Long term residency permit in Cyprus

Long term residency permit in Cyprus

By: AGP Law |  A.G. Paphitis & Co Law Firm

Beneficiaries: Third-country nationals residing in areas controlled by the Government of the Republic legally and continuously for the last five years prior to the submission of the application and holding a valid residence permit in the Republic are eligible to apply for long-term residency permit.

Periods of Absence 

Periods of absence from the areas controlled by the Government of the Republic shall not interrupt the period of residence and shall be taken into account for its calculation where they are shorter than six consecutive months and do not exceed in total of 10 months within the relevant 5-year period.


  • Students or persons residing in the Republic for vocational training purposes;
  • Persons who have been authorized to reside on the basis of subsidiary protection other than international protection or have applied for such permission;
  • Asylum seekers;
  • Persons residing in the Republic, solely on a temporary basis (e.g., unpaid domestic workers, seasonal workers) or salaried employees employed by a cross-border service provider or in cases where their residence permit has been officially restricted;
  • Persons subject to the 1961, 1963, and 1975 Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic, Consular.

It takes approximately 6-12 months for the examination of the application to be completed.

If the application is approved, then the applicant will receive the residency permit for 5 years. Furthermore, it can be renewed for unlimited validity however it must be renewed upon expiration in 10 years.

Our immigration team will be we happy to assist you with finding out more information about the long-term residency permit. For all enquiries please contact our team of experts at agp@agplaw.com At AGP Law we make sure that your application meets the standards and will have a higher chance of approval.

The information provided by AGP Law | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC is for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional or formal legal advice. You should not act or refrain from acting based on any information provided above without obtaining legal or other professional advice.

Source: Civil Registry and Migration Department 

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