The launch of the Digital Nomad Visa Scheme in Cyprus, with an initial cap on the number of residence permits to be awarded at 100, was approved by the Council of Ministers with its Decision of October 15, 2021. The Council of Ministers raised the cap to 500 resident permits on March 3 of 2022.
The Cyprus Digital Nomad Visa Scheme enables nationals of non-EU and non-EEA nations who are able to operate remotely using telecommunications technology to temporarily reside in Cyprus, work for a foreign employer who is registered overseas, or work remotely for foreign businesses or clients.
The Cyprus Digital Nomad Visa Scheme offers a residency permit and seeks to entice creative people and businesspeople who can work remotely and boost economic growth with their technology expertise. Such people’s skill and effort contribute to the growth of the country’s economic “business ecosystem,” as described by the Ministry of the Interior.