Stop lists and Visas

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Hello I have two questions, if anyone is capable of answering them i will be very gratefull. a)I had a friend who lived in Cyprus illegaly, he got caught, sent back to his home country and now he is in stop list for entering Cyprus. Im wondering is there any way to get removed from the stop list? I mean my friend got a 5year restriction for entering Cyprus, is there any way to shorten that period or something? b)I heard about a partner visa which is provided to the civil partner or de facto partner of a resident or for example Cypriot citizen, in to the couple to in Cyprus. Does it exist in Cyprus?

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Olde Dog 1350208452

I'm not sure what you mean by "de facto partner of a resident or for example Cypriot citizen"

Unless on a work permit the only way a non EU citizen can live in Cyprus is if they are married to an EU or Cypriot citizen.

The fact your friend was caught living here illegally means he wasn't either an EU or married to an EU...With the current economic crisis there is no way he'll get back even if he was offered a job, with his record any marriage he entered into would not be looked at as an honest one by the immigration department so they still wouldn't give a visa.


johnners-660966 1350220365

Hello Elladka,

Olde Dog has summed up the situation in this case. The only thing to add would be the timing of things. You don't say when your friend was caught and the case heard etc. There will be time allowed for an appeal to be lodged, in certain circumstances, and this can then lead to long and often expensive delays too. If the restriction is laid down as 5 years then that's it subject to appeal but it would need to be new and compelling evidence to have any chance of success.




Yiannis1984 1382352697

One more question to that issue.... If a non EU citizen is in the stop-list and got married to Cypriot citizen in a non EU country, can be entered to Cyprus?


powersub 1382366861

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sajini-chamika-871441 1475675261

hi.was in cyprus 2015,i came for work visa .but that my employer dont make register .she want my cut my salary make register .even she didnt pay my arivel air tiket.then .so 2016 me dbord becoz i become inligal.what i do .i want to come back,i have new employer,plz let me know what can i do ,thanks

anton-van Niekerk-1027200 1648930893

Here is how Cyprus and its Stop-List operates, and what to do to get off it.....If you have been placed onto the Stop-List the chances are it is permanent, so its won't get taken off after you have served 5 or 10 years being banned from returning, you will never be allowed to return unless you take the following steps.....You need to contact the Civil Registry and Migration Department in Nicosia ( address easily found by typing just that,)  then you need to get somebody there to answer your emails or written correspondence, so basically you beg and plead to be let in, and they generally ignore your letters completely, but after sending many you may eventually get a *contact* there who will respond to you messages, always save all of them ( so emails are better ) because you may need to prove that they are ignoring you by showing them the saved correspondece and asking why nobody there is responding to when somebody in that department does finally get off their big fat Greek arse, you will be told that before they can consider removing you from the stop-list they need a criminal record check, the one they need for UK applicants is by ACRO and costs 53 pounds, one copy to you, one to them will cost you another 8 pounds, but keep the one they send you because the lazy cow who works in that department can go months without checking if any letters have arrived, and never try to get the ban on entry lifted in a hurry because the the bitch handling my appeal moves at a glacial pace. Don't ask me what does, or does not need to be in this report for them to lift the ban, mine is still in the ( very long ) queue.....if you arrive in Cyprus claiming ACRO sent you certificate weeks ago, they will say you entered before they answered, and you will not be deported to your home country, you will be put on the same plane that you arrived on, so wherever that came from is where you will be deported to, and there is no right of appeal, and requests to be send to your own country, instead of some random one without any flights to the UK (like Georgia or Armenia) is what you can expect if you were just planning to stop in Cyprus for 22 hours to make your appeal to be removed from their stop list in person en route to London, because you will find yourself en route back to the Caucasus if thats where you just arrived from, and yes, that happened to me too.....

baxi-666881 1649149489

hi Anton-van Niekerk-1027200 , best of luck with immigration , my friend returned via  north ( trnc )

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