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Mar 16, 2023

Visa Rentier in Cyprus

It is possible to obtain a residence permit based on both active and passive income. Citizens of third countries (including Russians) who want to stay in the country can apply for the program “Visitor”. The minimum monthly income is €2000. It does not necessarily have to be passive - an ordinary salary is also suitable, but it is important that any income must come from outside Cyprus. The residence permit is issued for 1 year with the possibility of extension.

🔸 How to get a Visitor visa

Cypriot consulates abroad are not authorized to issue national visas, so first you have to get a Schengen visa in your country of citizenship or a residence permit, enter Cyprus and apply for a residence permit at the immigration office.

🔸 List of documents for application for residence permit Visitor

  • Copy of passport with at least 3 months validity
  • Original medical certificate confirming that the applicant and his/her family members are not HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C (blood tests), tuberculosis (X-rays). Children under 15 years of age must have a mantoux test instead of an X-ray. Children under 6 years of age do not need a medical examination.
  • Accommodation in Cyprus Rental Agreement
  • Proof of income of at least €2,000 per month or €24,000 per year. For the spouse is required +20% of income. For each child - +15%. You must show at least €10,000 in a bank account when you apply for a residence permit for the first time. In the case of an extension, a minimum of €6,000.
  • Birth certificate with apostille and translation into English or Greek. You have to show the original with an apostilled and translated copy for the first application, in case of renewal only a copy is needed.
  • Marriage certificate (for married couples).


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