If you are a UK National Resident in Cyprus or planning to reside in Cyprus this site is important to you.
Under EU law and the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) all UK National citizens “in-scope” that is, resident in Cyprus before 31st December 2020, must register with Civil Registration and Migration Department (CRMD) if remaining on the Island for longer than 90 days.
Registration is provided either by an existing MEU1 or the new MUKW1 which gives the holder certain rights, under EU law, to stay in Cyprus.
After living in Cyprus for more than 5 years, you may apply for an MUKW 3 Document (the Permanent Residency Certificate). They each give the holder different rights under EU law.
UK Nationals, in scope, who wish to reside in Cyprus must have either an MEU1 / MUKW1 or MEU3/MUKW3 – the pre 2004 forms of temporary and permanent residency documents, such as aliens book/pink slips are no longer valid.
How we help Vulnerable and at Risk People with their residency applications:
For people who find it hard to complete the paperwork, particularly pensioners, the disabled and those living in remote areas; or those with mobility difficulties and those needing assistance with language translation or interpretation and who for whatever reason cannot respond and help themselves, then CRPG is here to help.
The first step is contact the Help Line – they will go through a series of qualifying questions with you. As a result of that call, you will be sent a list of website links that provide all the information you need to help advise and guide you with regard to the process. You will also be sent an application form for either an MUKW1 or MUKW3 – depending on the length of time you have lived here.
From there your case will be assigned to a Personal Case Worker, if needed, who will contact you to make an appointment to visit you (or during COVID restriction give telephone/ internet guidance). You will be asked to collate the required documentation. You will also need to visit an Immigration Office for the taking of biometric data ( photo, fingerprint, signature).
The Case Worker will then either assist you to a local Office or collate it, provide receipts and take it to our central office for registration, copying, checking and dispatch to Nicosia who will provide a CRMD receipt for you to be returned for your retention ( Carry this or preferably a copy with you until you receive your MUKW1/3)
Your MUKW1/3 will be provided to yo,u in Cyprus once it has been processed.
All CRPG Case Workers have received safe guarding training, Data Protection Act training and have CRO clearance. They are identified by their visiting card – if anyone visits you claiming they are from CRPG who does not have stamped CRPG ID please do NOT allow them access to your home or give them your personal information.
For those applying without CRPG assistance:
- Read temporary Registration and Settled status
- Follow the processes referenced there.
- Make an appointment at CRMD – your local immigration office
- Fill out the Forms
- Collate all documentation.
- Present yourself and the documents (plus photocopies) at the Immigration Office on time, obey COVID, get the biometrics done and get and retain receipt