Residency and Permanent Residency for EU citizens: Demystifying MEU Applications in Cyprus

Cyprus is an attractive relocation destination for EU citizens due to its climate, tax and judicial system, and welcoming culture. A recent article by Konstantinos Kaousliadis, Associate at Elias Neocleous & Co LLC Associate, provides an insightful overview of the residency and permanent residency process for EU citizens in Cyprus, focusing on the MEU application system.

The article explores the legal framework established by the European Union, ensuring equal treatment for EU citizens residing in Cyprus. It discusses the rights and responsibilities of EU citizens and their family members, elucidating the differences between residency and permanent residency. With a practical approach, the article guides readers through the various application stages (MEU1, MEU2 and MEU3), highlighting the importance of formal registration and documentation for securing legal rights. It serves as a valuable resource for EU citizens seeking clarity on Cyprus’s residency procedures and addresses the distinct registration procedures applicable to family members who are not EU nationals.

The full version of the article can be found on Lexology here.

For additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact Konstantinos Kaousliadis.