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Moving To Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus From The UK

Moving to Northern Cyprus

If you are moving to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, whether to North Nicosia, Famagusta or Kyrenia, Britannia Movers International has the local knowledge and the experience to tailor the move to your individual needs.


Importing Personal Effects to Northern Cyprus

The UK has now left the EU and therefore new rules apply to movement of goods between the UK and EU Countries. Please bear in mind that all shipments to the EU from the UK will now have to clear customs on arrival and you must ensure you can provide all relevant customs documents required at destination. Your contact at your local Britannia office will assist you with which forms are necessary along with what supporting documentation you will need to provide. However, the responsibility for completion and submission of these forms now falls with the customer and it is advisable that all these formalities are prepared for prior to the move to avoid potential delays in transportation and additional charges.


Prohibitions and Restrictions

In general it is in your interest not to import the following items:

  • Firearms & ammunition
  • Inflammable goods & substances
  • Plants & plant material
  • Foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise
  • Narcotics and dangerous goods
  • Offensive materials
  • Alcohol & Tobacco

Transit Times

Groupage or shared consignments usually take 8 – 12 weeks door to door. However, this can vary depending on volumes being shipped, customs or immigration delays and prevailing weather conditions. Sole use containers usually take 6 – 7 weeks door to door.

Bar Coding

Bar Coding

All shared load consignments will be bar coded before they are loaded into the vehicle. This will ensure that no items are left at origin.


Domestic Pets

Britannia can recommend a specialised shipper of animals to assist you in sending your family pet(s) from home to home. They will coordinate all documentation and necessary veterinary procedures.

Find out more about pet transport.


Moving Motor Vehicles to Northern Cyprus

Importation of motor vehicles to Northern Cyprus will be subject to compliance, it is probable that duty and tax will apply. Provided that you have owned and used your motor vehicle for at least 6 months prior to transfer, you may import it when taking up residency in Cyprus.

Currencies Direct

Currencies Direct

When you are making international payments for individuals you can benefit from Currencies Direct expertise in seeking the best possible rate, whether you are sending or receiving foreign currency.

Currencies Direct can help to protect you from exchange rate fluctuations and save you time and money on international payments.

Currencies Direct offers :

  • International payments
  • Regular Overseas Transfers
  • Prepaid Currency Card
  • Forward Contracts

More info on Currencies Direct website.

Moving to Northern Cyprus with Britannia

Your Move to Northern Cyprus with Britannia – Britannia has established a long standing and successful relationship with a network of dedicated removers, who will assist you with your destination services. Their full contact details will be sent to you prior to the forwarding of your consignment. Our agents are part of our extended Britannia family and we meet with them on a regular basis to ensure high standards of service are maintained.

Customs Clearance – It normally takes five to ten days for customs clearance and delivery. The time taken to clear goods through customs can be affected by government policy, x-raying of goods, physical inspection, volume of traffic and the levy of any import duties or taxes. You will need to visit customs in Lefkosa (Nicosia) with our agent in order to complete customs formalities.

Additional removal services – Britannia can provide a variety of additional removal services when moving to Northern Cyprus. We are authorised to provide comprehensive insurance, can arrange storage, and can also take care of your pet transport.

If you are interested in moving to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, find out your removal costs, and read more about our international removals.

Living in Northern Cyprus

Located on the crossroads between Europe, Asia, and Africa, in the Mediterranean Sea, Northern Cyprus is a self-proclaimed republic that forms the northern and eastern part of the island of Cyprus. While the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus with a majority of Turkish Cypriots was declared in 1983, it is only recognised by Turkey and the United Nations recognises only the government of the Republic of Cyprus over the whole island. Some hostilities exist between the Greek and Turkish sides, but the political climate is generally stable.

The Turkish Republic of Northern Turkey has beautiful landscapes and coastlines, numerous archaeological sites, and a climate where you can enjoy 300 days of sunshine. Northern Cyprus can also boast a relatively strong yet rather small economy that is dominated by the services, tourism, trade, light manufacturing and agriculture sectors.

Although Northern Cyprus is not the most popular expat destination, which is partly due to its isolated political position, it can certainly offer a more relaxed pace of life, an enjoyable climate and some business opportunities. So whether you are moving to Northern Cyprus for professional reasons, for a different lifestyle, or to retire, it will definitely be an exciting experience.

Interesting Facts About Northern Cyprus

  • Northern Cyprus has a population of around 300,000, with the majority being Turkish Cypriots.
  • Northern Cyprus is almost entirely Turkish speaking, but English is used widely as a second language.
  • Northern Cyprus performs well in a number of sports, including badminton, billiards, football, and golf.
  • Although the Turkish Lira is the official currency, Euros and pounds are also widely accepted, especially in bigger cities.

Key Information

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Time Zone:

EET (UTC+2) - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY)
Calling Code: 90392


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