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Of course, Cyprus is known for its seafood and halloumi cheese, but it also has a buzzing café culture and a more relaxed way of life. Be sure to check out vineyards and wineries in the Pitsilia region. The whole town of Paphos has World Heritage status.

Cyprus has a large expat community from different parts of the world. They can give you guidance to help you settle in. The pace of life, as mentioned, is a lot slower, characterised by sigá-sigá (meaning slowly slowly). If that’s not enough to tempt you, there are 320 days of sunshine per year and the country has low taxes relative to the UK.

Name of visa: Digital Nomad Visa Scheme

Length of stay: One year

Can I extend my stay? Yes – subject to re-submission of required documents to the Civil Registry and Migration Department in Nicosia, at least one month before the residence permit expires


  • Passport – valid for at least three months after arrival in Cyprus
  • Two passport-sized photos, following the Schengen visa photo requirements.
  • Completed, signed and notarised application form
  • Proof of remote work (work contract or other business document)
  • Proof of income. (bank statements or payslips)
  • An up-to-date CV
  • Letter of intent
  • Proof of €30,000 in health and accident insurance available during your entire stay
  • Address of accommodation
  • Clean criminal record

Minimum salary: €3,500 per month (£3,082)

How to apply: For the Cyprus Digital Nomad Visa you will have to set up an appointment at their nearest Cypriot embassy or consulate.

See also: A guide to working in the Nicosia tech scene

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Anna Jordan

Anna is Senior Reporter, covering topics affecting SMEs such as grant funding, managing employees and the day-to-day running of a business.

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