The Digital Nomad Visa Scheme in Cyprus
By: N. Pirilides & Associates LLC
The "Cyprus Digital Nomad Visa" Scheme allows nationals from non-EU and non-EEA countries, who can perform their work location-independently using telecommunications technology, to reside temporarily in Cyprus and work for an employer registered abroad or perform work through telecommunications technology for companies or clients located abroad.
Procedure to be followed
Within 3 months of arrival to Cyprus, the applicant should submit the relevant application along with all required documents at the relevant Immigration Office in order to obtain a temporary residence permit. All documents accompanying application forms should be officially translated and duly certified/ ratified.
In case the applicant legally resides in Cyprus under a different status, he/she has the right to submit the relevant application to be granted a temporary residence permit as a Digital Nomad, at the Civil Registry and Migration Department in Nicosia.
For the issuance of the temporary residence permit capturing of biometric data (photo and fingerprints) and signature of the third country national is necessary, which is done with the presentation of the application submission receipt and a valid travel document.
Applications for renewal should be submitted to the Civil Registry and Migration Department in Nicosia along with the necessary accompanying documents, at least 1 month before the temporary residence permit’s expiration date.
The time of examination of the application is approximately between 5 – 7 weeks.
Duration of temporary residence permit
The first temporary residence permit is issued with a validity of 1 year and in case of renewal, the temporary residence permit is issued with a validity of maximum 2 years.