UBO Register in the Republic of Cyprus: Registrar of Companies Imposes Deadline for Compliance & Updates on Final Solution
The Department of Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property (DRCIP) of the Republic of Cyprus has issued an important announcement relating to the Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO) Register in terms of the final deadline for compliance, as well as the implementation of the Final Solution, which will run on a permanent basis.
Importance of UBO Register Compliance
For companies and other entities that are obligated to record their UBO particulars onto the UBO Register but have not done so, must make such submission(s) by 30 September 2023. Compliance with this deadline will negate the imposition of a monetary penalties and or the commencement of criminal proceedings for non-compliance.
Implementation of UBO Register’s Final Solution
The Final Solution of the UBO Register is expected to be released towards the end of October 2023. Following the implementation of the Final Solution, one (1) month will be given to confirm and complete the particulars filed onto the Interim Solution-version of the UBO Register, which will be transferred onto the Final Solution. Any applications to secure an exemption for the publication of information, as well as due diligence purposes, will need to be filed during that timeframe.
Following the month’s timeframe mentioned above, penalties will automatically be imposed to non-compliant entities, with the possibility of further civil and/or criminal liability.
What have we published thus far regarding the UBO Register in Cyprus?
Please click on each of the hyperlinked titles below to be directed to ServPRO’s website should you wish to read more about the UBO Register in Cyprus:
- Cyprus Registrar of Companies suspends public access to the UBO Register (1 December 2022)
- CJEU issues landmark ruling invalidating public access to UBO Registers across the EU (24 November 2022)
- Establishment of UBO Register for Companies in Cyprus: Minister’s Message (13 April 2021)
- Establishment of UBO Register for Companies in Cyprus: Launch of Interim Solution (18 March 2021)
- Establishment of UBO Register for companies in Cyprus: important update (22 February 2021)
- Establishment of UBO Register for companies in Cyprus: revised starting date (27 January 2021)
- Establishment of UBO Register for companies in Cyprus (12 January 2021)
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You may further access the official Guidance for the Interim Solution of the Beneficial Ownership Register published by the DRCIP in the English language, which is updated on a frequent basis.
In addition, you may refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) of the DRCIP.
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