Establishing a Business in Cyprus
In order to enhance foreign investment intensity, the FDI policy has been liberalised for both EU and non-EU nationals.
Subsequently, administrative procedures have been simplified and no limitations apply in most sectors of the economy, as per the minimum level of investment and the foreigners/ participation percentage.
International companies may invest and establish a business in Cyprus on equal terms with local investors.
Foreign investors can register a company directly with the Registrar of Companies, and obtain any licence, if needed, from the appropriate authority depending on the nature of investment.
Investors may address the Investors Service Centre
of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism for further guidance and direction on a case by case basis.
This Explanatory Memorandum will focus on the registering of a limited liability private or public company, which is the type of business for which the overwhelming majority of registration applications are submitted.Learn More
Answers to some frequently asked questions about the process of registering a company in Cyprus.Learn More
PSC Cyprus has been established based on the decision of the Council of Ministers for the upgrading and the expansion of the existing One-Stop Shop operating within the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism in order to serve as the Point of Single Contact, as provided in the Services Directive.Learn More
Granting of immigration permit to third country nationals under certain income criteria and the expedite procedure for applicants who acquire residence in Cyprus for private use.Learn More
Depending on the nature of the investment, subsequent licenses may be required from the appropriate authorities (i.e. construction license, license for establishment of a university).Learn More
In light of the challenges inherent with the intensification of competition and the globalization of the economy, the Government has introduced a framework of incentives within the EU harmonisation process and the Acquis–Communautaire in general.Learn More
The content on this page was kindly provided by the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA)