Do I need a visa to visit Cyprus?

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Although the political situation in Cyprus is complex, it's easy to visit both sides of the island.

Most travelers do not need to obtain a visa in advance to visit either the Greek-speaking Republic of Cyprus in the south or Turkish-administered North Cyprus, or to travel between the two.

Here's everything you need to know about visas for Cyprus.

Visa rules for Cyprus

The Greek-speaking Republic of Cyprus claims sovereignty over all of the island, but Cyprus was partitioned into Greek and Turkish territories in 1974. Today, the Republic covers the south and west of Cyprus, about 60% of the island, while the remainder is governed separately as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus – often referred to as North Cyprus, and recognized only by the government of Turkey.

Visas for the Republic of Cyprus

The Republic is a member of the European Union, but it is not part of the Schengen Areas, which means that all EU citizens will need to go through immigration checks on arrival. The good news is that EU citizens, along with visitors from the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and many other countries can enter the Republic of Cyprus for up to 90 days without a visa.

Residents from countries where visas are required for entry to the Republic, such as Russia, South Africa and Turkey, must apply for a visa through the Republic of Cyprus embassy or consulate . See the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for a full list. In practice, this is usually a straightforward process.

A 90-day single-entry visa good for tourism costs €20 ($23), while a 90-day visa good for multiple entries costs €60 ($69) – useful for people intending to cross back and forth between the south and North Cyprus. Applicants do not need to apply in their home country; many travelers use the Cyprus embassy in Athens before catching a flight to the Republic. Check with your local Cyprus embassy or consulate to see how long it will take to process the visa application.   For entry with or without a visa, your passport should be valid for at least three months after your intended departure date from Cyprus, with two blank pages for entry and exit stamps. Citizens of the EU and/or Schengen countries can use a national identity card in place of a passport to enter Cyprus.

Check the Republic of Cyprus’s regularly changing entry requirements regarding Covid-19 at the government’s Covid-19 portal , which outlines if special documents and/or tests are required plus any quarantine requirements.

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Visa requirements for North Cyprus

It is easy for citizens of almost every nation to visit the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which administers the northern part of the island. With a few exceptions, travelers generally do not need to apply for a visa in advance to visit.   Visas good for 30 to 90 days are typically granted to visitors at land border crossings from the south, and at the airport and two ferry ports in North Cyprus. Passports must be valid for two months after the date of entry to the North; citizens of the EU and/or Schengen countries may use a national identity card in place of a passport.

Check the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’s regularly changing entry requirements regarding Covid-19 at the government’s Covid-19 travel rules website , which outlines current requirements for documents, tests and quarantine.

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Crossing between the Republic of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus in the south and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in the north have been separated since the 1970s by the Green Line, a demilitarized zone administered by the UN. This was once an impregnable barrier, but today, crossing is easy with some minor formalities at the border.

Rules for travel between North Cyprus and the south are the same as for entry into either area from outside the island. If a visa is not required to enter from abroad, one will not be required to enter overland from the other half of the island. In general, it’s easy for travelers to get around both sides of the island after crossing the border.

Officially, travelers who have entered North Cyprus from abroad via the airport in Ercan or the ferry ports at Kyrenia (Girne) and Famagusta (Gazimağusa) are not permitted to enter the Republic. In practice, travelers who are allowed to enter the south without a visa can usually cross without problems, but this may be harder if you come from a non-EU state.

There are seven approved overland crossings, with sporadic negotiations to increase this number. You can cross by vehicle, bicycle or on foot, depending on which crossing you use, and you can also take a taxi across the border to destinations on the far side. The most convenient crossings join the two halves of the divided capital, known as  Nicosia (Lefkosia) in the south and North Nicosia (Lefkoşa) in North Cyprus.

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Third country nationals residing in the US that need a visa to enter Cyprus, may either submit in person or send an application to the Embassy. For a full list of nationals required to be in possession of a visa to enter Cyprus, click here . Holders of a valid, double or multiple entry, Schengen visa can travel to Cyprus without requiring the national visa.

US passport holders do not require a visa to enter Cyprus for a stay of up to 90 days.

The Embassy can only issue visas to individuals intending to visit Cyprus for vacation or business purposes. The validity of the stay cannot exceed 90 days within any 180 days.

  • A duly completed and signed visa application form. If the application is submitted by mail, the applicant’s signature must be certified by a Notary Public. If the application is for a minor (under the age of 18), this must be signed by both parents, notarized and bear the seal of “APOSTILLE”.
  • The current passport, valid for at least 3 months from the intended date of departure from Cyprus. The previous passport or a letter of confirmation that the previous passport has been rendered invalid, must also be submitted.
  • Two passport size (2x2) photographs, at least one of which notarized by a Notary Public.
  • The original or notarized copy of the applicant’s US permanent residency card or US visa. Both must be valid for at least 3 months from the date of departure from Cyprus.
  • A letter from the applicant stating the reasons for visiting Cyprus.
  • A provisional booking or itinerary demonstrating the travel arrangements supporting the applicant’s visa request (round-trip ticket with fixed dates).
  • If staying in a hotel, a confirmation of the reservation from the hotel manager.
  • - A certified Assumption of Responsibility form (It must bear a seal and a paper stamp by a certifying officer).
  • - A copy of the sponsor/host’s passport, ID or residence permit.
  • - A copy of the sponsor/host’s tenancy agreement or proof of ownership from the Land Registry.
  • - Where the host is supporting the applicant’s visit financially, proof of income for the last 3 months or a bank certificate.
  • If travelling for business, an official letter of invitation from the Cyprus company/university/other.
  • - If employed, a recent official letter from the employer with proof of salary.
  • - If self-employed, a letter from the solicitor/accountant/bank manager.
  • - If a student, a letter from the school/University confirming status, attendance, and duration of studies.
  • Copies of the applicant’s bank statements of the last 3 months.
  • An all-risk medical insurance policy (coverage of at least €30.000), encompassing the entire duration of stay in Cyprus. Where the applicant’s current health insurance policy covers medical emergencies abroad, sufficient proof in writing is required – copies of insurance cards alone are not accepted.

Important information

The possession of a valid visa does not grant the holder an unreserved right of entry to the Republic of Cyprus. The applicant may additionally be required to present certain evidence upon arrival.

Submitting the aforementioned documents does not guarantee the issuance of a visa. The Embassy (or Consulate) of Cyprus, where the visa application is lodged, reserves the right to request additional documents. These may include, among others, the following:

  • Bank guarantee, valid for ten years, (for detailed information click here ) issued in the name of the Director of the Civil Registry and Migration Department. The original Bank Guarantee has to be submitted to the aforementioned Department, while a copy of it, sealed by the Civil Registry and Migration Department, should be included in the visa application.
  • Applications concerning minors must be submitted together with a letter signed by both parents or legal guardians, authorizing the minor to apply for a visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus. Proof of the relationship between the minor and the authorizing person(s) is also required (documents accepted: copy of ID or passport of each parent, accompanied by a copy of the minor's birth certificate stating the parents' names; death certificate, where applicable, and in the case of sole custody, a copy of a judicial document attesting the custody arrangements).

The fee for a single entry visa, as well as for a multiple entry visa, is the equivalent of €80 in US$ (based on the exchange rate at the time of application). For minors between the ages of 6 and 12 years old the fee is the equivalent of €40 in US$ (based on the exchange rate at the time of application) and for minors under the age of 6 there is no fee.

Please contact the Consular Section of the Embassy at 202 462 0632 or the General Consulate in New York at +1 646 905 1143 for the correct amount. Money orders should be payable to: "The Accountant General of the Republic of Cyprus".

Please note that a request for a multiple entry visa must be sufficiently justified and include supporting documentation in order for the Consulate to consider its issuance and validity.

Visas for immediate family members of Cypriot citizens are issued gratis (free of charge).

Applications for visas must be submitted to the Consulate at least one month in advance of the intended day of travel. Applicants are required to include a self-addressed certified pre-paid envelope with the appropriate postage/label in their application. The Consulate cannot be held responsible for lost or delayed mail.

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  • Visa applicants should submit their visa application and supporting documents to the accredited, competent or most easily accessible Diplomatic Mission (or Consulate) of the Republic of Cyprus in their country of habitual residence (or elsewhere), or in the country that they intend to use as transit during their journey to Cyprus.
  • Passports must be valid for at least 3 months from the intended date of departure from Cyprus.
  • Valid proof of residence (visa/permanent residence card/passport) must be submitted.
  • Each applicant must duly complete and sign the visa application form. With his/her signature the applicant certifies that he/she is aware of the legal consequences of providing false or incomplete information in visa proceedings.
  • A passport–size photograph must be affixed on the visa application form.
  • The visa fee (consult relevant table) is non-refundable and should be paid upon submission of the application.
  • Invitation letter from the host-company/ firm/ associate in the Republic of Cyprus. Assumption of responsibility to host form is always required. The form must be completed by the host and certified by a notary public.
  • Flight pre-bookings (round-trip) and hotel reservation or proof of other accommodation. The applicant is advised not to purchase his/her travel.
  • Travel Μedical Ιnsurance for the period of stay in Cyprus, with minimum coverage of 30,000 Euro per person. In addition, the insurance must:

- Cover all expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment.

- Cover the period of stay in Cyprus in its entirety. 

Important information

The possession of a valid visa does not grant the holder an unreserved right of entry to the Republic of Cyprus. The applicant may as well be required to present certain evidence upon arrival.

Submitting the aforementioned documents does not guarantee automatic issuance of the visa. The Diplomatic Mission (or Consulate) of the Republic of Cyprus, where the visa application is lodged, reserves the right to request additional documents. These may include the following:

  • Bank guarantee, valid for ten years, (for more detailed information click here to visit the relevant section of the Migration and Civil Registry Department) issued in the name of the Director of Civil Registry and Migration Department. The original of the Bank Guarantee has to be submitted to the aforesaid Department, while a copy of it, sealed by the Civil Registry and Migration Department, should be included in the visa application supporting documents.
  • Proof of the applicant’s employment , i.e. most recent income tax return, certificate of employment (including the employer’s full name, complete address and telephone number with area code details) regarding the applicant’s position or professional designation, income, duration of the working relationship; letter of approved leave of absence signed by the employer or proof of registration and commercial activity of the applicant’s company (for self-employed applicants) in the country of residence, e.g. income tax returns, bank certificates, documents of the company accounts or other.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to the applicant’s country of citizenship or habitual residence, or for the transit to a third country for which he/she possesses a valid visa or residence permit.(3-month bank account statement, saving books).
  • Applications concerning minors must be submitted together with a letter signed by both parents or legal guardians, authorizing the minor to apply for a visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus. Proof of the relationship between the minor and the authorizing person(s) is also required (documents accepted: copy of ID or passport of each parent, accompanied by a copy of minor's birth certificate stating the parents' names; death certificate, where applicable, and, in the case of sole custody, a copy of a judicial document attesting that).
  • Proof of personal status : extract from family record or family book, previous passports or the passport statement from the Immigration Office.

Special cases

In the absence of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Cyprus and the applicant’s country of citizenship and/or of habitual residence, or in the absence of a Cyprus Diplomatic Mission in the applicant’s country of citizenship and/or of habitual residence, the latter can submit the Visa Application, to the most accessible Diplomatic Mission or Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus. In such cases visa applications can be submitted via post of DHL provided that the relevant details have been agreed a priori with the Cyprus Diplomatic Mission.

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Country Summary: Do not attempt to enter the United Nations buffer zone at any place other than a designated crossing point. Police and UN forces strictly enforce this restriction.

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UN Buffer Zone:  Since 1974, the southern part of Cyprus has been under the control of the government of the Republic of Cyprus. The northern part of Cyprus, administered by Turkish Cypriots, proclaimed itself the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” (“TRNC”) in 1983. The United States does not recognize the “TRNC,” nor does any country other than Turkey. A buffer zone patrolled by the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, separates the two sides. For U.S. citizen travelers:

  • Enter and exit the Republic of Cyprus ONLY  at Larnaca and Paphos airports and at the seaports of Limassol, Larnaca, and Paphos. The Republic of Cyprus  does not consider  entry at Ercan Airport in the north to be a “legal” entrance into Cyprus.
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Traveling Through Europe: The republic of Cyprus is a member of the European Union but is not a party to the Schengen Agreement. However, if you are planning to visit or travel through European countries, you should be familiar with the requirements of the Schengen Agreement.

  • Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay if you plan on transiting a Schengen country. Review our U.S. Travelers in Europe page .
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  • You may enter the Republic of Cyprus for up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes without a visa . For stays longer than 90 days, you will need a temporary residency visa.

Since 1974, the southern part of Cyprus has been under the control of the government of the Republic of Cyprus. The northern part of Cyprus, administered by Turkish Cypriots, proclaimed itself the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” (“TRNC”) in 1983. The United States does not recognize the “TRNC,” nor does any country other than Turkey. A buffer zone patrolled by the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus separates the two sides. For U.S. citizen travelers:

  • Enter and exit the Republic of Cyprus ONLY at Larnaca and Paphos airports and at the seaports of Limassol, Larnaca, and Paphos. The Republic of Cyprus does not consider entry at Ercan Airport in the north to be a “legal” entrance into Cyprus.
  • You cannot receive a residency permit from the Republic of Cyprus to reside in the area north of the UN buffer zone.
  • You can cross the buffer zone and enter the Turkish Cypriot-administered area by showing a valid U.S. passport at one of the recognized checkpoints. You can stay in the Turkish Cypriot-administered area for less than 90 days. The Republic of Cyprus does not recognize residence permits issued by Turkish Cypriots. If you stay in the Turkish Cypriot-administered area for over 90 days, you may be detained by Republic of Cyprus immigration or police, or denied entry into the government-controlled part of the island.

Some HIV/AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors to and foreign residents of the Republic of Cyprus. There are no restrictions for short-term tourist stays and no HIV testing on entry. Authorities will not grant a residence permit for work or study to a U.S. citizen who tests positive for HIV. Please verify this information with the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus before you travel.

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U.N. Buffer Zone:

  • Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to enter the United Nations buffer zone at any place other than a designated crossing point.
  • Never photograph military installations or anything that could be perceived as being of a security interest. Pay particular attention to areas marked with “no photography” signs. Police on both sides of the island strictly enforce these restrictions .

Terrorism: Credible information indicates terrorist groups continue plotting possible near-term attacks in Europe. All European countries remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations. Terrorist groups, including their associates, and those inspired by such organizations, are intent on attacking U.S. citizens abroad. Terrorists are increasingly using less sophisticated methods of attack -- including edged weapons, pistols, and vehicles – to more effectively target crowds. Frequently, their aim is unprotected or vulnerable targets, such as:

  • High-profile public events (sporting contests, political rallies, demonstrations, holiday events, celebratory gatherings, etc.)
  • Hotels, clubs, and restaurants frequented by tourists
  • Places of worship
  • Shopping malls and markets
  • Public transportation systems (including subways, buses, trains, and scheduled commercial flights)

For more information, see our Terrorism page.

