Expat Cyprus News

Latest 10 news items tagged Cyprus

13 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Rogue IFAs now illegally targeting British expats in Cyprus

In spite of the seemingly unending official and unofficial warnings against dodgy IFAs, rogue financial advisers are now swarming around Cyprus’s expat community. Most British expatriates living in Cyprus fall into two categories – retirees and small business owners. Both groups see the need to invest their pension pots or capital in order to get a reasonable return whilst keeping the cash safe in case of emergencies. Sadly, a good number are financially naive, and are falling for every trick in the unregistered, unregulated...
31 May at 6 PM 2019

Family of stroke-hit Brit ex-serviceman retirees on Paphos appeal for air ambulance funding

A desperate British family has launched an appeal for funds to get their seriously ill expat father home from Paphos. Crowdfunding is now the last resort of many families of expats who’ve fallen seriously ill whilst on retirement in overseas locations with less than sympathetic, competent medical services. This latest appeal is on behalf of Taunton- born retiree Paul Elleray, who suffered a stroke on May 16 and is now in a Paphos hospital unable to communicate or move his right side. His daughter Jodie, along with her sister,...
8 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Cyprus joins Ireland in Brexit conundrum

Ireland isn’t the only island being threatened by the worsening Brexit situation. The need for an Irish backstop as part of the Brexit agreement could also be applied to another, similar island set in slightly warmer climes – Cyprus. As in Ireland, the former British dependency is split into two halves and is home to a good proportion of the British military, although revolution isn’t the issue as yet in either case. The Greek half of Cyprus holds a large contingent of British military, set in Sovereign Base Areas containing...
3 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Brexit to threaten Cypriot economy as well as expat lives

British expats and the British economy aren’t the only sectors expected to suffer due to Brexit. The upcoming disaster known as Brexit won’t just wreck the British economy and several million expats’ lives as it will also hit on the economies of a good number of the remaining EU member states. According to a report from Standard and Poor, the Netherlands, Ireland and Luxembourg will be worst hit, with Cyprus also extremely susceptible to the effects of new rules on the export of a variety of services and goods to the UK. The...
26 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Cyprus extends time for British expat residency applications

Recently-arrived British expats on Cyprus appreciate extra time for arranging residency. Cyprus is now joining with a good number of other EU member states in giving British expats more time to arrange their residency status in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Both new arrivals and established Britons will now have at least a year to get official residency status, a move which is being strongly approved by the UK government’s High Commission on the island. Some 70,000 British expats are living either full or part-time on Cyprus,...
18 Mar at 6 PM 2019

UK expats in Cyprus still in limbo over Brexit

In spite of Cyprus government reassurances, British expats are still living in limbo. Some 70,000 Britons call Cyprus their home, with the vast majority still angry at how easily their carefully-planned lives can be destroyed by thinly-disguised political manipulation in their country of origin. Even although the Cypriot government has allowed expat residents a year to get their papers in order, they’re fully aware the entire mess could fall apart at any moment, leaving them with shattered dreams and broken lives. One 51-year...
13 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Advice for British expats should no-deal become a reality

As the March 29 deadline looms closer and the British parliament becomes even more disorderly, a huge number of UK expats are still totally confused about the effect on their lives of a no-deal exit. Although the vast majority of EU member states have now reassured their British expat communities as to their rights in the event of a no-deal crash out of the EU, expats are still confused over many aspects of their lives. For example, expats who have money in British bank accounts and use their debit cards to access funds when needed...
26 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Cyprus releases failsafe for Brit expats in danger from Brexit

Cyprus is the latest EU member state to attempt to calm the fears of its British expatriates. Lawmakers in Cyprus have released an assurance that, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, British citizens will be allowed to stay and enjoy their rights as stated in the withdrawal agreement. According to a spokesperson from Cyprus’s High Commission, the present position is that expats on Cyprus as well as Cypriot expats in the UK can continue their lives as usual whilst negotiations during the withdrawal period map out any future changes...
15 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Expats in UAE queuing up for second passports and permanent residency visas

As expatriate professionals’ stability and security in the Arab States become more fragile, those with spare funds are rushing to get second passports. A major reason for choosing one expat relocation destination over others is the stability of the country and the security of the job itself as well as the required work visa. Even the most optimistic foreign workers in the UAE would now have to admit the current concentration on dramatically reducing the numbers of expats employed doesn’t represent security and stability. As a...
14 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Cyprus to protect British expats’ rights in case of no-deal Brexit

Cyprus has assured its UK expat residents their rights will remain should a no-deal Brexit be the final result. The former British colony of Cyprus prior to the island’s independence in 1960 has now reassured its British expat community their rights will be protected in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The island has joined a number of other EU member states in giving at least some security to British expatriates living, working or retiring in popular expat regions. The message was sent to the UK government’s Foreign Secretary...