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Cyprus Registration Procedures

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Information on Cyprus registration procedures and Cyprus residence permits

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Registration procedures and residence permits

In order for European citizens to enter and remain in the Republic of Cyprus for a period of less than 3 months they must hold a valid identity card or passport.

Family members of a citizen of an EU Member State who are not EU Member State nationals and who accompany the citizen or arrive in the Republic of Cyprus to meet the citizen must hold a valid passport and consular authentication of the passport (save where the said person holds a residence permit or permanent resident permit).

In order to stay in Cyprus for more than 3 months the following are required:

A valid identity card or passport     

Paid or unpaid unemployment (self-employment) in Cyprus,

or

Registration in a private or public institution for the purpose of pursuing studies, including vocational training courses,

or

Full sickness insurance cover for yourself and all the members of your family and sufficient financial resources for yourself and all the members of your family so that you are not dependent on the social welfare system of Cyprus.

EU Member State citizens and members of their family who are also citizens of EU Member States shall be obliged to register with the Census Records and Migration Department within four months of arrival.

The members of a family of an EU Member State citizen who accompany the citizen or arrive in Cyprus to meet that citizen must submit an application for a ‘residence permit’ for the member of a family of an EU Member State citizen, within four months of their arrival in Cyprus.

Source European Union

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