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Can someone tell me what the procedure is to buy a car in Cyprus, and what documents do you need for the transaction - i.e. passport, etc?

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Can someone tell me what the procedure is to buy a car in Cyprus, and what documents do you need for the transaction - i.e. passport, etc?
You will certainly need your passport if you need a bank loan to buy one as the bank will want to make a copy of it as with any loans.

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passport, drivers license, insurance. Procedure is pretty simple but don't expect to drive off a lot- at least for a new car- the same day. If they do have the car you want in stock you'll still have to wait for at least a week to get it. If they have to order the car you want you might have to wait 4 months. No kidding, I had to start my search from the beginning after I was dead set on a specific car.

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passport, drivers license, insurance. Procedure is pretty simple but don't expect to drive off a lot- at least for a new car- the same day. If they do have the car you want in stock you'll still have to wait for at least a week to get it. If they have to order the car you want you might have to wait 4 months. No kidding, I had to start my search from the beginning after I was dead set on a specific car.
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Does one need to be a resident of Cyprus, or need proof of residence (such as a rental agreement)? I am wondering if it is possible to buy a car while one is still looking for a house and not actually in a fixed address yet.

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You need a "permanent address" if you need a loan, Will.
If you ask nicely, Mr Car Shop will lend you a car for nothing while you are waiting for the formalities, it only takes a few days. It will be a wreck, mind.

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Does one need to be a resident of Cyprus, or need proof of residence (such as a rental agreement)? I am wondering if it is possible to buy a car while one is still looking for a house and not actually in a fixed address yet.
If you require a loan you will also need 3 guarantors if you are renting.

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You need a "permanent address" if you need a loan, Will.
If you ask nicely, Mr Car Shop will lend you a car for nothing while you are waiting for the formalities, it only takes a few days. It will be a wreck, mind.
Thanks. So if one was buying cash, then no proof of residence is required?

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Thanks. So if one was buying cash, then no proof of residence is required?
Buying it would be one thing but what about registering and insuring it?
You need an address for that.

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You will have to re-register the car in your name and you will require an address for that. We had not moved over and only had a holiday home here when we bought mine for cash. The garage registered the car to that address but they did ask to see our contract. They also asked for a copy of my passport and my driving licence. I also provided proof of bonus from the UK and they used that to reduce my insurance.

The garage we bought from, rented us a car (at a ridiculously cheap price) whilst we waited for the procedures to be completed.

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The garage we bought from, rented us a car (at a ridiculously cheap price) whilst we waited for the procedures to be completed.

I was not so lucky. They just gave me the name of the rental company they own. The price they gave me was just as high as regular- of course I went to another dealer and bought a different car----so they lost a customer!?

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