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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby Robin Hood » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:30 am

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You are, I trust, aware that this loophole in part exists thanks to the right of free movement within the EU, and the fact that this right remains available to British citizens until such time as the country leaves the union.


Yes, you are right. I have driven frequently for years all over Europe on a British Licence. Before we were part of the EU and in the early days I needed an International Licence.

Now here is a problem for you! I now have a Cypriot Licence and my UK licence has expired. Will I be able to retain my Cypriot licence when I am no longer an EU citizen, i.e. will it be based on residency, or will I have to apply for an International licence ..... remembering that I no longer have a UK license. :?: Or should I consider buying a donkey? :D

I find Paphitis' 'loop' and 'hole' amusing because a hole can very quickly become a NOOSE ! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby Paphitis » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:38 am

Tim Drayton wrote:
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You are, I trust, aware that this loophole in part exists thanks to the right of free movement within the EU, and the fact that this right remains available to British citizens until such time as the country leaves the union.


When one loophole closes, others open!
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby Robin Hood » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:59 am

Paphitis wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
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You are, I trust, aware that this loophole in part exists thanks to the right of free movement within the EU, and the fact that this right remains available to British citizens until such time as the country leaves the union.


When one loophole closes, others open!


If you regard 'loopholes' as opportunities .... then go for it! But eventually the loop will turn into a noose. :wink:
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby Paphitis » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:02 pm

Robin Hood wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
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You are, I trust, aware that this loophole in part exists thanks to the right of free movement within the EU, and the fact that this right remains available to British citizens until such time as the country leaves the union.


When one loophole closes, others open!


If you regard 'loopholes' as opportunities .... then go for it! But eventually the loop will turn into a noose. :wink:


no! you are being silly. opportunities are a different thing altogether. not many people take them either and those people are more likely to make comments like you because they don't like seeing people having a go.
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby airbornepara » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:29 pm

Guys listen, im suprised this topic has created such interest or division, im just trying to get on in life having made mistakes.
So im now applying to all haulage logistics freight companies in Cyprus.
Its about quality of life also........why would i drive trucks in the wind and snow and rain in sub zero temperatures, when i can finish my shift on a weekday in Cyprus, and go swimming in the Med?
If anyone has any other help advice or guidance, or more importantly contacts?
That would be fantastic.....but honestly guys, arguing aint helping, its just differences of opinion.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far.
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby Paphitis » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:01 am

airbornepara wrote:Guys listen, im suprised this topic has created such interest or division, im just trying to get on in life having made mistakes.
So im now applying to all haulage logistics freight companies in Cyprus.
Its about quality of life also........why would i drive trucks in the wind and snow and rain in sub zero temperatures, when i can finish my shift on a weekday in Cyprus, and go swimming in the Med?
If anyone has any other help advice or guidance, or more importantly contacts?
That would be fantastic.....but honestly guys, arguing aint helping, its just differences of opinion.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far.


You should be fine getting permanent residency right now so all you need to do is visit the Citizen Centre in any of the major cities/towns and ask them what you need to do to stay and get a work permit.

Once you got that, you should be fine even after BREXIT.

A few guys have gone through similar processes here. Tim Drayton, and CBBB are probably the best people to speak to. Others have a lot of local knowledge such as Get Real.
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby airbornepara » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:26 am

Robin Hood wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
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You are, I trust, aware that this loophole in part exists thanks to the right of free movement within the EU, and the fact that this right remains available to British citizens until such time as the country leaves the union.


Yes, you are right. I have driven frequently for years all over Europe on a British Licence. Before we were part of the EU and in the early days I needed an International Licence.

Now here is a problem for you! I now have a Cypriot Licence and my UK licence has expired. Will I be able to retain my Cypriot licence when I am no longer an EU citizen, i.e. will it be based on residency, or will I have to apply for an International licence ..... remembering that I no longer have a UK license. :?: Or should I consider buying a donkey? :D

I find Paphitis' 'loop' and 'hole' amusing because a hole can very quickly become a NOOSE ! :lol: :lol:


Amusing, i remember a small loop (wedding ring) becoming a noose also
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby Paphitis » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:38 am

So it's solved then. no one get married or fall in love, or be ambitious because the risk is failure.

Problem solved then from the very brilliant Robin Hood.
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby Robin Hood » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:51 am

Paphitis wrote:So it's solved then. no one get married or fall in love, or be ambitious because the risk is failure.

Problem solved then from the very brilliant Robin Hood.


Thank you for the compliment but I must reject it! I am far rom brilliant otherwise, like you, I would be very rich. I found out the hard way that there are whole lot of things we don't know . We can only gain knowledge of anything when we go and look for it and NEVER trust, without questioning, anyone who claims to be an expert, create your own expertise.

I am just pragmatic and apply common sense before expressing my opinion. :roll:

airbornepara :

Paphitis advice on finding a property is fairly sound. Unless you have transport of your own don't isolate yourself in an outlying village. Yes the life is better but Cyprus has nowhere near the public transport system you have in the UK.
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby Paphitis » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:15 am

Robin Hood wrote:
Paphitis wrote:So it's solved then. no one get married or fall in love, or be ambitious because the risk is failure.

Problem solved then from the very brilliant Robin Hood.


Thank you for the compliment but I must reject it! I am far rom brilliant otherwise, like you, I would be very rich. I found out the hard way that there are whole lot of things we don't know . We can only gain knowledge of anything when we go and look for it and NEVER trust, without questioning, anyone who claims to be an expert, create your own expertise.

I am just pragmatic and apply common sense before expressing my opinion. :roll:

airbornepara :

Paphitis advice on finding a property is fairly sound. Unless you have transport of your own don't isolate yourself in an outlying village. Yes the life is better but Cyprus has nowhere near the public transport system you have in the UK.


no no no, please accept the award with grace. you deserve it.

Well, you lost your fortune because you're not that bright. but what is worse, is the fact you didn't get back up, dust yourself off and get back on the horse.

Every rich person I know has had to do this a few times in their life. Which makes them fighters too.

you on the other hand, are just a bitter.

You also presume everyone is out to get you. let me tell you, the bank isn't interested in a few measly millions or your house. You're just chicken feed and you don't know it.
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