TRNC ENTRY / RESIDENCY RULESLast Updated 21 Feb 2023
Once you arrive in the TRNC, you will normally receive an entry visa stamp in your passport. The stamp will have hand-written into it, the number of days that you are permitted to stay in the TRNC. If you do not see such a stamp in your passport when it is returned to you by the Immigration Officer, then you must ask how many days you are being permitted to stay in the TRNC
There are THREE types of Visa
- THIRTY DAYS - Tourist Visa
- SIXTY DAYS - If youy are visiting and staying with family who are residents. You will need documentary evidence of this, such as a letter/email.
- NINETY DAYS - If you are a property owner. Again you will need documentary evidence such as a Kocan or stampred Sales Contract.
If you intend to stay in the TRNC in excess of NINETY DAYS then you MUST apply for Residency (See Members/Residency).
If your intention is to apply for a Residency Visa, then it will be beneficial for you, if you let the Immigration Officer know this, and if you are in possession of any documentation that identifies that you are a property owner, be prepared to offer the document for inspection.
Under normal circumstances the Immigration Officer should give you a sufficient length of time to allow you to complete your application process.
The procedure outlined above is important as you must submit your application and have attended a police station appointment to formally submit your documents within the time period shown in your entry visa.
SHOULD YOUR RESIDENCY PERMIT EXPIRE WHILST YOU ARE STILL IN THE TRNC PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU WILL BE DEEMED TO BE AN OVERSTAYER AND WILL FACE A FINANCIAL PENALTY. See the Tax and Costs page in the Members Area for details.
If you are a member, for a detailed description of how to apply
for a residency permit using the online residency system,
or details of the Motoring Rules, please login and go to the members area.
If you are not a member, please see the About Us page for information about how to join.