VISA/ TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR NON-EU RESEARCHERS
 
The Researcher should submit the Application Form M61 to the Civil Registry and Migration Department for the issue of Visa/Temporary Residence Permit.
 
1. Application Form M61, duly completed and signed.
 
2. Copy of passport, valid for at least 2 years.
 
3. Contract of Employment from the University of Cyprus.
 
4. Original Entry Permit (blue slip).
 
5. Original medical examinations for hepatitis B and C, HIV and Syphilis as well as Chest X-Ray (testing for Tuberculosis). Upon arrival in Cyprus, each researcher must undergo these medical examinations.
 
6. Proof of comprehensive Health Insurance in the Republic of Cyprus.
 
7. Copy of the Rental Agreement/contract certified by the President of a Community Council (your landlord will be able to tell you where you can find the Community Council President).
 
8. Fee of €140 for the temporary residence permit card.
 
 
Further Information:
 
1. You must visit the Social Insurance District Office in Nicosia in order to apply for a Social Security Number. Please ensure that you have all the necessary documents with you, which have been provided by the Human Resources Department of the University. 
 
You should visit the Social Insurance District Office no earlier than the day of commencement of your employment and no later than one or two days after the date of commencement. The Social Security Department software system cannot issue a Social Security Number for an earlier date.
 
2. If you do not have a personal bank account in Cyprus you must open one at a local bank.

3. Finally, you must return to the Human Resources Department to submit your bank account number (IBAN), Social Security Number, and a copy of your Alien Registration Certificate.

Please be informed:
 
1. You must visit in person the Migration Department in order for them to record your biometric features (fingerprints and photograph) as well as your signature.

2. Researchers of the University of Cyprus are recommended to visit the Migration Department on Thursdays at 13:00.

3. When your residence permit card will be ready (procedure takes about 3 months) the International Support Office will inform you.

Important Notes:
 
• Your Pink Slip will be automatically cancelled if you stay abroad for a period of more than three months. The International Support Office must be informed in order to apply for your Return Visa.
 
• Please do not make any money transactions in the northern occupied part of Cyprus. This is considered illegal practice and the Migration Department will reject your application. You should also avoid using the airport in the northern part of Cyprus as it is an illegal point of entry.
 
• Please provide the International Support Office with all your contact details in Cyprus (telephone, address and email).
 
 
RENEWAL OF VISA/TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR NON-EU RESEARCHERS

The Temporary Residence Permit lasts for one year, so it is very important to renew the temporary residence permit every year until the end of your employment.

Please see below the required documents in order to get your Renewal Temporary Residence Permit:
 
1. Application Form M61, duly completed and signed.
 
2. Copy of a valid passport.
 
3. Fee of €34.17

5. Copy of Medical Life Insurance Contract.

6. Copy of contract of Employment with the University of Cyprus
 
7. Copy of Hosting Agreement
 
8. Copy of Statement of financial responsibility

Helpful Information for issuing Temporary Residence Permit
 
HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION

All international non EU-researchers are obliged by Civil Registry and Migration Department regulations to have health insurance coverage. 
 
You can find the contact details of Insurance Companies and the relevant charges below.
 
The issue cost should be paid by you directly to the insurance company.
 
MEDICAL INSURANCE COMPANIES
 
1. ALTIUS INSURANCE:
Cost: €110.50
Tel: 22379999
Address: Corner Kennedy Avenue & Stasinou str.
               P.O. Box26516, 1640 Nicosia
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2. HYDRA INSURANCE:
Cost: €90 for Plan A
Tel: 22454700
Address: 11 Strovolos Avenue, SEK Building, 5th floor
               2018 Strovolos, Nicosia
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3. COSMOS INSURANCE:
Cost: €180 for Plan A
Tel: 22796000
Address: 46 Griva Digeni Avenue 1080, Nicosia
               P.O.Box 21770
               1513 Nicosia
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4. UNIVERSAL LIFE INSURANCE:
Cost: €185 for Plan A (Hospital Plan)
Tel: 22755350 (Ayios Antonios Branch)
Address: Universal Tower
               35 Dhigeni Akrita, Ayios Antonios
               1055 Nicosia
               P.O.Box 21270, 1505 Nicosia
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UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS – MEDICAL HEALTH PLANS
 
The University of Cyprus provides its Researchers with the ability to be members of a medical health plan. There are two medical care plans: the Government health plan and the Private health plan. Written below is information concerning the two plans which will help the Researcher gain access to either plan, if their contract allows them to do so.
 
A. GOVERNMENT MEDICAL PLAN
 
COST
 
- The Researcher may have coverage with this plan by paying the cost of that coverage. For the year 2018, the cost is 550€ per person per year.
 
B. PRIVATE MEDICAL PLAN
 
CONDITIONS
 
1. Have a yearly contract
2. Work for a minimum of 18 hours each week
3. Contact the Safety and Health Department within 15 days since the first day of the employment contract
 
COST
 
- The cost of the coverage provided by this plan is 5,5% of your total gross income.
 
Contact Person:
Mrs Maria Hadjimihael
Tel. 00357 22894154
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HOSPITAL INFORMATION

All international non EU-Researchers are obliged by Civil Registry and Migration Department regulations to undergo medical examinations.

You can find the contact details of Hospitals and their costs below.

1. Hippocrateon Private Hospital
Address: 10 Psaron Street, 2408 Engomi Lefkosia, Cyprus
Telephone: +357 22502000
Lab Tel.: +357 22502050
Price for Blood Test: €40
X-ray Tel: +357 22502060
Price for X-Ray: €20
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Website: www.hippocrateon.com
 
2. Apollonion Private Hospital
Address: 20 Lefkotheou Avenue, Strovolos 2054, Nicosia, Cyprus
Telephone: +357 22469000
Lab Tel.: +357 22469023
Price for Blood Test: €30
X-ray Tel: +357 22469160
Price for X-Ray: €21
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Website: http://www.apollonion.com/ 
 
3. Aretaeio Hospital
Address: 55-57 Andrea Avraamides, Strovolos 2024 Nicosia, Cyprus
Telephone: +357 22200300
Fax: +357 22200301
Lab Tel.: +357 22200606
X-ray Tel: +357 22200315
Price for Blood Test and X-Ray: €68
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Website: https://www.aretaeio.com/ 

4. Nicosia Polyclinic
Address: 22 Achaion Street 1101 Nicosia, Cyprus
Telephone: +357 22780780
Lab Tel.: +357 22750616
Price for Blood Test: €30 (Theocharides Lab)
X-ray Tel: +357 22780780
Price for X-Ray: €20
 
 
 
Important Notes:

• You must present your passport in order to receive the above health examinations.
BANK INFORMATION
 
HELLENIC BANK
 
(1) Aglantzia Branch
Corner of Aglantzias Ave & 3 Angelou Vlahou
Postal Code : 2108, Nicosia Cyprus
Tel: 22501622
Fax: 22444130
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(2) Platy Branch
100A Kyrenia Ave. Platy, Aglantzias
Postal Code : 2114, Nicosia Cyprus
Tel: 22 501514
Fax: 22 331504 
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(3) University of Cyprus Branch (Commercial Center)
1 Panepistimiou Avenue
2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia
P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: 22301131
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BANK OF CYPRUS

(1) 195 1bank
97 Kyrenias Av., Platy Aglantzias
Tel: 22128000
Fax: 22337090

(2) Aglantzia Branch
87 Larnacos Avenue, Aglandjia
Tel: 22123345
Fax: 22332191
 
(3) University of Cyprus Branch (Commercial Center)
1 Panepistimiou Avenue
2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia
P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: 22129832
Fax: 22120144

Map website: http://www.bankofcyprus.com.cy/en-GB/Cyprus/Find-a-Branch-Near-You/ 

Important Note:

You must present the following documents in order to open a bank account:

• Passport/ID
• Rent Agreement
• Hosting Agreement (for Researchers/Academic Staff)
• Registration Letter from the Department of the University (for students)
• Original copy of your Blue Slip
 
CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT OFFICE

Irida Chrysafi
Tel: 00357 22894050
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For any information or questions, you should arrange an appointment with the International Support Office by calling 00357 22894050 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Appointment hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 13:00.

Visit our website for further information: www.ucy.ac.cy/internationalsupport/ 
 
Postal Address:

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
International Support Office
Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service
University House "Anastasios G. Leventis"
1 Panepistimiou Avenue
2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia
P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus