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On Monday 20 November 2023, the Shipping Deputy Ministry will launch the One Stop Shipping Centre, which aims to provide quality service to all shipping companies, as well as companies whose activities are related to shipping and are based in Cyprus, on issues falling within the competency of the Civil Registry and Migration Department.

The project is being implemented in close co-operation with the Civil Registry and Migration Department of the Ministry of Interior, which has provided, among other things, the necessary expertise, IT equipment and staff.

More specifically, every Monday, the One Stop Shipping Centre will receive applications, for which physical presence is required in order to obtain biometric data, at the Shipping Deputy Ministry, between 08:30-14:00, for the following services:

(a) Applications for Issue of Registration Certificates (MEU1) to European Union (EU/EEA) citizens who will be employed in Cyprus by Shipping Companies. Applications will also be accepted for the issue of Residence Cards (MEU2) for family members of EU/EEA citizens who are not themselves citizens of the European Union.

(b) Applications for Issuance / Renewal of Temporary Residence and Employment Permits in Cyprus for third country nationals (i.e. non-EU/EEA) to be employed by Shipping Companies (BCS).

(c) Applications for arranging the residence of family members of third country nationals employed by Shipping Companies (MFR, VIS and CYE).

The ultimate goal of the Centre is the expansion of the scope of issues concerning the shipping industry, so that all shipping-related transactions, which fall under the responsibility of other government departments/ministries, are carried out from the same point, i.e. the Shipping Deputy Ministry.

The continuous upgrading and enhancement of the services of the Shipping Deputy Ministry, is one of the main priorities we have set as a Deputy Ministry, implementing the relevant policy included in the Governance Programme of President Nicos Christodoulides.

We support the maritime industry, which is a pillar of economic growth with a significant contribution to the country's GDP and we are launching policies and actions that serve our strategy for provision of quality services.

All appointments at the One Stop Shipping Centre should be made at the following email address:

For more information please contact:

Head of Unit
Nickie Petoussi, tel. num. 25 848 247
Senior Administrative Officer

Maria Polycarpou, , tel. num. 25 848 119
Immigration Officer

Secretarial Support
Andreas Lambrou, , tel. num. 25 848 228
Assistant Clerical Officer