The expatriate directors, executives and managers of all international business entities are able to obtain residence and work permits fairly easily and without delay (subject to conditions that have to be satisfied, minimum salary levels etc.) Provided that no suitably qualified Cypriots are available, administrative, clerical and non-executive expatriate employees may also secure such permits without difficulty.
The residence and work permits are usually received within one month of application. Thereafter the expatriate employee and each member of his family, holding a separate passport, should report to their local police immigration department where they will each be issued with an Alien Registration Certificate.
Residence and work permits are usually issued for an initial period of two years but will be readily extended for additional three-year periods subject to the general conduct of the business of the company.
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