Information will be updated constantly within any changes.


According to the law, a non-resident of Cyprus, who owns property in Cyprus has the right to receive the residence permit.

There are no restrictions for the EU citizens. In order to obtain a residence permit, they should only fill out an application form at the Immigration Service.

The non-EU citizens, should comply with the following procedure:

Temporary residence permit is issued for a period of 1 to 4 years. Its term may be extended upon request.

It is important to take care of the permit extension when there is one month left until the expiry of a temporary residence permit. To obtain a temporary residence permit, you can contact the local Immigration Office and submit

  • passport
  • a copy of your bank statement
  • any other document showing income sources
  • passport-type photos
  • a copy of the property purchase contract
  • medical insurance.
  • Bank deposit.

Permanent residence permit can be also obtained by non-residents.

With any resident permit application or renewal, the applicant has to prove that he/she has a place to live and having a title deed is better than a rental agreement.

Applications are looked upon more favorably, if the applicant is an owner of property: proof of stability and long term intentions in Cyprus with a strong financial status will help.

Tourist Visas will also be issued without complications as a consulate cannot refuse an owner to visit their personal property.