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

Postby Paul ZKTV » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:21 pm

EU CITIZENS TO REQUIRE PASSPORTS TO VISIT UK
at this time any eu person can jump on a plane with their ID CARD issued to everyone in spain when they are 14
so everyone has one .Now they will need a FULL PASSPORT
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby kurupetos » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:29 pm

Paul ZKTV wrote:EU CITIZENS TO REQUIRE PASSPORTS TO VISIT UK
at this time any eu person can jump on a plane with their ID CARD issued to everyone in spain when they are 14
so everyone has one .Now they will need a FULL PASSPORT

Same thing. We all have a freaking passport, mate. :roll:
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby Paul ZKTV » Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:30 pm

sorry but 90% of EU citizens have ID cards . and that is what thry use to get into the UK
passports cost a lot more and most dont use them
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby Robin Hood » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:08 pm

Paul ZKTV wrote:sorry but 90% of EU citizens have ID cards . and that is what thry use to get into the UK
passports cost a lot more and most dont use them


I think that only applies to travel within the Schengen Area. Coming from outside you still need a passport. I may be wrong but that is how I understand it. :?
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:17 am

Paul ZKTV wrote:sorry but 90% of EU citizens have ID cards . and that is what thry use to get into the UK
passports cost a lot more and most dont use them


Here in Cyprus, EU nationals with permanent resident status were once allowed to get ID cards - I got one - and, apparently, a lot of British people living here got them, and since you can travel all over the EU with them, they were no longer renewing their British passports and the UK was losing money, so the British government actually saw to it that this practice was ended!
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby CBBB » Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:46 am

Robin Hood wrote:
Paul ZKTV wrote:sorry but 90% of EU citizens have ID cards . and that is what thry use to get into the UK
passports cost a lot more and most dont use them


I think that only applies to travel within the Schengen Area. Coming from outside you still need a passport. I may be wrong but that is how I understand it. :?


Incorrect, I have used my Cyprus ID card to travel to the UK from Cyprus, both non-Schengen countries.
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby CBBB » Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:48 am

Tim Drayton wrote:
Paul ZKTV wrote:sorry but 90% of EU citizens have ID cards . and that is what thry use to get into the UK
passports cost a lot more and most dont use them


Here in Cyprus, EU nationals with permanent resident status were once allowed to get ID cards - I got one - and, apparently, a lot of British people living here got them, and since you can travel all over the EU with them, they were no longer renewing their British passports and the UK was losing money, so the British government actually saw to it that this practice was ended!


You can only travel using an ID card if you are a national of the country that issued it, and there was quite a bit of confusion about this at the beginning, hence the reason Cyprus stopped issuing them to non-Cypriots.
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby Paul ZKTV » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:32 am

Robin Hood wrote:
Paul ZKTV wrote:sorry but 90% of EU citizens have ID cards . and that is what thry use to get into the UK
passports cost a lot more and most dont use them


I think that only applies to travel within the Schengen Area. Coming from outside you still need a passport. I may be wrong but that is how I understand it. :?


Any person in the The European Economic Area (EEA) is a single market that provides for the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital through three of the four member states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway – and all 28 member states of the European Union (EU).
Can move within its borders with JUST A GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID CARD .
In spain anyone over 14 has a card ,so can via their mobile phone book a flight to the UK on a cheap airline and be there in an hour .
In future they will need a FULL PASSPORT ,if they have no got one AND I DO NOT KNOW A SPANISH PERSON WITH ONE ,as up to now they only need it to travel to the USA
or south america ,theyhave to go to a NATIONAL POLICE STATION and stand in a Q ,and get a number and then wait abou two hours ,fil in a form ,then COME BACK MIN 20 DAYS LATER TO PICK IT UP ...

THANK YOU BORIS - you have just lost up to 550 million people to visit the UK !!!
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby Paul ZKTV » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:48 am

CBBB wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
Paul ZKTV wrote:sorry but 90% of EU citizens have ID cards . and that is what thry use to get into the UK
passports cost a lot more and most dont use them


Here in Cyprus, EU nationals with permanent resident status were once allowed to get ID cards - I got one - and, apparently, a lot of British people living here got them, and since you can travel all over the EU with them, they were no longer renewing their British passports and the UK was losing money, so the British government actually saw to it that this practice was ended!


You can only travel using an ID card if you are a national of the country that issued it, and there was quite a bit of confusion about this at the beginning, hence the reason Cyprus stopped issuing them to non-Cypriots.
It was a brit in spain that moaned that why should he have smal platic ID card when he has a big 21 page cardboard book to carry everywhere with him
the IRISH now have this
https://www.dfa.ie/passports-citizenshi ... port-card/
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Re: What now for British citizens living and working in Cypr

Postby kurupetos » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:48 pm

Paul ZKTV wrote:sorry but 90% of EU citizens have ID cards . and that is what thry use to get into the UK
passports cost a lot more and most dont use them

That's ridiculous. Are you telling us, Europeans only travel within EU? :lol:
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