Republic of Cyprus
Civil Registry and Migration Department

Migration Section


STARTUP PERMIT

If you are aware of the requirements of the policy and the legislation in regards to the employment of third-country nationals at a Startup innovative business, follow the steps below for the completion of the application and the preparation of the documents to be attached to it.

If you are interested in further information, please first read the paragraphs that follow the steps below.

Step 1:
Download the documents that are located at the bottom of this page, on your computer.

Step 2:
Print the application form and choose and print the list of accompanying documents that is suitable for you, depending on the permit(s) for which you will apply.

Step 3:
After studying the list of accompanying documents, collect the documents to be submitted.

Attention to the documents to be submitted in their original form and duly ratified / certified (you can learn more on the ratification 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 is such cases may take time!

Step 4:
Complete and sign all the documents/ forms that are required to accompany the application.

Step 5:
Fill in all fields of the application form and sign. Attention to parts of the application that may require signatures by third parties!

Step 6:
Submit the application and documents at the Central Offices of the Department 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.

Note:
  • For information on the general application process for registration and obtaining a residence permit click here
  • For information about the submission, amount, duration and return of letters of bank guarantee click here

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For the employment of a third country national in the Republic a temporary residence and employment permit is necessary, according to legislation (for hired employment: Articles 18ΥΔ up 18ΦΖ of the Aliens and Immigration Law - Cap. 105 as amended until today and for self- employment: Regulation 12 of the Aliens and Immigration Regulations, as amended to date).

On 15.02.2017, the Council of Ministers adopted a policy on innovative Startup businesses and the employment of staff from third countries at them. The Decision allows the entry and employment of third country nationals at the said businesses, aiming at attracting such innovative Startup businesses.
This policy applies to the founders of such businesses, to managers and support staff.

The Decision of the Council of Ministers defines the criteria to be met by businesses and employees, whether for individuals (Individual Scheme) or for groups (Team Scheme). You can find the entire policy as approved by the Council of Ministers here.


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Dowload the Word file ACC DOCS - SUP.docx (Μέγεθος Αρχείου: 59,31Kb)
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ΑΙΤΗΣΗ - FORM MSUP1.doc (Μέγεθος Αρχείου: 4879,81Kb)
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ΤΕΛΗ - FEES SUP.pdf (Μέγεθος Αρχείου: 345,59Kb)


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