Other Residence Permits of Cyprus
Cyprus residence permits other than the aforementioned “Fast Track Permanent Residence Permit” are separated in various categories and specially designed for specific purposes.
Those categories of residence permits are covering specific purposes and groups of applicants such as university students, persons self-employed in agriculture, in mining, in trade or in science. Several conditions apply, such as minimum paid capital of the company, professional eligibility, etc.
Other types of permanent residence permits are issued to persons who already lived in Cyprus for a minimum number of consecutive years.
The granting of permanent residence permits other that “Fast Track Permanent Residence Permit” highly depends on the discretion of the issuing body (Immigration Department of Ministry for Interior Affairs) and many conditions. The process of evaluation and final grant or refusal may take six to twelve months.