Pink Slip (Visitors)

Non-European Citizens have the ability to obtain a temporary residence permit in Cyprus (Pink Slip) which will allow them to extend their stay in Cyprus for more than 90 days. Importantly, Pink Slip enables non-European Union Passport to continue living on the island, independently of the duration of their first visa.

Family members of the non-European citizens can apply as dependents and enjoy the same benefits as the main Pink Slip holder. Dependents inTcludes spouses and children under the age of 18.

Eligibility Criteria

Any non-European Passport holder will be eligible to obtain a visitor temporary residence permit if the below criteria, among others, are fulfilled:

  • Have adequate income deriving from abroad
  • Have a rented or purchased property in Cyprus
  • Have a personal bank account with a Cyprus Bank with deposits arriving from abroad

Rights and Obligations

Holders of Pink Slip, are allowed to live and move freely in Cyprus but under the below restrictions:

  • Not having the right to work.
  • Cannot leave Cyprus for more than 3 consecutive months (Permit will be cancelled automatically)


The visitor permit is valid for 1 year and can be renewed on an annual basis, provided that the relevant criteria are met.

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