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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 employee/self-employed registration (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 any of the following certificates:

  • copy of identity card or Copy of passport or Copy of the alien registration certificate issued by the Civil Registry and Migration Department of Cyprus.

Usually the social insurance number is given within 1-2 weeks from the date of the submission of the application.

In case of employed persons, the contribution is 21,5% on their insurable earnings and it is divided to contributions paid by the employer, the employee and the State in the proportion of 8,3%, 8,3% and 4,9%, respectively.

Insurable earnings is the amount of earnings on which the insured person pays contributions. The amount of insurable earnings is determined each year and is increased by Order of the Council of Ministers. In case where earnings are higher than the maximum amount of insurable earnings, contributions are paid only up to the defined maximum amount of insurable earnings.

In case of self employed persons, the contribution is 20,5% on the minimum amount of insurable earnings (notional income) according to their specific occupational category. Out of 20,5%, 15,6% is paid by the self employed himself and 4,9% by the State. The insurable earnings of self employed persons are fixed by the regulations according to the specific occupational category, having the right to opt for a higher income up to the maximum insurable earnings. If a self employed person proves that his actual income is lower than the minimum insurable income of his occupational category after submitting a relevant application, he may be allowed to pay contributions on his actual income.


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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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