Republic of Cyprus
Civil Registry and Migration Department

Migration Section


EMPLOYEES AT INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES

If you are aware of the current policy for companies of foreign interests, you can follow the steps below for the preparation of the application and documents to be attached to it. If you are interested in further information on the policy in place, please read first the paragraphs following the steps below.


Step 1:
Follow the link below and study the content of the page.


Step 2:
Follow the link below that corresponds to the category of staff you are interested in.


Step 3:
Download the documents on your computer.

Step 4:
Print the documents you downloaded. From the list of accompanying documents, choose the one that meets your needs, depending on which permit/ permits you will apply for.

Step 5:
After studying the list of accompanying documents for both the company's suitability and for obtaining a permit, collect the documents you need 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!

Step 6:
Fill in and sign any other forms that may have to accompany the application.

Step 7:
Fill in all the fields of the application form and sign it. Beware of the parts requiring signatures from third parties.

Step 8:
Submit the application and the documents to the Central Offices of the Civil Registry and Migration Department.

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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A third country national must fulfil the conditions laid down by the legislation (Articles 18ΥΔ to 18ΦΖ of the Aliens and Immigration Law - Cap. 105 as amended until today. See pages 831-842 of the Official Gazette), on the employment of third country in the Republic.

For facilitating applicants, the lists of supporting documents include all documents that need to be provided in order to prove compliance with the legislation conditions.


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Within seven (7) days after the arrival of the third-country national in Cyprus, he/ she must apply to the Civil Registry and Migration Department, to register in the Aliens’ Register, according to the Aliens and Immigration Regulations as amended to date.

Moreover, he/ she
must, within the aforementioned period, apply to the Department for a temporary residence and employment permit, according to the legislation in force. The residence permit issued in a card form.


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Employees at a company of foreign interests can change employer and work in a different company of foreign interests, regardless of their duration of stay in Cyprus, provided that:
  • they have found employment within one (1) month from the termination of their previous employment,
  • the general conditions laid down by the legislation in force, regarding employment of third country nationals, are met.
  • the company of foreign interests that will employ them is a beneficiary company, based on the criteria set out by the Council of Ministers (see above).

Employees that wish to change employer and work for an employer who is not a company of foreign interests are allowed to do so, provided that maximum stay in the Republic for purposes of
general employment has not been reached [four (4) years in principle].


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