Update from the Civil Registry and Migration Department posted on 23.03.2020

03/25/2020

❗️Announcement: "Implementation of measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 by the Civil Registry and Migration Department"

▪️ The Civil Registry and Migration Department, in line with the Decision of the Council of Ministers, dated 15 March 2020, concerning the operation of the Public Sector, announces that the Department is operating with limited personnel. Therefore, no applications for the issue or renewal of residence permits are accepted for submission, except in cases of extreme urgency.

▪️ The Department reassures the public that, for third-country nationals who possess residence permits or tourist visas, whose validity has expired within a reasonable period of time and cannot be renewed or extended or for the third-country nationals who cannot be repatriated, no measures will be taken against them.

▪️ Moreover, concerning the Orders issued by the Minister of Health, in relation to restrictions on the right of entry into the Republic of Cyprus, under the present circumstances, the issuance of all entry permits is suspended.