The second option is to permanently import your vehicle to Cyprus.
If you choose permanent import over temporary import you will not be able to use your vehicle until your application for permanent import has been accepted by customs. It can take up to a month for your application to be processed which will also delay your vehicle from being released at the port and will result in additional storage fees. If your application is successful you will receive a C72A form which should be presented to the Inland Transport Department for registration.
The Temporary Import method is the most popular option as it avoids storage costs and allows your vehicle to be used whilst your application is processed.
To register your vehicle you firstly need to get a CO2 certificate, this is done by taking your V5 plus the C72A form to a RTD (Road Transport Department) District Vehicle Examination Centre. They will check your vehicle and issue the CO2 certificate.
Finally, using a RTD authorised centre, you need the vehicle to pass a roadworthiness exam, similar to an MOT in the UK. You will need to take along with you your Co2 emissions cert, your C72A document and your car’s V5 registration document, along with any other relevant documentation, once the vehicle passes the roadworthiness test, similar to an MOT test, you will be issued with a certificate.
Once you have the certificate you are then ready to take all your documents and submit them to the District Vehicle Examination Centre of the RTD where you can formally apply for the vehicle to be registered.
Full details of importing your vehicle and registration can be found on the Cyprus government website here.