Temporary Residency Permits
In order to be eligible for this type of permit, the applicant mainly needs to show:
Pink Slip Restrictions:
Non – Foreign Interest CompaniesApplications for the issue of Entry and Temporary Residence and Employment Permits must be submitted by the Cypriot employer through the District Office of the Aliens and Immigration Unit of the Police or at the Central Offices of the Civil Registry and Migration Department.
The applications should be submitted along with the contract of employment certified by the Department of Labor of the Ministry of Employment and Social Insurance, which is the competent Department for securing that there are no Cypriots or citizens of Member States of the European Union, available or adequately qualified for the specific job or post prior to recommending the employment of third country nationals.
The applicant must proceed to register with the District Office of the Aliens and Immigration Unit of the Police.
The maximum duration of employment in most cases is four years (exemptions may apply).
Foreign Interest Companies:
Permanent Residency Permits
The “fast – track” procedure requires an applicant to:
Benefits of a PRP
The maximum period for granting PRP under the simplified procedure is two months. PRP status does not impose any restrictions to the period of stay in Cyprus. The only exception is that a holder must visit Cyprus at least once every two years to maintain PRP status. PRP holders are free to enter and live in Cyprus without the need to obtain a visa.
Actual residence in Cyprus may lead to eligibility for Cyprus citizenship by naturalization, currently after seven years of staying in Cyprus within 10 calendar years.
Our dedicated team, in co-operation with associates, can assist with all aspects in the making of a PRP application including:
For EU Nationals
The registration certificate is available to European (EU and EEA) citizens who wish to stay and work or remain as visitors in the Republic of Cyprus.
The application for the issue of the certificate is submitted within 4 months from the date of entry into the Republic.