Department of Labour

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The Public Employment Services of the Department of Labour operate at central and district level, with four Labour Offices at the Districts of Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca and Pafos and 2 sub-offices at Paralimni and Polis.

At the District Labour Offices, job seekers are assisted in finding suitable employment through registration and placement services, as well as through the provision of vocational guidance and counseling on training opportunities. They are also informed about the terms and conditions of employment in various occupations.

Job seekers can register with the District Labour Offices if they are at least 15 years old and they satisfy one of the conditions:

- They are cypriot citizens living permanently in Cyprus.

- They are of Cypriot nationality residing permanently abroad ( see applications ).

- They are foreign nationals of Cypriot origin (Cypriot mother or father) as long as upon registration they present the appropriate documentation provided by the Ministry of Interior.

- They are citizens of a member state of the European Union and have appropriate documentation i.e. identity card or passport of country of origin

- They are Asylum Related Individuals (Recognised refugees, persons with subsidiary protection status, asylum seekers)

- They are foreign nationals married to Cypriot citizens.

- If you are looking for a job abroad you may link to the webpage “Your Europe”, where you may find all practical information on what you have to know if you are planning to look for a job in another EU country.

Useful information for Job seekers

Job seekers can register and renew their application for employment at any District Labour Office, regardless of their place of residence.

Upon registration they must present their identity card or passport, as well as the prototypes or valid copies of their diplomas/degrees (including gymnasium/lyceum certificates) and certificates of any professional exam successfully completed. In addition, if they are persons who, because of special circumstances require assistance beyond that normally given to find and retain employment (e.g. disabled or entitled to child benefit etc) must present documented evidence.

Job seekers must visit the District Labour Offices and personally renew their application for employment as follows:

- Unemployed persons and those seeking a part time job, once a month

- Persons seeking a better job, once every three months

- Persons seeking employment with a specific employer or at a specific location, once every two months.

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