1. Do I need a Visa to enter Cyprus?
2. Can I take my pet with me to Cyprus?
3. Can I visit the occupied northern part of Cyprus?
4. Can foreign nationals have a civil marriage in Cyprus?
5. Can foreign nationals take up employment in Cyprus?
6. Can I get a residence permit or a long-stay visa for Cyprus?
7. Can I take medicins to Cyprus?
1. Answer to Question Number 1
Citizens of the European Union do not require a visa to enter Cyprus. Their passport must be valid throughout their enire stay in Cyprus. For more information about visas...
2. Answer to Question Number 2
Yes, you can. For cats and dogs and ferrets the following provisions apply: The animal must have a clearly visible tatoo or electronic microchip and a European Passport. The animal must be at least three (3) months old, have been vaccinated against rabbiesand have undergone antiparasitical treatment. Please note that teh following breeds of dog cannot be brought into Cyprus: American Pit Bull or Pit Bull Terier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Fila Braseileiro. More information about importing animals...
3. Answer to Question Number 3
The movement of personnes across the "green line" is regulated by the EU Regulation 866/2004. More information on the provisions of Regulation 866/2004...
4. Answer to Question Number 4
Yes, foreign nationals may be employed in Cyprus provided they can first find a local employer who is willing to employ them. The Cyprus employer must then submit an application for teh issue of a work permit, on behalf of the foreign national, to the competent authority (the Immigration Office at the Ministry of Interior). If the application is approved the foreign national will hold a work permit for the specific job and for limited period of time. Recruitment is therefor made directly by the employers or through agents; you have to make your own direct contacts with the interested employers, intermediaries or employers' organizations, if you wish to take up employement in Cyprus. More information about work permits...
5. Answer to Question Number 5
Embassies of the Republic of Cyprus are only authorized to issue tourist/visitor visas with a maximun duartion of 90 days. Anyone wishing to stay on the island longer for any reason should enter Cyprus as a tourist and apply to the Immigration Authorities in Cyprus for an extension of stay, explaining their reasons. More information about residence permits....