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Retiring to Cyprus

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Why retire to Cyprus?
  • Year round sunshine
  • Easy-going & relaxing lifestyle
  • Modern infrastructure
  • Safe environment
  • Fresh and health produce and cuisine
  • Excellent health care
  • Low living costs
  • Short distances from town to town
  • Stunning scenery
  • International schools
The procedure

All non-Cypriot citizens wishing to take up permanent residence in Cyprus will need to apply to the Migration Department of Cyprus to receive a residence permit. Upon visiting your local immigration office in Cyprus, you will be given a form (M67), whereby you can apply to become a permanent resident of Cyprus, under category F, if you are a retired citizen.

You will also be requested to submit together with your above-mentioned application, documentary evidence that you have in your own and free disposition a secured annual income (such as pension, dividends from investments, interest from deposits, etc.) of a sufficient amount to support yourself and your family whilst in Cyprus. Please note that secured annual income required for a couple is approximately EUR 30,000 p.a.

If your application for an Immigration Permit as a retired citizen is approved, you will not be allowed to engage in any form of business profession or occupation, whether paid or unpaid whilst residing in Cyprus and you will have to support yourself and all your family from own income.

Additional information on retiring in Cyprus can be obtained by contacting the Migration Department:

Migration Department
Ministry of the Interior

1457 Nicosia
Tel: +357 22 804 502 | Fax: +357 22 804 587
E-mail: migration@crmd.moi.gov.cy
 

Head Office:
33 Nicodemou Mylona
Pafos, CY8101
Cyprus
T: +357 26 848 800
F: +357 26 934 910
E: info@pafilia.com
Freephone: 8000 89 89
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Limassol Office:
307-309
28th October Avenue
Limassol, CY3105
Cyprus
T: +357 25 590 880
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Moscow Office:
12 Kransopresnenskaia
Naberezhnaia
Poz'ezd 6, Office 1032
Moscow, Russia
T: +7 (495) 258 1970 /71
F: +7 (495) 258 1970 /71
E: russian@pafilia.com
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Beijing Office:
Room 3305, No.6 Building
Jianwai SOHO
No.39 East 3rd Ring
Middle Road, Chaoyang
District, Beijing, China
T: +86 186 1115 0291
E: info@pafilia.cn.com
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Vietnam Office:
Level 46, Bitexco Financial Tower
2 Hai Trieu Street
District 1
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
T: +84 8 6287 5911
M: +84 122 768 6019
E: b.winter@pafilia.com
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Athens Office:
Corner 58 Kafkasou &
52 Skopelou Streets
Kypseli
Athens
Greece
T: +30 210 2717100
E: c.diagkos@pafilia.com
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