August 2021

Current Situation Regarding Residence Permits

Some foreign nationals with an expired permit with illegal status, had to leave the country urgently for various reasons including university education, death of a member of family, medical treatment, etc. and could not return to the TRNC. Some amendments have been made to the existing law under the right of family reunification. It is not possible to dismiss all the fines that apply in such cases, and the aim of the new regulation is to ensure the payability of these fines by reducing them to one gross monthly minimum wage. The biggest advantage of this amendment for foreign nationals is that it makes it simple and easy to renew and be issued permits without the need to exit and re-enter the island. You can find detailed information concerning these permissions and conditions in the “Publications” section of our website.

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