According to the regulations, the following are considered dependents of the applicant:
Their unmarried children up to the age of 24
Parents of applicants
Parents-in-law of the applicant.
Note that for the children, the applicant or his/her spouse must have legal right of custody. The above dependents will be granted permanent resident permits for family reunification reasons, which does not allow for access to paid employment in Cyprus.
According to the law, family members of the non-EU/EEA citizens entering the country are:
Their unmarried children up to the age of 21
The first-degree ascendants
The first-degree ascendants of the spouses
The unmarried children of the dependant or his / her spouse up to the age of 21, provided that the right of custody has been legally granted to the sponsor for his/her children and to the other spouse for the children thereof. These family members are granted residence permits for family reunification which does not include access to paid employment in Greece.
An applicant to this category must fulfill the following requirements :
The Applicant must be a Key Person recruited outside the UK, who will be entrusted to setup the first UK Branch or Subsidiary of the Overseas Business.
The Applicant must have extensive related industry experience and knowledge but not be a majority shareholder in the Overseas Business.
The Applicant must have full authority to make decisions on behalf of the UK Branch.
The Applicant must meet English language requirements by either of the following options: o passing an approved English language test with at least CEFR level A1 in speaking and listening o having an academic qualification that was taught in English and is recognised by UK NARIC as being equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD
An Overseas Business must fulfill the following requirements :
The Overseas Business must be headquartered and have its principal place of business outside the UK looking to setup its first UK Branch or Subsidiary .
The Overseas Business must display enough financial capabilities to: o Incur expenses for running of the UK Branch o Pay a sustainable wage to the Representative as per applicable laws.
The Overseas Business must display enough financial capabilities to :
Incur expenses for running of the UK Branch.
Pay a sustainable wage to the Representative as per applicable laws – the recommended living wage is at least £30,000 per annum There is no stipulation of a minimum investment. Except for the wage to the Representative, investment can range widely depending upon the activities being carried out in the UK. For e.g. if the Overseas Business is a Manufacturing Company in Asia looking to setup a Sales Office in the UK, the investment would be minimal. However, if the same company was looking to setup a manufacturing facility in the UK, the investments would be significant.