Working & Living in Cyprus
The free movement of persons, and especially workers, is one of the most important issues for the European integration and the Single Market. Therefore, the European Union has adopted a series of Community Regulations and Directives, to secure the right of the nationals of all member states for free access in the labour market and equal treatment, by the member states, between their nationals and the nationals of other member states.
The principle of the free movement of workers within Europe is applied in Cyprus since 1st May 2004. It covers the citizens of all member states of the E.U. It also covers the citizens of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, which belong to the European Economic Area, as well as the citizens of Switzerland.
The members of the family of a European national have also the right to exercise an employed or self-employed activity in the Republic of Cyprus.