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Provision of non-universal postal services


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In order to establish, operate and/or provide postal networks and/or services under general authorization regime in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain a General authorization for the provision of postal services by the Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation.

The term “postal services” means services consisting of the clearance, sorting, transport and distribution of postal items.

Moreover, the postal services under the regime of general authorization are defined in the document entitled “Postal services under the regime of general authorization” (see Related documents).

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There are no eligibility criteria that a natural or legal person must satisfy in order to obtain a General authorization for the provision of postal services by the Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation.


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The Declaration for Registration for the Provision of Postal Services under the Regime of General Authorisation can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the competent authority:

Office of the Commissioner of
Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation
Helioupoleos 12, 1101 Nicosia,
P.O.Box 24412, 1704 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: +357 22 693000/125
Fax: +357 22693070
Email: info@ocecpr.org.cy
Website: http://www. ocecpr.org.cy

The interested natural or legal person may commence the provision of postal services, as described in the above mentioned declaration of registration form, 14 days after the declaration’s submission.

The annual fee of €1700 or 350 for national or local network respectively is payable by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

The first annual fee is paid upon submission of the Declaration for Registration for the provision of postal services under the Regime of General Authorization. The annual fee for each year, must be paid by the end of January of each year.

The General authorization for the provision of postal services is valid for 5 years from the date of issue; one moth prior to expiration, the Commissioner may extend the duration of the General Authorization by issuing a Decision.


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Authorised persons for the provision of postal services under general authorisation are obliged to comply with the terms and conditions of the general authorisation as well as with the provisions of the Regulation of Electronic Communications and Postal Services Law of 2004, as periodically amended and the Decision on Determining the Status of General Authorization, AA 569/2014.

Indicatively the authorised persons for the provision of postal services under general authorisation are obliged, among others, to:

  • provide information to the public concerning the pricing and the terms of the services offered;
  • maintain and publicize complaint management procedures;
  • provide to the Commissioner information requested, that may be deemed necessary, in order to ensure compliance to the terms and conditions as well as for statistical purposes.

The Commissioner has the responsibility of the supervision of authorized persons for the provision of postal services under general authorisation in order to ensure compliance with the provisions of the relevant Laws and Regulations and the terms and conditions of the general authorization.


Hide details for Other AssociationsOther Associations

Association of International Courier Companies
8, Grivas Dhigenis Ave. & 3, Deligiorgis Str.,
P.O.Box 21455, 1509 Nicosia Cyprus
Tel: +357 22889800
Fax: +357 22669048
E-mail: petsides@ccci.org.cy
Website : http://www.ccci.org.cy




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Related Links

Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation
The Regulation of Electronic Communications and Postal Services Law
Postal Services Providers Registry
The Regulation of General Authorisation and Special licences Orders
Business Setup Procedures
Provision of universal postal services

Related Documents

Download the Acrobat fileDeclaration of Registration for the provision of postal services under the regime of general authorisation.Gr.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileThe Electronic Communications and Postal Services Law of 2004 (GR).pdf
Download the Acrobat filePostal Services Under the Regime of General Authorization.pdf



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