Residential Permit for third – country nationals: new changes

On 01.01.2023 the new changes in the application for the temporary residential permit for the third country – nationals, those who are outside of EU, (“Visitor”) in Cyprus will come into effect, meaning that the following additional requirements should be satisfied:

  • Detailed statement of bank account transactions in a financial institution in the Republic of Cyprus, for the last 12 months in case of a renewal or from the date of opening the account in the case of a first permit, showing the foreign remittances in the name of the applicant which in total should not it is less than €2,000 per month or €24,000 per year for one person. This amount increases by 20% for the spouse and by 15% for each child. For the purposes of calculating the amount, transfers abroad or to third parties will not be taken into account. Therefore, in order to apply for the permit, the applicant needs to show the statement of his bank account, containing the information regarding their monthly financial transactions, which will eventually be equal to 24,000 per year for one person. During the first permit, a cash transfer or deposit of at least €10,000 is also accepted. In the case of a cash deposit, the cash declaration at customs must be submitted.
  • Original medical examination certificate of blood tests, proving that the third-country national does not suffer from hepatitis B, and C, HIV, syphilis, as well as a chest X-ray for tuberculosis with a doctor’s opinion, stamped by a specialist doctor from the Republic of Cyprus ONLY for the 1st Permit. For children under 15 years old no x-ray is required and a Mantoux Skin Test is required instead. For children who are under 6 years of age, no medical examinations are required.

However, in the practical way, the medical requirements are applicable from the date of the publication of the additional documents on the official website (from the middle of November).

All the information above has been confirmed by the Civil Registry and Migration Department.

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