Crime: Cyprus generally has low crime rates.

  • Be alert and always aware of your surroundings and of your personal belongings. Criminals often target those who are distracted, alone in an isolated area, or impaired.
  • Do not leave any valuables unattended or out in public view.
  • Avoid so-called “night clubs” (topless bars), as they reportedly employ women trafficked to Cyprus for sexual exploitation. Night clubs have presented foreign patrons with grossly-inflated bar tabs, threatening customers who refuse to pay.
  • Claims that make it appear you are helping a loved one or a friend who has been injured or is in trouble
  • Online dating/social networking services
  • Inheritance notices
  • Work permits/job offers
  • Bank overpayments

See the  Department of State  and the  FBI  pages for information on scams.

Victims of Crime:

U.S. citizen victims of sexual assault are encouraged to contact the U.S. Embassy for assistance.

Report crimes to the local police by dialing 112 and contact the U.S. Embassy by dialing 22-393939 . Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting crimes.

See our webpage on help for U.S. victims of crime overseas .

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Tourism:  The tourism industry is generally regulated and rules with regard to best practices and safety inspections are regularly enforced. Hazardous areas/activities are identified with appropriate signage and professional staff is typically on hand in support of organized activities. In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is widely available throughout the country. Outside of a major metropolitan center, it may take more time for first responders and medical professionals to stabilize a patient and provide life-saving assistance. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage . 

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Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Individuals establishing a business or practicing a profession that requires additional permits or licensing should seek information from the competent local authorities, prior to practicing or operating a business. Possession of a U.S. passport will not prevent you from being detained, prosecuted, or imprisoned.

Furthermore, some crimes are also prosecutable in the United States, regardless of local law. For examples, see our website on crimes against minors abroad and the Department of Justice website.

Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately. See our webpage for further information.

Faith-Based Travelers: See our following webpages for details:

  • Faith-Based Travel Information
  • International Religious Freedom Report – see country reports
  • Human Rights Report – see country reports
  • Hajj Fact Sheet for Travelers
  • Best Practices for Volunteering Abroad

Travel in the Area Administered by Turkish Cypriots:

  • See Entry, Exit, and Visa Requirements above.
  • The Embassy’s ability to provide assistance to you in this area is limited.
  • Immigration officials at Larnaca Airport have occasionally turned around non-EU citizens who announce their intention to stay in hotels or villas determined by the Republic of Cyprus to be on land belonging to displaced Greek Cypriots. For more information on this issue and a full list of such properties, visit the webpage of the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in the United States.
  • Car insurance purchased in the government-controlled area is not valid in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots. If you travel north of the UN buffer zone, you must have separate car insurance that can be purchased at the crossing points.

LGBTI Travelers: There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in the Republic of Cyprus or in the area administered by the Turkish Cypriots. Despite broad legal protections, LGBTI individuals sometimes face societal discrimination and few are open about their sexual orientation or gender identity. Although public attitudes tend to be socially conservative in Cyprus, the U.S. Embassy has not received reports of violence against LGBTI travelers.

See our LGBTI travel information page and section six of our Human Rights Report for further details.

Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance:

  • The People with Disabilities Law mandates that public buildings and tourist facilities built after 1999 be accessible to all.
  • Older buildings frequently lack access for persons with disabilities.
  • Narrow or nonexistent sidewalks and lack of transport, parking spaces, accessible toilets, and elevators all pose problems for persons with disabilities.
  • Republic of Cyprus law prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in employment, education, access to health care, or in the provision of other state services.
  • For information on accessible travel in Cyprus, visit the Accessible Cyprus page of the Cyprus tourist office website.

Students: See our students abroad page and FBI travel tips .

Women Travelers: See our travel tips for women travelers .

We do not pay medical bills, and U.S. Medicare does not pay overseas claims.

Medical Insurance: Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas . Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments . See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage .

We strongly recommend obtaining supplemental insurance for medical evacuation.

If traveling with prescription medication , check with the Republic of Cyprus to ensure the medication is legal in Cyprus. Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription. You should similarly confirm with authorities in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots to ensure any medication you are carrying will not present problems. The police there can be contacted at 00903922283411 and the “Drug and Pharmacy Office” at 00903922284156 or 00903922284001.

Be aware that the dry air on the island may aggravate respiratory ailments and allergies .

Vaccinations: Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Further health information:

  • World Health Organization
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Travel and Transportation

Road Conditions and Safety: While in Cyprus, you may encounter road conditions that differ significantly from those in the United States, though modern motorways link the major cities.

  • Traffic moves on the left side of the road – the opposite direction most U.S. citizens are used to. Pedestrians should be extra careful and look both ways before crossing roads.
  • Secondary roads, especially in mountainous areas, tend to be narrow and winding, and not as well maintained as major highways.
  • Speeding, tailgating, overtaking, and the running of caution lights, though illegal, are common and are major causes of accidents.
  • Road safety conditions in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots are similar to conditions in the south, except that the road network is less developed.
  • Insurance purchased in the government-controlled area is not valid in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots , but insurance for that area may be purchased at the UN buffer zone checkpoints.

Traffic Laws:  

  • Traffic laws, signs, and speed limits are consistent with the standards used throughout Europe.
  • The use of seat belts (in front seats) and child car seats is mandatory .
  • The use of cellular phones while driving is prohibited unless used with some form of hands-free kit.
  • Motorcyclists are required to wear helmets .
  • You must have liability insurance .

Public Transportation: There are few public buses and no rail lines in Cyprus. Taxis are widely available.

See our road safety page for more information. Visit the website of Cyprus’ national tourist office and national authority responsible for road safety .

Aviation Safety Oversight: As there is no direct commercial air service to the United States by carriers registered in Cyprus, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not assessed the Republic of Cyprus’s Civil Aviation Authority for compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards. Further information may be found on the FAA’s safety assessment page .

Maritime Travel: Mariners planning to travel to Cyprus should also check for U.S. maritime advisories and alerts . Information may also be posted to the U.S. Coast Guard homeport website , and the NGA broadcast warnings .

Review information about International Parental Child Abduction in Cyprus .  For additional IPCA-related information, please see the  International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act ( ICAPRA )  report.

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Required documents for cyprus visa.

All documents required for a Cyprus visa application must be in English.

