For such a tiny country, North Cyprus doesn’t do too badly when it comes to a choice of education options for foreign parents moving to the island with children. For children who are between the ages of 2 and 5 or 6 there is a great range of nursery facilities available island wide.
Primary and secondary education in North Cyprus, known in Turkish as Ilkokul and Ortaokul respectively, are of a fair standard and there are plenty of schools located in cities and most larger towns, but the majority of the privately run universities also have primary and secondary educational establishments these days too, so it’s worth looking around when trying to find the right alternative for your child.
When considering a move to another country there are many things to think about apart from the initial thoughts of ‘am I doing the right thing?’ In this article we will assume that you have already decided to relocate to North Cyprus, after having done the appropriate research!
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
Now that you have relocated to North Cyprus perhaps it’s time to learn the lingo and at least try your hand at mastering some of the Turkish language?! There are various ways you can go about finding the many teachers and organisations that offer classes, either privately or in groups, and in this article we will discuss all your options.
If you’ve retired or perhaps taken early retirement and moved to North Cyprus with no intention of working ever again, and you just want to spend your time relaxing, taking up a hobby and socialising, there’s something you need to do before you sit down by the pool with your feet up. You need to ensure that you have obtained permission to do so on a permanent basis in the form of a residency permit!
PLEASE NOTE – PROCESS CAN CHANGE FROM YEAR TO YEAR – please seek updated process information from local authorities.
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!
So, you’ve finally relocated to Northern Cyprus and you want to get around and need some independence – i.e., you want to look around for that ideal form of transport, the car!