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Yellow Slip vs Pink Slip: What’s the Difference?

Yellow Slip vs Pink Slip: What’s the Difference?

Yellow Slip vs Pink Slip: What’s the Difference?

The Yellow Slip is issued to European citizens (including their family members), while the Pink Slip is issued to third-country nationals.

The main differences between Yellow Slip and Pink Slip are as follows:

Citizens of the Member States of the European Union must register within four months after entering the Republic in order to be able to legally reside in Cyprus. This registration implies the presence of a Yellow Slip, which does not require renewal. It is also worth remembering that the registration certificate for EU citizens does not expire, but the certificate for a non-EU family member is valid for 5 years. After this period, the applicant can apply for an extension. In addition, a European who registers with visitor status is not eligible to work in Cyprus unless he is registered as an employee or self-employed person. Yellow Slip is issued faster than Pink Slip due to the privilege of European citizens.

On the other hand, Pink Slip is valid for one year and is renewed annually. It is issued for the purpose of visiting for more than three months, since entry visas cannot be renewed after 90 days, except for special reasons. Required documents: 10-year letter of guarantee from a banking or cooperative institution, passport or other travel document, title deed or lease agreement, etc. Also, a certificate issued by the Immigration Department can be used at the airport or for other purposes not yet will be issued a temporary residence card – Pink Slip.

The above is for informative purposes only.  Further professional advice should be sought for each particular case. Our firm does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage occurring by acting on the basis of this information.

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