The accelerated procedure for the Permanent Residence Permit (PRP) applies to third country nationals and their family members who wish to have the option to permanently reside in Cyprus and even be able to apply for a Cyprus passport based on the years of stay.
The procedure of obtaining the PRP is simple and fast.
The applicant must meet one of the investment criteria in Point 1 below , as well as the quality criteria in Point 2. It is noted that the money that will be used for the investment must be proven to have been transferred to Cyprus from abroad.
Yellow Slip also known as a Registration Certificate is available to European (EU and EEA) citizens and their family members who wish to relocate and work in Cyprus. Every EU citizen, especially those EU citizens who have worked and lived in Cyprus for 3 months or more, must apply for a yellow slip. Holders of a yellow slip in Cyprus have the same rights as Cypriot citizens, full rights of stay and re-entry in the country, work and engage in business activities.
Pink Slip is a special temporary permit that allows Non-European Union passport holders to extend their stay in Cyprus for more than 3 months without employment rights. Under this permit, a person is allowed to live in Cyprus on a temporary basis and also bring his close family members to live with him. Additionally, it enables tourists and visitors to extend their stay, despite the duration of their primary visa. Must be noted that the application has to be done before visa expires. Applications must be applied to the Immigration Department of the city that the candidate lives.
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