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Postby patsy » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:27 am

we are thinking of moving to Cyprus do we need to by in order to qualifies for medical treatment

also as we need to transfer are pensions to a orops pension do we need to by to get citizenship or can we rent and how do we do this and what are the cost thanks patsy
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Postby DrCyprus » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:19 pm

patsy wrote:we are thinking of moving to Cyprus do we need to by in order to qualifies for medical treatment

also as we need to transfer are pensions to a orops pension do we need to by to get citizenship or can we rent and how do we do this and what are the cost thanks patsy


What is your nationality?
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Postby patsy » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:33 am

we are from the uk
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Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:57 am

At the moment, for as long as the UK is in the EU, if you are a British pensioner then the National Health Service ultimately picks up the bill for your treatment if you live in another EU country, so you will have free health care in Cyprus. However, since 37% of the electorate voted to leave the EU in the referendum, which was slightly more than the number of people who bothered to turn out and vote to remain, the UK now looks set to leave the EU, in which case you will probably find yourself having no health cover in Cyprus and will have to get private medical insurance. You will also have to have a minimum level of income from outside Cyprus to qualify for residence. You need to be aware that, even while you are covered, the state health service in Cyprus is pretty rudimentary and stretched to the limit, and people who can afford it go private.
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Postby B25 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:46 am

patsy wrote:we are thinking of moving to Cyprus do we need to by in order to qualifies for medical treatment

also as we need to transfer are pensions to a orops pension do we need to by to get citizenship or can we rent and how do we do this and what are the cost thanks patsy


If you are a British citizen and are of pensionable age, you need to speak to the DWP. You will need to fill out a form called an S1, which you use to get your medical card here for your 'free' medicals.

You do not need to transfer your pensions to QROPS. I am assuming they are private pensions. You can leave them where they are, take draw downs, take the lot in one go (mind you will be taxed) or buy an annuity. Just a note of caution about QROPS, be careful with whom you are dealing with, there are a number of scams regarding these.



You cannot get citizenship immediately, you will need to get a residency permit, for this you need to visit immigration and they will tell you what documentation you will need.

You are free to rent or buy being an EU citizen without any problem.

Cost to rent depends on the property type and location, so until you know this, not possible to say, but as an example, a 2 bed apartment in Famagusta area approx. €350 per month plus utilities and local taxes, in Limassol, about €600 plus.

Hope this helps.
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