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ERGANI clamps down on undeclared work

Nicosia – The ERGANI Information System entered into force on 13 September 2021, with the aim of combating illegal and undeclared work in Cyprus.

The new online system obliges employers to register themselves and their employees with Social Insurance Services electronically, at least one day before the start of employment.

Specifically, the application for registration of an employer is submitted no later than one (1) day prior to the date the applicant is expected to become an employer. Also, every employer must register with the Social Insurance Services each employee not later than one (1) day prior to recruitment.

Also, each employer must keep, through the system, a recruitment register, in which they must enter, in order of recruitment date, the personal data for each employee (employee number, name, ID card number, Social Security number, date of recruitment and date of commencement of employment).

The registration of new recruitments will be done electronically through ERGANI, which can be accessed via the website

It is noted that as of 13 September 2021, the issuance and use of the “Certificate of Employment” (in hard copy) is abolished.

Relevant information on the operation and Terms of Use of the System are available on the ERGANI website. In addition, the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance has appointed Communication Officers at each District Social Insurance Office for further information and assistance.