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At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security

Since Cyprus joined the EU in 2004, citizens of all European countries have been granted the privilege to work in Cyprus in the same manner they could work  in all other member states.

However, if an EU citizen intends to remain in the Republic of Cyprus for longer than 90 days, to work, start a business, study or retire, he/she should begin the application process for a temporary residence permit as soon as possible.

Furthermore, non-EU citizens intending to work in Cyprus require a work permit (as well as a visa) before arriving in the country. In order to issue a work permit for some positions, the Ministry of Labour, must be certain that a Cypriot or an EU citizen isn’t available to fulfil the position.

Companies that meet certain criteria (having an office in Cyprus, etc) can apply for a permit to employ  foreign employees. We can assist with the preparation and filing of  such applications.

The Director of the Civil Registry and Migration Department is the authority responsible for the first issue and subsequent renewals of Temporary Residence Permits granted to all non-Cypriots employed by Business Companies in Cyprus.

Whether you are travelling to the Republic of Cyprus for a short stay as a tourist or a businessperson, or with a purpose of employment and residence, we can assist you in arrangements for:

The registration of your Company as a company of foreign interests

Entry visas & invitations

Work permits for Non-EU nationals

Residence permits for EU citizens (“yellow slip”)

Residency in Cyprus

We can assist you with all kind of Immigration Permits.

Aliens may make an application to obtain an Immigration Permit on the basis of one of the Categories referred to in Regulation 5 of the Aliens and Immigration Regulations of 1972. An Immigration Permit will not be granted to anybody unless the Immigration Control Board recommends to the Minister of Interior that such person belongs to one of the following Categories:

Category A:
Persons who intend to work as self-employed in agriculture, cattle breeding, bird breeding or fish culture in the Republic.

Category B:
Persons who intend to work as self-employed in mining enterprises in the Republic.

Category C:
Persons who intend to work as self-employed in a trade or profession in the Republic.


Category D:
Persons who intend to work as self-employed in a profession or science in the Republic.


Category E:
Persons who have been offered permanent employment in the Republic, which will not create undue local competition.


Category F:
Persons who possess and have fully and freely at their disposal a secured annual income, high enough to give them a decent living in Cyprus, without having to engage in any business, trade or profession.

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