Areas of Practice

Residence & Work Permits

For Business Companies (BCs) the Civil Registry and Migration.

Department is the authority responsible for the first issue and subsequent renewal of residence permits granted to all non-Cypriots employed by BCs in Cyprus. The Civil Registry and Migration.

Department acts in consultation with other competent authorities such as the Registrar of Companies, the Labour Department and the Cyprus Police.

An application6 should be submitted by both, third country nationals as well as EU nationals. In the case of executives, the application is submitted to the Civil Registry and Migration Department. For non-executives the application is submitted to the District Aliens and Immigration Branch of the Police. For third country nationals the application must be accompanied by a contract of employment stamped by the Labour Office.

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