The freedom of movement and residence of EU nationals in Cyprus may only be restricted if it is reasonable to do so on the basis of a threat to public order, safety or health. There are however, restrictive laws and regulations with respect to issuing entry, residence and work permits for non-EU nationals. These laws and regulations are often subject to changes, continuous adjustments and amendments. In general, all non-EU nationals who intend to take up employment in Cyprus need to apply for a work visa.
Cyprus is an attractive destination for both business and recreation. The high quality of life and services, favourable tax regime and Mediterranean climate are a few of the many reasons why people come to Cyprus. For those wishing to invest in Cyprus, the Naturalisation Scheme and Permanent Residency Scheme allow certain investors to acquire Cypriot/EU citizenship or permanent residency rights.
Our immigration team offers up-to-date guidance, assistance and represents clients in relation to the following: