Local and foreign investors may establish any of the following legal entities or businesses in the Republic of Cyprus:
- Companies (private or public);
- Partnerships (General or Limited);
- Business Name;
- European Company (SE);
- Overseas Company;
- European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG).
Initially, except in the case of establishment of a branch of overseas company, an "Application for Name Approval" has to be submitted prior to the submission for registration for any of the above-mentioned entities (Private Company, Business Name etc.).
In "RELATED LINKS " (to the right of the text) you will find useful links to the main electronic services available through the "Electronic Filing System" of the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver; following a Registration Process with "ARIADNI".
It is noted that for using the electronic services (e-services) of the Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver (DRCOR) the user Identification Procedure (profile verification) is not applicable. The available online e-services can be found under the category "Online Services related to Companies (DRCOR)" on ARIADNI'S E-Service Catalogue.
Variable Capital Investment Company
Redomiciliation of Registered Office
Partnerships are registered under the Partnerships and Business Names Law. There are two kinds of partnerships:
- General Partnership: Every partner is individually and collectively accountable for the liabilities of the partnership, including all debts and obligations of the partnership incurred while he is a partner;
- Limited Partnership: One or more general partners are individually and collectively accountable for the liabilities of the partnership and one or more limited partners whose accountability for such liabilities is limited to their contribution to the partnership.
The Partnership Registration Form (S1) is submitted, by hand or by mail, to the One Stop Shop/PSC Cyprus’ office or Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver along with the fee of €120 plus an optional €40,00 for accelerated procedure (payable in cash, cheque or bank transfer). Upon request, and payment of the amount of €20,00 under normal procedure or €40,00 under accelerated procedure, a certified copy of the Partnership Registration Certificate can be issued. Please note that One Stop Shop accepts only applications with acceleration fees and the One Stop Shop Application Cover form for Legal Entities Registration is to accompany the above-mentioned application.
The application can also be submitted online via "ARIADNI" (link in "Related Links").
Affidavit of witness of signatures for electronic registration of a Partnership is required in such a case.
Partnership registration is completed within one (1) week under normal procedure or three (3) business days under accelerated procedure from the date the application was duly submitted.
For further information you may contact the One Stop Shop/PSC Cyprus at tel. 22409318, fax: 22409432, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver at tel. 22404392, fax. 22404389, email: email@example.com.
European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG)