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geronimo


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09/11/2010 10:40

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Anyone know the latest requirements, costs etc. for residency please. Any new pieces of paper required? New costs, stamps and so on - many thanks.



magalan


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09/11/2010 10:54

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As at 01 Nov..........



For first application at Police station:

Photo page of passport and photocopy

2 Passport photos

Original and copy of sale/purchase/rental contract

Local bank statement AND PHOTOCOPY

9.75TL stamps

Mukhtar's letter

Marriage certificate and photocopy



crofter


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09/11/2010 11:29

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All of the above plus your in and out white paper.



We were asked for it this time although we have never been asked before in 8 years of renewing.



batgirl


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09/11/2010 11:34

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Plus receipt for your blood test

also your purchase/rental contract must be stamped at the tax office and they will want a photocopy



Marisa


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What is "in and out white paper"?



yrret


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Don't worry if you don't have sales/Rental Contract, your Kocan will do also



Stamps not normally needed at Police stn.



magalan


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09/11/2010 12:14

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Sorry msg 6 - Stamps definitely needed at Police station. We had taken 9.20TL in stamps as per BRS info - the policewoman took pity!! on us and accepted them, saying the 55kurus owing was a gift!



yrret


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09/11/2010 12:23

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msg 7 - that is the first time I have ever heard of stamps needed at Police stn, didn't need them back in September, you normally need 7tl stamps at Nicosia for the residence stamp only.

Maybe the Policewoman had some mail to send?



batgirl


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09/11/2010 12:40

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Msg 8 the stamps are for first timers to get the pink book (id card) which contains your photo and address



yrret


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Ah, didn't know that Batgirl



Baydweller


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09/11/2010 13:27

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Plus 80tl for the blood test (depending on which clinic you use).

Plus 185tl when you get the residency stamp in your passport at Nicosia.



tarry67


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09/11/2010 13:39

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And make sure you have enough money showing in a bank account as my friend was just refused her residency. She had 3000 in an account which was the same as last year, but this year they said it needed to be more like 5000.

Because her residency date had passed she then had to pay 95tl for a months visa and return at the office with enough showing in here account 1 month later. You would of thought they would of taken this amount off her yearly residency fee, but no chance........!!!! Lovely system here in Cyprus.



Deniz1


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My american friends were turned down for a 1 year visa although they met all the criteria they were only given 90 days.



geronimo


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09/11/2010 16:57

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Many thanks you guys, very helpful now for the difficult part!



Tenakoutou



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09/11/2010 17:55

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Just for general info:



Went to the muktar this morning - he wanted 20TL for both letters [got to have one each, although married!]. We noticed he was 'fishing about' for something.....we went to the Girne police station at 11 o'clock - I walked straight in to get blood test form..... 'Where's your queue number?' I was asked curtly.

'Sorry, I was told we don't need one if only collecting blood test form.'

'How many years you been in TRNC?'

'This is our 6th year.'

'OK - wait and the policewoman will see your wife. You have no stamps on your muktar's letters [2] - should be 1.50TL on each - bring tomorrow'

Wife told she must have blood test, her documents checked, and was given the [police] stamped and signed form.

Off we went to 'UNILAB' - the TC's call these places 'laboratoire' - it is situated right opposite the side of the Kombos [Mercedes dealer] building.



Tenakoutou



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09/11/2010 18:05

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Msg 16 Cont'd:



Wife took test [also was given an injection to test for TB], paid the 80TL and were told to collect the result at 4.30 pm next Monday.



A woman in the queue at the police station was telling us how this treatment violates all sorts of EU regulations, as well as 'human rights' - she seemed to know what she was talking about.



So, according to government logic, as I'm over 60, I'm impotent and my wife, who hasn't required a blood test since the first [mandatory] medical 5 years ago, is now deemed to be 'bed-hopping' - charming!



