If the mobility will be for a period exceeding 90 days, then it is considered as a long-term mobility. In this case, the transferee must obtain a long-term mobility permit (in card form) from Cyprus upon submission of an application, provided that he/she meets the provisions of the legislation (Articles 18διςΙ and 18διςΙΒ).
For the purpose of convenience, the conditions and documents on the basis of which it is proven that the requirements are met, have been included in the list of documents that must be presented with the applications for a long-term mobility permit.
The application and supporting documentation for a long-term mobility permit can be submitted when the transferee is abroad or in Cyprus, in the context of short-term mobility, by the Cyprus company (employer) at the Head Office of the CRMD, upon payment of the fees set by Decree of the Minister of Interior:
- Registration and Issuance of a Long-Term Mobility Permit: €160
- Issuance of a Long-Term Mobility Permit (there is an ARC): €90
- Renewal of a Long-Term Mobility Permit: €85
The application is examined within 90 days of its submission, provided that it is fully completed and all the necessary supporting documents have been submitted. Otherwise, the deadline counts from the date of submission of the completed application.
In case the transferee is abroad, after the submission of the application, the transferee is entitled to enter the Republic, presenting the intra-corporate transfer permit of the first Member State, i.e. without an entry permit or visa. The transferee is also entitled to start their employment with the intra-corporate transfer permit of the first Member State, until a decision to the application pending in the Department is made.
If the application in Cyprus for a long-term mobility is approved, it is allowed for the intra-corporate transferee to continue their residence and employment for the period indicated on the issued long-term mobility permit. The duration of the long-term mobility permit issued shall be more than 90 days and
- is equal to the duration of the mobility transfer, or
- is valid until the expiration of the intra-corporate transfer permit of the first Member State, if it is shorter.
The long-term mobility permit enables the transferee to be employed in any company in Cyprus that belongs to the same group as the one abroad. The main employer will be indicated on the permit. In case the application is rejected, the third-country national must cease his employment and leave the Republic.