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Hilary


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30/11/2010 08:44

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If you leave the island for 24 hours or more are you guaranteed 90 more on your visa when you return? My friend only has ten days left on their visa and is planning to apply for temporary residency, however they are having trouble setting up a bank account and are worried that their application will not be submitted before the 10 days is up and are therefore considering leaving the island and returning to buy a little more time.



Navek



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30/11/2010 08:53

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Easiest option is to go to your nearest crossing point, to the south.

Fill in a new visa slip before you go, and you will get extra time stamped on it.

No guarantee how much time you will get, but you should get enough time to sort things out.

Hope this helps.

Navek



malsancak


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30/11/2010 09:11

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or if they need a iliday, go to Antalya and book a week in one of the Lara Beach hotels, can usually do a week's all-inclusive holiday for less than 400 for two (200 each) including flights and transfers.



Hilary


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30/11/2010 09:13

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Thanks Navek - they tried this (and going to the police station) but they were adamant that the would only given them 10 days and no more after that. Another friend went through the other day and got 90 day - no questions asked! Seems very hit and miss.



artistabroad


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30/11/2010 09:27

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Could they not submit details of their UK bank account? I know of at least one friend who did this, and although the police weren't happy at first, they did eventually accept it.



Hilary


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30/11/2010 18:19

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Pugwash


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30/11/2010 18:41

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What is the bank account issue? that is the easiest thing here, what bank are they using?



Deniz1


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30/11/2010 19:55

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I agree you can set up an account in an hour all you need is a passport.Much easier than the uk.



decanddyl


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30/11/2010 22:05

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We used UK bank account with no problem.



eyebob


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30/11/2010 23:59

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You are not guaranteed anything here!Just go over the border, do a bit of shopping or whatever;when you return, hand in a new visa and the liklihood is that you will get another 90 days on it.



Woodspeckie


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27/12/2010 10:16

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Any info please on leaving the island 3 days over the 90 days visa. A person in our hotel will have stayed 93 days when he leaves, we think he needs to extend his visa other people have told him he doesn't need to because over a certain age he is ok, he is 74. Can he go a the police station to get an extension someone else has said he can do this. He has travelled on his own and is getting confusing answers.



ianwfs


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27/12/2010 10:58

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Not needing a visa over a certain age is a myth. It's a story that rears it's head every so often, but there is no truth in it. The problem is, you hear it from people in "authority" eg police, immigration staff at the border. However the people that count, ie the immigration department in Lefkosa, do not, and as far as I know never have, applied such a rule.

Your visitor will need his visa extended, but the good news is it's not difficult to do. I'm not sure if it can be done at the police station or if he'll have to visit Nicosia.

This may be one of those instances where a quick trip to the south and getting a new visa on return is justified.

NB. The above comments are on the assumption that your visitor is an EU national.



Woodspeckie


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27/12/2010 14:54

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He has UK passport. Anyone got any more info on this please especially about going to the police.



nostradamus


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27/12/2010 15:26

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Re message 12: I know a couple who lived here for 3+ years without residency. During one of the amnesty periods, they decided to deal with this and the husband, who was 59, crossed the border. He paid the fixed penalty at the border and then subsequently applied for his residency. The wife, who was just over 60 didn't have to do this because of her age and simply applied for residency, which was given with no penalty. I made enquiries on their behalf at the time and was told categorically by Lefkosa immigration office that there was no penalty for over 60s. Make of this what you will!



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