In order to establish, operate and/or provide universal postal networks and/or universal postal services, other than the reserved services falling within the Universal Postal Service Provider, in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain a Special licence for the provision of universal postal services by the Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation.
The term "Universal Service" means the minimum set of postal services specified in Article 119b of this law, as that depends upon any differentiation.
(1) The minimum set of postal services that constitute the universal postal service includes:
(c) at least one collection, save in circumstances or special geographical conditions, each working day for at least five days a week, from each access point of postal items and parcels described in paragraph (a);
(d) provision of postal services consisting of the clearance, sorting, routing and delivery of postal items and parcels referred to in paragraphs (b) and (c) at affordable prices and uniform throughout the Republic, having regard to the provisions of Article 124 of this law, with the possibility of special arrangements by a decision of the Commissioner for the door-to-door parcel delivery;
(e) postal service registered and insured postal objects, at standard prices everywhere in democracy.
(2) The provision of postal services for blind and partially-sighted persons free of charge in accordance with the arrangements of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).
Cyprus Post remain universal service provider until 31 December 2027
Every natural or legal person is eligible to obtain a Special licence for the provision of the Universal Postal Service, provided that the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation is satisfied that the natural or legal person: