Family Members

Understand what to do about family members when applying for residency...

Family members include a spouse, children aged under 21, other dependants and a spouse's dependents, and any direct family members. An application fee is payable at the time of submission along with a fee for each family member. A person not making the application for residency will be fined.

EU family members

Where an EU-citizen's family also carry EU passports, the following documents must be provided along with the completed application form MEU1 (for EU citizens):

  • Valid passport or identity card, and several copies
  • Proof of the family relationship (certified copies of marriage certificate and children's birth certificates)
  • Family members that are not dependants must show proof of a serious medical condition which leaves them completely dependent
  • If it has been issued, the Registration Certificate of the EU-citizen family member already residing in Cyprus
  • Proof of comprehensive health insurance
  • Two passport-sized photos

Non-EU spouse and children: application for Residence Card

The Residence Card is issued to the non-EU family members of EU citizens moving to Cyprus. Application must be made within four months of the date of entry.

Family members of EU citizens who are not EU citizens themselves should provide the following with a competed application form MEU2A (for non-EU family members of EU citizens):

  • Valid passport with visa if applicable (and copies)
  • A document stating the family relationship
  • Proof of family relationship (marriage and children's birth certificates)
  • Proof of the family member's consistent relationship with the EU citizen
  • Family members that are not dependants must show proof of a serious medical condition which leaves them completely dependent
  • Two passport-sized photos