SEVILLA CONSTRUCTION - FAQs
What is the official language in the TRNC?
The official language in the TRNC is Turkish but English
is widely spoken.
What is the time difference with UK?
North Cyprus is two hours ahead of UK GMT time.
What side of the road do you drive in North
You drive on the left hand side like in the UK
Is TRNC recognized elsewhere in the world?
The TRNC has an embassy in Ankara and Consulates in
Mersin and Istanbul, offices of Representatives in London,
Washington, New York, Brussels, Pakistan and Abu Dhabis.
Honorary Representatives in Italy, Germany, Canada,
South Africa and Finland. Also in TRNC there is a Turkish
embassy, British High Commission and German Consulate.
How do I travel to North Cyprus?
There are no direct flights to Northern Cyprus. All
flights are through mainland Turkey. You do not have
to leave the plane as a general rule and remain on board
for 45 minutes in one of the airports in Turkey (Antalya,
Emir, Istanbul) The flight all together is approx 6
hours. You can travel to TRNC from London (Heathrow,
Gatwick and Stanstead) Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin.
There is also a big selection of ferries from Turkey,
the fastest is 2 hours. The new alternative route is
to travel via Larnaca in Southern Cyprus; no visa is
required as Southern Cyprus is now part of the EU. You
may hire a car and drive across the border purchasing
insurance on the Turkish side. Once you cross the border
the Turkish side will give you a three month entry visa
which enables you to stay in TRNC.
Can I bring pets and personal possessions to
There are several companies that offer this service.
The price depends on the cubic meter capacity. You can
bring all pets into the country. Your pets have to have
a rabies injection and a UK vet certificate stating
that the animal has no infectious diseases. This is
then presented to the Ministry of Agriculture. The quarantine
period is 28 days; you MUST look after your own pet
Can I drive with my UK license?
You are able to drive with a UK license for three months,
after that you will need to apply for a permanent TRNC
How long can a British Citizen stay in North
When arriving in North Cyprus you automatically receive
a three month visa. You can get an extension or if you
decide to permanently settle on the island you will
need to get a residency permit. We can guide you in
the right direction to get one.
Are there any restrictions on buying property
in Northern Cyprus for foreign persons?
Yes, there are restrictions. The land in North Cyprus
is measured in donums. A foreign person can only buy
1 donum of land (1,338 square meters or approx 14,000sq
What are the main towns of North Cyprus?
Below are all the main towns with the present and pre
1974 names. Lefkosa- Nicosia, Famagusta- Gazimagusa,
Girne-Kyrenia, Guzelyurt - Marphou