Information will be updated constantly within any changes.
Cyprus has aligned its immigration law and regulations with the EU’s acquis communautaire on matters such as entry and stay of third country nationals for self- employment and study purposes and long-term residence.
Nationals of non-EU countries who have been residing in Cyprus for at least five years are entitled to Long-Term Residence Permits which have an indefinite limit; their issue is a requirement imposed on all EU member states. Visa obligations for foreign nationals are in line with EU obligations.
Cyprus is a signatory to the Schengen agreement and is currently going through the pre-implementation evaluation procedure.
Other information can be found in the web site of Ministry of Interior of Republic of Cyprus: www.moi.gov.cy