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Postby gary shannon » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:35 am

i am a british soldier based here in cyprus and in my time here i have met and got married to a ukrainian citzen ,we both applied for yellow slips together and i got mine within 2 weeks but i guess thats because i am british , i cant plan my future with my wife untill we have this slip , does anyone know the timeframe for this because i would like to take her to visit my native scotland and cant travel without her slip ?

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Re: yellow slip for non eu

Postby Get Real! » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:24 am

So why does she need a slip to travel to Scotland? I thought Scots don't wear anything under the kilt! :?
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Re: yellow slip for non eu

Postby CBBB » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:12 am

Get Real! wrote:So why does she need a slip to travel to Scotland? I thought Scots don't wear anything under the kilt! :?


Correct, there is nothing worn under the kilt, it is all in perfect working order!
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Re: yellow slip for non eu

Postby MR-from-NG » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:16 pm

gary shannon wrote:i am a british soldier based here in cyprus and in my time here i have met and got married to a ukrainian citzen ,we both applied for yellow slips together and i got mine within 2 weeks but i guess thats because i am british , i cant plan my future with my wife untill we have this slip , does anyone know the timeframe for this because i would like to take her to visit my native scotland and cant travel without her slip ?

thank you for the help

Hi gary,

Word of advice if I may. Unless you come on this forum with posts of hatred for anything Turkish or Turkish Cypriot don't bother. Now, if you want to put this to the test just create another account and come on here effing and blinding about Turks and see how much attention you will get and how popular you'll be. Best of luck with your question :wink:
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Re: yellow slip for non eu

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:34 pm

...seriously gary, welcome; i wish i could help you but i can't, good luck anyway and congratulations being married.

cheers.
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Re: yellow slip for non eu

Postby dodo » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:09 pm

Well, to tell you the truth, in our case it took two years, my wife has a South African passport, whilst mine is European, same story, got my yellow slip fairly fast, less than a month, she got hers a little over 2 years later, and even then only after we made a complain thru SOLVIT, http://ec.europa.eu/solvit/.

Under EU regulation, and I believe they now even put it on the form itself, it should not take more than 6 months for the non-EU spouse to receive his/her residence certificate, aka "Yello-sleep" as the Cypriots affectionately call it :? So be prepared to grunt some polishing of nerves.

Even after finally getting one, don't expect other countries to easily know what that yellow cheap piece of A4 paper is, as we've found travelling thru magnificent places such as south of Italy, where we lost our flight at Catania aiport and had to wait till next next, because the customs officers, which are probably used to dealing with lotsa forged papers, "detained" us for about 2 1/2 hours until they clarified what that piece of paper is and why they should take it as a real document and not something printed on my inkjet at home. Albeit this was 2008, hopefully they changed a bit since then .

Even in Athens airport we were once set aside as the young officer also could not make up his mind on the document and had to call some older person who was busy sipping his coffee, took his time but thankfully on that occasion we did catch our flight on time.

So, in conclusion:
- prepare to wait for a rather long time until getting the yellow paper
- make sure to carry ALL your documents when travelling, including marriage certificate (apostilled!), IDs, birth certificates, etc.
- go to airports EARLY, as in at least 1 hour before the usual time, especially if in transit
- don't get upset with the local immigration officers here in Cyprus, after dealing with them for quite some time, having to reapply after they claimed losing or otherwise misplaced our papers, I tend to believe that they actually are quite mentally retarded and expecting too much of them is a sure way to get disappointed
- after 5 years of having this yellow slip paper, your spouse will finally be able to apply for something that looks like an actual document , the so called "permanent residence card" which is an actual card and much easier used for travelling in/out of Cyprus and about
- For UK, even if you do have the yellow-slip thing, be sure to clarify with the UK consulate, as they have special conditions for travel for spouses of UK citizens, funny enough if you were a non-UK E.U. citizen , so basically a citizen of any other EU country, including Romania and Bulgaria, the last to join the bunch, you could take your spouse and her whole clan if you wished to do so and take residence in the UK, but for you as a UK citizen, special conditions will apply and you will have to show lotsa papers , including having a certain minimum yearly income , this I know from a good friend, his son was gone for a 1 year with exchange-program in Canada, met a Canadian girl, got married there (young love :roll: ), and then tried coming back to settle to the UK with the young lady - not possible, 3 years later there's still sorting that out.

Over and out.
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Re: yellow slip for non eu

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:21 pm

cheers, again!

...interesting read, thanks.
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Re: yellow slip for non eu

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:23 pm

...doesn't the Commonwealth mean anything anymore?
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Re: yellow slip for non eu

Postby dodo » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:35 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:...doesn't the Commonwealth mean anything anymore?



Sure it does! And it boils down to ONE word: CRICKET!!!! :roll: :lol:
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