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halffull


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05/03/2012 18:45

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Well, I've heard all the winges and problems encountered, so thought we would make it a two day adventure (we always consider it an adventure, lot more positive than chore!!!!!).

0845 My wife and I started out this morning walked to Muhtur to get letters.

0905 Left his office walked to lady who is second signatory.

0910 Ordering coffee in village square while waiting for the 1010 bus to Gerne

1040 In bank in Gerne getting bank statements (bank very busy 30 minute wait)

1135 Arrived Police Immigration Office.

1210 presented papers to constable

1215 given medical slip for my wife (she is still a slip of a girl)

1220 Taxi to hospital (extravigance but had heard office closed at 1300) (TBC)



halffull


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05/03/2012 18:51

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1245 paying our 135 TL for medical

1330 Wife has blood test

1400 Handed medical reciept to constable at police station.

1430 Back in town having a beer and lunch.

Just lost out on tomorrows adventure because all done in a day without:-

1. A car

2 An early start

3. Agrievation

4. Stress

5. Whinging



Brinsley


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05/03/2012 19:31

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Residency?! You're just a temporary visitor!!



Richard



halffull


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05/03/2012 19:39

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Yes Richard I know that argument too, but it allows me to stay here for 12 months without renewing my visa, so for the next 12months I'm resident here again!

Nit picking over wording doesn't detract from the fact that you always here the complaints and moans but my wife and I approach these things with a smile, politeness and patients and although we have only done it three times the other occasions were no more problematic.

It's those who go in with the wrong attitude that come out moaning.



jamestalbot


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05/03/2012 20:01

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Halffull, the difference is you and your wife look at the glass/bottle/box or whatever has half full and not half empty, which indicates you look at at life with a positive view, well done.



Regards James



teatime


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Message Posted:
05/03/2012 20:25

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Just hope you don't get a phone call tomorrow to say there is a problem with your wife's blood test.



CarrieRBag



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05/03/2012 20:29

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Good for you. oh that it were always that easy but to be fair, it is getting easier.



halffull


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05/03/2012 21:02

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teatime, if that happens then we will just have to sort it out, the glass is still half full!!!!



newscoop


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05/03/2012 21:11

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halffull;



Congrats on your good fortune but is it fair to say that on this particular day the police station and hospital were not exactly inundated with throngs of humanity?



Try it in August, not a lot of fun.



halffull


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05/03/2012 21:45

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I have to say we had a queue where ever we went, but not like the first year we did it and were told we had to be at the Police station for 0700 to get a good place in the queue for the numbers. Why? As I said we arrived at the police station at 1135 all the early birds had gone and there were Turks and returnees from the hospital waiting, but very civilised and had not been there hours waiting from 0700 to 0830 for the office to open, then queued for their turn. We were advised not to go on a Monday because it was busier but heyhoo have a go, and there you are. We were very lucky at the hospital because the office where you pay your money had shut its hatches, thinking they had finished for the day, but a polite tap and they opened and dealt with us, as it was still only 1245 and they had a notice saying open til 1300 (one place there was no queue). Had to queue and wait for the blood test to be taken but not too long.

The biggest bonus was we didn't expect to do half of it today



bugsy


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Message Posted:
05/03/2012 22:15

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Did your wife have to have an x ray too



birdman



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05/03/2012 22:40

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I'm looking forward to this year as I do not intend to renew my temporary visitors residency stamp ! I've wasted money for the last 7 years and have no intention of wasting more. It's not due till April and before then I will renew my driving licence for 5 years. ( It IS possible! I will let you know when I have done it.)



Gerry



Brinsley


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05/03/2012 22:48

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Msg 5

The psychiatrist would say you've got the wrong sized glass!



Richard



judyr


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05/03/2012 23:46

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That does sound positive and no X-Ray?



astro941


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Message Posted:
06/03/2012 03:14

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As a first timer I found the process a nightmare and insulting. When I finally got my stamp in Lefcosa I was really disappointed, going through the hoops I had thought that I had applied for Presidency.



NCMan



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Message Posted:
06/03/2012 07:44

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Msg 12

Look fwd to your reply on the licence.



Ozbey


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06/03/2012 07:51

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You will certainly be able to renew your driving license, after all you never have more than a year left on your visa when you renew it. Whether the driving license will remain valid after your visa expires is another matter. I don't see why not, but who can tell.



stellasstar1



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Message Posted:
06/03/2012 08:14

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What are the current stamps needed for the Muhtar and Lefkosia? Still can't make up my mind whether to do it this year.



halffull


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06/03/2012 08:51

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I just give the Muhtar 10TL and he puts the stamps on, he is happy with this and so am I.

Not sure about stamps at Lefkosia I just buy them in the cafe when there, they know best and give you the correct ones.



fiendishpaul


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06/03/2012 09:00

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Stamps required at Lefkosia are 8.50TL. You can get them at the cafe where they charge you 9TL



Deniz1


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06/03/2012 09:02

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You should have done it 9 years ago compared to that time it is now a piece of P... We had to arrive at a dump in lefkosa at 5.30 am return three weeks later at the same time and didnt get done until 4pm.



the butler


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06/03/2012 09:10

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Hi,





We did our residency last friday, hubby still needs a blood test. We arrived at the police station at 8.30 and there was nobody else there, so straight in to see immigration. Checked our paperwork and on to the hospital, this was a bit of a nightmare as it was our first time of going there and having to queue to ask people where to go to pay was problamatic. We finally found where to pay and again a long queue, paid 135ytl and then went back upstairs for blood test and x ray. There were children and adults everywhere but eventually found labarotory for blood tests and then went on to x ray. All done by 12.15 so back to police station with receipt. I must say it was easier than last year but I just wish you could still go to a private clinic of your choice for blood tests. Never mind, this will be the last one for hubby unless they change the rules of course. birdman I look forward to reading about your decision to not renew your residency, with interest.



padisha


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06/03/2012 11:44

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Has anyone been sent to a private clinic, by the hospital, for their blood test? Or is the hospital doing them all? Does everybody now have to have an x-ray?



halffull


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Message Posted:
06/03/2012 15:59

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Yes the hospital is doing it all now and you have to have an xray and blood teat if under 60.

I didn't make that clear as I ran out of space but because we were so late it was easy because a majority of people had gone. Our biggest problem was finding the payment place in the cafe but now we know it will be easy next year.



moxie


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Message Posted:
07/03/2012 03:13

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Gullibles . what about Cypriots who have been shagging their way around the UK ..i suppose they are immune to disease!!!!



its all about money !



waddo


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Message Posted:
07/03/2012 06:59

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Tsk, Tsk, Tsk Linda, you are not suggesting that there is any disease in the perfect UK are you??????



halffull


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Message Posted:
07/03/2012 10:36

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All those who are complaining about residency here should look up what is required for a non national to retire to the UK!!! Bet you can't do that in a day (or two)!!!!!



judyr


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Message Posted:
17/03/2012 17:40

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What paperwork is need for a residency renewal? Is it the same as first application, Muhtar's letter, contract of sale, copy of passport & proof of income/bank statement or is it less for a renewal?



Deniz1


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Message Posted:
17/03/2012 17:47

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Its the same.



newscoop


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Message Posted:
17/03/2012 21:08

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halfful;



The paper work isn't the issue, it's the invasive procedures and the hassle



But then you don't have to go through it do you?



spider


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17/03/2012 22:23

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We have been doing it for 5yrs without any problems. Lucky for us that this year we were both given two years and I am under 60 !





Spider.X



girne 29


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18/03/2012 03:34

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Halful



'' complaining about residency here should look up what is required for a non national to retire to the UK!!''



Rubbish,



Absolutely nothing is required in the UK apart from an income of 25,000 a year so that you are not a burden on the state for which you have not contributed any taxes for.The initial visa is for 4 years ,after which permanent residency is granted.A friend of my wifes has been granted ,in her time ,visa to work in UK ,then settlement ,and now has citizenship and passport. While the waiting time for processing the forms took some time and the cost was a bit steep ,she spent no longer than 45 minutes at interview for citizenship .I should know,I dropped her off and waited .



You cant compare the UK giving permanent right of citizenship with TRNC giving you leave stay on holiday for 12 months at a time. Oh and by the way ,she didnt have to get tested for AIDS as an excuse to get more money , like all the promiscious highly sexed over 65's that want to r



newscoop


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Message Posted:
18/03/2012 19:15

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halfful's gone a bit quiet!



cyprusairsoft



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Message Posted:
18/03/2012 20:51

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have you guys have you all missed the give blood dont do the test post



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