Starting a Business in North Cyprus

If you’re thinking of relocating to North Cyprus with a view to starting a new business, or even perhaps relocating your current business to the island, there are many things to consider!  Initially it can be very confusing, we will not tell you otherwise, but once you have done the deed and you have all that is required, then things can be relatively straightforward and problem free in terms of running your business on the island.

There are also other reasons for setting up a company in North Cyprus, for example you may want to purchase land of over one donum – which is the limit for a foreign purchaser unless they buy through a limited company.

[Read more...]

Boats to and from North Cyprus

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF 2013 THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO FERRY SERVICES TO SYRIA

We have had a few people recently ask about the option of travelling to Syria or Lebanon via North Cyprus (and vice versa of course!).  Despite their own troubles these countries remain appealing places to visit for intrepid travellers, so we have delved a littler deeper after having mentioned it in our general overview of Ferry Boat Travel in North Cyprus.

[Read more...]

Pet Services in North Cyprus

 If you have just relocated to North Cyprus and made it through the inevitable trauma of bringing your beloved pet with you, got it through the required quarantine and made sure it has acclimatised to its new surroundings, without cracking up, then congratulations to you! 

It can be a tough time relocating pets to North Cyprus or anywhere else in the world for that matter, as most of us have been brought up with the view that [Read more...]

English School of Kyrenia, North Cyprus

One school making inroads into the quality and level of education in North Cyprus is the English School of Kyrenia.  Formally opened in September 2008, its ethos is one of academic and personal growth, establishment of social skills combined with an excellent standard of education. If you have relocated to North Cyprus and are thinking about placing your little cherubs into the education system in North Cyprus then this particular school may just appeal.

The school teaches age groups from 3-11 within their Junior School, and 11-18 [Read more...]

Qigong in North Cyprus

 Qigong.  Pardon, what did you say?!  Ok, so the name looks a bit strange and you may have to look at it twice to be able to pronounce it, but on researching for this ancient Chinese practise we now can’t stop saying it!

Qigong, also known as Chi Kung, has been used for over 4,000 years both as a medical healing exercise and a spiritual development aid.  We were surprised to learn that it has been practised here in North Cyprus for some years too, and in turn is now a popular practise amongst locals and expats.  Not having the first clue as to what it was all about, a little digging resulted in a taste for trying it, [Read more...]

Making A Will in North Cyprus

One thing many of us do not either think about at all, or at least don’t class as a priority when relocating to North Cyprus, is the making of a Will to ensure that any property and belongings will be passed on to our preferred beneficiaries in the event of our death.

You may be surprised to know that the majority of the expat community living in North Cyprus do not have a Will!  Whether you are an expat resident permanently living in TRNC or you own a holiday home in Northern Cyprus and only visit a few times a year, it would be a very wise move to have [Read more...]

Student Life in North Cyprus

 It is sometimes a nerve racking time for students who are thinking of studying overseas as part of their life experience, let alone for their future studies and careers, so what does North Cyprus have to offer students in the way of a social life when coming to study here at one of the prestigious university campuses that are fast gaining a worldwide reputation for excellence?

[Read more...]

Importing Cars to North Cyprus

A subject which is often confusing for many!  Rules here in North Cyprus change from time to time, so if you are thinking of bringing a vehicle with you if you are relocating to North Cyprus then you would be wise to do your homework first.

At the time of writing we can give you some pointers as to the process and what things to look out for in terms of assessing the viability and financial aspects of hauling a few tonnes of metal across the ocean! 

[Read more...]

Sidestreets North Cyprus

One organisation in North Cyprus whose main aim is to integrate cultures through art is Sidetreets Educational and Cultural Initiatives Ltd, (it’s known as Arasokaklar in Turkish).  This initiative, based in Lefkoşa, has been going for some years and is rather successful in its efforts to combine art with seminars and projects as well as providing in-house facilities for residential programmes within the local community.

Sidestreets is a totally independent, privately funded organisation with a mandate to “generate spaces of creative and critical engagement with language, the arts, and culture in [Read more...]

North Cyprus – Friends of the Karpaz

Started in 2004, the North Cyprus Friends of Karpaz Association is comprised of local residents and other interested parties who wish to protect the much coveted Karpaz region in North Cyprus.  For many years now the area has been a valuable home to the traditional rural way of Cypriot life as well as the islands most ecologically diverse landscape.  Friends of Karpaz will do its best to keep it just that way.

[Read more...]