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Feb 25, 2009
Work and Live in North Cyprus
- Angelica Cruz Email this article

 

 

There may be thousands of reason why more and more retirees choose to spend the rest of their lives to this loving country, but one thing is unanimous, North Cyprus is really a paradise for expatriates.

 

The beautiful and cinematic-like paradise of North Cyprus is located near Mediterranean Sea, painted with colors of green and captivating blue. Who won’t love the breath taking place that seems unreal? North Cyprus is a retiree-friendly country and they open doors for all expats all over the world.

 

Cyprus is one of the newest members of the European Union; they joined the prestigious union of rich countries last May of 2004. There’s a misconception that all European country has a high cost of living and will not be suitable for retirees. But North Cyprus is different; the cost of living in Cyprus is not as expensive as living in Spain, France and Italy.

 

Cyprus is divided into two, the North and South Cyprus. North Cyprus is governed by Turkish and is in fact a de facto type of government. South Cyprus is really where the European Union rule exists. Both divisions have different rules in acquiring residential permits; however, they are both worth to live in.

 

Upon arrival in Northern Cyprus, you are given a temporary three month stay in the country; you are allowed to avail property, but in order to prolong your stay you have to apply for a residence visa.

 

How to get a residence visa?

  • First step is to present your passport and get an application form to the immigration office located inside the local Police Station that you’re living in.

 

  • Next is to visit a Muhtar or the city councilor responsible in the issuance of residential certificates. One should submit the following:

 

    • Original and Photocopy of passport
    • Proof of residence, copy of sales contract of purchased or rented property.
    • Proof of income- Copy of bank accounts, tax, or pension papers will do.

 

  • Third step is to undergo series of medical examinations to know if one is infected of infectious diseases such as HIV Aids.

 

  • The medical results will take at least 1 month and it should not be open; it must be sealed when you submit it along with other documents. However, you can proceed to the immigration office to process your residential permit.
    • Show your resident certificate
    • Written application form
    • Original and Photocopy of passport
    • Proof of residence, copy of sales contract of purchased or rented property.
    • Proof of income- Copy of bank accounts, tax, or pension papers will do.
    • Receipt from the clinic where the exam was accomplished.
  • After receiving the medical support, you will proceed in the Immigration Office in Nicosia where the documents will be submitted.
  • A background check will be done by the Police.
  • The permits will be issued in the Immigration Office in Nicosia. There are fees to be paid, and when you already have your resident permit you have to renew it yearly.

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