Republic of Cyprus
Commissioner to the Presidency

Information for Overseas and Repatriated Cypriots


Transportation and vehicle issues

Relief from import and excise duties granted on m/vehicles imported by or on behalf of the following persons was repealed from the 23/12/2011:

(a) Citizens of the Republic who during the last twelve years preceding their arrival in the Republic have worked abroad after the 20/07/1974 for a total period of at least ten years (P16A).

(b) Repatriated Cypriots who return to take up permanent residence in Cyprus after permanent residence abroad for a continuous period of at least the last ten years, prior to their arrival for resettlement in Cyprus (P16B).

(c) Persons of Cypriot origin in the male line who arrive to take up permanent residence in Cyprus after permanent residence abroad for a continuous period of at least the last ten years, prior to their arrival to settle permanently in Cyprus (P16C).

On repeal of the relevant national legislation, the above mentioned persons may claim relief for their personal vehicle only if they satisfy the terms and conditions of the legislation on transfer of normal residence, either from another EU Member State or from a country outside EU.

Relief is granted on submission of the relevant application form accompanied by all necessary, supporting documents.

Application form for thetransfer of normal residence is available at any customs station, or it may be downloaded from the website of the Department of Customs and Excisehttp://www.mof.gov.cy/mof/customs/customs.nsf/All/0966013F8151CF3842257731002C6994?OpenDocument

For any further information please contact 22 601657, 22601658, 22601872, 22601672 και 22407531.

Drivers Licenses

A driver of a vehicle must be the holder of a driving license corresponding to the vehicle category used. The licenses are issued after a process which includes a series of tests. Under normal circumstances a license is valid until the holder reaches the age of 70. After that age, the license is renewed every three years, with the presentation of a medical fitness certificate.

Visitors

Visitors that bring their car for personal use during their stay can drive it on the roads of Cyprus provided the vehicle is accompanied by a certificate of registration and a valid circulation license of the country of origin. If the latter expires during the stay in Cyprus, the corresponding fee must be paid so that a Cyprus circulation license is issued. The vehicle must be covered by insurance, which is valid in Cyprus. The driver must be the holder of a valid driving license.


For more information you can contact 22 807000 or you can visit the website of the Road Transport Department: http://www.mcw.gov.cy/rtd




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