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Postby Fedor » Thu May 30, 2013 9:50 pm

Good day everyone,

Basically I received some letter from the army. Had to use google translate to actually understand what the hell it said. I will be going to the office in the next couple of days to sort the issue out. I have no problem getting my exemption as I am studying. I just wanted to clarify a few things before going to the office as I do not speak Greek at all and the documents I find online are on in gibberish to me.
I am Russian, but I lived in Cyprus since 1994. Graduated uni in Scotland and got back here. Right now I'm doing my 2nd degree and have another year to go (here's the exemption).
My mother is Russian but she got her Cyprus citizenship ~ 3 years ago. After that I got the passport as well (I was over 18 when I got it). My father is Russian and he never had Cypriot citizenship or applied for it. Moreover, they are divorced.
Just for the sake of trying to figure out what I am looking at right now, thought that making a topic here won't harm me in any way. + there is no similar case anywhere to be found.
As you can figure out, I do not really have the time to spend 6 months sweeping streets, digging, cleaning cars etc etc, coz I have to help my mother out financially.
Can anyone here help me out with some laws maybe? :D

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Fedor.
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Re: Army question

Postby kurupetos » Fri May 31, 2013 12:57 pm

Fedor wrote:Good day everyone,

Basically I received some letter from the army. Had to use google translate to actually understand what the hell it said. I will be going to the office in the next couple of days to sort the issue out. I have no problem getting my exemption as I am studying. I just wanted to clarify a few things before going to the office as I do not speak Greek at all and the documents I find online are on in gibberish to me.
I am Russian, but I lived in Cyprus since 1994. Graduated uni in Scotland and got back here. Right now I'm doing my 2nd degree and have another year to go (here's the exemption).
My mother is Russian but she got her Cyprus citizenship ~ 3 years ago. After that I got the passport as well (I was over 18 when I got it). My father is Russian and he never had Cypriot citizenship or applied for it. Moreover, they are divorced.
Just for the sake of trying to figure out what I am looking at right now, thought that making a topic here won't harm me in any way. + there is no similar case anywhere to be found.
As you can figure out, I do not really have the time to spend 6 months sweeping streets, digging, cleaning cars etc etc, coz I have to help my mother out financially.
Can anyone here help me out with some laws maybe? :D

Regards,
Fedor.

The RoC government is to be blamed, for handing out citizenships like peanuts. Neither you nor your mother should have received CY citizenship.

But, don't worry the problem will be corrected in a few years... :wink:
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Re: Army question

Postby Fedor » Fri May 31, 2013 1:09 pm

Did I ask for your opinion on the topic of citizenship? No.

PS you are so naive lol. Typical Cypriot.
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Re: Army question

Postby CBBB » Fri May 31, 2013 1:18 pm

It is very simple, if you live here you will go to the army.
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Re: Army question

Postby Get Real! » Fri May 31, 2013 1:21 pm

Fedor wrote:Did I ask for your opinion on the topic of citizenship? No.

PS you are so naive lol. Typical Cypriot.

You invited public opinion and he gave his.

Please do your NG service and join us… or leave and never come back.
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Re: Army question

Postby kurupetos » Fri May 31, 2013 1:22 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Fedor wrote:Did I ask for your opinion on the topic of citizenship? No.

PS you are so naive lol. Typical Cypriot.

You invited public opinion and he gave his.

Please do your NG service and join us… or leave and never come back.

You are naive. :lol:
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Re: Army question

Postby Fedor » Fri May 31, 2013 1:27 pm

Roger. So I guess things here work like in Russia. That makes it so much easier to avoid the army. Thanks for the answers though.

PS topic can be closed.
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Re: Army question

Postby Paphitis » Fri May 31, 2013 1:28 pm

Fedor wrote:Good day everyone,

Basically I received some letter from the army. Had to use google translate to actually understand what the hell it said. I will be going to the office in the next couple of days to sort the issue out. I have no problem getting my exemption as I am studying. I just wanted to clarify a few things before going to the office as I do not speak Greek at all and the documents I find online are on in gibberish to me.
I am Russian, but I lived in Cyprus since 1994. Graduated uni in Scotland and got back here. Right now I'm doing my 2nd degree and have another year to go (here's the exemption).
My mother is Russian but she got her Cyprus citizenship ~ 3 years ago. After that I got the passport as well (I was over 18 when I got it). My father is Russian and he never had Cypriot citizenship or applied for it. Moreover, they are divorced.
Just for the sake of trying to figure out what I am looking at right now, thought that making a topic here won't harm me in any way. + there is no similar case anywhere to be found.
As you can figure out, I do not really have the time to spend 6 months sweeping streets, digging, cleaning cars etc etc, coz I have to help my mother out financially.
Can anyone here help me out with some laws maybe? :D

Regards,
Fedor.


If you are a Cypriot Citizen and want to live in Cypfus then you must do National Service. That is the law.

It can be deferred if you are studying but it can't be avoided.

My suggestion is you do your service and make the most of the situation by exploring career options even or serving OYK or LOK.

It is what you make of it. With the right attitude, it will be a good and educational experience for you.
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Re: Army question

Postby Get Real! » Fri May 31, 2013 1:38 pm

Fedor wrote:Roger. So I guess things here work like in Russia. That makes it so much easier to avoid the army. Thanks for the answers though.

PS topic can be closed.

Sorry dude but trying to cheat the system is never a popular thing so you won’t find much support here.

I did 3 whole years in the military (26 months service + 8 months extension for being naughty) and to this day I’m a reservist.

If we’re to enjoy the same privileges as citizens then we should also have the same obligations... that’s what it comes down to.
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Re: Army question

Postby kurupetos » Fri May 31, 2013 1:39 pm

Fedor, as I wrote above, it's not your fault. :roll:

Anyway, here's an example of the procedure an immigrant has to undergo, in order to receive citizenship in Norway.

Citizenship & Skills in Norwegian Language

All immigrants (18-55 yrs) who want to apply for Norwegian citizenship must document a required amount of hours of Norwegian language training or Norwegian language training and 50 hours Norwegian society (see below), or supply documentation of language skills through approved tests or exams in Norwegian language.

These regulations apply to all foreign citizens, regardless of the date their first settlement permit was granted. The required documentation, however, depends on your type of settlement permit and when it was issued.

Required documentation for various groups:

300 hours of Norwegian language training from approved schools

Persons to whom the rules in the Introduction Act do not apply

250 hours of Norwegian language training and 50 hours Norwegian society
Persons with a right and a duty according to the Introduction Act, who got their first settlement permit before 1.1.2012

Persons with a duty according to the Introduction Act, no matter when they got their first settlement permit

550 hours of Norwegian language training and 50 hours Norwegian society

Persons with a right and a duty according to the Introduction Act, who got their first settlement permit after 31.12.2011

A letter with a formal decision from Municipal adult education authorities granting an exemption from the duty to complete tuition

Persons to whom the rules in the Introduction Act apply.

Documentation of Norskprøve 2 or Norskprøve 3 passed, written and oral.

http://www.velkommenoslo.no/english/norwegian_language_and_society/citizenship_and_norwegian_language_skills.htm
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