Apply for a Registration Certificate (MEU1)
If nationals from member states have an intention to stay and take up employment in Cyprus one has to apply for a Registration Certificate
This application must be submitted within 4-months after entering Cyprus at the local Immigration Branch of the Police (a fine is imposed in case of non-compliance).
In applying for a registration certificate, the EU citizen must turn up personally at the Civil Registry and Migration Department (this service is for the time being, provided at the local Immigration Branch of the Police in all districts except Nicosia where a District Migration Office exists) and submit the following:
- A duly completed standard form (obtainable from Civil Registry & Migration Dept or from the local Immigration Branch of the Police) depending on the category of residence permit one is applying for (employed activity, self-employment etc.).
- Valid Passport or ID Card
- 2 photos
- A fee of €8,54)
(Note: if one is applying for dependants, he must present certified true copies of marriage certificate, birth certificates of children etc.).
The Certificate is issued in a short period of time from the day of application.
The application forms can also be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Interior:
It should be noted that a fine is imposed in the case of non-compliance (Law N7(I)/2007) and specifically a fine of €2.562,90 to any European national who works in the Republic without being registered.