The depositing of applications for the granting of Migration Permits is done by the submission of the Form Μ.67 to which a number of documents and certificates need to be attached as requested by the relevant Authority. The Applicant can be present at the Migration Office on depositing the application and the Governmental Officer undertakes the first examination of documents in his presence and issues a Reference Number for the Application.
If the applicant wishes to move to Cyprus and deposit the application for permanent residency as above, he has to apply to the District Immigration office and obtain temporary residency (“Pink Slip”), which will allow him to reside in Cyprus until approval for permanent residency is granted.
Once the application is deposited with the Authorities, the applicant if a temporary resident of Cyprus will be called for an interview by the Migration Officer in the district they have chosen to
reside. However it is noted that the presence of the applicant at the relevant Authority is not essential. The applicant while abroad is able to nominate and appoint his lawyer to act and submit the application on his behalf.
Travelling to an EU Member State
In cases where the holder of a Migration Permit wishes to travel to an EU Member State it is necessary to refer to the Embassy of that Member State to be informed as to whether a holder of a Migration Permit issued by the Republic of Cyprus is allowed to travel to that EU Member State without having to obtain a visa.
However, once the permanent residence permit is obtained, it is easier to obtain a visa to travel to other EU countries.