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Sandford


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13/02/2012 22:38

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As a relative 'newbie' who is about to enter the world of applying for temporary residency, various posts indicate application disappointment as they could not show a convincing amount being held in their accounts to satisfy immigration. Any idea what that 'convincing amount might be ?



rowlo



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13/02/2012 22:53

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some time the facts on here get mixed up with fiction ,



if you have income , ie pension , that shows you can support yourself , this will be enough ,



no need for large sums in a bank account .



Sandford


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Rowlo, thanks.



Whilst not unusual on here, there were opposite posts, some who suggested they did not have the necessary bank statements to show and failed, and others who said it was a simple process and nothing required. Thought I would ask those who had already experienced the process for a current view.



slatnumber7


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14/02/2012 00:35

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Sandford it could be a lottery on the day that you present yourself/yourselves. An account with a deposit that shows you could deal with a family emergency coupled with p/w showing your income/pension will be all you need. There are a lot of urban myths perpetuated by ex-pats in 'Kuzey Kibris'.



Good luck to you and yours.



dippersgirl



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They want to see that money is coming in regularly. We have never more than 3000 in the bank, but make regular transfers and they were happy with that



the butler


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14/02/2012 08:20

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When we went to do our residency, they were not at all interested in the monies we receive from the UK each month but only wanted to know how much we had in the bank here. So it seems there is no hard and fast rule and depends who you see on the day.







The butlers wife



joandjelly


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I think it becomes more of an issue if you are younger and (in their opinion) would need to work here to support yourself. In that instance, showing you have a reasonable amount in the bank is of benefit.



Sandford


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14/02/2012 11:56

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Thanks all. Guess I will just 'suck it and see' on the day.



slatnumber7


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14/02/2012 12:11

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Good luck.



Poodledog


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I'm afraid it is a case of "suck it and see" on the day and who you see. When we got our 1st year's residency there was 1000 in the bank but our statements clearly showed a regular monthly income. On the next occasion the situation was similar but with a balance of 2000 in the bank and slightly increased monthly income. However, the police at Girne were very reluctant to accept our application and said that on the next occasion, he wanted to see at least 40,000 in the bank. I said "So would I but I know there won't be!" "In that case", he said, "you probably won't get your next residency!!" So we too will have to suck it and see on the next occasion!



Tango1


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15/02/2012 12:52

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I agree about the "suck and see" policy. Some people on the desk ask to see your TRNC bank accounts (one bloke actually had the bloody cheek to ask me "do you have accounts in the UK as well) I told him quite firmly that it wasn't his business, now or at any time in the future. "I have showed you that I have one bank account in this country and that is all you should be interested in - if there are any more it is of no concern to you" There was a bit a chatter in Turkish with his palls and a lot of laugher from the rest!!



Sandford


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All. Many thanks for the replies. If I am worried, guess I add a few noughts to the right places on my Creditwest statements and hey presto.....................deportation!



More seriously, I think I may (just) pass the first test and worry about the situation stated by msg 10 next time.



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