Digital Nomad Visa

Brand–new type of residence permit for individuals

Digital Nomad Visa

In light of the rapid rise of "remote working" policies implemented by a number of businesses worldwide, this is a brand–new type of residence permit for individuals who wish to live solely in Cyprus but work for companies operating abroad.

Who Can Apply For Digital Nomad Visa

The digital nomad visa is for people from third countries who are not citizens of the EU or the EEA who:

  • Are self – employed and their customers are located outside of the Republic of Cyprus and can demonstrate that they have sufficient and adequate monthly income to support their living in Cyprus, of at least €3.500 after the deductions for contributions and taxes.
  • Work remotely using information and communications technology.
  • Are employed and work remotely by their own company or another company that is located outside of the Republic of Cyprus.

Benefits of Digital Nomad Visa

  • The right to remain in the country for up to one year, which can be extended for an additional two years.
  • Their family members can stay in Cyprus for the same amount of time and receive a residence permit that runs out at the same time as the individual’s own
  • The family members, on the other hand, are not permitted to participate in any kind of economic activity in Cyprus during their time there.
  • They will be considered tax residents of Cyprus and eligible for several tax benefits if they spend more than 183 days in the country in the same calendar year. If they meet the additional requirements outlined in this section, individuals who spend more than 60 days in Cyprus but less than 184 days there can still be considered tax residents of Cyprus.
Non-EU or non-EEA nationals who:
  • Can perform work remotely through telecommunications technology
  • Are employed in a company registered abroad, for which they can work location-independently, or are self-employed offering services remotely for clients located abroad
  • Can prove that they have a stable and sufficient monthly net income of at least €3500 (after the deduction of contributions and taxes).
Family members
  • Digital Nomad’s family members can reside in Cyprus for the same period as the Digital Nomad, without the right to be employed of perform any economic activity in Cyprus.
  • Family members include the spouse/ partner in a civil union and underaged children.
  • Family members also need to obtain a temporary residence permit following the procedure below.
Examination time

The time of examination is between 5 – 7 weeks.

Duration of temporary residence permit

A first temporary residence permit is issued with a validity of one year.
In case of renewal, the temporary residence permit is issued with a validity of maximum two years.

Necessary Documents (extra documents will be needed for family members):

  • Copy of valid passport or other travel document with validity of at least three (3) months from the date of the submission of the application.
  • Copy of passport or other travel document page that shows the last entry in the Republic.
For employees working for a company registered abroad:
  • Employment contract of indefinite duration or of at least equal duration to the requested residence permit,
  • Employer’s confirmation that the applicant can perform his/her duties remotely and that the project/work does not concern activity or provision of services to an employer registered in Cyprus,
  • Duly stamped copy of the company’s registration certificate abroad, stating the legal name, registered base, activity field and corporate purpose of the company
  • Information on the status of the applicant in the company.


For self-employment:
  • Contract(s) of the project or services with a duration of at least equal to the requested residence permit.
  • Confirmation by the applicant that (s)he can perform his duties remotely and that the project does not concern activity or provision of services to a client established in Cyprus.

Evidence that the applicant has sufficient and stable monthly living resources amounting to at least €3500, after the deduction of contributions and taxes, from:

  • Proof of salary payment showing the net income *, and
  • Bank account (detailed bank statements of the last 6 months that prove the existence of a stable and satisfactory income outside the Republic).

Note: The above amount is increased by 20% for the spouse or partner and by 15% for each child.

Original Certificate of Criminal Record from the country of origin (if the applicant resides in a country other than the country of origin, the certificate should be issued from the country of residence).

Original blood analysis results showing that the applicant does not bear/suffer from HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C and chest x-rays for tuberculosis (TB), duly certified by a specialized Doctor.

Certificate of Health Insurance for medical care that covers inpatient and outpatient care and transportation of corpse (Plan A).

Title deed or rental agreement of a house/apartment, duly stamped if valued over €5000.

Affirmation to which the applicant will commit that (s)he or his/her family members will not provide work or services or project in any way to an employer or clients established in Cyprus.

Duration of Digital Nomad Visa:

Description: The applicant is required to apply all required documents to the Civil Registry and Migration Department within three months of their arrival in Cyprus. The digital nomad visa can be obtained by submitting an application to the Civil Registry and Migration Department if the necessary prerequisites are met by the applicant who is residing in Cyprus under a different status.


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Ioannis Michalaki

Ioannis Michalaki

CEO, Partner
Elena Pitsillidou

Elena Pitsillidou

Managing Director, Partner