If mobility is for a maximum of 90 days, within any 180-day period, then it is short-term mobility. In this case, no other permit is issued and the transferee can reside and work in Cyprus with the intra-corporate transfer permit issued by the First Member State, provided that the conditions of the legislation are met (Articles 18διςΙ and 18διςΙΑ). During short-term mobility, the transferee is entitled to be employed in any company in Cyprus that belongs to the same group as abroad.
For convenience purposes, the conditions and documents on the basis of which it is proven that the requirements of the legislation are met, have been included in the
list of documents that must be provided with the notification.
The fact that no other permit is issued by Cyprus does not mean that the third-country national can enter and work in the Republic at any time. First, the company of the first Member State must notify the CRMD in writing of the transferee's intention to work in a company of the same group in Cyprus. There is a 20-day deadline for examining the notification.
The notification can be made at two points in time:
- Before entering the EU and at the same time as applying for an intra-corporate transfer permit in the first Member State, or
- After the issuance of the intra-corporate transfer permit by the first Member State and the entry into the EU in a Member State other than Cyprus and when the need for mobility arises.
In case the notification of short-term mobility is submitted to the Department before entering the EU and at the same time as applying for an intra-corporate transfer permit in the first Member State, then the transferee can enter and work in Cyprus only if
the first Member State has issued an intra-corporate transfer permit and
- Cyprus has examined the notification in a timely manner and there is no objection, or
- if the 20-day deadline has passed without Cyprus taking a decision on the notification.
In case the notification of short-term mobility is submitted after the issuance of the intra-corporate transfer permit by the First Member State and after entry into the EU, then the transferee can enter and work in the Republic if the first Member State has issued an intra-corporate transfer permit immediately, even if
In these cases, the third-country national is entitled to enter simply by presenting the intra-corporate transfer permit granted to them by the first Member State and does not need either an entry permit or a visa!
- Cyprus has not yet taken a decision on the notification, or
- the time limit for examining the notification has not yet expired.
In the event that Cyprus eventually raises an objection to the short-term mobility in time, for which the company and the competent authority of the first Member State is informed in writing, the third-country national must cease their employment and leave the Republic.