Application Process

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Avoiding Risks
  • Working in Cyprus is generally prohibited for Category F permit holders and engaging in employment could lead to permit revocation. Strictly adhere to the permit regulations, refraining from any work activities in Cyprus.
  • Failing to maintain the required financial means as stipulated in the permit conditions. Regularly monitor and ensure compliance with the financial criteria, providing evidence of stable income and sufficient funds.
  • Neglecting to maintain valid health insurance coverage, is often a mandatory requirement. Keep health insurance policies current and ensure continuous coverage throughout the permit validity period.
  • Spending extended periods outside of Cyprus without meeting the residency requirements specified in the permit. Be mindful of the residency conditions and plan travel accordingly to meet the permit’s continuous residence criteria.
  • Assuming automatic eligibility for long-term EU residence after seven years without fulfilling all necessary criteria. Familiarize yourself with the specific requirements for obtaining long-term EU residence and initiate the application process accordingly.

Living in Cyprus with the Category F permission

Avoiding Risks
  • Cyprus is known for its favourable climate, beautiful landscapes, and a relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle. Residents with a Category F permit can enjoy a high quality of life in a pleasant environment.
  • Cyprus boasts a rich history and cultural heritage. Residents have the opportunity to explore historical sites, vibrant festivals, and a diverse culinary scene.
  • Situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa, Cyprus offers a strategic location for travel and business. Residents can easily explore neighbouring countries and benefit from international connectivity.
  • Category F permit holders are not permitted to work in Cyprus. While this may be a restriction for some, it can be an advantage for individuals who have independent financial means and do not rely on employment.
  • Once approved, the Category F Residence Permit is valid for life, eliminating the need for regular renewals. This provides a sense of stability and permanency for individuals residing in Cyprus.
  • After residing in Cyprus for 7 years with a Category F permit, individuals become eligible to apply for long-term EU residence. This opens up additional opportunities for travel and residence within the European Union.
  • Category F permit holders can invest in immovable property in Cyprus, whether newly built or resale. This provides an opportunity for individuals to secure a residence in a desirable location.
  • The permit extends to the spouse and children under 18, allowing families to reside together in Cyprus.
  • Unlike some other residency programs, Category F does not have a specific investment threshold. This makes it accessible for individuals with varying financial capacities.