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Ιn accordance with the provisions of the Law relating to National Guard, military service is compulsory for all male citizens of the Republic of Cyprus who reside in the territory of the Republic, including persons who are not Cypriot citizens but are of Cypriot descent (from either side of parents) and thus are eligible to acquire the Cypriot citizenship. The obligation commences in the year the person becomes 18 and continues to the year of his 45th birthday. Reserve military service extends up to the year of the 50th birthday.

Persons exempted from military service include those who live permanently abroad, for as long as they continue to reside outside Cyprus. However, regardless of the permanent residency abroad condition, when visiting Cyprus, persons between the ages of 16 and 26 (both inclusive) are required to present on departure from the country a special Exit permit. These permits are for a single use and are issued by any Army Enlistment Office under the Ministry of Defence or by the Citizen Service Centres in the District of Famagusta and in Polis Chrysohou. For the Exit permit to be issued, it is required to present a certificate of “Permanent residence abroad” issued by a Consular Authority of Cyprus abroad, together with the passport and the return ticket. The same requirements apply for persons (permanent residents abroad) between the ages of 27 and 45 (both inclusive) who stay in the Republic for a period exceeding three (3) months.

The certificate of “Permanent residence abroad” has a validity of one year. For the High Commission to issue this certificate, it is required to submit (by post) the following documents:
1. Photocopy of the main page of current passport;
2. Photocopy of birth certificate;
3. Photocopy of document that proves your Cypriot ancestry, i.e. Cypriot passport, Citizenship, Identity
card, or any related parents’ documents;
4. A “Record of International Movements” to and from Australia (for at least twelve years) for the applicant and
his parents, which can be obtained from the Australian Department of Immigration and Border protection;
5. Any document that can prove residential address in Australia;
6. Any of the following documents, where applicable:
· If working for a company or organization: A certificate from the employer stating the period of employment;
· If self employed: A letter from the Accountant, Banker or Solicitor stating the facts;
· If a student: A relevant letter from the educational institute stating the facts;
· If unemployed: Proof of receipt of unemployment or supplementary benefit.
7. Bank cheque or money order payable to the Cyprus High Commission for the exact amount of AU$..... (€8.54), only for .... 2017 (personal cheques are not accepted);
8. One self addressed prepaid envelope.

Please be informed that, due to the fluctuations in the exchange rate between the Euro and the Australian dollar, the fees for the certificate of “Permanent residence abroad” might be subject to change every month. For this reason, if you delay submitting your application beyond the end of this month, please call the High Commission to confirm the exact amount of the related fees.

Please also note that persons between the ages of 18 and 26 are eligible to additionally apply for a “Certificate of Exemption from Military Service for Permanent Residents Abroad”. This Certificate is issued by the Ministry of Defence and, contrary to the Exit permit, it can be used for an indefinite period, until the permanent residency abroad condition ceases to apply. However, where the duration of stay is greater than 3 months, a special Exit permit by the Ministry of Defence will be required. For the issuance of a “Certificate of Exemption from Military Service for Permanent Residents Abroad”, the enclosed application form must be submitted, together with the above required documentation. There is no additional fee, apart from the fee for the certificate of “Permanent residence abroad”.

Applications for “Certificate of Exemption from Military Service for Permanent Residents Abroad” that are submitted without the above documents will not be considered complete by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus. This certificate is posted directly by the Ministry of Defence to the address stated on the application. Hence, the Cyprus High Commission is not in a position to control the required time for its issuance. However, in case that the “Certificate of Exemption from Military Service for Permanent Residents Abroad” does not reach the applicant on time, the certificate of “Permanent residence abroad”, which is posted by the High Commission, can be used in Cyprus for the issuance of a single Exit permit, as described above.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need further assistance.

Application for excemption from Military Service.pdf

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You are kindly informed that the High Commission does not prepare or offers drafts of Powere of Attorneys. This rests at the sole responsibility of the applicant. The Power of Attorney must be forwarded to our Offices after it has been signed at the presence of a certifying officer, such as the President of the Cyprus Community or an officer of the Delphi Bank (previously Bank of Cyprus) or the Bank of Sydney (previously Beirut Hellenic Bank/Laiki Bank Australia) in your area, duly authorised by the High Commission to witness the authenticity of signatures.

The following documents must accompany the original power of attorney:

1. Photocopy of the photo ID that you used at the time of signing the power of attorney;
2. A bank cheque or money order payable to the Cyprus High Commission for the exact amount of AU$
(€8.54), only for .... 2017, for each Power of Attorney (personal cheques are not accepted);
3. A self-addressed post envelope with a contact number.

Please also provide us with a contact number should the need arise and we need to talk with you.

Also be informed that, due to the fluctuations in the exchange rate between the Euro and the Australian dollar, the fees for the endorsement of Power of Attorneys might be subject to change every month. For this reason, if you delay submitting your document beyond the end of this month, please call the High Commission to confirm the exact amount of the related fees.


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