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The Employment of Aliens in Cyprus is governed by the "Aliens and Immigration, Law and Regulations". Application for employment permits should be made by the prospective employer of the Alien in Cyprus to the Migration Officer in Lefkosia (Nicosia). The application must be submitted through the Aliens and Immigration Branch of the Police of the District where the prospective employer reside. The application should be accompanied by a short "Curriculum Vitae" of the alien, a contract of employment and copies of certificates of the alien's qualification and experience in the field of his/her proposed employment. He/She must secure the above, prior to arrival in Cyprus.

Such applications are considered favourably only in cases where the persons concerned are academically, or otherwise fully qualified in a field in which there is shortage of supply of personnel amongst the local population.

Please note that permission to reside in Cyprus does not imply permission to work here. For further information concerning employment in Cyprus please apply to:

Ministry of Interior
Department of Aliens and Immigration
CY 1457 Lefkosia (Nicosia)
Tel: +357 22 80 45 02, Fax: +357 22 80 45 87

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