All applicants have to fill out an application form submitted in person, by mail, or by fax. The form can be printed and filled out online in various formats, including text, logos, clip art, diagrams, and even plain text. Upon submitting the form, the applicant will receive a PR (personal recognition number) and permanent residency card, which contain all the relevant information about himself/her and his employer. In addition to receiving the Cyprus PR, applicants can also purchase a Cyprus work permit. It enables them to work in the country legally without having to obtain a separate work permit. It works similarly to a tourist visa.