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
Family Reunification in the frame of Intra-corporate Transfer
Entry in the Republic
Steps after entry in the Republic
Within seven (7) days of arrival, family members must refer to the Civil Registry and Migration Department to record their registration at the Aliens’ Register, according to the Aliens and Immigration Regulations.
In addition, family members must, necessarily, within the above mentioned period, apply to the Department for a residence permit on family reunification grounds, according to the Aliens and Immigration Law.
It is noted that, for the application submission process to be competed, the capturing on the family members’ photograph, fingerprints and signature is necessary [fingerprints and signature are captured only for persons over the age of six(6)], if they are already in Republic. For purposes of facilitating the process, the reception of such data may be done up to one (1) week after the submission of the actual application form, at the District Aliens and Immigration Unit of the Police of the district of residence of the family members (for all districts except Nicosia), by presenting the receipt of application submission and a valid travel document. The application is not considered complete and cannot be examined further prior to receiving such data.
The residence permit issued by the Civil Registry and Migration Department is in the form of a card.
Residence permit duration
Maximum allowed duration of stay
- 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