Residence Permits in Cyprus

Residence Permits in Cyprus

Residence Permits in Cyprus

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

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

Non-EU citizens need only follow a straightforward procedure:

Temporary Permit

Temporary permits are given upon the presentation of 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 get. Applicants have 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
Form 1 — Form 2

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. For more information, please contact the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus at +357 22 867-400 / -401 / -403 / -405