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Postby youreallymeanthat » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:14 am

hello guys! i would like to know if i can avoid the army?! well first of all i wasnt born here! i was born in UK, lived there for about 5 years and then i came here!!! my mother is English but my father is a Cypriot!! my parents have been divorced for 15 years! i live only with my mother and sister!!! financially both my parents are broke!! my sister started the uni but she stopped because my mother couldnt afford to pay it!. my mother doesnt really want me to go.... she wants me to work because i am the only man in the house..... i ll go to the cyprus embassy in wednesday but i just wanna know if i have chances! many people told me i can skip it! because my mother doesnt want me to go and because of the other things..... anyway here are some informations

of course my birth certificate is English!
on my ID it says im british Cypriot!
my passport is English but its expired

anyway tell me your thoughts and you can talk in greek too
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Re: can i avoid the army?

Postby bill cobbett » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:27 am

In the normal course of things... if you are male, have a CY father and you are aged between 18-50 you are obliged to do the service, no matter where in the world you were born, if you want to stay for more than 6 months in CY.

This may give more info...

http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/highcom/highc ... enDocument
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Re: can i avoid the army?

Postby youreallymeanthat » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:32 am

bill cobbett wrote:In the normal course of things... if you are male, have a CY father and you are aged between 18-50 you are obliged to do the service, no matter where in the world you were born, if you want to stay for more than 6 months in CY.

This may give more info...

http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/highcom/highc ... enDocument


im 17 and if my mother says im not going then im not going.... its not whatever they want... i have a problem in my heart... and second of all i have to take care of my family.... i dont wanna waste 2 years of my life eating and snoring all the time in the army... this is not what i wanna do..... its waste of time..... how can you force someone do something he doesnt want.. if it was bills then its another thing..... but this is so stupid.... i mean Cyprus is the only country ( well its not a country its somehow an island) who forced you to do the service for 2 whole years.... well im not going... my mother is with me.... im English.... im not a fucking Cypriot... i have a heart problem.... i need to work... what do i have to do so they understand that i don't wanna go? die??? i mean be serious
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Re: can i avoid the army?

Postby bill cobbett » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:12 am

youreallymeanthat wrote:
bill cobbett wrote:In the normal course of things... if you are male, have a CY father and you are aged between 18-50 you are obliged to do the service, no matter where in the world you were born, if you want to stay for more than 6 months in CY.

This may give more info...

http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/highcom/highc ... enDocument


im 17 and if my mother says im not going then im not going.... its not whatever they want... i have a problem in my heart... and second of all i have to take care of my family.... i dont wanna waste 2 years of my life eating and snoring all the time in the army... this is not what i wanna do..... its waste of time..... how can you force someone do something he doesnt want.. if it was bills then its another thing..... but this is so stupid.... i mean Cyprus is the only country ( well its not a country its somehow an island) who forced you to do the service for 2 whole years.... well im not going... my mother is with me.... im English.... im not a fucking Cypriot... i have a heart problem.... i need to work... what do i have to do so they understand that i don't wanna go? die??? i mean be serious


Well if you can convince them to class you as an "overseas cypriot" and you were born overseas, you'll only have to do 6 months or get them to look in to your medical condition.

(... oh ...and get your passport renewed... mean what sort of Englishman are you going around in foreign places with an expired passport? )
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Re: can i avoid the army?

Postby Sotos » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:13 pm

Go to the army and tell them that you will not serve because that is what your mom said. I am sure they will agree ;) But seriously, if you want to avoid your obligations in Cyprus then go to the UK. Why don't you do that?
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Re: can i avoid the army?

Postby Kikapu » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:51 pm

youreallymeanthat wrote:im English.... im not a fucking Cypriot.


Sounds like another idiot VP! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: can i avoid the army?

Postby Daniella » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:57 pm

Kikapu wrote:
youreallymeanthat wrote:im English.... im not a fucking Cypriot.


Sounds like another idiot VP! :lol: :lol: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: can i avoid the army?

Postby kurupetos » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:58 pm

bill cobbett wrote:In the normal course of things... if you are male, have a CY father and you are aged between 18-50 you are obliged to do the service, no matter where in the world you were born, if you want to stay for more than 6 months in CY.

This may give more info...

http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/highcom/highc ... enDocument

The only option is to go to the UK and not return until 50. :wink:
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Re: can i avoid the army?

Postby Kikapu » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:17 am

No escaping the army, new recruits warned

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/no-es ... d/20110702
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Re: can i avoid the army?

Postby alex_ruffneck » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:59 am

Like someone else, you might be able to get it reduced, but you've been here for a long time now so maybe not. Also there's the heart condition, but you'll have to prove it all with doctors documents etc
You'll have to go to the office and see what happens, noone here can tell you what will happen
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