According to Regulation 4 of the Aliens and Immigration Regulations the Immigration Control Committee examines applications for Immigration Permits. The Committee submits its recommendations for these applications to the Minister of Interior, who is the competent authority for granting such permits. An Immigration Permit will not be granted to anybody unless the Immigration Control Committee recommends to the Minister of Interior that such person belongs to one of the Categories referred to, as in Regulation 5.

An Immigration Permit shall cease to be valid if the interested person fails to acquire residence in Cyprus within one year from the approval of the application, in case he/she is residing outside Cyprus. It shall also cease to be valid if he/she acquires permanent residence abroad or be absent from Cyprus for a period of two years.

According to Regulation 8 of the Aliens and Immigration Regulations, a holder of an Immigration Permit can include his/her spouse and children under the age of 18 as dependent persons on his/her permit.

It is noted that the submission of this application does not grant the applicant any right to remain in or enter the Republic without a valid residence permit or visa.