ctrl-Alt-4, see this page: -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A703351



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After all these years I finally find the euro sgn.



Thanks Keith.



Groucho



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Wll I'll be buggrd...



Geoff


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Hi Newscoop - can you help ME find the Euro sign? I am using Windows XP Pro X64

Geoff



kiff1


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Hi



I applied for a new passport on 24th of May, and still have not heard anything back

from High Commission, and they don't seem to answer their phones!!

I need to fly in one week's time.

Is anyone else waiting at the moment for a passport to be returned.

Think I applied on the same day as you Maggy.

Have you received yours back yet?



keithcaley



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As Msg 21 - Ctrl-Alt-4 : -



maggymay


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Hi,

No haven't received ours yet.We was over there last Monday and I popped in on the off chance but they were not there and was told they would phone me.I hope it's not much longer.

Maggymay



kiff1


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Thanks Maggy,

I'm going to try on Monday,

I'll let you know if I have any joy.



maggymay


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25/06/2010 14:05

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Hi Chris,

Just to let you know I picked my passports up this morning.

Maggymay



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