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Permanent Residence in North Cyprus

Permanent Residence Permit entitles one on certain conditions to live in North Cyprus for an indefinite period of time.

Who can apply for a permanent residence permit in North Cyprus?

  1. Persons holding a continuous 6 years’ work permit or business establishment permit (they should also own or live in a house of a certain standard, be in good medical condition, have a clean criminal record, and have stayed outside of North Cyprus in the last six years no more than 40 days)
  2. Property owners (at a value of at least 125.000€) holding a continuous 6 years’ residence permit (they should also have a regular income, be in good medical condition, have a clean criminal record, and have stayed outside of North Cyprus in the last six years no more than 180 days for each year)
  3. Foreigners marrying a citizen of North Cyprus
  4. Persons born in North Cyprus or have come to North Cyprus before they turn 18 provided their parents are citizens of North Cyprus or hold a valid work permit or business establishment permit or permanent residence permit due to property ownership (they should also have resided in North Cyprus for a continous 6 years before they turn 18, have stayed outside of North Cyprus in the last six years no more than 120 days for each year, be in good medical condition, have a clean criminal record and their parents should have legally resided in North Cyprus in the last three years before the person turns 18)

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