Work in Cyprus

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Work in Cyprus for EU and Non-EU Citizens 

Are you in search of obtaining a Residence Permit and Tax Identification Number (TIN) in Cyprus?

Unlock opportunities for self-employment or employment at Cyprus companies with our immigration permits. Whether you possess a secure annual income or seek employment opportunities, our permits cater to a range of eligibility criteria defined by Cyprus legislation and immigration regulations.

Here’s a simplified guide to help you through the process:

  1. Employment Opportunities in Cyprus: Requirements and Necessary Documentation to obtain residence and / or work permit for you and your family members.

  2. Securing Residence in Cyprus (rented or owned accommodation).

  3.  Undertake necessary steps for Employment in Cyprus.

  4. Obtaining a Social Insurance Number in Cyprus and Tax Identification Number (TIN).

Navigating Tax Residency in Cyprus

Establish your tax residency in Cyprus by fulfilling the requirement of residing for a minimum of 183 days per year. Explore exceptions under specific conditions for EU Citizens through the 60-day Rule and The 90-day Rule for non EU Citizens.

Introducing the EU Blue Card – High Skilled Work in Cyprus

Embark 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 groundbreaking initiative opens doors to qualified 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 entry 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 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 Residency 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 pension fund contribution requirements.

  4. Social and Economic Security: Access comprehensive social and economic benefits, including health insurance, unemployment benefits, paid vacation, tuition-free education for children, and university enrollment 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.

Contact us today to embark on your journey towards professional excellence in Cyprus.

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Companies

Eligible foreign companies must meet the following criteria:

  • Majority ownership of shares by third-party nationals, with exceptions for certain cases such as shares exceeding €200,000 in value, listing on stock exchanges, or belonging to specific sectors like Cypriot shipping, technology, pharmaceuticals, biotech, or former offshore entities.

  • Operation of independent offices within Cyprus.

Employee Categories:

  • Directors, General Managers, and Project Managers with a minimum gross monthly salary of €4,000.

  • Middle Management Executives and other key personnel with a minimum gross monthly salary of €2,000.

  • Specialists with a minimum gross monthly salary of €2,000.

  • Support staff.

  • The maximum allowable number of directors is 5, and for middle management executives, it’s 10.

Family Members:

Third-country nationals serving as directors, middle management executives, or other key personnel are eligible for family reunification. This process allows the entry and residence of family members to maintain family unity. Eligibility is granted to family members of third-party nationals who have legally resided in Cyprus for at least 2 years and hold a residence permit for a minimum of 1 year.

Digital Nomads

The Cyprus Digital Nomad Visa scheme offers opportunities for third-party nationals to work remotely while temporarily residing in Cyprus. This program caters to non-EU/EEA citizens employed in companies registered abroad. To qualify, remote employees must demonstrate stable monthly net income of at least €3,500. The digital nomad permit is valid for 1 year and can be extended for an additional 2 years.

Next Step

For assistance with the application do not hesitate to contact us.

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