If you have been legally residing in Cyprus for two years, you are entitled to apply for family reunification.
Your family members include:
- your spouse over the age of 21, provided that the marriage took place at least one year before submitting the application;
- your unmarried minor dependent children and those of your spouse.
Where and how to apply
You must prove:
Duration of validity of permits
If the application is successful, a residence permit is issued to your family members for one year and is renewable. The duration of the permit cannot be longer than the duration of your residence permit.
Decisions related to residence permits can be challenged before the administrative courts.
|Access to employment
Access to employment for family members is limited for a period not exceeding 12 months, given that a market test is required. After this period, general rules for non-EU citizens apply.
After five years of legal and continuous stay, family members are entitled to apply for a long-term residence permit.
They must show: