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Operating a Business Engaged in Providing Electrical Services


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In order to operate a business engaged in providing electrical services in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain a licence for the operation of a business by the Electrical & Mechanical Services (EMS), which is a department of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works.

The electrical services provided by the business include services related to the design, construction of electrical installations, and maintenance of appliances and equipment.

Hide details for Eligibility CriteriaEligibility Criteria

The EMS grants a licence for the operation of a business engaged in providing electrical services, to legal entities provided that the following criteria are met:

  • the legal entity is legally registered at the appropriate authority of its origin country;
  • the employee responsible for all the electrical activities to be undertaken by the company, is registered at EMS, as an Electrical Engineer or Senior Electrical Technician Engineer or Electrical Installations Contractor or Maintenance Technician of electrical equipment and appliances, according to the electrical works that are to be undertaken by the company;
  • the personnel employed to deal with the electrical activities in Cyprus, shall have knowledge of the Greek language necessary for practicing the profession.

Hide details for Application ProcedureApplication Procedure

The application for the issuance of the licence for the operation of a business engaged in electrical services can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or you can contact directly the competent authority:

Department of Electrical & Mechanical Services
Ayiou Ilarionos Avenue, Kaimakli, 1426 Nicosia
P.O BOX: 29669, 1722 Nicosia
Tel: +357 22 800430/ +357 22 800419
Fax: +357 22348202/+357 22 800324
E-mail: director@ems.mcw.gov.cy
Website: http://www.mcw.gov.cy/ems

The application should be accompanied by the following documents:
  • copy of the Certificate of Incorporation issued by the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver or the appropriate authority of the state within which the company is registered (in case the certificate is not available in Greek or English Language, a certified translation in either language needs to be submitted);
  • copy of the confirmation of the responsible electrical engineer/Senior Electrical Technician Engineer/ Electrical Installations Contractor/ Maintenance Technician of electrical equipment and appliances that he/she is employed by the specific company as well as a copy of the confirmation of the company that employs the specific electrical engineer/ Senior Electrical Technician Engineer/ Electrical Installations Contractor /Maintenance Technician of electrical equipment and appliances (in case the confirmations are not available in Greek or English Language, a certified translation in either language needs to be submitted);
  • copy of a valid certificate of registration of the responsible Electrical Engineer/ Senior Electrical Technician Engineer/ Electrical Installations Contractor/ Maintenance Technician of electrical equipment and appliances in the company, issued by the EMS;
  • copy of identity card or passport of the responsible registered Electrical Engineer/ Senior Electrical Technician Engineer/ Electrical Installations Contractor/ Maintenance Technician of electrical equipment and appliances and the rest of the personnel to be employed in Cyprus (in case the document is not available in Greek or English language, a certified translation in either language needs to be submitted);
  • Fee of € 46.00 (either by cash, cheque or bank transfer).

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

The licence for the operation of a business engaged in electrical services is valid for one year; the renewal fee is €46.00.

Hide details for Obligations and SupervisionObligations and Supervision

The registered competent person, responsible for the operation of a business engaged in providing electrical services is obliged to comply with the provisions of the Electricity Law and Regulations, as periodically amended.

The registered company is authorised to provide electrical services in accordance with the authorisation granted to the registered Electrical Engineer/ Senior Electrical Technician Engineer/ Electrical Installations Contractor/ Maintenance Technician of electrical equipment and appliances, who is responsible of the electrical activities to be undertaken by the legal entity.

The EMS has the jurisdiction either under any violation of the Law and regulations or under any court’s decision to suspend for such a period as it may deem necessary or revoke the certificate of competency of any Electrical Engineer, Senior Electrical Technician Engineer, Electrical Installations Contractor or Maintenance Technician of electrical equipment and appliances issued. No person, whose certificate of competency has been suspended or revoked, shall, during the period of such suspension or revocation, undertake the responsibility or execution of any electrical installation and/or maintenance of electrical equipment and appliances.

Hide details for Other AssociationsOther Associations

Mechanical and Electrical Contractors Association of Cyprus
P.O.Box 21657, 1511 Nicosia
Telephone: +357 22665102
Fax: +357 22669459
Email: ppanastasiou@oeb.org.cy
Website: http://www.oeb.org.cy

Federation of Associations of Electrical Contractors of Cyprus
P.O.Box 21657, 1511 Nicosia
Telephone: 22665102
Fax: 22669459
Email: mgregoriou@oeb.org.cy
Website: http://www.oeb.org.cy

Association of Electrical Installations Contractors
P.O.Box 21657, 1511 Nicosia
Telephone: 22665102
Fax: 22669459
Email: mkallis@oeb.org.cy
Website: http://www.oeb.org.cy


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Department of Electrical & Mechanical Services
Providing Electrical Services
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Application for issuance of Certificates of Companies by the Registrar of Companies

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Download the Acrobat fileThe Electricity Law and Regulations.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileApplication for the issuance of a licence for the operation of a business Gr.pdf



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