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Operating a Private Employment Agency


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In order to operate a Private Employment Agency in the Republic of Cyprus, legal or natural persons need to obtain a licence for the operation of such an establishment from the Director of the Department of Labour of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance.

The establishment and operation of private employment agencies is regulated by the Private Employment Agency Laws of 2012 until 2013. The term “Private Employment Agency” refers to any legal or natural person who acts as a mediator for employment of persons available for work, for the purpose of either direct or indirect pay / fee / material gain / other charges or without charge.

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Natural or legal persons are eligible to obtain a Licence to operate a Private Employment Agency, provided that the Department of Labour is satisfied that the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • in the case where the agency is managed by a natural person, the person must be a citizen of the Republic of Cyprus or any other Member State of the European Union. The person should not be subject to bankruptcy or any other legal disability;
  • in the case where the agency is managed by a natural person, the person must be incorporated according to the relevant legislation of the Republic, must have registered offices in Cyprus and must not have been under compulsory liquidation or winding-up order;
  • the person responsible for the operation of the Agency, the Directors in case of Company or the partners in case of Partnership:
    • must not have been sentenced for a serious offence as mentioned in the article 6 of the Law including an offence in violation of the provisions of the Aliens and Immigrations Laws and Regulations;
    • must not have been employed in certain Governmental Departments in Cyprus the last 2 years according to the article 6(1) of the Law;
    • must not perform the parallel activities described in article 20 of the Law.
  • the person responsible for the operation of the Agency must be a citizen of the Republic of Cyprus or any other Member State and must hold one of the following:
    I. a recognized diploma, degree or university title in one of the subjects mentioned in the article 8(1)(α) of the Law;
    II. a recognized diploma, degree or university title in subject other than those mentioned in the article 8(1)(α) of the Law and Master degree in one of the subjects mentioned in the article 8(1)(α);
    III. a recognized diploma, degree, university title or master degree in subject other than those mentioned in the article 8(1)(α) and has attended a training program related to employment / labour law organized by the competent authority;
    IV. a secondary education certificate and has attended a training program related to employment / labour law organized by the competent authority and succeeded in the relevant examination.
  • When the Agency is dealing with the recruitment of managerial / professional personnel then the person responsible for the operation of the Agency must hold a university degree as mentioned in a-c above or in case of (d) have three (3) years of relevant experience in the placement of managerial / professional personnel;
  • Private Employment Agency must have, within six (6) months from the date of the first issue of its licence, necessary office infrastructure of at least 30m2 and necessary technical equipment.


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The application for issuing or renewing a license for the establishment of a Private Employment Agency can be submitted either though the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the District Labour Offices (Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol, and Paphos) of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance.

Department of Labour
Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance
9 Klimentos str,
1061 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel.: +357 22400836
Fax: +357 22400932
Email: salexandrou@dl.mlsi.gov.cy
Website: http://www.mlsi.gov.cy/dl

The application must be accompanied by the following:

1.Certified copies of identity cards or passports of the Directors in case of company, the Partners in case of Partnership, the applicant in case of natural person and of the persons’ responsible for the operation of the Office;

2.Original Certificate of Clear Criminal Record Certificate for the Directors in case of company, the Partners in case of Partnership, the applicant in case of natural person and of the person responsible for the operation of the Agency ;

3.certified copies of the Academic Qualifications of the person responsible for the operation of the Agency;

4.Affidavit that the Directors in case of Company, the Partners in case of Partnership and the person responsible for the operation of the Agency do not perform the activities described in articles 6(1)(στ) & 20 and have not been employed in specific Governmental Departments in Cyprus according to the article 6(1)(ζ) of the Private Employment Agencies Law of 2012 ;

5.Certificates of Incorporation, Registered Office, Directors and Secretary, Shareholders, Good Standing, Non Winding-up order / Non Compulsory Liquidation and the Company’s Memorandum & Articles of Association from the Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver (in case of Companies);

6.Certificate of Partners from the Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver (in case of Partnership);

7.Certificate of non receiving order or non-bankruptcy order (Solvency Certificate) in case of natural person issued by the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver;

8.Certificate of attending a training program related to employment / labour law or certificate of passing the relevant examination (where applicable) ;

9.copy of Work Employment Certificate (from the employer- where applicable) ;

10.copy of Certificate of Contributions from the Social Insurance Services;

11.Fee of €100 for the examination of the first application, €300 for the first issue of the license according to the Private Employment Agencies Regulations.

The applicant is informed regarding the authorisation decision normally within three months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted.

The licence is valid for a three-year period from the date of issue and is renewed automatically with the submission of an application form and the payment of the license fee of €300 as defined in the Private Employment Agencies Regulations. .

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The Cyprus Association of Private Employment Agencies
10 Gerasimou Markora str., 3rd Floor, Flat 22,
1075 Nicosia
Tel.: +357 22769671

Pancyprian Federation of Private Employment Agencies
2 Agiou Alexiou str., Archangelos,
2054 Nicosia
Tel.: +357 22352900


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Department of Labour - Private Employment Agency
Business Setup Procedures
Application for issuance of Certificates of Companies by the Registrar of Companies
Cyprus Police –Criminal Record Certificate

Related Documents

Download the Acrobat fileThe Private Employment Agencies Law.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileApplication for the Establishment of a Private Employment Agency-2012.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileThe Private Employment Agencies Law - Regulations 2012 (GR).pdf
Download the Acrobat fileApplication for the Renewal of a Private Employment Agency (GR).pdf
Download the Acrobat fileAmmended Law 150(Ι)2013 (GR).pdf



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