Nov / 2018 by Admin istrator

European Union Citizens enjoy the advantage of travelling, residing and working in the Republic of Cyprus under the same conditions as Cypriot citizens.

  An EU citizen who plans to stay for more than 90 days in the Republic of Cyprus is required under the Law to attend the Civil Registry and Migration Department or any immigration Office of his city he is residing and apply for the Registration Certificate most commonly known as “the Yellow Slip”.

The application and registration of an EU national in the Republic of Cyprus must be submitted within 4 months from the date of their entry to the Republic of Cyprus. The Registration Certificate for the EU nationals, the Yellow slip, is issued the same day, is valid for a lifetime and does not need to be renewed.

 The above Registration Certificate is granted to EU nationals who have the financial resources for living in the Republic of Cyprus or to those who have secured a job in the Republic of Cyprus.

In order to obtain the above Registration Certificate an EU applicant must personally attend the Civil Registry and Migration Department or any Immigration Office of his city he resides in the Republic of Cyprus with his passport and depending on which of the above category (visitor or employee) must present the following documents :

 - A duly completed and signed MEU1A form

-Confirmation of engagement by the employer (if applicable)

- Statement contributions to the Social Insurance Fund since arrival in Cyprus or proof of registration with the Social Insurance Fund (if applicable)

- Rental Agreement duly signed and stamped by the Inland Revenue Office.

- A Valid Passport or ID Card

- 2 passport sized photos

- Marriage certificate

 Children’s birth certificates

Bank Statement

Proof of income of approval (if applicable)

Medical insurance

  • - Utility bill

 

Registration of family members in Cyprus which are also EU citizens

 The family members of the applicant who are also EU citizens can live in Cyprus with the applicant without any other restrictions or further requirements.

 The registration certificate is issued when the following are submitted:

  • - A duly completed and signed MEU1A form
  • - A Valid passport or ID Card copy
  • - Proof of the family relationship (certified copies of marriage certificate and children's birth certificates)
  • - Family members that are not dependents must show proof of a serious medical condition which leaves them completely dependent
  • - The registration certificate of the EU-citizen family member already residing in Cyprus
  • - Two passport-sized photos for each member

 

Registration of family members in Cyprus which are not EU citizens.

 If a member of the family of the applicant is from Third Countries (Non EU) for example the wife of the applicant,  she can still live in Cyprus with the applicant but unlike EU applicants, the residence permit application is made under MEU2A form and the residence permit is issued after 4 to 6 months. Application for this type of permit must be made within four months from their arrival in Cyprus and successful applicants, non-EU family members of EU citizen, receive a residence card valid for five years from the date of the issue.

The registration certificate is issued when the following are submitted:

- A duly completed and signed MEU2A form

- A Valid passport or ID Card copy

- Proof of the family relationship (APOSTILE marriage certificate and children's birth certificates and translated in Greek or English language)

- The registration certificate of the EU-citizen family member already residing in Cyprus

- Two passport-sized photosz

For more information on how to apply for a Registration Certificate in Cyprus, you may contact us at info@cmcylaw.com or +35725255059

Nikolas Christofinis

Advocate

Note: The above article does not constitute a legal advice and may not be relied upon for such purposes. Readers are recommended to take appropriate legal advice on the above subject matter.