Immigration law

Residence and Employment Permit, within the Republic of Cyprus

Residence and employment permits are granted mainly on a temporary basis and for a specified position. In case of self-employed or legal persons, the Civil Registry and Migration Department is the competent authority for the first issue and subsequent renewal of residence permits granted to all non-Cypriots employed by legal persons in Cyprus. The Civil Registry and Migration Department acts in consultation with other competent authorities such as the Registrar of Companies, the Labor Department and the Cyprus Police. READ MORE

Procedure and Requirements for lodging a Visa Application

Consular officers at the Diplomatic Mission (or Consulate) of the Republic of Cyprus where the visa application is lodged, assess the applicant’s purpose of travel and willingness to return to his/her home country. Visa applicants should submit their visa application and supporting documents to the accredited, competent or most easily accessible Diplomatic Mission (or Consulate) of the Republic of Cyprus in their country of habitual residence (or elsewhere), or in the country that they intent to use as transit during their journey to Cyprus. READ MORE

Documents’ Authentication in Cyprus

Notary services for the purpose of authenticating documents and affirmation of certain legal deeds are not provided in Cyprus. In Cyprus instead, we are able to arrange for the following: (a) The certification of signature/s through a certifying officer, who certifies that the person named on the document, has signed in his presence. Certifying officers in Cyprus are appointed and regulated by the Ministry of Interior and if a document is required to be legalized by apostille as well, then his signature should be beforehand certified by the District officer as well and READ MORE

CYPRUS INVESTMENT PROGRAM on the basis of subsection

CYPRUS INVESTMENT PROGRAM on the basis of subsection (2) of section 111A of the Civil Registry Laws of 2002-2019 One of the main objectives of the economic policy of the Republic of Cyprus is to further encourage foreign direct investment and to attract high net worth individuals to settle and conduct their business in Cyprus. Key factors that make Cyprus an attractive destination for investment, is the highly specialized human capital, the reliable legislative and regulatory framework, the stable tax system and the safety and stability conditions prevailing in the country. READ MORE

Applying for Asylum

When to apply? If you have valid reasons for seeking asylum, you must submit your application together with all your family members as soon as you arrive in Cyprus. If you entered Cyprus without authorization or documents, you must present yourself to the authorities without undue delay. If you are already in Cyprus and are afraid to return to your country because of events that occurred since your departure, you can also apply for asylum. READ MORE

THE “GREEK GOLDEN VISA” SCHEME

The golden visa scheme in Greece offers an affordable real estate investment route to permanent residency in Europe. Following the launch of several European investment visa schemes it was introduced by the Greek government in 2013 to encourage investment into Greece. Investment An investment of €250,000 is required in real estate in Greece making the Greek scheme the lowest investment level of any real estate residency visa scheme in Europe. The property, which can be located anywhere on the Greek mainland or the islands, can be either residential or commercial. READ MORE

Family Reunification for third country nationals, according to the Cyprus’ Aliens and Immigration Legislation

Family reunification refers to the entry and residence of the family members of a third-country national, residing lawfully in the Republic, in order to preserve family unity. According to the Aliens and Immigration Legislation, third-country nationals residing lawfully in the Republic of Cyprus, have the right to family reunification with their family members, given that the sponsor: has stayed lawfully in the Republic for a period of at least two (2) years READ MORE

Residence and Employment Permit, within the Republic of Cyprus

Residence and employment permits are granted mainly on a temporary basis and for a specified position. In case of self-employed or legal persons, the Civil Registry and Migration Department is the competent authority for the first issue and subsequent renewal of residence permits granted to all non-Cypriots employed by legal persons in Cyprus. The Civil Registry and Migration Department acts in consultation with other competent authorities such as the Registrar of Companies, the Labor Department and the Cyprus Police. READ MORE

CYPRUS TOP OF EU STATES IN CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT SURVEY

Cyprus ranked seventh, among 12 countries all over the world, included in a survey of citizenship by investment programmes carried out by Professional Wealth Management, and reached the highest score for ‘freedom of movement’. Cyprus has the highest raking among the four EU member states included in the Citizenship by Investment Index (CBI) complied by professional Wealth Management, which is published by the Financial Times and specializes in analyses of private banks, wealth managers and regional financial centres. READ MORE

Cyprus Corporate Relocation Services

Our Cyprus Corporate Relocation Services are dedicated to providing personalized relocation assistance and support to individuals, families and corporate employees. Our exclusive services will help ease your transition before, during and after you move to the Republic of Cyprus. Cyprus Corporate Relocation: Immigration Our Cyprus Immigration Law Practice is able to assist with the processing of National visas, Schengen visas, work permits applications if necessary, permanent residence applications as well applications under social security and tax according to law, and opening a personal bank account in Cyprus. READ MORE

Citizenship by Investment in Cyprus

Cyprus is one of the very few countries in the European Union to offer a programme to non-EU citizens that enables them to acquire citizenship directly through investment. The Cypriot citizenship is an EU citizenship and the right to live, work and move freely within all the 28 EU countries. The Cypriot citizenship by investment programme is generally regarded to be the most attractive of its kind. An applicant does not have to live in Cyprus in order to obtain the citizenship and processing of the applications takes only around 3 months. READ MORE