What Are The Benefits Of Cyprus Pink Slip For International Students?

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What Are The Benefits Of A Cyprus Pink Slip

Cyprus Pink Slip, also known as a pink card, is a temporary residence permit that allows international students to stay in Cyprus for one year.

It is valid for a year and can be renewed annually.

You need to visit the college first when you arrive in Cyprus for the first time on a student visa.

When you get registered in your college, they will then fix an appointment with the Migration Department for you.

After you are registered from the migration department, you will receive your pink card within 2 to 3 months.

They will send it to your college, and you can receive it from your college when it arrives.

Ok, now you have a pink card. What is its value? What are its benefits?

We are going to discuss all these things in this article today. Make sure you read it till the end.

Related article: Why Do So Many International Students In Cyprus End Up Seeking Asylum?

What “Pink Card” really is?

When I first arrived in Cyprus, my visa was more like a “Tourist visa” rather than a student visa.

Of course, I came here as a student, but until I went to college and then the migration department to register, I wasn’t considered an international student in Cyprus.

As a tourist visa is usually given for 15 days to 90 days, I needed a valid permit in Cyprus to stay for more than that time.

Hence, came the Pink Card, which worked as a valid temporary residence permit for me to stay in Cyprus for one year.

Before my visa expired next year, I had to renew my pink card again.

As a result, I could again stay in Cyprus for another year.

If you are new in Cyprus and getting totally confused about the college + the migration thing, I suggest you read the following article.

What is the procedure to follow after coming to Cyprus to become a registered student?

You can look for a job with your pink card

Previously, an international student couldn’t work or do any jobs until 6 months of arriving in Cyprus, but now the rules have changed.

Soon after you receive your pink card, you are allowed to work for 20 hours a week now.

When you look for a job, the employer would want to see your valid pink card because they can’t hire anyone illegal.

So, one of the primary benefits of having a pink card is it helps you find a job.

Read here about:

How much can an international student earn in Cyprus?

Which platforms to visit to look for a job in Cyprus?

What kinds of jobs are allowed to international students in Cyprus?

You will need a pink card to travel to other countries

If you wish to travel to other countries during the holidays, your pink card works as a valid travel permit.

Suppose you wanted to go to Romania from Cyprus for a week on holiday.

You will need to show your pink card to them along with your passport, a holiday letter from the college, travel insurance, hotel booking documents, and so on.

Visiting Romania or Bulgaria from Cyprus is easy, but visiting Schengen countries from Cyprus is kind of hard.

To understand better, read this article about “Can we travel to other European countries from Cyprus if we are on a student visa?

So a pink card helps you while visiting other countries.

You can travel to your own country

Suppose you wanted to go on holiday in your country. All you have to do is book a plane ticket, show your pink card and passport and that’s all.

No need for documentation and all. Your pink card would do all the talking.

Also, when you want to come back to Cyprus, you will need the same things; a plane ticket, passport, and a pink card.

But make sure your pink card is valid.

You can’t stay in your country for more than 3 months and hope to get back to Cyprus with the same pink card.

Your pink card would be invalid at that time. So be back within three months.


If you have followed the article until the end, you know a pink card is essential to find a job in Cyprus, travel to other countries, and travel to your own country.

If you think there are some other benefits of a Cyprus pink card, then please let me know in the comment section below.

You may also like to read:

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Why Choose Cyprus For Your Higher Studies?

How to Apply For A Cyprus Student Visa Without Paying A Lot to An Agent?

South Cyprus Student Visa Requirements 

Cyprus Student Visa: A Detailed Guide (Everything You Need To Know)

How to Find Out Whether The Cyprus Visa You Have Received Is Fake or Genuine?

By Aashish Poudel Genuine

Aashish Poudel Genuine is a web developer, writer and currently a student in Cyprus. He has created this site to help people who are willing to come to Cyprus or want to know more about this country.


  1. Hi, can you tell me is their someany new rules for students who came After may 2019 or in this year , they can’t work before one year from arrival time and they cannot received pink card. Because some peoples Spread this like news on social media. Please tell me right information.
    Thank you.

    1. Yes, it’s true. According to the new rules, you can’t look for a job, if you aren’t in Cyprus for more than a year.

      You may receive your pink card within 2 to 3 months after you get registered from the migration.

      But even after having a pink card, you mightn’t get a job if you aren’t more than a year in Cyprus.

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