Retiring To Cyprus

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