  • With validity of at least 3 months after the intended departure from Cyprus
  • Document that proves residence such as passport, permanent residence card, or visa
  • Completed and signed visa application form
  • Passport-sized photo to be affixed on the visa application form
  • Invitation letter from an associate, company, or host in the Republic of Cyprus (if the applicant is invited by someone or by a company from Cyprus)
  • Assumption of Responsibility to Host Form to be completed by the host and certified by a notary public
  • Round-trip ticket reservations (Cyprus visa applicants are advised not to purchase their flight tickets yet)
  • Hotel reservations or other document that proves accommodation
  • Letter signed by both parents or legal guardians that gives the minor authority to apply for a visa to enter Cyprus
  • Proof of relationship between the minor and the legal guardian such as passports of each parent, and a copy of the minor applicant’s birth certificate clearly stating the names of the parents. If one of both of the parents are deceased, death certificates are required. If one parent has sole custody of the minor applicant, a copy of a document attesting sole custody must be submitted.
  • Bank guarantee with a validity of at least 10 years issued in the name of the Director of Civil Registry and Migration Department. The original bank guarantee has to be submitted to the Civil Registry and Migration Department and a copy that has been sealed by the Civil Registry and Migration Department has to be included in the supporting documents for visa application. Refer here for more information.
  • Proof of employment such as income tax return or a letter of employment that includes the employer’s full name, telephone number and complete address, the applicant’s position in the company, duration of employment, and income; and Letter of approved leave of absence signed by the employer.
  • Self-employed applicants must submit a document proving registration and commercial activity in the country of residence, along with bank certificates, income tax returns, and proof of the company’s accounts.
  • Proof of financial means for the entire period of stay in Cyprus and return to the country of citizenship or residence or forward destination where the applicant possesses a residence permit or valid visa, such as savings books, and bank account statements for the last 3 months.
  • Proof of personal status such as previously owned passports, or the Immigration Office’s passport statement, or family book, or family record
  • NOTE: The visa holder might still be required to submit specific documents upon arrival.

Cyprus Visa Application Steps

  • Prepare all the required documents for the Cyprus visa application form.
  • Decide the number of entries needed to visit Cyprus.
  • Short-stay visa: As a Tourist, you’re entitled to visit Cyprus for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period . This Cyprus visa is only effective for a single entry, and it can’t be used for immigration purposes.
  • Multiple entry visa: This Cyprus visa can be issued for a 3-year validity period. However, in some exceptional cases, it can reach 5 years at the discretion of the Consul General. The duration of stay with a Multiple Entry Cyprus visa cannot exceed 90 days in any 180-day period.
  • Download, print and fill out the Cyprus Visa Application Form .
  • Visit the official website of the Cyprus consulate or embassy in your country of citizenship or residence to download the application form or contact the consulate or embassy to enquire on how to obtain and fill out the application form.
  • The application form must be signed by the applicant.
  • In case of minors, a legal guardian is required to sign the application form.
  • Schedule a Cypriot visa appointment.
  • Contact the Cyprus consulate or embassy where you intend to submit your Cyprus visa application to check if you need to schedule a Cyprus visa appointment and how you can schedule a Cyprus visa appointment.
  • Submit the Cyprus application form.
  • The Cyprus application form and all other Cyprus visa requirements can either be submitted in person or through an authorized representative to the consulate or embassy of the country where the applicant is a citizen or a resident, or in the country where they intend to transit on their journey towards Cyprus.
  • Pay the Cyprus visa fees.

Cyprus Visa Fees

The Cyrus visa fee for a short-stay (single entry) is €20 and €60 for a double or Multiple Entry visa. The amount is to be paid in cash and in the local currency. All fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the visa application.

When to apply

Applicants are advised to submit applications their Cyprus visa requirements not earlier than three months before the intended trip.

Where to Apply

Cyprus visa applications can be submitted to a Diplomatic Mission of Cyprus or Visa Application Center responsible for receiving the Cyprus visa applications in the applicant’s country. Cyprus visa applications can either be submitted in person or through an authorized representative. If there is no diplomatic relations or diplomatic mission in the applicant’s country of citizenship or residence, visa applications can be submitted via DHL post to the nearest Cyprus Diplomatic Mission provided that prior agreement has been made.

Cyprus Visa Processing time

Under normal working conditions, and provided all the submitted documents are accurate, the processing time for Cypriot visa applications is not expected to exceed 7 working days.

For Approved Cyprus Visa Applications:

If the Cyprus visa application is approved, the Consulate will attach the Cypriot visa to the applicant’s passport. Those who have received their Cypriot visas are advised to check the details and ensure it matches the information on the passport.

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What is Cyprus tourist visa?

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Situated in the Eastern Mediterranean, this island country has plenty of visitors touring on a Cyprus tourist visa . It is one of the ideal locations for tourism. Even during the busy days, the beautiful beaches are still less crowded and clean.

Cyprus tourist visa

Whenever as a tourist you plan to go on a trip abroad, there are certain formalities that you need to follow. Planning is important for going on a tour to anywhere at all. If you are looking forward to going to Cyprus for a vacation, you will need to issue a tourist visa to Cyprus . This visa will allow you to enter the country for tourism. However, if the airport authorities have an issue with the visa or yourself, there are chances that you may not be allowed to enter the country. The stay granted per visit on this visa is for 90 days. The validity is for 180 days which can be extended if required. This type falls under the single entry category mainly.

Prior to the application, there are certain things that must be taken care of. You first must check if you have all the requirements and the eligibility for the application. The documents must be provided as per the given list by the embassy and the requirements must be met with proper guidelines put forth by the Cyprus High Commission. The process to apply for a Cyprus tourist visa is mainly offline. The steps for the procedure are given as follows:

  • Visit the official website of the Cyprus High Commission.
  • Go to the visa section and look for the Cyprus tourist visa application form .
  • Download and print out the visa application form.
  • You can then fill out the form with all the required details from the passport and other documents.
  • Sign the form and attach the supporting documents with the form.
  • You can then submit the form to the office of Cyprus High Commission, New Delhi.

At the time of filling out the Cyprus tourist visa application form , you must take care that the information being provided on the application form checks out with the details on your passport and other relevant documents. If there is any kind of incorrect or unverifiable information, there are chances that the visa application may get rejected. This kind of visa rejection can even affect your future applications for any kind of visa to Cyprus or any other country as well. To avoid the same, you can even pursue consultation from the professionals to make sure not to make a mistake that could have consequences.

The criteria for eligibility vary from visa to visa. The parameters that you need to match in order to be able to fill in the application for the tourist visa to Cyprus are as follows:

  • You must have proof of confirmed visit
  • Pre-bookings of the round trip must be done.
  • You must visit for tourism only and not searching for or taking up any kind of employment.
  • You must meet the health requirements
  • You must be healthy enough to travel to Cyprus.
  • You must perform a medical test before travelling to the country and provide relevant documentary proof.
  • You must be within the age limit to be able to apply for a work permit.
  • You must meet the character requirements
  • You must be of good character and have genuine intentions behind working in Cyprus.
  • You need to provide a relevant documentary proof for the same as well (if asked) in the form of a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).
  • You must have sufficient funds
  • You must possess or have access to sufficient funds to be able to cover your stay and other expenses in Cyprus.
  • Bank statement or any equivalent document is to be submitted as well as proof of the same.

There is a list of documents that are required for the issuance of the visa. The documents that are to be submitted as original but you need to get them back to you, such documents can be sent with photocopies. The Cyprus tourist visa requirements are given as follows:

  • An original passport valid for at least 6 months ahead of the date of travel.
  • Visa application form, completely filled and signed
  • Coloured photographs as per the photo specifications
  • A cover letter with all the required details
  • Confirmed flight tickets
  • Income Tax Returns proof
  • Travel Health Insurance
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Proof of accommodation - invitation letter, hotel reservation, etc.
  • Proof of purpose of visit - invitation letter, exhibition or conference pass, etc. 
  • Proof of sufficient funds - bank statement or any other equivalent document.
  • Proof of identification and nationality - PAN card, Adhaar card

Note: If you are willing to keep the original documents with you, you can mail the required originals with their photocopies. The documents must be in English, Greek or Turkish. If they are in any other languages, the documents must be translated from certified translators and attested as well.

