Permanent Residence Permit for European Citizens

European Union Citizens The applicant will have to submit the application for registration at the Migration Authorities within the first four months form his entry to Cyprus.

Depending on the status of each European citizen, (i.e. employee, self-employee, pensioner) there is a different procedure to be followed and suite of documents to be submitted.

Although the main procedure is not complicated, local District Offices may have different or additional requests with respect to the procedure. It is therefore encouraged to seek independent advice on the relevant requirements when applying.

The applicant will have to submit the application for registration at the Migration Authorities within the first four months form his entry to Cyprus.

Depending on the status of each applicant, (i.e. dependant spouse, dependant parents, children) there is a different procedure to be followed and suite of documents to be submitted.

The registration can take place simultaneously with the registration of the European Union Citizen or later.

Although the main procedure is not complicated, local District Offices may have different or additional requests with respect to the procedure. It is therefore encouraged to seek independent advice on the relevant requirements when applying.

European Union Citizen who wishes to receive the permanent residence certificate can apply following a five-year period of uninterrupted legal residence in the Republic of Cyprus. The validity of the residency shall not be affected by temporary absences not exceeding six months in a year, or by absences of a longer duration for compulsory military service or by one absence of a maximum of 12 consecutive months for important reasons such as pregnancy and childbirth, serious illness, study or vocational training, or a posting in another Member State or a third country.

Family members who are not E.U. nationals are able to apply within one month after the expiration of validity of their Temporary Residence Card.

  • The residence certificate for E.U. citizens once acquired, shall be revoked only through absence from the Republic of Cyprus for a period exceeding two consecutive years.
  • The Republic of Cyprus shall issue to any family members who are not citizens of a Member State entitled to permanent residence, a Permanent Residence Card valid for 10 years; which shall be renewable automatically every 10 years from the date of issue, upon request of the person concerned.

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