Cyprus offers a relaxing, safe and friendly environment. A small and beautiful island with everything close. The islands exceptional coastline attracts visitors from around the world, who enjoy one of the warmest climates in the Mediterranean. Above all the Cypriots are an extremely ingratiating people extending a warmth and welcome second to none.
Known as the ‘Jewel of the Mediterranean’ the pleasant pace of life is virtually stress free. The options to relax in a near perfect outdoor climate are endless. A family destination for visitors and residents alike. The lifestyle in Cyprus has a certain unique quality and is conducive to good living.
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR NON-EU CITIZENS (PINK SLIP)
The most simple and efficient way to settle down for a while in Cyprus
Non-EU citizens, who come to Cyprus for long-term purposes, may apply for a Cyprus Temporary Residence Permit, commonly referred to as “Pink Slip”. Cyprus Temporary Residence Permit (Pink Slip) usually is issued for the period of 1 year with the limitation of total absence from Cyprus not exceeding 3 months. A Pink Slip can be easily renewed for another term.
CYPRUS RESIDENCE PERMIT (PINK SLIP) FACTS
Simple and straight-forward application process - no language or medical exam required;
The examination of an application for a Cyprus Residence Permit takes up to 8 months, but the good news is that all that time an applicant is allowed to reside in Cyprus, freely travel abroad and re-enter Cyprus, provided that his stay abroad doesn't exceed 3 months;
Cyprus Temporary Residence Permit may be easily renewed an unlimited number of times.
CYPRUS TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT (PINK SLIP) APPLICATION PROCESS
The applications for residence permits are submitted at the central offices of the Civil Registry and Migration Department for residents of the Nicosia District and at the District Immigration Units for residents of the other Districts. To make an appointment for application submission you need to visit one of the the Civil Registry and Migration Department offices (passports of the main applicant and family members are required).
Nicosia Civil Registry and Migration Department
Chilonos Str., 1457 Nicosia, Cyprus Nicosia
Paphos Aliens and Immigration Unit
Corner of Eleftheriou Venizelou ave. & Kaniggos str., 2nd floor, Eleftheriou Venizelou 22, Paphos 8021
Limassol Aliens and Immigration Unit
Franglinou Rousvelt 223, Zakaki, Building ¨D. Nikolaou¨, 2nd floor, 3046 LIMASSOL
Larnaca Aliens and Immigration Unit
Piale Piasha 75, 6027 Larnaca
At a set time and date you will need to come back to the same Civil Registry and Migration Department office and apply for your Temporary Residence Permit in person (all family members should be present).
Valid passport for each family member plus copy;
Tenancy contract plus copy. Tenancy contract has to be certified by the President of the Community Council (Mukhtar) or property sale contract plus copy;
Health insurance covering inside and outside expenses in the hospital;
Bank statement from the local bank signed and stamped up to date showing movements of the account and confirmation of the origin of these funds;
Marriage certificate translated in English or Greek;
Birth certificates for children translated in English or Greek;
In case of divorce or absence of the second parent - consent for children from the second parent to stay in the Republic of Cyprus certified by notary public.
Application fee is 140 euro per person and 70 euro per person for renewal.