Cyprus Visa and Passport Requirements

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


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.


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.

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.


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.

Application to

Nearest embassy or high commission.

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 for visa processing.

Extension of stay

Apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for visa renewal.

Entry with children

Children under 18 who do require a visa must provide a certified letter of consent from both parents and/or legal guardians.

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.

Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in the USA

Telephone: (202) 462 5772/0873 ; (202) 462 0632 (consulate).

British High Commission in Cyprus

Telephone: (22) 861 100.