Cyprus Visas, Work Permits and Migration
With a well-educated workforce, low-cost and advantageous business environment, competitive tax system, highly advanced infrastructure, and investment-friendly incentives, Cyprus is a notable business expansion option that is ripe with opportunities for foreign companies and entrepreneurs.
Cypriot visa and permit regulations require expert guidance as they vary according to the zones foreign nationals reside in, and companies entering Cyprus’ market may find processing work permits and visas a major issue.
Acquiring these documents, as well as implementing your employees in a new territory (both foreign and domestic) requires an in-house specialist department – and every new country comes with its own demands. Few companies, however, have the resources or the time.
But at Bradford Jacobs, as a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) with years of experience in Employer of Record (EOR) services, we have plenty of both. We are experts in Cypriot recruitment and payroll and can ensure an employee’s swift implementation in Cyprus with the correct visa and permit documentation.
What Types of Work Visas and Permits for Cyprus are there?
Whilst The Republic of Cyprus is part of the continent in the EU, it is not part of the Schengen area. So, in Cyprus, the visa and permit regulations are different to the rest of the EU. In order for non-nationals to work and live in Cyprus, there are a few visas and work permits that one can apply for:
Types of Permits
Cyprus work permit – before applying for a work visa, a foreign national’s employer must apply for a work permit for authorization to work in Cyprus whilst the employee is in their country of residence.
Cyprus residence permit – When foreign nationals arrive in Cyprus, they must apply for a residence permit in order to live in Cyprus for over 90 days.
Types of Visas
Cyprus Work Visa – allows a foreign national to enter Cyprus with the purpose of long-term employment and residence
Schengen Visa – forming part of the Schengen area, foreign nationals who wish to travel to Cyprus for a short period of time can apply for this visa type.