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jamestalbot


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I know this question has been asked many times before, so I apologise to those people who would normally make comment about it, but I am told there has been a recent change in the Law, can anyone advise me on the up to date situation.



Kind Regards



James



flutterby


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Hi James



I have just been through the police station visit and documentation.



You need:-



Title Deeds (or VAT paid stamped Sales Contract)

Turkish Bank Statement (showing you have 6,000 per person)

Marriage Certificate

Muktar's Original Letter

Pink booklet issued at the beginning of the Residency Process

Photocopy of p/port photograph page and Residency stamps in p/port

Am under 60 so had to get a slip from Police Station to go for a Medical. Went for Medical and then back to police Station where they want:-

The payment receipt for the medical. They do not keep the medical report, they give it back to you and that has to be taken3 weeks later to Immigration Department, along with Government Stamps. Do not open the Medical Report. I am going tomorrow to Immigration Department with my Medical Report, and Government Stamps and hopefully will get 2 years' Temporary Residency (though I have heard through the grapevine that the 2 years is for people over 60, but will let



flutterby


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(contd)



But will let you know.



I do not know if it would have been acceptable if I had gone for Medical before police visit, thus saving a visit to police station, but did not want to chance it, so let them tell me I had to go for the Medical.



Good luck!!



judyr


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19/01/2011 16:39

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I too will be applying in the next month or so. I have just returned from a month in the UK and have 90 days on my visa so will tie it in with the expiry of that. Can you tell me how much the whole process costs please?

Also if you have any up to date costs of a Turkish drivers licence I would be grateful although I am still on UK plates until May so can use my Uk licence until then.



cyprusairsoft



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under 60 you wont get 2 years guranteed



also ammount in bank is not required as long as you can prove income of sorts pension etc



straitasadie


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19/01/2011 17:25

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Where does the figure of 6000 comes from.Ive been going for six years and my bank balance has varied,

last year(early december) i renewed with 500 tl in the account,no one said a dicky.



flutterby


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Well strait I don't rightly know where the figure of 6k came from, somewhere for it to have stuck in my head!!! But there you go, 500 TL will do the trick!! And I don't as yet have pension myself, so need to show a bank balance and they won't accept UK one anymore, well that was anymore last year when I applied, so who knows this year.



Redwine


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We just got our residency last week for first time and they only issue for one year on first application and the after that option of 2 or 3 years its noe 193 ytl and 7.7 ytl stamps - can be bought from cafe in immigration so don't panic on stamps.



Jovial_John


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19/01/2011 18:58

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Message 2 - A few points:-



A rental agrrement in your name and stamped at the tax office is an acceptable substitute for a sales contract/kocan.



You didn't mention ins/outs. I went in November and they certainly then required to see your ins/outs and a photocopy thereof. I only had one so I don't know if they want all of them or just the last one - I have read conflicting accounts.



You need photocopies of Bank Statement, Muktah's Letter and Kocan (or alternative). Probably also for Marriage Certificate - but i don't know.



You can buy the necessary stamps at the cafe in the Immigration Department when you go to collect your residency.



Davliz


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19/01/2011 19:31

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Have just collected my residency today from Lefkosa-although our first application got two years no problem.At the police station they were not interested in our bank statements only our Kochan.We also did not have to produce ins/outs just a photocopy of the passport page showing our last entry to ensure we were within the 90 days visa.

David



Maz


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We went and NO passport photo required; NO ins and outs; NO marriage certificate, but that oculd be because it is not a new application.



As to proof of income, they don't seem to want British Bank statements any more - just TRNC ones, and no mention of how much.



And NO list this year of what is required on door - there was before.



But no hassle, just a few laughs with the policemen on duty.



negativenick


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20/01/2011 06:32

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speechles................................



Groucho



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You definitely will need a photo for a first application because they create a little pink (or in our case blue) booklet for you to carry on your person. The other photo you need is of course a photocopy of the passport page with your photo on it as well as every other document.



Saying you don't need these items is not helpful because if you go without them and they do ask for them, it's off to get them and back to the back of the queue for you! A bit like saying you don't need to buy a ticket for the train because no inspector asked to see yours....



flutterby


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Seems like it changes with the wind!!!!

We went to Immigration today, do not go needing the toilet as I really have never seen anything like the loos (and I have seen some state of loos in my time)!!!!!!

Despite that, went at 8.15, and was out by, about 10.30. Am under 50 and got 1 year, did ask about 2, but they said, wait another 9 years!!!!!!!!

Hub is on work permit, and no, they did not want to come and visit our home.

193 TL for one year as stated above and 7.7 TL stamps.

Right I wonder what documentation I am going to need for next year!!!!



flutterby


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Just an addendum to the above, I really do not mind doing any of it, just a shame it is not consistent, and perhaps it should be done in our home country, would certainly put a few off entering UK!!!



sludge


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21/01/2011 11:18

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hi please help been here 6 weeks and totally traumatised by the residency procedure. anyway been the police station 3 times now and had blood tests and going to pick up results today as had them done on wed. from reading all the blogs it appears you wait 3 weeks before taking them sealed to immigration.

please advise where the immigration is and if it is the same procedure as police re getting there early and

do we need just the blood results and stamps

thanks in advance



Deniz1


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Go to Lefkosia and continue past the big hospital on the left. Go through three sets of lights and turn left by a big land rover dealership go to the end of that road and cross over a piece of waste ground it the big building right at the end. Take your passport too.



treemancyprus


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Just to expand Deniz1's directions a bit (in case you are unfamiliar with Lefkosa) take the Girne to Lefkosa road over the mountain, slow down as you hit the plain cos there is a 65kph speed camera there. When you get to the big roundabout, go straight over. You will go past the above mentioned hospital (slow down, this time a 50 kph speed camera) - keep going, straight over small roundabout, 3 sets of lights. At the traffic light junction where you turn left, the dealership on the left corner is, I believe, a Chrysler/Jeep dealership. If you arrive as described above, you need to walk roung the immigration building to the front entrance. Go in and straight through to the end of the building - last corridor on left is immigration office. Best to arrive early, cos a little man issues a set number of numbered tickets. Wait in waiting room for your number to appear on board. Stamps can be pre-purchased from post office in Girne or at i.o.



flutterby


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AND.........



Have a nice day!!!!



mamachina


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Collected our 5th residency yesterday - Girne police said 2 weeks but we played safe and made it 3!! got there about 7.30 and need not have gone quite so early - first there. Opened door about 7.45 and sat til 8.45 and we were first in queue. Ticket man very fair and did do it in order!! Maybe January is a good month to do it, as we've never had a long long wait!!

For people going first time to police it is a bit of a rigamorole, (?) but it gets easier as the amount of paper needed gets less as time goes by! We always play safe and take copies of UK and local bank statements.

Two year residency seems to be only for the over 60's at the moment.



Jovial_John


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I don't understand why everybody tries to describe the route to Immigration when DC has provided a free downloadable/printable map:-



http://www.cyprusdownload.nl/cypmap/nicosia_immigration_office/nicosia_imm_office.html



Maz


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And I remember the other year the lovely police officers had cameras and took the pictures. Maybe they ran out of film cos now they don't have them! But as I say, for us, no photos required, but first time applications are a different matter. Personally I would go armed with everything (except a bribe!) just to make sure. Actually it is rather fun waiting to see what changes from year to year (if 'fun' is the right word)



sludge


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thanks for all your help feel a bit confident in what we are doing for the first time

cheers



Deniz1


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Msg 20 thats because under 60 you need a blood test every year



fiendishpaul


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Can anyone tell me what time the residency department in Girne police station opens for business ?



Many thanks



Paul



jake1


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Hi Paul,

I went this morning and they opened about 8:30am.

I got there at 7:30am and was number 24 in the queue

I was seen at around 10:30,so not too bad

Good luck!



Maz


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Girne Police Station is, I, think, 8a.m. to noon. Might be 12.30 - not sure,but pretty certain it is noon. So get there before noon, otherwise the poor policemen can't get away for lunch. Be kind to them



nigelh


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Yes, Girne Police station Immigration opens at 8am and No.1 in the queue will probably be seen before 08:30.

Another point worth remembering, if you get there before 8am (recommended !), make sure you put your name on the list that is (well, it was when I went there recently) on the shelf in the corridor as you approach the immigration office. If there isn't a list around, start one as it can be a bit "stressful" proving you were No.x !!

Good luck



fiendishpaul


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Thanks all



I popped into the 'Cop Shop' this morning and it opens at 8am. Judging by Jakes experience (arrive 7.30 and number 24 in the queue) I think I may have to get there a bit earlier than that !!



Thanks again



Paul



nigelh


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Hi Paul,

when I went a week ago, I got there at 06:00 and was number 1 !!! Two other folk arrived at 06:30 followed by some more at 07:00.

By the time I was seen (near to 08:30), there were about 20 folk waiting.

Just another comment, the officer who seems to be in charge of the office arrived a few minutes before 08:00 and started dishing out numbered tickets. After a few minutes he went inside (to drink, coffee I suspect) and any new arrivals had to go into the office to get a ticket - don't wait outside hoping to be given one without asking!

So it's a case of "the early bird" and all that !

Take a good book with you and, maybe, a portable chair - there were only 4 available outside the office and the floor is cold !

cheers

Nigel



negativenick


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mess 34 - what a farce.............



flutterby


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Message 34?? )



Maz


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Being one who is hinged to their bed a.m., I always go around 11a.m. Never had t wait long, But I guess that is thanks to all you early birds who get there while I am still snoring. Thanks!



nostradamus


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Message 33: don't know when you last went but the system now seems to be overwhelmed. The police only appear to be giving out about 30 numbers each day so if 30 people arrive before 8 o'clock then that's all they will deal with. It is a truly ridiculous system. Why on earth do they close at 12 o'clock? The police station doesn't operate on these hours so why does the immigration office?



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The list is of no use at all. We went really early got No 2. When the policeman came out at 8am he dished out numbers on a first come first serve basis. When we pointed out the list to him he just said `no list`.

I believe a few people have had the same experience. We were way down the list by the time we got a ticket off him. So Maz, stay hinged to your bed, you`ll probably do better than those that got at 7 am!!



Maz


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Just for your info - I went two weeks ago! Only one person in the room before me, and I was quickly dealt with and had a nice bit of banter with the policeman on duty. The week previously I went in for info, just before 12 and was the only person there, and met up with the nice police lady who works there. She even came out to the car to say 'Hi' to my husband. So by that time they were not that busy.



But don't all rush there at the later hour, or in spite of what Whistler says it means I won't be able to get my nose in the door. So thanks to all, once again.



As to why it closes at noon. Always has. It is only part of their work and the policemen there have other tasks to perform.



jake1


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Hi all,

I made my second trip today (Tuesday) to hand in my blood test receipt because I wasnt allowed to take it back yesterday and had to queue again today.

I got there at 6:45am, and was no 5 in the queue.

By 8am, there was considerably less people than there was Monday morning, and the numbers were only up to about 16 instead of 31 on Monday.

Advice! Dont go on Mondays!

Done again for another year!!!!!

And the Police guys were lovely!

Angie



Maz


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What different life styles we all head. Blimey! At 6.45a.m. I am only just about turning off the telly to get some shut eye. I just love those hours after midnight!



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