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Using A PEO Service With Immigration Support With Expat Hiring In Cyprus

Looking to hire expatriate personnel for international assignments in Cyprus? This is a loaded process to go through, including finding ways to:

  • Stay compliant with Cyprus immigration laws
  • Have all the necessary documents for work permit sponsorship
  • Effectively manage employment and payroll when your team has their visas

Compounding the issue is that a lot of expat workers generally go into Cyprus to handle shorter projects. So it doesn’t make much sense to set up your own subsidiary to arrange local payroll for your employees. Instead, you may want to take a look at a simpler solution.

For those that want to hire and pay expats in Cyprus, that means enlisting a global PEO that includes work permit support. This saves your company the headache of trying to incorporate in a new country. Your new PEO partner will provide all the guidance you need to handle Cyprus immigration procedures to get your team their visas/permits. After that, they can also help with onboarding and payroll for your expat team.

Acumen International has provided this service for our clients’ expatriate personnel in Cyprus, both for short- and long-term projects. We offer a compliant and fast way to get your team on the ground and working. No matter your timeline or business goals, Acumen International offers end-to-end work permit support and ensures full compliance with local labor legislation in Cyprus and 189 other countries.

Curious as to the best matches for Acumen’s work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution? These include:

  • Employer companies that plan to relocate, hire, and utilize expat workers in Cyprus.
  • Seasoned professionals that have already found an employer to finance their immigration and foreign employment, but just need to simplify the process.
  • Businesses planning to hire highly-skilled expats and send them to fill top positions in Cyprus.

A side note, you may not realize that by partnering with a single provider to handle both expat employment and work permit sponsorship, it’s a lot less likely your visas will be rejected. Our global immigration support will also save you time from trying to understand and navigate the different international rules and regulations.

Compared to other global PEO services, Acumen provides added benefits outside of a work permit if you have personnel on international assignments in Cyprus. These include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Office rent
  • Dependant relocation
  • Housing
  • Mobile phone/car provision for meetings

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals looking to find jobs overseas.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Cyprus takes from 2 to 6 months until entry to Cyprus, and a further 3 to 4 months before the entire process is completed.

Major steps to get a work permit in Cyprus

  • Permission to Hire a Foreign National and Labor Market Search
  • Employment Contract Endorsement
  • Work and Residence Permit Application(s)
  • Entry to Cyprus
  • Alien Registration Certificate (ARC) and Biometrics

Documents for work permit in Cyprus, main applicant

Name Notes Copies
Resume/CV (5 years) Showing relevant professional experience and education for at least the last five years. One clear copy
Copy of all pages of passport valid for 3 months beyond intended date of departure Passport must have been issued within the last ten years. One clear copy
Bank statements Bank statements for the previous year showing a credit balance. One clear copy
Police Clearance and Translation Legalized and translated (if not in Greek or English) police clearance issued by the country of legal residence within three months of the date of the entry permit application. One translated copy; one legalized original
Letter of Authorisation Completed and signed letter (template to be seen in link) granting permission for an agent to apply on the applicant’s behalf if applicable. One original
Medical Report Medical report, issued within four months of the date of the application, confirming the applicant is fit to work and free of any contagious diseases, including HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis and Mantoux. Should be legalized and translated (if not in Greek or English). One translated copy; one legalized original
Valid Passport One original
Insurance Policy Valid for all Schengen countries with a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euro. The insurance must cover all risks e.g. accident, illness, need of repatriation etc. The policy must clearly specify the period of validity which should be longer than the duration of the visa. One notarized copy; one clear copy

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Cyprus without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Cyprus.

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