Non-EU citizens intending to work in Cyprus require a work permit (as well as a visa) before arriving in the country. In order to issue a work permit, the Ministry of Labour must be satisfied that a Cypriot or an EU citizen isn't available to do the job.
The procedure for granting employment permits is governed by the Foreign and Migration Law, and by decisions of the Council of Ministers and of the Parliamentary Committee responsible for matters pertaining to Foreigners
There are two categories of permit: Executive and Non-executive. Executive refers to those who are directors or partners of companies registered with the Registrar of Companies in Cyprus, as well as departmental managers of international companies with offices in Cyprus. Non-executive refers to other managerial, professional, administrative, technical and clerical staff.
A work permit, when granted, is usually valid for three months or a year.
Documents Required for Obtaining a Visa and Cyprus Work Permit
The follow documents must be submitted to the Migration Department together with our application for a Cyprus Work Permit. This is not an exhaustive list as the Migration Officer examining your application may request some other document.