October 30, 2019

Registrar of Companies’ New Websites

The Cyprus Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver, in the framework of modernisation and consistent development of its services, announced today that its website is replaced by two new websites i.e. one for the Department of Companies (www.companies.gov.cy) and one for the Department of Intellectual Property (www.intellectualproperty.gov.cy). In particular, the new websites with a new interface permitting quick and effective navigation are significantly more user-friendly than the previous one.

It is interesting to note certain statistics provided by the Department of Companies with regard to the number of registered companies, as follows:

2018 2017 2016 2015
216,239 217,588 208,493 227,840

In addition, the Department of Companies sets out the following statistics for the year 2018:

New Companies Electronic Applications Certified Copies Research of Record Submission of Annual Return Changes in Company
14,526 209,369 343,855 102,474 69,711 140,215

The ultimate aim of the new websites is the provision of information and support throughout the lifecycle of a business entity and the right of intellectual property, along with the creation of new communication channels with the business community. The English version of the new websites is expected soon. In any case, it is exciting that the Cyprus Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver has proceeded in line with the Digital Age to improve its services and engagement with its stakeholders.

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