Cyprus Visa and Passport Requirements
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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.
Non-EU travellers are only permitted to enter the Republic of Cyprus through Larnaca or Paphos airport, or the ports of Larnaca, 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 are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays in Cyprus of up to 90 days. EU nationals planning to stay beyond 90 days must obtain a registration certificate.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Cyprus.
Visas are usually valid for 90 days within a 180-day period. Certain nationals can apply for a three-year multiple-entry visa.
Nationals of some countries (but not those listed above) must obtain a transit visa; check with the consulate for a list.
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.
Visitors may stay for 90 days before seeking temporary residency. Applications should be made to the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus.
Children under 18 who do require a visa must provide a certified letter of consent from both parents and/or legal guardians.