Cyprus tourist visa requirements

  • Two copies must be provided
  • Photo size: 40 mm x 50 mm.
  • Coloured copy must be provided.
  • The face must cover about 70-80% of the frame - 32 mm x 36 mm. 
  • Head should well-centred.
  • The picture must not be older than 6 months.
  • The background must be white
  • Neutral expressions
  • Glasses are not permitted.
  • Headgears are not allowed except for religious reasons.
  • Clothing shouldn’t match the background.

The processing time required for the issuance of the Cyprus tourist visa is about 15 days. The time will still vary depending on certain factors like the workload at the Consular office, the staff availability, whether the documents are complete or the rest of the documents are yet to be submitted and others. The time increases and decreases affected by these parameters

The fee for a tourist visa to Cyprus is paid at the time of submission of the visa application form. It must be paid in cash and in INR. It is paid for the processing of the documents and the verification of the data. It is also important to note that the Consulate does not accept ₹ 500 notes.

When you submit the application form and the documents -

  • The documents to be submitted must be in good condition and there is no need for an appointment for the submission. 
  • The completely filled and signed visa application form can be submitted to the visa application centre or directly to the Consulate. 
  • The application form must be submitted in person. 
  • If in case you are more than 200 miles (300 km) away from the Consulate, or if you do not have access to a nearby visa application centre, you can mail the documents through a registered courier service. 
  • If you are mailing the documents, you must make sure to mail them in a special envelope and the parcel must be self-addressed and prepaid so that you can get your documents and passport back safely. 
  • You must also make sure to submit the application at least 15 days prior to the date of travel.
  • If there are any changes to be made in the form, the Consulate must be informed in time.
  • If there is a change of plans and you need to cancel the application, the Consulate must be informed accordingly.

Since the Cyprus visa is offline, the status of the processing of the visa can be checked by confirming with the visa application centre or by calling the Consulate. You just have to contact the Consulate, make sure you have your visa application number with you as this is required to check the status.

Once you have your tourist visa to Cyprus, make sure to take care of a few things that are mentioned as follows:  

  • Before you travel
  • Make a note of the visa expiry date, as well as the number of entries permitted. You must not stay in the country beyond this period.
  • You should travel to Cyprus within the validity of your visa.
  • Make sure to carry a copy of your passport and other travel documents while you are in the country.
  • Issue health insurance and travel Insurance from a certified company.
  • At the Border
  • Get your documents checked and your passport verified.
  • Obtain the entry stamp on your passport.
  • Consult the airport authorities for any kind of assistance required.
  • Check your visa copy for other guidelines and rules to be followed.
  • When you enter Cyprus
  • Ensure not to get involved in any kind of employment. You can, however, do volunteer work.
  • The tourist prohibited areas must be stayed out of.
  • Make sure you don’t overstay and apply for a visa extension in time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can i extend my cyprus tourist visa.

The visa can be extended from a short term to a temporary resident type. But before going ahead with the process, you must first have an appropriate and firm purpose to stay. If there’s a case of humanitarian reasons or if as a visitor you own a property in Cyprus, the visa extension will be approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs themselves. However, if you have any personal reasons to extend the validity, then you must fill out the MVIS3 form and submit it to the Civil Registry and Migration Department. The visa is extended up to 3 months ahead of the existing validity. Therefore, it is important that you apply for the visa extension at least 3 to 4 days prior to the expiration date.

After Expiring My Cyprus Tourist Visa How Long Can I Stay?

When the visa has expired, you are not permitted to stay in the country any longer. If you have humanitarian reasons to stay back in Cyprus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will grant you an extension. However, if you were not able to leave the country post-expiration of your visa, you may have to face charges and could be banned from re-entering as well. If you have to stay, you can extend your visa with reliable causes. 

What is the Medical Test for Cyprus Tourist Visa?

There are no mandatory medical requirements for the application of the tourist visa to Cyprus. It is a test performed by authorized medical centres to make sure that you do not have any contagious diseases. It is also mandatory for visitors from certain countries - Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Somalia, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan. The medical test is compulsory for travellers who have been to these countries as well. Being one of the short term types, you do not have to get a medical test done for this type. However, you are still required to get medical insurance. Alternately, it is highly recommended that you get a medical test done before you travel to any country.

Can I Convert My Cyprus Tourist Visa into Work Visa?

No, you cannot convert one tourist visa to Cyprus into a work permit. You may, however, apply for a work permit once you leave Cyprus upon expiry of your current tourist visa. However, in case you have to perform any kind of work while you are a tourist in Cyprus, you are free to do so as long as you do not violate the regulations for the short term permit.

How Much Bank Balance Required to Get Cyprus Tourist Visa?

The amount that is required in your savings bank account is not specified clearly by the Cyprus High Commission. There may be requirements as per the type of your visa and whether the visa is a long term or a short term visa. You may need to confirm this information once you know what kind of visa you require. The requirements may change based on several factors.

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Entry requirements

This advice reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British citizen’ passport from the UK , for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Cyprus set and enforce entry rules. If you’re not sure how these requirements apply to you, contact the Cyprus High Commission in the UK .

Larnaca and Paphos airport delays

Due to the current situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the airport operator is advising passengers flying out of Larnaca and Paphos airports to arrive at their terminals at least 3 hours before their flight’s scheduled departure time.

COVID-19 rules

There are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for travellers entering Cyprus.

Passport validity requirements

To travel to Cyprus, you must follow the  Schengen area passport requirements . 

To enter Cyprus your passport must: 

  • have a ‘date of issue’ less than 10 years before the date you arrive. Passports issued after 1 October 2018 are now valid for only 10 years, but for passports issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added if you renewed a passport early 
  • have an ‘expiry date’ at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave 

Check with your travel provider that your passport and other travel documents meet requirements. Renew your passport if you need to.  

You will be denied entry if you do not have a valid travel document or try to use a passport that has been reported lost or stolen.

Visa requirements

You can travel without a visa to Cyprus for up to 90 days. This applies if you travel: 

  • as a tourist 
  • to visit family or friends 
  • to attend business meetings, cultural or sports events 
  • for short-term studies or training

To stay longer (to work or study, for business travel or for other reasons), check what you need from the Cyprus High Commission .

There is separate guidance on visas and permits to work in Cyprus .

The Republic of Cyprus authorities will count time in the north of Cyprus towards the 90-day visa-free total. For information about the north of Cyprus, see Regional risks .

Do not overstay your visa. You could be:

  • questioned by immigration at the airport on exit
  • put on a ‘stop list’ and refused entry for up to 5 years

Schengen area

Cyprus is not part of the Schengen area , so:

  • visits to Cyprus do not count towards your 90-day visa-free limit in the Schengen area
  • visits to other EU or Schengen countries do not count towards your 90-day visa-free limit in Cyprus

Check at the border

As a visitor, your passport will be stamped when you enter and exit Cyprus. Border guards will use the passport stamps to check you’re complying with the 90-day visa-free limit for short stays.

If you enter or exit the Schengen area through Cyprus as a visitor, check that your passport is stamped. This will show border guards that you are complying with the 90-day visa-free limit for Cyprus and the separate 90-day visa-free limit for the Schengen area.

If the relevant entry or exit stamp is not in your passport, border guards will presume you have overstayed your visa-free limit. If you show evidence such as transport tickets to prove when you entered or exited Cyprus, border guards should add the entry or exit date and location in your passport.

