Cyprus Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes No No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Other EU 1 No No
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

To enter Cyprus, a passport valid for three months from the date of return (non-EU visitors) or for the duration of stay (EU visitors) is required, except for (1) EU nationals who hold a valid national ID card, provided there is a photograph.

Passport note

Non-EU travellers are only permitted to enter the Republic of Cyprus through Lamaca or Paphos airport, or the ports of Lamaca, Limassol, Latsis and Paphos, which are situated in the area under the effective control of the government of the Republic of Cyprus.

Any ports or airports in the area of Cyprus in which the government of the republic does not exercise effective control (Turkish occupied area), are deemed illegal points of entry by the Greek Cypriot authorities and any attempt at entry into the Republic of Cyprus via these routes may be denied to non-EU passport holders, with penalties including detainment and deportation. EU passport holders are exempt from this ruling and are free to enter Cyprus regardless of the point of entry.

Visas

Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays in Cyprus of up to 90 days.

Visa note

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Cyprus.

Types and cost

Single-entry visa: €20; double- or multiple-entry visa: €60; transit visa: €15.

Validity

Visas are usually valid for 90 days within a 180-day period.

Transit

Nationals of some countries (but not those listed above) must obtain a transit visa; check with the consulate for a list.

Application to

Nearest embassy or high commission.

Schengen visas

Cyprus is not part of the Schengen area. However, Schengen visa holders are allowed to enter Cyprus without obtaining an additional short-stay visa, provided they have already used the Schengen visa to enter another country.

Temporary residence

Visitors may stay for 90 days before seeking temporary residency. Applications should be made to the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus.

Working days

Allow at least five working days.

Sufficient funds

Proof of funds to cover repatriation costs is required when granting visas.

Extension of stay

Apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus for visa renewal.

Entry with pets

Pets should have a passport or animal health certificate, plus a vaccination certificate (to include rabies) if entering from a non-EU country. Pets arriving from within the EU require a pet passport, microchip and rabies vaccination certificate.

Embassies and tourist offices

High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7321 4100. Website: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/highcomlondon Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1300 (consular section).
Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in the USA
Telephone: (202) 462 5772/0873 ; (202) 462 0632 (consulate). Website: http://www.cyprusembassy.net Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.
British High Commission in Cyprus
Telephone: (22) 861 100. Website: http://ukincyprus.fco.gov.uk/en Opening times: Tues and Thurs 0930-1230 (consular services); Mon-Fri 0730-1430 (phone enquiries).
Edited by Jane Duru
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