If you are aware of the requirements of current legislation on family reunification of third-country nationals, you can follow the steps below for the preparation of the application and documents to be attached to it. If you are interested in applying for a family member of a Cypriot citizen, click here.
If you are interested in further information on the requirements, beneficiaries, family members etc., please read the paragraphs that follow the steps below.
Download the documents at the bottom of the page.
Print the downloaded documents. From the list of supporting documents choose the one that corresponds to your needs.
Having read and understood the list of accompanying documents, collect the documents to submit.
(Attention to the documents that need to be submitted in their original form and duly validated/ certified. You can learn more in the validation of documents, here).
Attention, also, to the documents required to be collected by other Departments/ Services and documentation that may be required from abroad, since requisition in such cases may take time!
Complete and sign all other forms that may be required to accompany the application.
Fill in all fields of the application and sign it. Please pay attention to parts of the application that may require signatures from third parties.
Submit the application and its supporting documents at the Civil Registry and Migration Offices in Nicosia.
It is emphasised that at the time of the application submission, the photograph, fingerprints and signature of third country national will be captured by authorised personnel. For convenience purposes, the capturing of the above may take place up to one (1) week after the submission of the application, at the District Units of the Aliens and Immigration Service of the Police, at the District of residence (for all Districts except Nicosia) by presenting the application submission receipt and a valid travel document. The application is not considered complete and cannot be processed further if these data is not captured.
Defining family reunification
Family Reunification Beneficiaries – The sponsor
According to the Aliens and Immigration Legislation, third-country nationals residing lawfully in the Republic of Cyprus have the right to family reunification with their family members, given that the sponsor:
- For information on the general application process for registration and issuance of a residence permit to a third-country national, click here
- For information on bank guarantees, click here
By way of derogation, the Director of the Department may provide, if the sponsor is employed by a company, within the meaning of the Companies Act, which has approval to employ third-country nationals, to not require a previous stay of at least two (2) years for family reunification purposes.
For the family reunification of intra-corpoprate transferees that reside in Cyprus with an intra-corporate transferee permit or a long-term mobility permit, in the frame of intra-corporate transfer, see the section that follows.
Family Reunification in the frame of Intra-corporate Transfer
Entry in the Republic
Steps after entry in the Republic
Residence permit duration
Maximum allowed duration of stay
- has stayed lawfully in the Republic for a period of at least two (2) years.
- is holding a residence permit with a duration of at least one (1) year.
- has reasonable prospects of obtaining the right of permanent residence.