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Old May 29th 2017, 9:30 pm   #1
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Hi everyone,

My fiancé and I are getting married in august and have made the decision to move to Cyprus. My parents already moved out there about 10 years ago and love it. My question is this; do we need to ensure we have moved before the end of march 2019 when the UK leaves the EU? We were aiming to move out around June/July 2019 as that would give us time to save and to also have a baby (if we are lucky enough) before coming out. Can anyone help us on this as we're not sure where to get information from! Also what will happen to those already living in Cyprus? I presume you all can stay?
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Old May 29th 2017, 11:56 pm   #2
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Nobody knows. There is no certain answer to most, if not all of your questions.
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Old Jun 2nd 2017, 3:20 pm   #3
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It took Canada over seven years to negotiate a free trade deal with the EU and that did not include settlement payments, Gibraltar, or movement of people so I will be surprised if it is all settled by June, 2019. Best to get on with your plans.

My previous post (which was deleted) included a serious article describing the various options that could play out with Brexit and not link to a blog as the moderator suggests. Obviously she did not read this article hence the word "seems'.

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I skimmed the content. It was a link to a blogspot page which also appears as a FB page.

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If you are solely British citizens and you move after April 2019 then taking advantage of EEA freedom of movement will no longer be an option. If either of you have Irish parents or grandparents then obtaining an Irish passport would be the way to go. If not then you may however qualify for residence through some other method such as being sponsored by an employer. Cyprus also operates a citizenship/permanent residence-by-investment scheme. You can effectively buy Cypriot citizenship for €2,000,000 and permanent residence for €300,000.
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If you are solely British citizens and you move after April 2019 then taking advantage of EEA freedom of movement will no longer be an option. If either of you have Irish parents or grandparents then obtaining an Irish passport would be the way to go. If not then you may however qualify for residence through some other method such as being sponsored by an employer. Cyprus also operates a citizenship/permanent residence-by-investment scheme. You can effectively buy Cypriot citizenship for €2,000,000 and permanent residence for €300,000.
Good to know BiP. One needs options these days (unless Jez squeaks in). Can you post a link to this scheme please?
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Good to know BiP. One needs options these days (unless Jez squeaks in). Can you post a link to this scheme please?
Henley & Partners (of Visa Restrictions Index fame) has a summary on the process: https://www.henleyglobal.com/residen...rus-residence/
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Good to know BiP. One needs options these days (unless Jez squeaks in). Can you post a link to this scheme please?
Note that the cost varies for each European country. In France, for example, it will cost you 10 million Euros. Greece is the cheapest at 250,000 Euros.

"The golden visas". Where to buy a residence permit in Europe? - EE24
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Also, for anyone investing in the Cyprus property market, it pays to be aware of the various scams that are going on such as failure to issue title deeds, etc. This is so severe that it has involved EU intervention with little success.

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