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Joining the army

Postby dimi21 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:14 am

I'm half cypriot greek and half romanian but never stayed in cyp for more than 2 months at a time. I'm 17 and my cyp relatives told me that some bloke came up one day at their front porch and asked them where I was. I currently live in Romania and my family and I are thinking of moving to the UK for university. The problem now is will i have to stay on the run from the law? Do I have to be afraid that whenever I go to Cyp something will happen and I shall need to enter the army. I don't know how to speak greek :( . Its not that I dont want to do my service to my country, its that momentarily i need to think about university. Please help or some advice
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Re: Joining the army

Postby Get Real! » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:29 pm

If you ever plan to live in Cyprus it’s a problem that won’t go away until you reach about 50, so you’d better deal with it on your terms early on and get it over and done with.

My Greek spelling was atrocious so I used Latin characters to write things down and nobody complained during boot camp. After that if you plan to remain a private there’ll be nothing to write down anyway.

You just gotta decide if you want to do uni first or the army first and act accordingly. If it’s uni first and you’re over 18 you should pay YEFF a visit, or the Ministry of Defense to solve all your queries and get the procedure started.

It’s ok to do uni first but you should inform them and they’ll advise on how to get a postponement of your military obligation.

http://www.army.gov.cy/el/page/home

http://www.mod.gov.cy/mod/mod.nsf/index ... endocument

If you don’t ever plan on living in Cyprus then forget all the above and press on with uni.
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Re: Joining the army

Postby SKI-preo » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:36 am

As a permanent overseas resident if you ever want to travel you can complete and lodge the form below(It is in Greek & English):
http://www.mod.gov.cy/mod/mod.nsf/A0FB9 ... PERMIT.pdf

If you find your self conscripted because you visited Cyprus without lodging the above form and you do not have connections with locals they will assign you all the dangerous or dirty jobs like green line duty where you can be target practice.
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