Migration and other related services

Our Law firm has the know-how and expertise to secure residence permits in Cyprus to our EU and non-EU clients that might be interested in residing in Cyprus as visitor or employee, furthermore to assist any client that might be interested in applying for temporary resident as a visitor or employee and to obtain Cypriot citizenship  .

Experts in this field, we are able to assist with:

Applying for the necessary visas and residence permits and securing that non-EU citizens are given the permit to stay with their family in Cyprus through the acquisition of i) a residence permit  (visitor or employment) or through the acquisition of (ii) a permanent residence permit or (iii) Cypriot citizenship :

  •         Applying for and securing the opening and the acquisition bank account in a Cyprus Bank.
  •         Applying for and securing the acquisition of Cyprus entrance permit (visa)  to be able to come stay and visit the Cyprus as visitor for three months period .
  •         Applying for and securing the acquisition of Cyprus resident temporary permit to be able to stay in  the Cyprus as visitor for one year  .
  •         Providing legal advice on the above matters;
  •         Providing legal advice on the acquisition of property in Cyprus by non-EU nationals and obtaining the requisite permit from the District Officer;
  •        Drafting contracts of employment, tenancy agreements, contracts of sale etc;
  •        Registering companies in Cyprus & providing other related corporate services
    At the Law Firm of George C. Stylianou we recognize that setting up in a new country is a challenge and the procedures are complicated and time consuming. Therefore we provide a pathfinder service to meet the client’s every need.

The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has  introduced  fast track procedures for third country nationals that wish to acquire a permanent residence permit  through investment.

The  main categories of immigration applications are the following:

Permanent Residence

A person can apply to obtain an Immigration Permit on the basis of one of the following Categories:

Category E: Individuals who have been offered permanent employment in the Republic, which will not create undue local competition.

Category F: Individuals who possess and have fully and freely at their disposal a secured annual income, high enough to give them a decent living in Cyprus, without having to engage in any business, trade or profession. The annual income required should be at least €10,000 for a single applicant and moreover at least €4650 for every dependent person, but the Immigration Control Board may demand additional amounts as necessary.

Expedited Procedure (Regulation 6(2) of the Aliens and Immigration Regulations):
The expedited procedure is available to third country nationals that invest in Cyprus an amount of  €300.000 in the form of purchasing a house or apartment sold for the first time by a developer (new house/apartment).

The applicant, together with his spouse, should also prove that they have at their disposal a secure annual income of at least €30.000. This annual income should increase by €5.000 for every dependent person. This income should derive from abroad, and may include salaries from employment, pensions, dividends from shares, fixed deposits, rents a.s.o.