Now, which night club, escort agency, or massage parlour, can anyone recommend for me to visit tonight???!!!



crofter


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10/11/2010 07:46

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Marisa.....they wamt to know when you last 'left' the island and came back. They class the white paper that we all have stamped when we go over the crossing to the Greek side as having 'left the island'. So they ask to see the white piece of paper.



Since the crossing opened in 2003 we have never been asked to show this piece of paper and fortunately we had it with us otherwise the 3 hours wait would have been in vain.



rigsby


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10/11/2010 13:11

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Be nice if ALL the authorities used the same rules.At the same time or is that asking too much.Cyprus shrug.



jbm2009


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I have been trying to contact the Immigration office all morning to see if our residency renewal is ready but having no luck, just get dialing tone, no pick up on both numbers Does anyone know the best time to call? (if there is a best time!!).



jbm2009


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10/11/2010 14:15

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Horay! Finally got through after 17 attempts at 2pm! Pleased to be told that our renewal is ready after 2weeks from going to Girne police station! Tel numbers for the immigration office are:03926111022 (this is the one i finally got through on) and 03926111016. Fingers crossed we pick it up tomorrow as quickly as other people appear to have done on this forum!



yrret


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10/11/2010 14:29

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For anyone who may not be aware, when you go to Nic for the irrigation stamp, if you go in the main entrance, i.e. the front of the building, into the lobby area with the big staircase, and go through the door on the left, there is (or was anyway) a young lady in an office there who is very helpful, and if you give her your application number from the inside cover of your passport, or your previous number, she can tell you from her PC if your visa is ready.

Beats waiting for a few hours to find out it isn't ................ but it's not as efficient as a phone call, if you can get through in 17 attempts or so.



jbm2009


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11/11/2010 10:13

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Result! Now home after collecting our Residency Renewal for the 4th year! We arrived at the Immigration office at 6.30am and were first in the queue and cold!! Obviously have got too used to warmer temperatures later in the day! At 7.15 am a man appeared with a clipboard and list of numbers (we had supplied a makeshift list up to this point) for issuing tickets later. At 7.30 am we were allowed into the building and ushered into the waiting room, at 8.15am a very stern lady came to allocate our ticket numbers, only another 30 mins later and we were in front of the same 'stern lady'and underway with obtaining our renewal! Out and home by 9.30 am and enjoying a nice cup of coffee to warm up,must remember to wear warmer clothes next year! At least we have another Summer to look forward to before we have to prepare ourselves for our next annual visits to the police station, laboratory and immigration office!!!



susiesusie


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just an update..... been to nic this morning. got there at 7 am ish. All external doors locked. Outside one of the 2 main doors was a piece of paper where you put your names on.

Then waited for another person around 7.45 to bring out the official bit of paper which the names are then transferred onto. (you have to do this yourself). Still locked out until 8am.

Then they come into the waiting room and call out your name then give you a ticket. (english numbers differ from turkish/cyp etc. Automated screen beeps when a number comes up. go to the desk.

Armed with your passport and blood results you hand them over. When checked you then take a piece of paper with the 185ytl charge on it to the cashier a few doors down on the left pass the cafe. Pay that then return to THE SAME DESK (other desks dont have your file). hand in your 7ytl stamp (cost 7.5 in the cafe) and passport and there you go!.

out by 9.15am.



Tenakoutou



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11/11/2010 18:05

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yrret/msg 21: 'For anyone who may not be aware, when you go to Nic for the irrigation stamp...'



Do you mean to say that they stamp on your head and then subject you to 'colonic irrigation'?



nostradamus


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Message Posted:
11/11/2010 23:01

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Re message 17: why, in the name of sanity, are they asking for the white papers that are stamped when you cross the border?? I cross the border very frequently and have used up dozens of these stupid things. Frequently, when they are full, the guy in the box at the border just throws them in the bin. I understand that Girne Police Station can now give you an 'in and out' list so why the hell don't they just look it up? Answer: it would be too simple and wouldn't cause you any aggravation!



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