Republic of Cyprus
Civil Registry and Migration Department

APPLICATION EXAMINATION TIME



The examination time of an application depends on the residence category and the complexity of the application. According to the legislation in force the applications are examined:

Application and Residence CategoryExamination Time
For issuing a Registration Certificate to an EU citizenImmediately
For issuing a Residence Card to a family member of an EU citizen Within six (6) months from the submission of the application
For issuing a temporary residence permit for employment purposes

(general employment, domestic employment, employment at a foreign company, employment of a Cypriot citizen family member)
Within four (4) months from the submission of the application

For Specialists employed in companies of foreign interests, applications are examined within a period of 4-6 weeks.
For issuing a family reunification permit Within nine (9) months from the submission of the application

Within 90 days from the submission of the application when the sponsor is an intra-corporate transferee or a holder of long-term mobility permit, in the frame of an intra-corporate transfer
For issuing a residence permit to a long term resident Within twelve (12) months from the submission of the application
For issuing a temporary residence permit for studying purposes Within three (3) months from the submission of the application
For issuing an intra-corporate transferee permit or a long-term mobility permit in the frame of an intra-corporate transferWithin 90 days from the submission of the application
For the examination of a notification for a short-term mobility in the frame of an intra-corporate transfer Within 20 days from the submission of the notification

It is stressed that under the law the above time limits may be extended in cases involving complex applications. It is also stressed that if the submitted application is not complete (ie not all necessary documents where submitted documents) the above time limits will start counting only when the applicant submits all the necessary documents.



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