VISA/ TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR NON-EU RESEARCHERS
 
VERY IMPORTANT
 
1. You must visit the International Support Office to receive the original Blue slip and to get informed of the Residence Permit Card procedure.

2. Once the requested documents are ready, you should visit again the International Support Office to stamp the documents, and arrange an appointment with the Migration Department.

3. The Migration Department will notify us when your application is evaluated, in order for you to pay and provide them with your biometrics.

Please be informed that before you apply for your residence permit card, you must visit the International Support Office, to confirm and stamp your documents.

You can visit the Migration Department only after an appointment, arranged between the University of Cyprus and the Migration Department. You will be informed of the date/time.

4. You will be able to travel to Cyprus, after being granted authorisation through the on-line portal https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/en/home .

5. Countries are categorized according to their epidemiological status into categories A, B and C, with category A having the most favourable epidemiological status.

Please be informed of the measures that are applied by the Cypriot Government, based on the category that your country belongs to, regarding self-isolation rules and covid-19 testing.

6. You can also find useful information on the website https://www.ucy.ac.cy/graduateschool/en/inner-pages/467-covid19 
 
Within 10 days from the date of entry into the Republic of Cyprus, you should submit the following required documents in order to get your Cyprus Residence Permit card:
 
(In case self-isolation is required, the preparation of the documents can be done after the quarantine is over)
 
1. Application Form M61, duly completed and signed.
 
2. Copy of passport, valid for at least 2 years.
 
3. Contract of Employment from the University of Cyprus.
 
4. Original Entry Permit (blue slip).
 
5. Original medical examinations for hepatitis B and C, HIV and Syphilis as well as Chest X-Ray (testing for Tuberculosis). Upon arrival in Cyprus, each student must undergo these medical examinations. 
 
6. Proof of comprehensive Health Insurance in the Republic of Cyprus.
 
7. Copy of the Rental Agreement/contract certified by the President of a Community Council (your landlord will be able to tell you where you can find the Community Council Area President).
 
8. Confirmation from a bank in the Republic of Cyprus that the Researcher has a bank account in Cyprus.
 
9. Fee of €170 for the temporary residence permit card.
 
 
Important Notes:
 
• You must visit the Social Insurance District Office in Nicosia in order to apply for a Social Security Number. Please ensure that you have all the necessary documents with you, which have been provided by the Human Resources Department of the University.
 
You should visit the Social Insurance District Office no earlier than the day of commencement of your employment and no later than one or two days after the date of commencement. The Social Security Department software system cannot issue a Social Security Number for an earlier date.
 
If you do not have a personal bank account in Cyprus you must open one at a local bank.

Finally, you must return to the Human Resources Department to submit your bank account number (IBAN), Social Security Number, and a copy of your Alien Registration Certificate.

• The International Support Office will inform you when your Pink slip will be ready (the procedure takes approximately 3 months).

• Your Pink Slip will be automatically cancelled if you stay abroad for a period of more than three months. The International Support Office must be informed in order to apply for your Return Visa.
 
• Please do not make any money transactions in the northern occupied part of Cyprus. This is considered illegal practice and the Migration Department will reject your application. You should also avoid using the airport in the northern part of Cyprus as it is an illegal point of entry.
 
• Please provide the International Support Office with all your contact details in Cyprus (telephone, address and email).
  
 
RENEWAL OF VISA/TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR NON-EU RESEARCHERS

The Temporary Residence Permit lasts for one year, so it is very important to renew the temporary residence permit every year until the end of your employment.

Please see below the required documents in order to get your Renewal Temporary Residence Permit:
 
1. Application Form M61, duly completed and signed.
 
2. Copy of a valid passport.
 
3. Copy of the certificate or contract of a private health insurance which states that you are covered in respect of all risks within the Republic of Cyprus.
 
4. Copy of Employment letter with the University of Cyprus.
 
5. Copy of the Rental Agreement contract.
 
6. Copy of the Hosting Agreement.
 
7. Copy of the Statement of financial responsibility.
 
8. Confirmation from a bank in the Republic of Cyprus that the Researcher has a bank account in Cyprus.
 
9. €100.00 fee for the application form.
 

Helpful Information for issuing Temporary Residence Permit Card
 
HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION

All international non EU-researchers are obliged by Civil Registry and Migration Department regulations to have health insurance coverage. You can find the contact details of Insurance Companies and the relevant charges below.
 
The issue cost should be paid by you directly to the insurance company.
 
MEDICAL INSURANCE COMPANIES
 
1. ALTIUS INSURANCE:
Cost: €110.50
Tel: 22379999
Address: Corner Kennedy Avenue & Stasinou str.
               P.O. Box26516, 1640 Nicosia
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2. HYDRA INSURANCE:
Cost: €90 for Plan A
Tel: 22454700
Address: 11 Strovolos Avenue, SEK Building, 5th floor
               2018 Strovolos, Nicosia
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3. COSMOS INSURANCE:
Cost: €180 for Plan A
Tel: 22796000
Address: 46 Griva Digeni Avenue 1080, Nicosia
               P.O.Box 21770
               1513 Nicosia
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4. UNIVERSAL LIFE INSURANCE:
Cost: €185 for Plan A (Hospital Plan)
Tel: 22755350 (Ayios Antonios Branch)
Address: Universal Tower
               35 Dhigeni Akrita, Ayios Antonios
               1055 Nicosia
               P.O.Box 21270, 1505 Nicosia
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5. SOEASY INSURANCE:
Cost: €100 for Plan A (Hospital Plan)
Tel: 22055055 (Nicosia Office)
Address: 56 Acropoleos Avenue
               2012 Nicosia
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HOSPITAL INFORMATION

All international non EU-Researchers are obliged by Civil Registry and Migration Department regulations to undergo medical examinations.

You can find the contact details of Hospitals and their costs below.

1. Hippocrateon Private Hospital
Address: 10 Psaron Street, 2408 Engomi Lefkosia, Cyprus
Telephone: +357 22502000
Lab Tel.: +357 22502050
Price for Blood Test: €40
X-ray Tel: +357 22502060
Price for X-Ray: €20
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Website: www.hippocrateon.com
 
2. Apollonion Private Hospital
Address: 20 Lefkotheou Avenue, Strovolos 2054, Nicosia, Cyprus
Telephone: +357 22469000
Lab Tel.: +357 22469023
Price for Blood Test: €30
X-ray Tel: +357 22469160
Price for X-Ray: €21
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Website: http://www.apollonion.com/ 
 
3. Aretaeio Hospital
Address: 55-57 Andrea Avraamides, Strovolos 2024 Nicosia, Cyprus
Telephone: +357 22200300
Fax: +357 22200301
Lab Tel.: +357 22200606
X-ray Tel: +357 22200315
Price for Blood Test and X-Ray: €68
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Website: https://www.aretaeio.com/ 

4. Nicosia Polyclinic
Address: 22 Achaion Street 1101 Nicosia, Cyprus
Telephone: +357 22780780
Lab Tel.: +357 22750616
Price for Blood Test: €30 (Theocharides Lab)
X-ray Tel: +357 22780780
Price for X-Ray: €20
 
5. Nicosia General Hospital
Address: Nicosia – Limassol Old Road No. 215,2029 Strovolos Nicosia
Telephone Center: 22603000
Fax: 22603008
Lab Tel: 22603305
Price for Blood Test: €77
X-ray Tel: 22604144
Price for X-Ray: €34
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Website: http://www.moh.gov.cy/moh/ngh/ngh.nsf 
 
NOTE:
 
You must present your passport in order to receive the above health examinations.
BANK INFORMATION
 
HELLENIC BANK
 
(1) Aglantzia Branch
Corner of Aglantzias Ave & 3 Angelou Vlahou
Postal Code : 2108, Nicosia Cyprus
Tel: 22501622
Fax: 22444130
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(2) Platy Branch
100A Kyrenia Ave. Platy, Aglantzias
Postal Code : 2114, Nicosia Cyprus
Tel: 22 501514
Fax: 22 331504 
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(3) University of Cyprus Branch (Commercial Center)
1 Panepistimiou Avenue
2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia
P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: 22301131
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BANK OF CYPRUS

(1) 195 1bank
97 Kyrenias Av., Platy Aglantzias
Tel: 22128000
Fax: 22337090

(2) Aglantzia Branch
87 Larnacos Avenue, Aglandjia
Tel: 22123345
Fax: 22332191
 
(3) University of Cyprus Branch (Commercial Center)
1 Panepistimiou Avenue
2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia
P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: 22129832
Fax: 22120144

Map website: http://www.bankofcyprus.com.cy/en-GB/Cyprus/Find-a-Branch-Near-You/ 

Important Notes:

You must present the following documents in order to open a bank account:

• Passport/ID
• Rental Agreement
• Hosting Agreement Form
• Verification Letter
• Copy of your Blue Slip
 
 
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

1. CIVIL REGISTRY AND MIGRATION DEPARTMENT

Contact Details:

Mailing Address:

Civil Registry and Migration Department

PO Box 25196, 1307 Nicosia
Chilonos, 1457 Nicosia
Telephone: 22804531
 
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Website: http://www.moi.gov.cy/moi/crmd/crmd.nsf/index_en/index_en?OpenDocument  

2. Community President (Mukhtar) of Aglantzia District:
 
Mr. Giannakis Michaelides
Tel: 22462233/22462241

3. Certifying Officer

Mr. Michalis Mylonas
Tel: 22756238/99653554

4. Taxi Offices

• Taxi Millenium
22813813

• Taxi NEON
22103103

5. CYPRUS PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Contact Information

• Call Center:1416
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Website: https://www.publictransport.com.cy/home/page/home  


CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT OFFICE
 
Irida Chrysafi
Tel: 00357 22894050
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For any information or questions, you can arrange an appointment with the International Support Office.
 
Appointment hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 13:00
 
Telephone number: 00357 22894050
 
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UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
International Support Office
Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service
University House "Anastasios G. Leventis"
1 Panepistimiou Avenue
2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia
P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus


WHAT I NEED FOR THE 14 DAYS OF QUARANTINE DUE TO COVID19

• Transportation from the airport to Nicosia
 
Kapnos Airport Shuttle
https://www.kapnosairportshuttle.com/?locale=en  
Tel.: 00357-24 008718

• Essentials & Food

Delivery and automatic pay via credit card:
https://foody.com.cy/en  
https://www.deliveryman.com.cy/en/  
https://wolt.com/en  
https://www.supermarketcy.com.cy/en  

• Medical Services

First Aid of General Hospital of Nicosia
00357-22604011 or 112 or 199

Health Centre of New University Campus
00357-22895270

Health Centre of Main Campus (Kallipoleos Avenue)
00357-22895280

Mental Health Centre of University of Cyprus
00357-22892136

Information about Covid-19

https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/  
https://ciba-cy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID-19-Hotline.pdf  

• Supply of Medicines
Pharmacies at Nicosia https://www.cytayellowpages.com.cy/search/pharmacies/en?c=pharmacies%20&d=nicosia  

Pharmacies Overnight https://www.cyta.com.cy/id/m144/en 
 
• Telecommunications/Ιnternet 

Cyprus Telecommunication Authority 
https://www.cyta.com.cy/about/en  

Epic
https://www.epic.com.cy/en/page/start/home  

Cablenet
https://cablenet.com.cy/  

Primetel
https://primetel.com.cy/en/  

Cyprus Police
Emergency Call - tel.: 199 & 112

Banking Services at University of Cyprus

Bank of Cyprus (Branch) – tel.: 00357-22129832/1
Hellenic Bank (Branch) – tel.: 00357-22501713

University of Cyprus contacts
 
Call Centre - tel: 00357-22894000
 
Graduate School:
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Tel.: 00357-22894044
 
 
List of private labs for PCR test for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
 
In addition to the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics and the Microbiological Laboratories of SHSO hospitals, the private Clinical Laboratories that have completed the process of verifying the diagnostic methodology that detects the genetic material of the virus (RT-RCR) are:
 
1. ACT-BIO Laboratories Cooperative (Haris Charilaou Biomedical Laboratories, Andreas Adamou Laboratory and BIOCHECK-Tiggiridis Clinical Laboratories)
Tel: 22762999, 22758858, 22762878
http://charilaoulab.com/index.php?pageid=2&lang=gr  
http://www.biochecklab.com/  

2. MEDIFOS Center for Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Diagnosis
Tel: 22760943, 22751928
https://local.infobel.com.cy/CY100279426-22751928/medifos_center_of_laboratory_medicine_and_molecular_diagnosis_limited-egkomi.html  

3. Theocharidis Clinical Laboratories
Tel: 22376534
www.theocharideslab.com  

4. MyGene Molecular Diagnostics
Tel: 99539853
https://www.mygene-cy.com/  

5. Diogenous Laboratory (C.D. DNA Biomedica Science Lab)
Tel: 22451246
www.diogenouslab.com  

6. Biomedical Group – Giannoukas Laboratories
Tel: 77771310, 22204900
https://labcy.com/  

7. Clinical Laboratory Collaboration – Bioanalysis Clinical Labs (Limassol), Tymvios Clinical Laboratories (Nicosia) and PZ Agapiou Diagnostics Laboratories
Tel: 25726252
http://www.bio-analysis.com/en/  

8. NIPD Genetics
Tel: 22266888
https://www.nipd.com/

9. Laboratory Molecular Department American Medical Centre
Tel: 22 476 777, 25 357 585
https://amc.com.cy/  

10. Iasis Private Hospital Clinical Laboratory
Tel: 26848484
https://www.iasishospital.com/  

11. Evaggelismos Private Hospital Clinical Laboratory
Tel: 26848000
http://www.evangelismos.com.cy/  

12. Ygia Polyclinic Private Hospital Clinical Laboratory
Tel: 25884600
https://www.ygiapolyclinic.com/  

13. A. Evangelou Lab
Tel: 24818183
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14. Synlab
Tel: 22751333/423/433
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15. Aretaeio Hospital Clinical Laboratory
Tel: 22200300
https://www.aretaeio.com/