Introducing the EU Blue Card Your Gateway to Highly Skilled Work in Cyprus

Embark on on a new chapter of your career journey with the EU Blue Card, Cyprus’ latest residency permit tailored for highly skilled workers from third countries. Approved by the Council of Ministers on January 17, 2024, this ground-breaking initiative opens doors to qualifies non-EU foreign nationals seeking employment opportunities in Cyprus.

What is the EU Blue card?

The EU Blue card is a prestigious residence permit designed for qualified professionals from non-EU countries, granting them access to work and reside in an EU member state. This card streamlines procedures and enhances the legal status of skilled workers, allowing them and their families to enjoy freedom of movement within the EU.

Benefits of the EU Blue card:

  1. Professional Empowerment: Secure legal employment for qualified in your sought-after profession, with salary parity ensured between EU and non-EU workers in equivalent positions.
  2. Family Unity: Enjoy the privilege of relocating with your entire family, as spouses and children up to 18 years old receive accompanying residence permits for immediate reunion.
  3. Streamlined Residence and Citizenship: Experience a simplified process for obtaining residency and eventual citizenship, with accelerated residency eligibility (33 months) and citizenship eligibility (5 years) upon meeting language and person fund contribution requirements.
  4. Social and Economic security: Access comprehensive social and economic benefits, including health insurance, unemployment benefits, paid vacation, tuition-fee education for children, and university enrolment opportunities for spouses.
  5. Visa-Free Travel: Explore Europe hassle-free with visa-free travel privileges throughout the European Union as a tourist.

Key Preliminary Conditions:

Applicants must hold a university degree obtained after a minimum of three years of study or demonstrate at least three years of professional experience in information and communication technologies within the seven years preceding their application. Blue Cards are initially issued for a three-year period, with provisions for family reunification. Please note that permits issued by other EU countries do not automatically confer the right to reside in Cyprus.

Please be aware that while the EU Blue Card is applicable in all EU countries except Denmark and Ireland, it opens doors to boundless opportunities for skilled professionals seeking to thrive in Cyprus ‘dynamic workforce.

Seize the opportunity to elevate your career and lifestyle with the EU Blue Card.

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