Cyprus Residence Permit / Cyprus Yellow Slip for EU residents

Are you an EU or EEA resident seeking to establish yourself in Cyprus and acquire the Cyprus Residence Registration Certificate, commonly referred to as the Cyprus Residence Permit or Yellow Slip? This document enables migration to Cyprus, offering opportunities to live, work, and move freely within the country. The process is streamlined and accessible for prospective residents.

The Cyprus Residence Permit application process caters to various purposes, including employment, self-employment, or other reasons necessitating a residency permit. Understanding the entry requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth transition to life in Cyprus.

Timing of requesting a work permit

The request for a Cyprus Residence Registration Certificate (Cyprus Residence Permit / Cyprus Yellow Slip) can be made either upon arrival in Cyprus or within a maximum of four months after migrating to Cyprus.

Entry requirements for Cyprus

The following are the entry requirements for Cyprus for applying for a Cyprus Residence Registration Certificate (Cyprus Residence Permit / Cyprus Yellow Slip)

  1. Valid Passport or identity card and at least 2 copies of the same
  2. 2 Passport – sized photographs
  3. Rental contract or proof of purchase of property fully stamped. The property address should be disclosed on the contract
  4. Depending on the purpose of migrating to Cyprus:
    • + For employment: Certificate of employment, contract of employment, etc.
    • + For Self–employment: Certificate of Registration to the Social Securities in Cyprus as self-employed
    • + For any reason other than the above, evidence of fixed or adequate income from outside Cyprus, Dividend and interest income certificates, Fixed bank deposit certificates, etc, and proof of health insurance in Cyprus

The following are the entry requirements for Cyprus for family members who are also EU or EEA residents:

  1. Passport or identity card and at least 2 copies of the same
  2. Passport-sized photographs
  3. Documents attesting to the existence of a family relationship

All entry requirements for Cyprus issued abroad must bear an official translation into Greek or English from the Press and Information Office and be fully legalized i.e., certified with APOSTILLE (Hague Convention)

Complete and submit the with the Cyprus Civil Registry and Migration Department

In conclusion, the Cyprus Residence Registration Certificate (Cyprus Residence Permit or Yellow Slip) process provides a straightforward pathway for EU or EEA residents aiming to reside and work in Cyprus. Complying with the outlined entry requirements and submitting the essential documents to the Cyprus Civil Registry and Migration Department is pivotal in successfully obtaining the residency permit. For further guidance, a checklist detailing the application requisites can be provided upon request.

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