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Cypriot Permanent Residence Permit (Category 6.2)

The Cypriot temporary residence permit, also known as the Pink Slip, allows passport holders of non-European Union countries to extend their stay in Cyprus for more than 3 months (90 days) up to one year.


What is a Pink Slip?

A brief description of what it is, what it offers applicants

The Pink Slip allows passport holders of non-European Union countries to extend their stay in Cyprus for more than 3 months (90 days) up to one year. This also enables tourists and visitors to extend their stay in the country regardless of the duration of their initial visa. They must apply before the expiration of their current visa.

The Pink Slip in Cyprus is valid for 1 year and can be renewed on an annual basis. With this permit, an individual is allowed to live in Cyprus as a visitor (without the right to work). Moreover, their family members, spouse, and children (up to 25 years old) can obtain visitor status as dependents. The entire family applies together, with each family member submitting a separate application form and receiving their own temporary residence card.

Pink Slip Limitations

Is the Pink Slip right for you?

You cannot stay outside of Cyprus for more than three consecutive months, as the permit will be automatically annulled

• No right to work in Cyprus

• Issued only to citizens of non-EU countries who wish to extend their stay in Cyprus

• Valid for one year, can be renewed annually

Application processing time

How long does it take to obtain a Pink Slip?

• The Cypriot residence permit card is issued within 6-7 months due to the workload of the immigration office.

• After submitting the application, the client receives a document confirming their permission to stay in the country until they receive the temporary residence permit card

Required Document List

What documents do you need to apply for a Pink Slip

  1. Passport + copy of passport

  2. Lease agreement or property purchase contract in Cyprus + copy

  3. Applicant's bank statements in Cyprus for the last 12 months (in case of residence permit renewal) or from the date of opening a bank account in Cyprus, indicating foreign money transfers (for the first application).

  4. Pension certificate + translation + copy.

  5. Bank guarantee. This is a bank document that confirms the bank froze an amount of €550 for 10 years for living expenses in case you need to be deported from Cyprus for any reason. At the end of the temporary permit's validity, this amount is returned to your account - the original is submitted.

  6. Certificate from a Cypriot bank about the funds in the account (Minimum amount in the account for a family of three for one year - €25,000) - the original is submitted.

  7. Confirmation of income source outside Cyprus: income statement, from both the main place of work and any other sources, dividends. Original annual income or annual income statement of an individual at the Tax Service. (Form 2-NDFL is recognized by the Cyprus Ministry of Internal Affairs.) The applicant's monthly income must be at least €2,000 or €24,000 per year for one person. This amount is increased by 20% for the second spouse and/or each dependent parent * and by 15% for each child.** In addition, the applicant must have an amount of at least €6,000 in their Cypriot bank account (both in the case of renewal and the first application).

  8. Cyprus medical insurance + copy.

  9. Marriage certificate + translation + copy.

  10. Birth certificate for children + translation + copy.

  11. Children's school certificate

  12. A certificate of clean criminal record from the last place of residence, duly legalized with an official translation into Greek or English, for each adult applicant (only for the first application).

  13. Original medical examination certificate with blood tests confirming that the adult applicant does not have hepatitis B or C, HIV, or syphilis, as well as a chest X-ray for tuberculosis with a doctor's conclusion, certified by a stamp and/or approved by a specialist doctor from the Republic of Cyprus (only for the first application).

* Dependent parents of a person with a residence permit in Cyprus, or dependent parents of the second spouse.

** Adult dependent children of a person with a residence permit in Cyprus, aged up to 25 years old or within one year after completing their studies.

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