you’re thinking of relocating you or your family to
the island, retiring to North Cyprus or just changing your
life and moving here to look for a new opportunity, here are
a few tips to help you make the move easily and with as little
stress as possible!
If you come from an EU country and therefore
have an EU passport you’re free to enter the country.
When you enter you’ll receive an entry stamp in your
passport or on your visa form and this allows you to remain
in the country for 3 months from that date. After 3 months
you should begin official registration proceedings to allow
the government of North Cyprus to know who you are, that you’re
here and to allow you to become a resident of Northern Cyprus!
The registration process is not difficult
but it can be quite emotionally taxing as it involves many
visits to different government offices, a series of basic
medical tests and quite a lot of form filling! However, the
nice thing about the whole process is it is done slightly
differently every time! When you come to North Cyprus you’ll
quickly meet many friendly expats and locals who’ll
take the time to show you the ropes, but if you’re at
all concerned about the process then get in touch with the
British Resident’s Society as they can personally assist
If you’re moving to Northern Cyprus
lock, stock and barrel and need to relocate your household
contents consider employing a company offering a door to door
service. This cuts down on your stress, it cuts down on costs
and it definitely reduces your hassle. It will mean that your
container arrives at your door sealed and intact.
Once your container is about to arrive in Famagusta you will
need to go to the main police station in Lefkosia (Nicosia)
and get your ‘in and out’ paper! This is just
a record of the number of times you’ve been in and out
of North Cyprus! Make sure you take your passport with you
and have some stamps handy (normal 1 YTL stamps that you can
buy from the post office, if you buy about 10 you’ll
have enough for the whole import process).
Next you have to go to customs in Nicosia
with your in and out certificate, your passport, a list of
your container’s contents translated into Turkish (if
you go with a door to door service they’ll provide you
with everything you need to take) and lots more stamps plus
a couple of photocopies of all of your documents! You’ll
be asked a few questions about the contents of your container
just to make sure it contains used domestic goods rather than
brand new office equipment or something and then you can import
the whole lot tax free!
Altinor Group is always ready to help you through out the