We have moved many of our customers to Cyprus and we would be glad to design a Cyprus removal service directly tailored to your needs.
We have been moving our customers to/from Cyprus for many years and our Cyprus removals experience is second to none. We also provide return collections, so if you’re moving back to the UK from Cyprus, then we can also help, whether that’s a full or part load.
We provide removals and relocation services to all regions within Cyprus, including:
Famagusta, Kyrenia, Limassol, Larnaca, Nicosia and Papho.
Why Choose Armishaws?
At Armishaws, we pride ourselves on our removal services to Cyprus. As a result of our experience and expertise, we have established working relationships with many major shipping companies.
An Armishaws Shipping Consultant for Cyprus will make an appointment with you to discuss your moving date, the items you will be transporting and any item you may wish to store. We will share our vast experience in moving to Cyprus and give you advice on:
• Items that may not be practical to transport
• Details on any special packing or transportation needs
• Identify any parking permits requirements
• Any lifting equipment that may be necessary
Every move to Cyprus is different and we will ensure that all of your individual needs are catered for within our relocation services.
An important part of our Cyprus removal solution is the specialist export wrapping service we provide. Our skilled packaging experts will ensure your goods arrive in the exact same condition they left you, no matter how far they have travelled. We have built up a network of tried and tested agents who will deal with local customs clearance, deliveries and the unpacking and unwrapping of your furniture and assets.
We can even supply you with a website address to enable you to track your shipment.
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, situated in the east of the vast sea. Historically and politically Cyprus has always been aligned with Europe, even before its inclusion in the European Union in May 2004.
Turkey is 75 kilometers (47 miles) to the north; other neighbouring countries include Syria and Lebanon to the east, Israel to the southeast, Egypt to the south, and Greece to the north-west. This means living in Cyprus allows for relatively easy travel to mainland Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Official Languages: Greek & Turkish
Area: 9,251 km², (3,572 sq mi)
Currency: Cyprus Pound (CYP)
Calling Code: +357
Getting your car from the UK to Cyprus is relatively easy when compared to shipping to other countries across the world. Organising the loading of your car into a shipping container for transportation to Cyprus can be done effectivley and easily.
The shipping process usually takes no more than a few weeks, depending on the destination and frequency of the shipping routes. This generally means that if you ship your car a few weeks before you move to Cyprus you will be able to meet it at the other end, without having to wait too long.
To move your pet to Cyprus you must ensure that following:
On arrival in Cyprus the vetinary or customs office on duty will check your pet’s condition and the required paperwork with a compulsory charge of between CYP 25 or around £30 (CYP 35 or around £40 after hours). If your pet does not pass the required inspections it can still enter the country but will be subject to 6 months quarantine.
Finally, some breeds of dog are not allowed to enter Cyprus regardless of their condition and accompanying paperwork. These include:
Cyprus is one of the most popular overseas destinations with would-be British retirees searching for that perfect place in the sun. It offers a secure and laid back pace of life in an environment with a climate that is conducive to good health. What’s more, it can be far more affordable to live abroad in sunny Cyprus than to remain in the UK in retirement, because not only is the cost of living lower in Cyprus, fuel bills are much reduced and taxation on pension income is only 5% and in some cases can actually be 0%.
With Britain coming last but one in a recent survey about quality of life, it’s of no surprise that increasing numbers of us are actively planning our escape from the UK in retirement. For those serious about Cyprus, here are the top ten tips for retiring in style and comfort…
1) Get your finances in order – moving abroad can be an expensive undertaking. Most people factor in flights but what about fees associated with selling a house and buying another, moving your personal belongings to Cyprus and getting yourself established with everything from a satellite TV connection to a residency permit? It all costs money, but most people understand that it’s actually an investment in a lifestyle that you could not otherwise achieve if you stayed put. Affording the move comfortably and without worry can be achieved, one simply needs to plan in advance, understand costs and fees and get a grip on finances so that money does not run away with you. Those who think carefully about the financial elements of affording relocation are more likely to be successful.
2) Know when to get professional advice and assistance – one of the most significant and exciting aspects of moving abroad is buying a new house. Cyprus is home to some fabulous real estate from well positioned apartments on developments with shared amenities, to well appointed individual villa stock with or without swimming pools and ideally with a view to die for! Upon first inspection it’s easy to let your dreams run away with you, but as Martin Pearce, UK Sales Manager of Aristo Developers points out: “just as in any market in the world, some properties represent better buys than others. Take expert advice when examining properties available for sale in Cyprus, ensure any developer you purchase through has a good reputation, builds to the highest standards and is ISO:9001 certified. Also, look at previous examples of completed projects by the developer and always use a reputable lawyer to assist you.”
3) Consider accessibility – living in a rural idyll maybe your preference, but think about your longer-term accessibility requirements. You will certainly need regular access to facilities such as a supermarket, but perhaps when you are older you will want to be within walking distance of shops and also a community. It’s unlikely that you will want to get in your car every time you want a litre of milk or a chat with a friend – so think carefully about where you choose to buy a property and live in Cyprus.
4) Embrace the culture – there’s little point moving to a new nation and still insisting that things are done the same way as they are ‘back home’ – because invariably they will not be! So, embrace the new culture and way of life when you move to Cyprus, adapt, fit in and you will get so much more out of your new life than you would if you moved to Cyprus looking for an all day English breakfast and daily rain showers!
5) Eat and shop like the locals – Everyone knows that in popular holiday hotspots there are often different prices for locals and tourists, it’s all part of the fun! So, when you move to Cyprus and become a local yourself, find out where the locals shop and eat out and you will find better quality produce, better service, better prices and all in all, a better experience.
6) Learn the language – whilst Cypriots speak English because the teaching of the English language is compulsory in schools, there’s massive benefit to be gained if you just set yourself the task of learning the rudimentary elements of Greek. You will expand your mind, you will ingratiate yourself to people you come into contact with when you can pass pleasantries with them in their own language, and you never know, you might even enjoy the experience!
7) Become socially active – you need to get out and about and meeting new people and making new friends the minute you arrive! You need to build up a social network of friends and acquaintances who you can call on for support and friendship, advice and fun times. People will not find you unless you put yourself out there and allow yourself to be found!
8) Adopt a hobby – after the initial euphoria of arriving in Cyprus and marvelling at the amazing landscape and fantastic climate, hours of the day in retirement can begin to drag for some people – so adopting a new hobby will keep you mentally and physically active.
9) Have realistic expectations – just because you move to live in a new country that doesn’t mean to say your life will be fundamentally different as a result. You are, after all, the same person you were before you moved! So have realistic expectations of your new life and you will not therefore set yourself up for disappointment when you find that yes, in the winter it does sometimes rain in Cyprus and yes, sometimes you will have to make your own entertainment!
10) Relax! – Cyprus is such an incredibly beautiful and fantastic country, to live in Cyprus in retirement is to live the dream, so, relax, think about all that you have achieved and be thankful and grateful for your new life and you will begin to see things in a more positive aspect daily, which will further enhance your quality of life.