Alien Registration Certificate (Yellow Slip)

Alien Registration Certificate (Yellow Slip)

The Registration certificate, commonly known as ‘Cyprus Yellow Slip’, as it is printed on yellow paper, is available to European (EU and EEA) citizens who wish to stay and work or remain as visitors in the Republic of Cyprus.

The application for the issue of the certificate is submitted within four months from the date of entry into the Republic.

Citizens of the European Union and their family members who are also сitizens of the European Union apply with the MEU1 form.

Family members who are not European Union citizens apply with the MEU2 form.


The yellow slip is issued by the Civil Registry and migration department at Nicosia and is mailed to the applicant’s address. This procedure takes about 3-5 months.

Cyprus yellow slip


The Registration certificate for European Union citizens does not expire.

The certificate for non-EU family members has a validity of 5 years, on expiry the applicant can apply for renewal.

Renewal of the yellow slip for non-EU family members, you need to provide all the documents and certificates as provided for the first registration.

No need to renew a yellow slip for EU citizens, as it does not expire.


  1. Application forms MEU1 & MEU2 duly completed.
  2. Copy of valid passport.
  3. Marriage Certificate duly certified and translated *(If applicable).
  4. Children Birth Certificates duly certified and translated *(If applicable).
  5. Rental agreement or sale agreement of a house/apartment.
  6. Bank statements of a bank account in Cyprus or bank statements from abroad.
  7. If working abroad to bring a confirmation letter from the employer and payslip.
  8. If working in Cyprus – Confirmation Letter from employer.
  9. Health Insurance.
  10. Two small passport photos.