You may also need to:

  • show a return or onward ticket
  • prove you have enough money for your stay

If you have a Withdrawal Agreement residency document for another country, your passport might still be stamped if you are a visitor to Cyprus.

Residents should carry residency documents issued by the Republic of Cyprus when entering and exiting Cyprus.

If you are a resident, read the Living in Cyprus guide .

Applying for a visa

Find out how to apply for a visa through the Cyprus High Commission .

Travel within Cyprus

You can use any crossing point to move between the north and south of the island. The crossing point at Ledra Palace and Ledra and Lokmaci Street can only be used by pedestrians.

See a list of the crossing points from the Cyprus Ministry of Finance .

Entry into the Republic of Cyprus through the north of Cyprus

If you enter the Republic of Cyprus through the north (such as through Ercan Airport), authorities will consider you to have entered illegally. You could be:

  • fined for illegal entry
  • refused entry to or exit from the Republic of Cyprus
  • prevented from crossing back into the north of Cyprus

Vaccination requirements (other than COVID-19)

At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the vaccinations and certificates you need in TravelHealthPro’s Cyprus guide .

Customs rules

There are strict rules about goods that can be brought into and taken out of Cyprus. You must declare anything that may be prohibited or subject to tax or duty.

Taking food into Cyrpus

You cannot take meat, milk or products containing them into EU countries . There are some exceptions such as powdered baby milk, baby food and special foods or pet feed required for medical reasons.

Customs rules within Cyprus

There are controls on quantities and types of goods that can be bought in the north of Cyprus and taken to the south of the island, including from the bicommunal village of Pyla in the buffer zone. Goods can be confiscated at the checkpoint and you could be fined. The Republic of Cyprus enforces a 40-cigarette per person limit on crossing the Green Line from the north of Cyprus.

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High Commission of Cyprus in the UK

High Commission of Cyprus in the UK

Visa Information

Visa information and application process.

The Cyprus High Commission cooperates with VFS Global across the UK for the collection of visa applications from third country nationals. Applicants are encouraged to submit their visa applications to the designated offices of  VFS Global across the UK .

It is noted that all applications are processed at the Consulate General in London.

In those cases where the Consulate General deems necessary, it has the right to call applicants to visit our premises directly instead or for an additional interview to the one from VFS Global.

All applicants are encouraged to refer to VFS Global for submitting their documents across the UK.

For booking an appointment as well as for further information please  click here .

In case of an emergency, please send us an email to [email protected]

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Schengen Visas   Holders of the following documents do not need a visa, as of 17 June 2014, to travel to Cyprus:  1. Schengen Visa rated for two or multiple entries. 2. Schengen Long Stay Visa. 3. Residence permit issued by a Schengen Country. 4. Romanian, Croatian and Bulgarian Visa, Valid for two or multiple entries. 5. Residence permit issued by Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia. Please note that the aforesaid Decision  does not apply to holders of Turkish and Azeri passports, who need a visa to enter Cyprus . The maximum period of stay is 90 days per six months. Holders of Serbia, Montenegro, Ukraine, Georgia, FYROM and Moldova  biometric passports  do not need a visa to enter Cyprus for a period of up to three months (90 days per six months). It is noted that holders of the old ( non biometric ) passports for the above mentioned countries  will still need to obtain a visa  in order to enter Cyprus. It is further noted that holders of Serbian passports that are issued by the “Coordination Directorate” in English or “Koordinaciona Uprava” in Serbian will also  still have to obtain a visa  in order to enter Cyprus.

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1. List of Countries whose citizens require a visa to travel to Cyprus

Please follow link by clicking here

2. Visa Requirements

  • A passport or travel document (please refer to section A) of your country that is recognised by the Republic of Cyprus.
  • The valid travel document must have been issued within the previous 10 years from the date of entry to the Republic of Cyprus.
  • All passports should be valid for at least three months after departure from the territory of the Republic of Cyprus and contain a blank visa-page.
  • A valid United Kingdom residence permit (or relevant visa).
  • One fully completed and signed application form and one recent photograph per person endorsed on passport. For minors (aged under eighteen years), a certified written consent from both parents and/or legal guardians is required (in person or in a Cyprus Consulate if abroad), along with a copy of each parent’s/guardian’s passport and the child’s original birth certificate which must include the parents details or the necessary court documentation. If the parents reside in the UK they should be present during the application .
  • Medical travel insurance in the minimum amount of 30,000 euros, valid for the duration of the applicant’s stay in Cyprus.
  • Evidence that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover the cost of the intended stay, in the form of a full bank statement to include the applicant’s address.
  • A recent and original letter from your employer, stating commencement date, with last payslip. If you are self-employed a letter is required from your solicitor, accountant or bank manager. If you are a student, please submit a recent and original letter from school, college or university confirming attendance. If you are unemployed, please bring your social benefit booklet. If you are retired please bring your pension book.
  • Travel Itinerary.
  • Confirmed booking for accommodation in the Republic of Cyprus. A proof of ownership if owning a property in the Republic of Cyprus.
  • If staying with friend or relative, the applicant must submit a completed Assumption of Responsibility form. It must be completed by the Cypriot national or resident of Cyprus hosting the applicant, signed before a Certifying Officer of the Republic of Cyprus, and certified accordingly. The Cyprus Consulate reserves the right to request further documentation in support of the Assumption of Responsibility.
  • Please be informed that, as of 01/12/2022, the fee for a visa is the equivalent of €80 in British pounds. This applies to single entry, double, and multiple visas. Please be informed that visa handling fees will be charged on all applications handed in the Consulate General, irrespective of outcome. Visas can be issued free of charge to the spouse and children (-18) of a European Union national.

Proof of the relationship must be submitted with each application:  a. the original marriage or original full birth certificate mentioning the name of the parents, with certified translation in English;  b. and spouse’s/parent’s original passport.

3. Passport Validity for Visitors

  • European Union passport holders – no specific validity period required; passport must simply be valid on the date of return.
  • Non EU passport holders who do not need a visa– require three months validity on the date of return.
  • Non EU passport holders who require a visa– require three months validity on the date of return.
  • Please note that children registered on their parents’ passport may continue to travel to the Republic of Cyprus until they reach the age of sixteen (16).

4. Useful Information

For further information please visit the following link: http://www.vfsglobal.com/Cyprus/UK/news.html   (Tel: 02037938634, Email:  [email protected] )

  • Applications should be submitted at least twelve (12) working days before the date of intended travel.
  • There is no legal right to a visa. The fact that a visa has been granted does not automatically entitle the holder to enter Cyprus, as the prerequisites for entry will be checked again on entry into the territory of the Republic of Cyprus.
  • All documents must be in English, Greek or Turkish. Documents in other languages must be officially translated and certified by the relevant Embassy or if applicable Apostille.
  • Should you wish to keep your original documents please submit a photocopy of each document along with the original.
  • Please note that additional documents may be requested when submitting your application.

Important information concerning travel to the Turkish-occupied area of Cyprus

Ever since the illegal Turkish invasion of July 1974, over 36% of the territory of the Republic of Cyprus remains unlawfully occupied by the Turkish army (for more information click  here ). As a result of this, the Government of the Republic of Cyprus which is the sole legal and internationally recognized government on the island, is not in a position to exercise effective control over the occupied areas of its territory.

If you intend to travel to Cyprus, you should be aware that the so-called “trnC”, the secessionist entity unilaterally declared by the occupation regime, has been condemned and declared illegal and invalid by the International Community through United Nations Security Council Resolutions 541/83 and 550/84.

Currently, and subject to any temporary COVID-related restrictions, it is possible for foreign visitors who visit the government-controlled area of the Republic of Cyprus, to cross to the occupied areas.

You should be aware, however, that staying in properties owned by Greek Cypriot refugees who have been forced by the occupation army to flee, including hotels in the occupied area which are being illegally exploited, would put you at risk of possible legal action on the part of the owners.

Travelers entering the Republic of Cyprus via any illegally operating airport or port in the occupied area that has been declared closed in accordance with International Law, will be in breach of national legislation of the Republic of Cyprus. You are therefore urged to travel via the legal points of entry to the Republic of Cyprus, so as to avoid the risk of facing the consequences of the law.

The legal points of entry to the Republic of Cyprus are the intenational airports of Larnaca and Paphos and the ports of Larnaca, Limassol, Latsi and Paphos, which are situated in the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus. Entry to the territory of the Republic of Cyprus via any other port or airport in the area of Cyprus in which the Government of the Republic does not exercise effective control (Turkish occupied area) is illegal.

5. Travel Information

A passport is required, except for holders of:

  • Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations.
  • Travel Document issued to stateless persons and recognised refugees in accordance with the Geneva Convention of 1951.
  • Citizens of the European Union countries, as well as of Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway may enter Cyprus with their national identity card provided it contains a photograph.

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How to Apply For Cyprus Tourist Visa for Filipinos

Want to visit the “Jewel of the Mediterranean?” Here’s a guide for Filipinos on applying for a Cyprus Tourist Visa with your Philippine Passport.

Getting a Cyprus Tourist Visa with your Philippine Passport

Known as the birthplace of Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty, Cyprus is a European island country located in the Middle East. Not only is it filled with striking views but also of history and culture. Not only will you enjoy the sea and sun in this Mediterranean Island, but it even snows! You will surely enjoy your time in this fantastic country!

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The Schengen Area does not include Cyprus, so you will either need a Valid Multiple Entry Schengen Visa or a Cyprus Tourist Visa. A Cyprus Tourist Visa for Filipinos can be applied in Manila. If you want to find out how then read our guide!

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Cyprus Fun Facts

  • About 10,000 BC, Humans settled in Cyprus, and there are sites discovered by archaeologist
  • Cyprus was actually a British Empire and proclaimed its independence in 1960
  • Northern Cyprus is an independent state in the country and is under the Turkish Republic; it’s recognized by Turkey but not internationally
  • There are 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cyprus, all of them are cultural
  • The flag of Cyprus is one of the hardest to make; you’ll need to draw the map of the country in it

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Cyprus Representation in the Philippines

Consulate of Cyprus in Manila Crispina Building, LG-03, Lower Ground Suite 1589 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City 1104 Metro Manila, Philippines +02 8925-1467 (working) [email protected]

Schedule : 09:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Monday – Friday) and 1:30 – 5:00 PM (Monday – Friday)

Exempted from Getting a Cyprus Tourist Visa for Filipinos

Those with the Valid Double or Multiple C or D Visas of the following Countries (stay is valid for 90 days within 180 days):

Main Requirements for a Cyprus Tourist Visa for Philippine Passport Holders

1. Valid Passport – valid for at least 3 months after your departure in Cyprus

Philippine Passport

2. Proof of Residency – passport (Philippine Passport if you are living in the Philippines), Residence Permit, if you are an alien residing in the Philippines, and/or visa

3. Visa Application Form – Fill up the form and don’t forget your signature

4. Passport-Sized Photo – You will need to paste this on your application form

5. Invitation Letter (if applicable) – from host-company or firm in Cyprus. You will use the Assumption of Responsibility Form , which should be notarized.

6. Flight Round trip Bookings – you are not advised to buy a ticket before your visa is granted. You can book a flight from us for only €29, through our rent-a-flight service

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7. Proof of Accommodation – hotel or accommodation reservation for your trip to Cyprus

Supporting Requirements for your application

Here are other requirements that may be asked by the Consulate:

1. Proof of Employment – through Income Tax Returns, Certificate of Employment, Registration of Company, No Objection Letter

2. Proof of Means to Travel – Bank Statement for the last 3 months

3. If Minor Applicant – Letter signed by both parents for child’s application, proof of relationship of representative, Passport, birth certificate, death certificate, or court decision of custody

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Steps in Getting a Cyprus Tourist Visa with your Philippine Passport

STEP 1 : Gather all the requirements you will need for your tourist application.

STEP 2 : Contact the Consulate through their phone at +02 8925-1467 or [email protected] as you may need to schedule an appointment. They are more responsive to the phone, though.

STEP 3 : Go to the Consulate to pass your requirements and pay the fee.

STEP 4 : Wait for the Consulate to contact you once there has been a decision. You can claim your Passport with your visa.

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Cyprus Tourist Visa Fee for Filipinos

Single Entry – PHP 2,000 Multiple-Entry – PHP 4,500

Frequently Asked Questions for Cyprus Tourist Visa for Philippine Passport Holders

1. How many days are the single-entry? The multiple-entry?

Single entry is good for a maximum of 90 days, while the multiple-entry is good for 5 years. However, the days or years will be under the discretion of the Consulate.

2. How long is the processing?

As per my call with the Consulate, it will take 15 working days.

3. How many days before my trip, should I process my application?

You can process it 4 weeks before your trip to Cyprus.

4. Is it required to go to the embassy?

Yes, you may need to go there.

5. Do I need to buy a plane ticket before my application?

You don’t need to buy it; however, a reservation is necessary for your application. We have a rent-a-flight service available for only PHP 1,500.

6. Is travel insurance required?

It’s not required; however, it’s highly recommended. You can submit it during your application, too. If you don’t have one, you can get one from SafetyWing .

Where to travel this year during Covid pandemic

Cyprus is a beautiful island nation that not only can you relax but also appreciate history and culture. I hope our guide in getting a Cyprus Tourist Visa for Philippine Passport Holders will help you with your application. If you want to go to Romania, Croatia, or Bulgaria, and a few more EU Countries, then apply for a multiple. Good luck!

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Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I’m aiming to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, photography, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my  Instagram .​​

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Unfortunately, I have called Cyprus Consulate Manila multiple times this month AND last month and the same person who picks up the phone says that they have stopped accepting tourist visa applications. Odd thing is she has inconsistencies with her answer. When i called last week 09.22, she said the last one was yesterday (09. 21). When I called today 09.30, she said the same exact thing “last one was yesterday, which is 09.29?”. Fishy indeed.And when I asked her why they have stopped, she just says “ganon lang eh. Wala pang advice (it is what is. No advice yet). And asked me to call back NEXT MONTH. I’m sure she is just doing her job but atleast they could have some transparency when we can schedule the interview.

I hope i can get a tourist visa from Philippines to Cyprus. I have been travel few countries like Morocco, Malaysia, Thailand, UAE, Oman and Qatar and i plan to go to Cyprus for tourist. I wish i go to Cyprus for tourist visa and see the beautiful place of Cyprus

Hi, I know some countries require an amount of money to travel. When it comes to cyprus, do they require anything for them to at least know you are capable on travelling? If yes, any digit youmay advise?

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Visa Information

Select the visa type that is right for you to see important information on visa fees, documents required, forms, photo specifications and processing times.

Short Stay Visa

All applications have to be made in person by the applicant.

All applicants must fully comply with relevant documentation required for respective visa categories. Incomplete applications may not be accepted.

This type of visa permits visitors to stay maximum 90 days per 6 months or whatever specified on the visitors’ visa. Below are the categories of short stay visa you can apply with:

Important information:

Please be advised that post visa refusal, applicants cannot lodge an application for visa up to 6 months from the date of refusal.

Applicants can only file for an appeal with VFS along with an appeal letter. This process may take 2- 3 weeks. If approved, the Embassy will guide on the process to be followed for such applications.

For more information on the appeal process, please contact us on 971 42055660 or write to [email protected] .

Documents Required

Photo specifications, processing time, download forms.

Applicants, who intend to travel purely for tourist purposes, i.e. visiting for leisure, recreation or sightseeing, need to apply as Tourist.

Every applicant has to submit his/her Cyprus visa application in person and by appointment only on their appointment date, which needs to be booked online by the applicant. See Book an Appointment

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Staying in hotels that belong to displaced Greek-Cypriots in the occupied by Turkey areas of Cyprus. For more details please click here

SYRIAN AND TURKISH Nationals must apply for Cyprus Visa directly at the Cyprus Embassy in Abu Dhabi . VFS Global cannot accept applications for Syrian and Turkish Nationals.

Syria and Turkey nationals are advised to contact the Embassy directly at +97126654480 to book an appointment for submitting their application at the premises of the Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Cyprus Embassy

UAE nationals are not required to apply visa to travel to Cyprus.

Holders of VALID MULTIPLE ENTRY Schengen visa are not required to apply for a visa to travel to Cyprus.

Every applicant can submit his/her Cyprus visa application within 80 Days of date of return from Cyprus. Please book your appointment according to the given condition only.

VFS Service Charges

Customers applying at VFS Global Abu Dhabi shall be levied a service charge of AED 105.00 (inclusive of VAT) per application.

Customers applying at VFS Global Dubai shall be levied a service charge of AED 155.00 (inclusive of VAT) per application.

Applicable visa fee, in United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) is as per the current exchange rate and may be subject to change without notice.

VFS service fee (inclusive of VAT) is charged per visa application, in addition to the applicable visa fee.

All fees can be paid by cash or card.

All fees are non-refundable.

  • Travel insurance is mandatory for all Schengen countries. If you have not purchased, please click here

The list of documents below is not an exhaustive list of documents and the applicant can always be asked to provide additional information/documents, if desired by the Mission.

Both the standard and the supporting documentation have to be recent, i.e. not older than 1 month , and need to be provided for every visa application.

Before gathering the required documents mentioned below, applicants are advised to read the requirements under Overview in order to ensure they are entitled to apply for the chosen visa category.

Click here to download the checklist

Please note:

Applicant can apply for multiple entry Cyprus visa only if they have travelled to Cyprus 3 times within the last 5 years.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Customers under employment must provide NOC or Salary Certificate that is originally signed by authorized signatory and originally stamped. Copies/ Printouts/Scanned copies of Original and electronic copies are not accepted.

Customers who are Partners or Investors in UAE also must provide NOC/ Salary Certificate along with their company Trade License.

Customers on Self-Sponsor Visa must provide an original letter with their original signatures highlighting visa status, travel dates/details, financial independence/ source of income. Trade License of any company owned fully or in partnership must be provided.

Insurance is required for Cyprus effective 28.03.2023.

Cyprus is only part of EU and not Schengen States.

Photo Specification

The photographs must be:

  • no more than 6-months old
  • 35–40 mm in width
  • close of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70–80% of the photograph.
  • in sharp focus and clear
  • of high quality with no ink marks or crease

The photographs must:

  • show you looking directly at the camera.
  • show your skin tones naturally.
  • have appropriate brightness and contrast.
  • be printed on high quality paper, and at high resolution.
  • Photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.
  • be colour neutral.
  • show your eyes open and clearly visible—no hair across your eyes.
  • show you facing square on to the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted and showing both edges of your face clearly.
  • be taken with a plain, white-coloured background.
  • the photograph must show your eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses, and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames— wear lighter framed glasses if you have them)
  • make sure that the frames do not cover any part of your eyes.

Head coverings:

  • are not permitted except for religious reasons, but your facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of your face must be clearly shown.

Your photographs must:

  • show you alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible), looking at the camera with a neutral expression and your mouth closed

The processing time of a visa application is approximately 15 working days, so applicants are advised to leave enough time - between the appointment date and travel date - for the Mission to process their visa application; no guarantees can be given on the visa application’s return date as delays may occur.

In order to avoid any delays in the visa application process, it is paramount that the visa application is complete and its documents submitted are as per the Mission’s requirements.

Applicants also need to be aware that, especially during busy season around Eid, Summer holidays (July and August) and Christmas, the appointments are being booked very quickly as the Mission only processes a fixed amount of visa applications on a daily basis.

Furthermore applicants need to consider that VFS/Mission’s closures and holidays may extend the visa application processing time.

Therefore VFS recommends all applicants:

  • To book their appointment as soon as they know they’ll be travelling
  • To ensure that their visa application’s documentation meets the Mission’s requirements
  • To leave enough processing time for the Mission

Please be advised that due to the above mentioned minimum processing time, we are not able to guarantee the return of passports by specific dates for travel.

This visa is for people wishes to travel to Cyprus for Business/Conference purpose or the same.

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    The Republic of Cyprus authorities will count time in the north of Cyprus towards the 90-day visa-free total. For information about the north of Cyprus, see Regional risks . Do not overstay your visa.

  18. Visa Information

    Holders of the following documents do not need a visa, as of 17 June 2014, to travel to Cyprus: 1. Schengen Visa rated for two or multiple entries. 2. Schengen Long Stay Visa. 3. Residence permit issued by a Schengen Country. 4. Romanian, Croatian and Bulgarian Visa, Valid for two or multiple entries. 5.

  19. Visa Information

    Visa Information. Select the visa type that is right for you to see important information on visa fees, documents required, forms, photo specifications and processing times. This category of visa caters to people wishing to visit Cyprus for conference and seminars purposes. Applicants will have to provide evidence that he/she falls under this ...

  20. Do I Need a Visa for Cyprus?

    Yes, all non-EU/EFTA nationals have to get a long-stay visa for Cyprus if they intend to stay for longer than 90 days. Visa exemptions for non-EU/EFTA nationals only apply for short stays (less than 90 days). In addition to a long-stay visa, foreign nationals who wish to live in Cyprus long-term also have to get a Cypriot Residence Permit.

  21. How to Apply For Cyprus Tourist Visa for Filipinos

    Steps in Getting a Cyprus Tourist Visa with your Philippine Passport. STEP 1: Gather all the requirements you will need for your tourist application. STEP 2: Contact the Consulate through their phone at +02 8925-1467 or [email protected] as you may need to schedule an appointment.

  22. Visa Information

    The acceptance of a Cyprus visa application and supporting documents by VFS does not guarantee the issuance of a Cyprus National visa. ... Minors are applicants who haven't reached the age of 18 years when submitting a visa application (Tourist, Visitor Family/Friends, EEA/EU and Swiss national family member or Airport Transit). ...

  23. Visa Information

    VISA TYPES. Select the visa type that is right for you to see important information on visa fees, documents required, forms, photo specifications and processing times. CATEGORY. Single Entry/ MULTIPLE ENTRY. Cyprus Visa. AED 330. Visa Fee for Children 6 -12 years. AED 160. Visa Fee for Children below 6 years.