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Social Insurance Scheme Registration


Εach employed person in the Republic of Cyprus, either as an employed person or as a self employed person, is compulsorily insured under the Social Insurance Scheme. Moreover, every employer has to register with the Employer’s Register of the Social Insurance Services.

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The application form for the registration of employers (see "Related Documents") can be submitted either electronically, or through the PSC Cyprus or by hand/mail to a District Social Insurance Office or Citizens Service Centre.


The application form should be accompanied by the following certificates:

  • copy of identity card or passport or aliens registration certificate of employer;
  • copy of the certificate of incorporation, copy of certificate of directors and secretary (in case of a limited company);
  • copy of the certificate of partners, copy of certificate of partnership registration (in case of a partnership);
  • declaration of Employers Registration form for the recruitment of employees.

Usually the Employer´s Registration Number is given within 1-2 weeks from the date of the submission of the application.

The employer before the commencement of employment of an employee is liable to obtain and submit to each employee the form “Declaration of Commencement of Employment”. One copy of the Declaration is kept by the employer and is available for inspection, the other is sent to the Social Insurance Services within a specified period and th third is given to the employee.


The employer is liable to pay contributions to the various Funds (Social Insurance Annual Holidays with Pay, Redundancy, Human Resource Development and Social Cohesion) for each of his employees, whose remuneration is not less than €2 per week, if the employee is paid every week or less than €7 per month, if he is a monthly paid employee. The employer is not obliged to pay contributions to the Central Holiday Fund if he obtains exemption from the obligation to pay contributions to the Central Holiday Fund.

The employer is liable to pay contributions to the previously mentioned Funds by the end of the calendar month which follows the month for which contributions are due.



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Related Links

Social Insurance Services
Online Application for Employee/Self Employed Registration
Online Application for Employer’s Registration

Related Documents

Download the Acrobat fileRights and Obligations of the Insured Person Guide.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileEmployer's Guide.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileSocial Insurance in Cyprus Guide.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileContact Details of Social Insurance Offices.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileYKA 1 - 001 - Application for Registration of Employer (GR).pdf
Download the Acrobat fileYKA 1 - 003 - Declaration Form for the Recruitment of Employees (GR).pdf
Download the Acrobat fileYKA 1 - 008 - Application for Registration of Employee-Self Employed (GR).pdf
Download the Acrobat fileΥΚΑ 1 - 001 Guidance Form for Filling and Submitting the Greek Application Gr.-En..pdf
Download the Acrobat fileΥΚΑ 1 - 008 Guidance Form for Filling and Submitting the Greek Application Gr.-En..pdf



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