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About Us

The British Residents Society is a non-profit organisation that provides information, support and advice for British passport holders that own or rent property in North Cyprus. We endeavour to ensure that information is up to date and accurate but if you come across something wrong or feel that we should be adding content, then email us at brs This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The objectives of the Society are to foster friendly relations with the people of Cyprus, to advise and assist members and to make representation on their behalf to the authorities.

The Society has direct access to the British High Commission and to Government Departments of the TRNC and enjoys their support.  In addtion we have a discount scheme for members and organise many social events.

The Society was established in 1975 for British Nationals who had come to live as permanent residents in North Cyprus (now the TRNC) many of whom were proud of their title ‘Ancient Brits’.  There are still quite a number of these around, but also there are younger ‘Modern Brits’ now finding that the slow pace and safe atmosphere makes for a very attractive place in which to live.

The BRS website tries, in some measure, to point all would-be and residents in the right direction and to answer a few of the questions that naturally arise when one is living in the TRNC. However, it must be stressed that specific problems can more easily be dealt with by direct contact.

See the Contact Us section for more details of where to meet or contact a member of the committee. We also provide a variety of information sheets.

The Society is strictly non-partisan and non-profit making. Full membership is open to all holders of a valid British Passport, who own/rent property and use it regularly or as a holiday/second home, once their application has been approved by the Committee.  Associate Membership is available to persons of another nationality who are married to full members or holders of current EU passports.  There is an annual subscription due on the first of January each year. 

Finally, for those viewing this site that are not yet members, access to the members’ section is restricted.  However we hope that the benefits that you will obtain for a modest subscription will encourage you to join.  You can apply by clicking on this link. Then complete the form bring it to one of our information desks.