Practising as a Professional Taxi Driver
Where to Apply
Department of Road Transport
Vasileos Pavlou 27, 2412 Engomi
Telephone: +357 22807000, +357 22807188
Fax: +357 22354030
Which Certificates must be Submitted
Application Form TOM EA1 along with a Declaration form and the following supportive documents;
(a) Photocopy of Driver’s License or ID for Cypriot Citizens and Registration Certificate (from the Civil Registry and Migration Department) for EU citizens;
(b) Original Clear Criminal Record Certificate (recent, not more than three months old, issued by the Cyprus Police;
(c) Original Certificate of Physical Ability (from any Doctor registered in the Republic for persons under 65 and from the Medical Council for persons over 65;
(d) Copy of “Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)” for the category «T» (Taxi); obtained through a written examination organized by the Road Transport Department.
Note: For participating in the examination, the form “ΤΟΜ 211 (12/02)” has to be submitted; examination fee €70 + €51,26 (€17,09 for issuing the Certificate for Success in the Exam, €17,09 for submitting the application for providing the service and €17,09 for issuing the Professional Licence which is valid for 5 years).
Fees Applicable & How to Pay
The implementation fee is €17,09.
For participating in the examination, the form “ΤΟΜ 211 (12/02)” has to be submitted and the fees to be paid are the following:
- the examination fee is €70;
- plus a total fee of €51,26 (which consists of €17,09 for issuing the Certificate for Success in the Exam, €17,09 for submitting the application for providing the service and €17,09 for issuing the Professional Licence).
Licence Validity Period
The Professional Licence is valid for 5 years.
Dispute with the Competent Authority's Decision
How to File an Administrative Action
Administrative Action Against a Competent Authority’s Decision
Any person may file an Administrative Action at the Administrative court against a decision, act or omission of any competent authority or body.
Pursuant to Article 146 of the Constitution, an Administrative Action may be lodged within 75 days from the date of the decision or act or omission or from the day when such decision or act or omission was notified to the applicant.
The Administrative Court acts as a cassation Court and not as a substantive Court. In other words, the Administrative Court may:
I. Dismiss the Administrative Action
II. Annul wholly or partially the contested decision or act
III. Compel the relevant authority or body to take a certain action
After a decision is annulled, the authority and/or public body must reverse things back to the state prior to when the concerned decision and/or act was executed and reexamine.
How to Appeal
An Appeal may be filed against the Administrative Court’s first-instance decision within a period of 42 days from the date such decision was given.
At the Supreme Court (Court of Appeal Section) hearing, the contested issue of the appeal remains the legality of the decision or act already adjudicated for.
However, such revision of the legality of the decision or act is solely examined on the matters and the extent that the two parties have limited the reasons in the relevant notice of appeal.
The decision adopted by the Supreme Court is considered final in relation to the matter that has been judged.