Residence and employment permits are granted mainly on a temporary basis and for a specified work position.
The Civil Registry and Migration Department is the competent authority for the first issuance and subsequent renewal of residence permits granted to all non-Cypriots either self-employed or employed by legal persons in Cyprus. The Civil Registry and Migration Department acts in consultation with other competent authorities such as the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver, the Labour Department of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance and the Cyprus Police.
The application for issuance of a Registration Certificate of a Union citizen and his/her family members who are also EU citizens (MEU1) is to be submitted by hand to the PSC Cyprus’ office or to the Civil Registry and Migration Department (CRMD) - for residents of Nicosia district - or the district Immigration Offices of the Police for all other districts, along with:
The maximum number of employees permitted in this category is five (5). The CRMD has the discrete authority to decide on the employment of more than five (5) people*.
B) Middle-management staff, executive staff and any other key personnel
In this category the following third country nationals are included:
*For employing a greater number of third country personnel under the above categories, duly justified and documented requests by the company must be submitted to the Department (CRMD). The requests must include information on the salary offered as well as: