Residence Permits in Cyprus

We will assist you in the process of obtaining a residence permit in Cyprus.

By law, a non-Cypriot who owns property in Cyprus is entitled to a residence permit, but is not required to hold a permanent residence permit.

For EU citizens there are no restrictions. You just have to complete an application form at the immigration office as a matter of formality, before automatically receiving your permit. Applications forms are available from any local immigration office.

Non-EU citizens need only follow a straightforward procedure:

Temporary Permit

Temporary permits are granted upon documentary proof of a bank account in Cyprus, sufficient foreign income to support the applicant and his/her family and the sales agreement of the property purchased. Temporary residence status can be from 1 to 4 years.

Permanent Residence Permit

Permanent residence is easy to obtain. Applicants needs to submit an application and provide proof that they and their families are self-supported and have been staying in Cyprus for more than 5 years continuously.

Applications for residential permits can be downloaded from the Ministry of Interior

The following documents must accompany the application:

1. Copy of the sale contract/agreement.
2. Copy of payments to the property developer for the acquisition of property.
3. Copy of a bank statement, confirming the existence of an account with a local bank.
4. Any other document relevant to income (for example, pension/retirement income).
5. Four passport-size photos.
6. Passport.
7. Small application processing fee (€34.17).
8. Letter of guarantee obtained from your bank in Cyprus (€512.58).

The application for permanent residence may be submitted to the local immigration office in the area of residence.

1. Application Form M67

2. Check List Requirements A.

3. Check list requirements (dependants)

4. Affidavit

5. Statement for non-employment

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