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Cazleo


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31/10/2011 08:28

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Go to the Girne police station with all your paperwork, there dont appear to be extreme queues at the moment!

You will be given a piece of paper to take to the state hospital to pay for your blood and TB tests. Here you may encounter a queue as they also do the work permits. Residency cost 135TL, work permit 165TL.



There is a list outside the door you need to add your name and they will call you when they reach your name on the list. You will be given another piece of paper with the name of the clinic they are using for tests on the top they are apparently using a rota basis for clinics!



The clinic will take your blood and give you the TB test, you will need to return three days later to have the TB test checked. I was told to return to the State hospital a week later to collect my results.



Has anyone got any further than this? There seems to be some confusion about what happens next.



wino53


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31/10/2011 13:36

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Went today at 12oclock for results....Room 307 no longer exists, but was escorted to a room next to the cafe, after searching for 20 minutes they found my results....next hurdle will be Lefkosa in about two weeks.



Groucho



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31/10/2011 13:49

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Wino53, remember there is a Bayram next week and a one day holiday the following week - may be better to leave it 3 weeks before going to Lefkosa.

Mrs G



magalan


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31/10/2011 16:04

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Despite supposed general strike today, residency renewal at Lefkosa was quick (relatively!).



Cazleo


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31/10/2011 16:08

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Thanks for updates. If romm 307 no longer exists anyone know where people are going to pay for the blood tests now?



Pippie


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31/10/2011 17:02

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Just one comment about the price of the work permits - price varies depending on whether you want 1 or 2 yrs, and whether you are an employer or employee (ie, the owner of the company).



suehowlittle


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31/10/2011 17:45

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Is this just for the first time residency or do we have to do this every time we renew? We renew again in February 2013 and would not really want to do all that again. Does anyone know?



Deniz1


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31/10/2011 18:14

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As you are over 60 you dont need the blood tests at the present time anyway.



keithr


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Message Posted:
31/10/2011 18:32

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Could be room 101 ????



WotNoDeeds!


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31/10/2011 20:34

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I can see a hell of a lot more people leaving because of this residency mess, I'm totally sick of jumping through unnecessary hoops for these people.



johnm


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31/10/2011 21:41

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no way will we do all this again,been messed about tor 5 years here.Its about time to head home.



newscoop


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31/10/2011 22:18

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Maybe the BRS can sort this out!



Only joking.



Panchocat


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31/10/2011 22:59

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Now now newscoop!



wino53


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01/11/2011 09:56

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Groucho...Thank you for reminding me, and Cazleo you pay for your blood test at the kiosk next to the cafe, that`s of course if its not all changed next week !!! GOOD LUCK



susiesusie


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01/11/2011 10:13

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just returned from girne hospital to pick up results.......... only available between 1pm-3pm daily.



lots of people in the queue next to the cafe to pay for the 1st stage..

farcical. Again,, no informationavailable , just a board you put your name on. Hope we dont have to put our names down just to pick the results up!.

Last year we rang nicosia on 03926111016 to check if it had been processes but number now unavailable. anyone know the new number if they have one.



wino53


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01/11/2011 10:22

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susiesusie...maybe luck was on my side yesterday, I too was told 1oclock but got there early to be first in queue..12oclock no one there 20 mins to find results and back home, go a bit earlier and hopefully they will see to you...give them a cheesy grin !!!! lol



Cazleo


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01/11/2011 10:41

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It is such a shame, making things complicated and more expensive will encourage more people to leave or just not do their residency, ending up in the government actually getting less money, seems it's that same old thing for here, if you're getting less people attending your bar/restaurant etc then put the prices up!!! Same goes for residency it seems!



mamachina


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01/11/2011 10:57

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Newscoop - BRS have already approached the Minister - but you know, things take time here! (Minutes to do and months to undo!)



cyprusairsoft



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01/11/2011 13:06

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ive had enough 7 years we are off what a shame we love cyprus

going to let my money go to another country that wont f you about



jock1



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01/11/2011 14:31

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im going to rip up tissue papers....im livid !!!!!



Cazleo


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01/11/2011 15:31

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Cyprusairsoft...where would you go though?



susiesusie


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01/11/2011 15:57

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Just returned from trying to pick up our results.



Disorganised mess when we got there. around 30people waiting. Within ten minutes there was a very very loud argument between a customer and one of the office staff. The office staff person was so irate that he closed both the windows. after 5 mins , 1 window opened and all the passports that were given in for processing were dumped on a shelf. windows closed again and that was it ! . Some people then left in disgust.

we waited for calm and eventually they re-opened ... handed in our passports again and got the necessary paperwork. Surely it would make sense to collect the results from the clinic that you were sent to?.

Why all this unnecessary extra work and stress involved.

The test results were not even ready in an envelope. They had to sift through all the results to find ours then it went into an envelope.

Ridiculous situation for us all.



Cazleo


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01/11/2011 16:21

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I think they are pretty much shooting themselves in the foot, people will stop doing residency and I don't blame them! I can't even cross the border at the moment because my visa ran out yesterday and even though they have all my paperwork, they won't let me go to the south! It just becomes more and more ridiculous!



lally


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01/11/2011 17:12

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What a right royal mess...... Went yesterday to the police station, got a ticket to go to Girne Hospital. When we eventually found the right place to pay, we had to put names on a list, after 1/2 hour security got list, called names, took passports (horror!!!) and about 1 hour later called to window for details, 20 minutes later called to window to pay. Given two forms, told go upstairs to have blood test and x-ray (more horror). x-ray - why I said - no answer. Went upstairs, queued for blood test, gave ticket for x-ray to be told, not today, we had done our 25 and we are now finished (this is at 10.30 a.m., good job if you can get it!!!!). I said, no way jose.... today I have the test, not tomorrow, not bloody likely am I coming back tomorrow for an unnecessary x-ray, which would not be required if I went to a private clinic..... Fortunately a Turkish Cypriot male, who spoke good english, took me to see the director of the hospital who make some phone calls and lo an behold



lally


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01/11/2011 17:16

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continued/....



lo and behold they did our x-rays....... Told to come back a week on wednesday to collect results. I have not been so stressed and bothered since the first time I did my residency in 2004. It is a complete and utter shambles. They don't know what they are doing and they don't have the time to do it and all they want is the extra cash. It cost me 80tl last year privately and 135TL this year in what can only be described as a pretty second rate establishment. Also x-rays are very invasive, it is against everything I think is right for them to tell me to have an x-ray, especially as I had only had an x-ray about 2 months ago for a bad chest infection. But what on earth can you do against a system like this which is only and I repeat only geared up to getting your money. My husband thought that I was going to hit someone as some stage and asked me to calm down - Ha, calm down I would have rather hit someone!!!!!!!!!!!



newscoop


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Message Posted:
01/11/2011 18:54

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Don't worry Lally;



the BRS are on the case!



Deniz1


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01/11/2011 20:39

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Dont people get in a strop! Get laid back or you will have a heart attack.



jessy


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01/11/2011 21:25

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how much do you need in stamps and residency at lefkosia now please.



lally


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02/11/2011 06:07

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Glad BRS are on the case, can rest easy in my bed at night then! Thanks Denize1, strop was the right word, we came here to get away from stress - oh well that's life....



snd1966


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02/11/2011 06:53

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Msg 6 price varies depending on whether you want 1 or 2 yrs, and whether you are an employer or employee (i.e., the owner of the company).

I must be misunderstanding this comment as i am still in stitches how can a blood test cost more if you are applying for a two-year permit. Do they get their crystal ball out to check my blood will be ok in 12 months.

I am sure people would prefer the temporary residency price to go up and maybe accept tests every five years if they are really worried about the health of people.



Cazleo


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03/11/2011 09:20

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Results are available from room 307, I was there yesterday at 1pm, once they had opened the office - about 1.15pm, it took a couple of minutes for me to be seen, my results located and put into an envelope. There were about 10 other people waiting.

Where did susiesusie go for results? There are no windows at room 307!



jock1



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03/11/2011 11:54

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Went to the police station, then hospital, then had blood taken,back to police station all under 2 hours. easy........



Deniz1


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03/11/2011 12:41

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Msg 29 I know its not easy but you have to get used to using the Cyprus shrug i am afraid. I do and its better for your health.



susiesusie


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Message Posted:
03/11/2011 13:44

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when we went room 307 was shut down. it was moved to opposite the cafe.



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