Category: <span>News</span>

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Instructions on SMS request for Movement (Summary)

As of 5am on Sunday, January 10, 2021, all gatherings in private and public spaces are prohibited. No one is allowed out between 9pm and 5am. Each person is allowed out 2 times a day.  To go out, permission must be requested by sending an (free) SMS text message to 8998. Requests should be sent as...

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Lockdown and new measures announced – in effect from Sunday 10 January 2021 (5am) – Summary of basic points

The Minister of Health announced today stricter measures aiming to stop the spread of the pandemic. The following measures will be in effect from Sunday 10 January until 31 January 2021. Movement is allowed twice per day between the hours 5.00 to 21.00, with the use of SMS to 8998 (Clarifications on SMS will be posted separately)  No more than...

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Announcement regarding the COVID-19 support measures of the government for Period 10 (1.12.2020 – 31.12.2020)

If you want to claim COVID-19 support benefits for the period 1.12.20 – 31.12.2020 you need to apply by Friday 08/01/2021. The Special Unemployment Benefit which will be granted for the period of November will be 500 euros.  Note – You could be eligible for support allowances, if you are:  Self-employed Own a business that...

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Travel Documents for Subsidiary Protection Holders

Subsidiary protection holders are now entitled to a travel document. Applications must be submitted at the Migration Department in Nicosia. Some countries may require a visa to enter, please check before travelling. The travel document does NOT give the right to live or work in the EU, only the right to visit for maximum 90...

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New Announcement: Operation of CyRC offices- October 2020

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT: Operation of CyRC Offices Due to the recent rise in coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Cyprus, and following the recent guidelines on prevention, our office will be closed to public. This measure was decided to prevent the spreading of the virus in closed spaces for your and our protection.  Our staff will be working at...

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Announcement regarding the COVID-19 support measures of the government for the period 1.9.20 – 30.9.2020

Announcement regarding the COVID-19 support measures of the government for Period 7 (1.9.2020 – 30.9.2020) If you want to claim COVID-19 support benefits for the period 1.9.20 – 30.9.2020 you need to apply by Tuesday, October 6 2020.  The Special Unemployment Benefit which will be granted for the period of September and will be 500...

Important Announcement regarding ‘Food Coupons’ for Asylum Seekers
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Important Announcement regarding ‘Food Coupons’ for Asylum Seekers

ANNOUNCEMENT / ANNONCE/ إعلان Social Welfare Services (SWS) announced that, from October 2020, Material Reception Conditions for Applicants for International Protection will be provided through bank cheques instead of “food coupons”. These bank cheques will be mailed by post at the end of the month to the address on file for each individual. All Applicants for...

Schools- Late Registration for Academic Year 2020-2021
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Schools- Late Registration for Academic Year 2020-2021

All children, ages 5-18 years old, in Cyprus have a right to attend school for free, regardless of nationality or status. Please note parents are obliged to enroll their children in school if not the Police and/or Social Welfare Service will intervene.  School Registration Procedure: Pre-primary & Primary Education: fill in the DDE11 form (available...