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.

Australian visitors should make sure their passports are valid for at least six months after their intended return date to Australia. The administration of Northern Cyprus also advises that passports are valid for six months after returning from Cyprus.

Passport note

Foreign nationals who have entered Cyprus from the north, via Ercan airport, are deemed to have entered the country through an illegal port of entry. Therefore, travellers are advised 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 cause problems for foreign nationals, including potential deportation, detainment and other penalties.

Visas

A visa for Cyprus is not required by nationals from the EU, United States, Canada, Australia or Britain for stays in Cyprus of up to 90 days. EU nationals planning to stay beyond 90 days must obtain a registration certificate.

Currently, there are 89 countries whose citizens do not require a visa for Cyprus on the condition that they do not stay longer than 90 days and the purpose of their visit is leisure-based/tourist related.

For a full list of foreign nationals included in this scheme, consulting the Cypriot Ministry of Foreign Affairs or contacting the embassy is advised.

Visa note

Nationals not referred to in the above-mentioned 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 for Cyprus are usually valid for 90 days within a 180-day period. Certain nationals can apply for a three-year multiple-entry visa.

Transit

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

Sufficient funds

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.

There are a number of breeds that are not allowed into the Republic of Cyprus, regardless of their birthplace or country of origin. Pitbull Terriers, Tosa Inus, Argentinian Mastiffs and Brazilian Mastiffs are all banned. For a full list, contact the Cypriot consulate or embassy.

Embassies and tourist offices

High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7321 4100. Website: https://cyprusinuk.com/ 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: www.gov.uk/world/cyprus Opening times: Tues and Thurs 0930-1300 (consular services); Mon-Fri 0800-1600 (phone enquiries).

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.