News Local Third country workers from four corners of the world

Third country workers from four corners of the world

Authorities in Cyprus issued 74,309 residence permits to third country nationals in 2018 through to May 13, 2019 – more than one quarter of them for houseworkers, Phileleftheros reported on Sunday.

It said official data shows that third country workers come to Cyprus from every corner in the world – the newspaper listed 46 countries from Egypt to the Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe to Colombia, Canada to Bangladesh.

Houseworkers accounted for nearly 20,000 of these permits – 1822 for citizens from Vietnam, 4646 from Sri Lanka and 5,848 from the Philippines. Another 3,046 permits were issued to Indian citizens and 3,810 to Nepalis.

The paper notes that third country nationals are employed for general employment here as well as for foreign companies.

Third country nationals must register with the immigration department within seven days of their arrival. They are allowed to live and work in Cyprus for a maximum of four years.

Exceptions to the four year limit apply to employees with specialised training to work in companies with a turnover of more than €1m or with a turnover of hundreds of thousands of euro which are in line with the country’s development priorities.

Mid-level key personnel working in international activities (former offshore) companies, trained nursing staff, athletes and coaches are also not subject to the four year limit.

EU citizens are allowed to come to Cyprus without a work contract and seek work. They must register within four months.

Foreign interest companies and Cyprus shipping companies are allowed to employ third country nationals in Cyprus if the majority stake is held by foreign shareholders. If the stake is equal to or below 50%, then this stake must be a minimum of €171,000.

As regards senior managers from third countries, monthly salaries must be a minimum of €3,872. For middle managers salaries must be between €1936 to €3871 a month.

 

Top Stories

Man arrested for attempted murder

A 52 year old man is under arrest for attempted murder and is due to appear in court later today to be remanded in...

Aviation traffic in Nicosia FIR slumps up to 91.6% amid pandemic

Cyprus aviation traffic has shrivelled by 91.6%, compared to the same period last year, following the March 21 decree of the Minister of Transport,...

‘Sailors do not need to die,’ warns captain of coronavirus-hit U.S. aircraft carrier

The captain of the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, in a blunt letter, has called on Navy leadership for stronger measures to save the...

Seven fined €150 to €450 for breaking Covid-19 decree

Famagusta district court on Tuesday handed down fines of between €150 and €450 to seven individuals for violating decrees to contain the spread of...

CBC calls for swift credit to “avoid credit crunch” due to Covid-19

The Central Bank of Cyprus in a circular issued on Tuesday called on Cypriot banks to provide swift credit to companies, self-employed persons and...

Taste

Village olive pie

Mix the yeast with the lukewarm water and put it aside for about 12-15 minutes to settle.  Sift the flour with the salt into...

Skordalia (Garlic paste)

Rinse the potatoes and place, unpeeled, in a saucepan. Cover with water, add salt and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes until soft. Drain,...

Village salad

A must-have with every meal is a village salad. You will find it in every tavern or greek restaurant you visit in Cyprus. Make...

Courgettes with eggs

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the courgettes at a medium heat until they soften. Add salt and add the eggs....