SHORT STORY chapter 5 cy

National law – CY – Legal system – module 5

John and Vanessa don’t want to continue paying tax in Greece for the money the earn in Cyprus. They wonder at which point they will become Cyprus tax residents.  They know that a person can become a Cyprus tax resident if he meets either of the below conditions:

  • if he/she resides in Cyprus for a period or more which in aggregate exceed 183 days. This way John and Vanessa would become Cyprus tax residents provided that in any calendar year they spent more than 6 months in Cyprus; or
  • Provided they meet the following conditions after 60 days of residence in Cyprus:

(i) do not reside in any other single state for a period exceeding 183 days in aggregate, and

(ii) are not tax resident in any other state, and

(iii) reside in Cyprus for at least 60 days, and

(iv) have other defined Cyprus ties.

John and Vanessa are also contemplating about getting married at the Municipality. As they learned from Bright project to do so they need to follow the below steps:

  1. a) As a first step, John and Vanessa should be in possession of legal identification (passports and birth certificates) have to fill in, sign and submit to the Marriage Officer a joint application called “Notice of Marriage” indicating their will to marry each other and containing their particulars on the basis of their passport.

(b) At the same time, each of John and Vanessa must make a declaration on oath or affirmation before the Marriage Officer that they know of no impediment or other lawful hindrance to their marriage and that any necessary consent required for the marriage has been obtained, or that no such consent is required.

(c) The interested persons should also furnish an official certificate indicating that they are not married. If however the Marriage Officer has any doubt about the accuracy or genuineness of the certificate furnished by the interested persons, or if the interested persons are unable to produce such an official document (like British citizens) they will be called upon to make a sworn declaration before the Registrar of a District Court that they are single and have never been married before.


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