Local and foreign investors may establish any of the following legal entities or businesses in the Republic of Cyprus:
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
Business names are registered under the Partnerships and Business Names Law.
The Business Name registration Form (EE1) is submitted, by hand or by mail, to the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver along with the fee of €80,00, plus an optional €40,00 for accelerated procedure (payable in cash, cheque or bank transfer). Please note that One Stop Shop accepts only applications with acceleration fees and the One Stop Shop Application Cover form is to accompany the above-mentioned application.
The application may also be submitted online via '' ARIADNI '' (link in the "Related Links").
Affidavit of witness of signatures for electronic registration of a Business Name is required in such a case.
The registration is completed within one week under normal procedure or within 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.
An overseas company is not a legal entity different from that of a company registered abroad.
Overseas companies registered abroad may establish a branch in Cyprus, provided that they file with the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver within 30 days of such establishment. Notably, the branch must have the same name as the parent company.
The following documents, officially translated into Greek language, should be submitted, by hand or by mail, to the One Stop Shop or to the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver: