Brexit: Interior Ministry to facilitate registration of 5,000 Britons in Cyprus facing disabilities

Imminent Brexit implementation driving Britons living in Cyprus to continue to register for residence permits

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Brexit: Interior Ministry to facilitate registration of 5.000 Britons in Cyprus facing disabilities

Britons living in Cyprus continue to register at the Civil Registry and Migration Department, due to Brexit, as the Ministry of Interior tries to find ways to facilitate the process for around 5 thousand of them, who are facing disabilities.

At the same time, things are not clear about the way Brexit will affect the next local elections in Cyprus, as many Britons are registered in the electoral roll.

“There is a constant flow of Britons registering with the Civil Registry, Michael said, adding that the process is ongoing and there are no figures for the moment.”

Ministry of Interior Spokesman, Loizos Michael, stated that they are looking at the moment for ways to address the requests of the British side, in relation to almost 60 thousand citizens living permanently in Cyprus, in tandem with British government efforts concerning Cypriot nationals living in the UK.

There is a constant flow of Britons registering with the Civil Registry, Michael said, adding that the process is ongoing and there are no figures for the moment.

“A significant part of British expats in Cyprus, estimated at 5 thousand people, face various disabilities, restricting their movement. the Ministry of Interior is looking at ways to facilitate their registration.”

A significant part of British expats in Cyprus, estimated at 5 thousand people, face various disabilities, restricting their movement, the Spokesman went on, adding that the Ministry of Interior is looking at ways to facilitate their registration.

He also noted that the Minister of Interior, Nicos Nouris, who visited recently London, said that the Republic of Cyprus fervently supports a comprehensive agreement between EU and the UK, to address the issues put forward by the British side. He also said that in case this is not possible, we are ready to conclude a bilateral agreement, to cover a wide range of issues.

“The Republic of Cyprus fervently supports a comprehensive agreement between EU and the UK.”

Asked about the next local elections in Cyprus and how Brexit will affect electoral rolls, containing many British nationals residing in Cyprus, Michael said that “there is no decision on that, nor is it clear where things are heading at.” Ηe reiterated, however, Cyprus’ willingness to find the necessary mechanisms to address these issues.

The Spokesman pointed finally to an awareness-raising campaign by the Ministry, to endorse Britons in Cyprus and Cypriots in the UK to register for the EU settlement scheme, with the contribution of the Press and Information Office and the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in the UK.

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