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The Scheme is valid from 1st June 2022 until 31st May 2024.

The "Cyprus Startup Visa" Scheme allows talented entrepreneurs from third countries [outside the European Union (EU) and outside the European Economic Area (EEA)], individuals or a team, to enter, reside and work in Cyprus in order to establish / operate / develop a Startup with a high growth potential. The Scheme’s goal is the creation of new jobs, the promotion of innovation and research, the development of the business ecosystem and consequently the economic development of the country. The Scheme supports the establishment of new innovative Startup or the move of established innovative Startups to Cyprus.

Applications should be submitted via email in the following address:
startupvisa@dmrid.gov.cy. For more information, please contact Ms. Elena Poulli at 22 691921.

All relevant documents (Practical Guide, Application Form and Annexes) can be found below.

    · Practical Guide
    · Annex I - Application form - Cyprus Startup Visa
    · Annex ΙΙ - Guidelines for drafting a Business Plan
    · Annex III - Business Plan Evaluation Criteria

Practical Guide
Annex I - Application form CYprus Startup Visa
Annex ΙΙ - Guidelines for drafting a Business Plan
Annex III - Business Plan Evaluation Criteria