The visa was made available to non-EU citizens in 2021, with a limit of 100 nomads. The Cypriot government raised this cap to 500 visas in 2022.
Keep reading because we’ve got all the information you need on the nation’s new visa.
Who is eligible for the Cyprus digital nomad visa?
Non-EU/EEA nationals who work for an employer registered outside of Cyprus are eligible for the visa.
You must earn at least €3,500 each month after deducting contributions and taxes.
Although they are not allowed to work in Cyprus, digital nomads are free to travel with their family. Nomads can apply for a second two-year extension after the initial one-year permission expires.
How to apply for the Cyprus digital nomad visa
Make an appointment with the Cypriot embassy in your home country to begin the application process.
Together with a number of additional documents, you’ll need your passport, which must be valid for at least three months following your arrival in the nation. They consist of:
- Income documentation (bank statements and payslips)
- Your resume
- A letter of intent stating your motivation for working in Cyprus.
- Evidence of €30,000 in health and accident insurance for the duration of your stay in Cyprus.
- Evidence that you have found lodging in Cyprus
- A certificate indicating that you have no criminal history.
- You must also complete an application form and pay a €70 application fee.
It will take five weeks to three months to get approval.
In order to obtain a temporary residence visa, successful applicants must appear at a subsequent meeting at the Civil Registry and Migration Department’s headquarters in Nicosia, the country of Cyprus’s capital.
Is Cyprus the right place for a digital nomad?
Cyprus is a great place for digital nomads, with its fast internet and selection of coworking spaces in cities.
But once you log off, the island shows its best side.
There are plenty of historic sites to visit, with settlements dating back to 10,000 BC. Visit ancient Kourian, a historic city with mosaics and a gladiator arena.
The tombs of the kings are also worth a visit. This structure, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was carved out of solid rock.
The island is known for its nightlife, beaches and delicious local cuisine.