VISA/TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT REQULATIONS FOR NON-EU VOLUNTEERS
Within 10 days from the date of entry into the Republic of Cyprus, the non-EU Researcher should submit the Application Form M61 to the Civil Registry and Migration Department for the issue of Visa/Temporary Residence Permit. 

VERY IMPORTANT

  1. You must visit the International Students and Staff Office to receive the original Blue slip/Visa and to get informed of the Residence Permit Card procedure. 
  2. Once the requested documents are ready, you should visit again the International Students and Staff Office to stamp the documents, and arrange for you an appointment with the Migration Department. 
  3. The Migration Department will notify us when your application will be evaluated, in order for you to pay and provide them with your biometrics.    Please be informed that before you apply for your residence permit card, you must visit the International Students and Staff Office, to confirm and stamp your documents. You can visit the Migration Department only after an appointment, arranged between the University of Cyprus and the Migration Department. You will be informed of the date/time. 

Within 10 days from the date of entry into the Republic of Cyprus, you should submit the following required documents in order to get your Cyprus Residence Permit card: 

  1. Application form M61, duly completed and signed. 
  2.  Copy of passport or other travel document, valid for at least 2 years. 
  3.  Original Entry Permit (blue slip). 
  4.  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 Volunteer must undergo these medical examinations.  
  5.  Two Passport-sized photographs. 
  6.  Confirmation Letter from the University of Cyprus that the applicant will participate in introductory classes to the language, history, political and social structures of 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 Area President). Please note that the Rental Agreement must be also signed by two Cypriot witnesses (ID and Telephone number required). This is needed by the Cyprus Banks, for the purpose of opening a bank account in Cyprus. 
  8. 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 Area President).

Important Notes: 

  • The International Students and Staff Office will inform you when your Pink slip is ready (the procedure takes approximately 3 months).  
  • Your Pink Slip will be automatically cancelled if you stay abroad for a period of more than three months. The International Students and Staff 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 Students and Staff Office with your contact details in Cyprus (telephone, address and email). 

RENEWAL OF VISA/TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR NON-EU VOLUNTEERS  

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 studies/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.  Copy of Medical Life Insurance Contract. 
  4.  Copy of Rental Agreement contract. 
  5. Copy of confirmation Letter from the University of Cyprus that the applicant will participate in introductory classes to the language, history, political and social structures of the Republic of Cyprus. 
  6.  Personal guarantee issued by the University of Cyprus for the re-patriation expenses. 
  7. Fee of €34,17 for the Application Fees.