Cyprus, Nicosia

Harmful advice: what to do to get deported?

Updated: 3 months ago

If you are tired of the mild climate of Northern Cyprus, if you no longer enjoy the hospitality of the locals, the safety on the streets, the delicious food, fresh fruits, and vegetables – then here's what you need to do.

депортация с северного кипра

Forget about extending your residence permit

If you receive an SMS asking you to come to the Ministry of Interior and show them your financial transactions – do not fall for these scammers. Why do they need to know where and how much you spent on the territory of the TRNC? Something is not right, maybe they want to gain access to your money.

Did you successfully miss the date indicated in the message? Congratulations, now you are an illegal resident! Like any illegally residing citizen in the country, you should be deported. But for that, don't forget to catch the attention of law enforcement!

Stay on a tourist visa for more than 30 days

You can achieve similar results without even applying for a residence permit! When entering Northern Cyprus, you are given 30 days of stay for tourism purposes, and in rare cases – 60 days. After this period, if you haven't applied for a residence permit, you become an illegal resident with all the consequences – perhaps the simplest way.

Commit a serious offense

An excellent way to achieve deportation from the island, although it may require spending some time in prison, serving a sentence – the court will decide that. But we are not looking for easy ways, are we? After being released, you will be deported. However, if the court decides not to send you behind bars, they can deport you immediately.

Or become a persona non grata

This is already the highest level, but you are not easily discouraged! Here you need to become simply dangerous to Cypriot society, an undesirable element. Here are a couple of ideas on how you can achieve this:

  1. Use students in the TRNC as members of an organized criminal group to extort money from enterprises – that's exactly what Turkish citizen Şiyar Ay did;
  2. Commit numerous crimes, even in another country, and be declared wanted by Interpol, just like Russian citizen Vladislav Apakov did.

Will I be deported immediately?

Surprisingly, in most cases, you will even have a choice according to the law. If you buy your ticket, you will be given one day to leave the island. If you don't buy a ticket, you will have to spend 20 days in prison before being sent off Cyprus on the next available flight.

Cyprus-FAQ Comment

Naturally, we recommend not engaging in any illegal activities and being in Northern Cyprus only in a legal status. If you have any questions about how to do this – contact our lawyers for consultation. Years of experience in handling these matters in the TRNC jurisdiction allow us to solve practically all issues related to legal residency and any other legal questions in the northern part of Cyprus.

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