Health Checks for Foreign Residents Scrapped Until 2020

Health checks for foreign nationals aged 60 and over applying for residency permits in the TRNC have been scrapped, Interior Minister Ayşegül Baybars has said. Recently implemented residency and visa regulations have done away with the previous “gentlemen’s agreement” that allowed expat residents aged 60 and over to stay in the TRNC without any legal permission, have caused concern in the expat community.

No health checks will be needed in the first or subsequent residency applications,” Interior Minister Ayşegül Baybars has said.

FOREIGNERS WHO ARE OLDER THAN SIXTY YEARS AND HAVE NO LEGAL PERMISSION TO STAY IN TRNC MUST GET A RESIDENCE PERMIT.

Foreigners who reached the age of sixty before the residence permits and visas regulation entered into force and who have been living in the TRNC without legal permission may remain in the country if they obtain a residence permit within one year.