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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby miltiades » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:00 am

So glad I'm still in the EU, with a Cypriot ID and a British , now devalued, passport the world is my ...oyster !!
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby Get Real! » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:16 am

umit07 wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Don't worry, you're for keeps now Timbo!

We'll just have to rename you to a Yiorkos, or a Nicos or something... :lol:


We claim Tim, he can change his name to a typical TC name such as Hasan, Ali or Huseyin. You can keep Lordo to keep things even :lol:

Ok, but he’s gotta pick up all his stuff and move across the roadblock and Lordo moves here and joins ELAM! :lol:
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby Jerry » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:08 pm

My British born Cypriot UK cousins are talking about getting a Cypriot passport, is a semi-Cypriot entitled to one too?

Tim, if you have a problem getting citizenship I have an old aunt in Cyprus who is looking for a husband. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby miltiades » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:10 pm

Jerry wrote:My British born Cypriot UK cousins are talking about getting a Cypriot passport, is a semi-Cypriot entitled to one too?

Tim, if you have a problem getting citizenship I have an old aunt in Cyprus who is looking for a husband. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Jerry, my UK born daughter, English mother, had no problem obtaining a Cypriot ID.
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby Zenon33 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:15 pm

DrCyprus wrote:The British still have the commonwealth card in Cyprus just like the Cypriots in Britain.



That.
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby Jerry » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:22 pm

miltiades wrote:
Jerry wrote:My British born Cypriot UK cousins are talking about getting a Cypriot passport, is a semi-Cypriot entitled to one too?

Tim, if you have a problem getting citizenship I have an old aunt in Cyprus who is looking for a husband. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Jerry, my UK born daughter, English mother, had no problem obtaining a Cypriot ID.


Thanks Milti, I've got my Dad's old expired passport, would that be sufficient documentation for a Cypriot one?
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby miltiades » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:24 pm

Jerry wrote:
miltiades wrote:
Jerry wrote:My British born Cypriot UK cousins are talking about getting a Cypriot passport, is a semi-Cypriot entitled to one too?

Tim, if you have a problem getting citizenship I have an old aunt in Cyprus who is looking for a husband. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Jerry, my UK born daughter, English mother, had no problem obtaining a Cypriot ID.


Thanks Milti, I've got my Dad's old expired passport, would that be sufficient documentation for a Cypriot one?

In my daughters case she had to produce evidence of my Cypriot nationality. She presented my birth certificate as well as her own.
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby supporttheunderdog » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:07 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:Leave appears to have won the referendum.

What now lies in store for those British citizens like myself who are working and living in Cyprus on a yellow slip issued to members of other EU states? Nothing changes overnight, of course, since the UK has not yet started negotiations to leave the EU and our yellow slips will continue to be valid as long as the UK remains a member. Experts have said that the process of leaving may take up to two years, and that will give us some respite and the opportunity to make plans. I hoped it wouldn't come to this, but the lies and nonsense spoken in the run-up to the referendum about special arrangements and relationships supposedly existing between the UK and Cyprus that will mean that everything can carry on as before will now be exposed for the nonsense they were. There was no arrangement that gave working age British citizens the absolute right to live, work and run businesses in Cyprus before the island became an EU member, and I don't see why Cyprus should make any concessions to British citizens after the UK leaves the union. I hope events prove me wrong, but I doubt it. Most retired British citizens have sufficient guaranteed income from outside the Republic to obtain a residence permit, although they will probably have to get private health insurance, which is not cheap for people in that age group. The rest of us will have to start making alternative plans.


Hi Tim,

DO NOT PANIC

See Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents.
Persons who have acquired long-term resident status will enjoy equal treatment with nationals as regards:
access to paid and unpaid employment, conditions of employment and working conditions (working hours, health and safety standards, holiday entitlements, remuneration and dismissal);
education and vocational training, recognition of qualifications and study grants;
welfare benefits (family allowances, retirement pensions, etc.) and sickness insurance;
social assistance (minimum income support or retirement pensions, free health care, etc.);
social benefits, tax relief and access to goods and services;
freedom of association and union membership and freedom to represent a union or association;
free access to the entire territory of the EU country concerned.
In certain cases, EU countries may restrict equal treatment with nationals with respect to access to employment and to education (e.g. by requiring proof of appropriate language proficiency). In the field of social assistance and protection, EU countries may limit equal treatment to core benefits. They are nevertheless free to add to the list of benefits in which they grant equal treatment with nationals as well as to provide equal treatment in additional areas.
Long-term residents enjoy enhanced protection against expulsion. The conduct on which expulsion decisions are based must constitute an actual and sufficiently serious threat to public policy or public security. Such decisions may not be founded on economic considerations. EU countries undertake to consider specific factors before taking a decision to expel a long-term resident (age of the person concerned, duration of residence, etc.).
The provisions of the directive do not prevent EU countries from issuing permanent residence permits on terms that are more favourable than those set out in the directive. Nevertheless, such residence permits do not confer the right of residence in the other EU countries.
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby Get Real! » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:11 pm

Alternatively, our British friends can always invest a couple of mil in Cyprus to get an EU passport!

How the tide turns… :lol:
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby kurupetos » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:18 pm

Get Real! wrote:
umit07 wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Don't worry, you're for keeps now Timbo!

We'll just have to rename you to a Yiorkos, or a Nicos or something... :lol:


We claim Tim, he can change his name to a typical TC name such as Hasan, Ali or Huseyin. You can keep Lordo to keep things even :lol:

Ok, but he’s gotta pick up all his stuff and move across the roadblock and Lordo moves here and joins ELAM! :lol:

I have a membership form ready for him... but it has to be filled out in person at ELAM's headquarters in Nicosia. :mrgreen:
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