EU Nationals and their Family Members

Union citizens and their family members enjoy free access to employment, including employed or self-employed activity.

Right of residence for up to three months

Citizens of the European Union, European Economic Area, and Switzerland as well as their family members have up to three months of residency rights without any conditions or any formalities other than the requirement to hold a valid identity card or passport.

Right of residence for more than three months

If they are holders of a valid identity card or passport and:

  • are workers or self-employed persons in the host Member State; or
  • have sufficient resources for themselves and their family members not to become a burden on the social assistance system of the Republic of Cyprus during their period of residence and have comprehensive sickness insurance cover in Cyprus.

The application for the issue of a Registration Certificate must be submitted within four months from the date of entry into the Republic.