Residence Permit Regulations for Foreigners in North Cyprus

Once entering North Cyprus, you will receive up to 90-day visa if you own or rent a property. If you wish to stay longer, then you can apply for Residency Permit in North Cyprus, which is a very easy process!
Foreigners who invest in real estate in Northern Cyprus can easily apply for a residence permit for themselves and their families. With the residence permit, you obtain the right to live in North Cyprus with no restrictions. Having a residence permit doesn’t really differ from the 90-day tourist visa, except the fact that you don’t have to leave the island every time the visa expires.
What’s required to get a residence permit?
After the registration of the sales contract, you need to:
  • Provide documentation: passport copies and title deeds for property
  • Show either a legitimate income or an evidence for your ability to pay for your living
  • Complete a brief medical examination process and pay the state health insurance online
  • Make a short trip to the police station
Once completed, you will receive a one-year residence permit. This permit gets renewed every year for 8 years. After 8 years, you become eligible to get a permanent residence permit!

We would like to emphasize that as SIK Real Estates we have experience with all these procedures. We are here for all our clients who have worked with us at all stages of the purchase of real estate, including obtaining a residence permit, paying taxes, etc. If you are looking for an easy way to buy a property in Northern Cyprus, you have come to the right place!