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.
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.
Nearest embassy or high commission.
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.
Allow at least five working days for visa processing.
Proof of funds to cover repatriation costs is required when granting visas.
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.
Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip with the relevant embassy before travel.
Embassies and tourist offices
High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7321 4100.
Address: , 13 St James's Square, London, SW1Y 4LB,
Mon-Fri 0930-1300 (consular section).
Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in the USA
Telephone: (202) 462 5772/0873 ; (202) 462 0632 (consulate).
Address: NW, 2211 R Street, Washington, DC, 20008,
British High Commission in Cyprus
Telephone: (22) 861 100.
Address: PO Box 21978, Alexander Pallis Street, Nicosia, ,
Tues and Thurs 0930-1230 (consular services); Mon-Fri 0730-1430 (phone enquiries).