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 Frontier Formalities

 Passports and Visa

All the foreign country passports are recognized at the entrance ports and airports of TRNC. Greek Cypriots, Greek from Greece and citizen of Armenia should have visa. Citizen of Nigeria, Philistine, Afghanistan, Libya, Armenia, Greek and Greek Cypriots have to have visa, but if their people comes to TRNC as a tourist and if they come as groups they don't need any visa. Also those who are 3. world citizens that are Greek, Greek Cypriot and Armenian ahve to have visa. Visa applications can be done to TRNC foreign representatives for the Nations that mentioned above.

If any citizen of a country that mentioned above is married to a TRNC citizen the need of a visa is evaluated in a different manner and could be more elastic. But this special condition is determined after the application to the foreign representation of TRNC. On the other hand, it is possible for the people from different nations (except the ones mentioned above) who enter Turkey, to enter TRNC freely as a tourist or with a tourist group.

The same procedure is carried out to passengers who travel separately. Separate passengers have to have enough amount of cash, returning ticket and reservation to a TRNC Hotel (proving that the purpose of travel is tourism) Under these circumstances it is impossible to have a problem during the entrance of TRNC.When entering TRNC the period of the visa is determined by the immigration police officer. After entering TRNC if you have valid justifications you can apply to prolong for visa to ministry of interior.

 Customs Regulations

1-Customs regulations while entering and leaving TRNC Customs regulations shows similarity with the developed European countries customs regulations in methodic and basic. Any person who comes to TRNC in a certain place, time, and way, anything that he or she carries on himself or herself in anything that he or she carries in the luggage ;
a) Anything that was bought outside of TRNC or
b) Any good that has commercial value tax unpaid or tax refunded and
c) Anything or good that could not be carried before its tax paid; has to be declared due the custom regulations. Any person who enters or leaves TRNC has to answer any question of the official clerk about his or her luggage or anything that is carried on her or himself. At the same time the passengers has to show any good in his or her luggage or anything that he or she carries on himself or herself to the official clerk in a certain place, time that the official clerk shows. But if the passenger asks that he or she wants to be examined in a special place examination can be carried out in a special place. According to customs regulations if any person who refuses to give information and refuses to show and declare the goods that he or she carries or keeps them in his or her luggage commits law. Any good that depends on customs tax or any other tax if not declared of hidden and found by the officials during the examination time or goods that are prohibited or restricted to import and export could be kept by customs as a punishment

2-While entering or leaving TRNC the amount of money that a passenger can carry freely: Passengers while entering or living TRNC may carry maximum 10,000 USD or equivalent in other currency.

3-While entering country, duty free rights of the passengers are as follows:

400 cigarettes or 500 gr tobacco
Alcoholic drinks 150 cc
Wine 150cc
Perfume and lotions 100 cl
Non commercial goods 75 $ worth free Over 75 $ taxable
Personal Belonging Depends on passenger's social condition.

4-Regulations for entering TRNC by a motor vehicle While entering TRNC in last 2 years the person who stayed and lived abroad more than 365 days and comes to TRNC temporarily and is over 18 years old age (staying in TRNC should not be more than 12 months) is considers as visitors. Persons that did not stay abroad this much could be consider as visitors if they declare and show all the documents proving that they live outside of the country. While entering these people has to declare the cars documents and has to make 3 months valid car insurance.

5-Other important points Customs offices make examination while entering or leaving TRNC plus they carry out other regulations of all different ministries during their examinations. Restricted or prohibited goods

Controlled during import

-Controlled drugs ( Opium, heroine, morphine, cocaine, cannabis etc.)
-Fire arms (guns)
-Munitions, explosives
-claps knifes
-counterfeit money
-Obscene tools and publication.
-Sapling, lump, and seeds.
-Animals and birds (needs veterinary quarantine)

Controlled during export

-Controlled drugs
-Fire arms munitions and explosives
-Antics (plus statues)
-Various archeological goods.
-Living wild animals in TRNC
-Before export controls permissions is needed from various offices so before coming to export ports all formalities has to be completed.

Healt Regulations For Animals
1.Any kind of animal admission to the country needs preliminary permission.
2.The veterinary office of the ministry of agriculture and forests gives preliminary permission.
3.The conditions of preliminary permission depend on the species of the animal. These conditions are told to animal owners by the veterinary office.
4.According the law that is in force now the quarantine period depends on the species and the origin country of the animal.
5.Carrying animals to the guarantee place and keeping them there is paid by the animal owner.
6.Any kind of food that contains animal and biological products needs preliminary permission to be imported if they are brought by the passenger on himself.

Formalities For Yacht Owners

You can enter TRNC Yacht port if you get preliminary permission or when you enter Kyrenia water. You can get alimation through VCH16 radio channel. Kyrenia marina address: Kordon Boyu Cad. Vakiflar Ishani Kyrenia Marina

Tel: 90392 8153587
Radio VCH16
Horbour Master: Numan Ormanci - Gokhan Guler
Key Master : Hamit Topal

Entering formalities to Kyrenia Marina for yacht owners:
-Getting in touch before entering marine
-After casting anchor passengers have to go on the immigration and customs procedure.
-If there is any animal or a pet in the Yacht, Veterinary office personnel has to be called in order to start quarantine procedure.

The facilities given at Kyrenia Marine:
-Electricity & water is given
-Laundry washing & drying
-Leaving luggage office
-Captaincy services
-Ship washing services
-Ship technical service

Technical Rules:
-Minimum fee is applied 7 meters
-Longer than 20 meters (L.O.A) ship -Yacht fees.
-Catamaran ships / Yacht (more than 5 meter fee.)
-Fees are paid at TRNC central Banks effective buying rate on the day of payment
-The fees tar rife of Marina Director ship can change under some circumstances
-The ships that have TRNC flag have %10 reduction for binding fee.
-%10 service fee is included in the prices.
-If commercial ships have more than 2 personnel they have to pay 250.000 TL per personnel per day.

P.S: For all of these services and facilities the prices are determined in US Dollar annually. For further information you should get in touch with the Marina.

Formalities For Private Plane Owners
ICAO (International Aviation) rules valid. Arrival to TRNC international route is followed. Preliminary flight and landing permission should be gotten from the officials.
Technical information for the plane, number of passengers has to be declared during the time of permission application. There is no validity of staying. On the information about civilian aviation and ERCAN Government Airport can be obtained from civilian aviation directorship.
Tel: 90392 2273739
Fax: 90392 2286566
Air Traffic Control Tel: 90392 2314771