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    General Information - Entry Regulations
    · PRIVACY NOTICE

    Visa Information for residents of Turkey and holders of Turkish and Azeri Citizens Passports

    Holders of Turkish/Azeri passports (regular, service, official, diplomatic) need a visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus. An entry visa to Cyprus may only be obtained by the applicant in person at the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Athens (not at the airport).

    In order to obtain the necessary visa, the applicant must visit the Embassy of Cyprus, Xenofontos street No. 2A, 105 57, Athens (near Syntagma Square), Greece (tel.: +30 210 3734800 and fax +30 210-3734903), where he/she will undergo an interview with a Consular Officer. The Embassy is located in downtown Athens, which is about 50 minutes drive from the airport, depending of course on the traffic, or 40 minutes by metro (Airport - Syntagma)

    Please note that for holders of Turkish passports a visa pre-approval procedure is needed, as follows:

    Send a visa application form fully completed and signed along with the necessary via fax (+30210 3734903) or e-mail athensconsulate@mfa.gov.cy at least 10 working days prior to the applicant’s visit to Cyprus (original documents must be later presented to the Embassy’s Consular Officer):

    To this extend the visa application should be accompanied by the following documents and the visa fee:

    1. Copy of applicant’s valid passport (first six pages).

    2. A letter from the applicant’s employer [i.e. company, university, organisation or sports club] (in Turkey).

    3. An invitation letter (from business or other contacts in Cyprus, seminar/conference, sporting event/ meetings, friends or family etc).

    And an

    4. “Assumption of Responsibility for Hosting” signed and certified by a certifying officer in Cyprus

    5. Runway airplane tickets to/from Cyprus

    6. Prepaid Hotel reservation or other accommodation details.

    7. Travel insurance (covering 30.000 euros expenses)

    If the applicant is to be hosted by a resident of Cyprus, then the host will have to send a signed and certified (by a certified officer) “Assumption of Responsibility for Hosting” along with a copy of the hosts’ ID or passport, copy of his/her Resident Permit in Cyprus (if he/she is not a Cypriot citizen). Furthermore, an employment letter by the host person.

    It should be noted that the Embassy reserves the right to request the submission of a Bank Guarantee and/or a bank statement by the host person in Cyprus.

    8. Bank statement of the applicant.

    9. One passport size photo attached on the Visa Application Form.

    Visa Information Third Country Nationals

    Holders of third country passports need a visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus if they are not holders of valid double or multiple entry Schengen visa or a valid Residence Permit of any European country.
    An entry visa to Cyprus may only be obtained by the applicant in person at the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Athens (not at the airport).
    In order to obtain the necessary visa, the applicant must visit the Embassy of Cyprus, Xenofontos street No. 2A, 105 57, Athens (near Syntagma Square), Greece (tel. +30210-3734800 and fax +30210-3734903), where he/she will undergo an interview with a Consular Officer.
    Please note that if a Schengen visa is needed for your entry to Greece, you need to address at the Greek relevant authorities for its issuance. In case you issue a valid double or multiple entry Schengen visa then a Cyprus visa will not be needed.

    Visa application procedure

    Send a visa application form fully completed and signed along with the necessary documents via e-mail athensconsulate@mfa.gov.cy at least 10 working days prior to the visit to Cyprus (original documents must be later presented to the Embassy’s Consular Officer):

    To this extend the visa application should be accompanied by the following documents and the visa fee:

    1. Copy of applicant’s valid passport (first six pages).

    2. A letter from the applicant’s employer [i.e. company, university, organisation or sports club] (in Turkey).

    3. An invitation letter (from business or other contacts in Cyprus, seminar/conference, sporting event/ meetings, friends or family etc).
        And an
    4. “Assumption of Responsibility for Hosting” signed and certified by a certifying officer in Cyprus
      5. Runway airplane tickets to/from Cyprus

      6. Prepaid Hotel reservation or other accommodation details.
        7. Travel insurance (covering 30.000 euros expenses)
            If the applicant is to be hosted by a resident of Cyprus, then the host will have to send a signed and certified (by a certified officer) “Assumption of Responsibility for Hosting” along with a copy of the hosts’ ID or passport, copy of his/her Resident Permit in Cyprus (if he/she is not a Cypriot citizen). Furthermore, an employment letter by the host person.
          It should be noted that the Embassy reserves the right to request the submission of a Bank Guarantee and/or a bank statement by the host person in Cyprus.
            8. Bank statement of the applicant.

            9. One passport size photo attached on the Visa Application Form.

            NON-REFUNDABLE VISA FEE REGULATIONS:
            1. It should be noted that all visa fees should be paid simultaneously with the submission of the visa application and all accompanying documents, at least 15 days before the trip to Cyprus.


            2. Important: No visa application assesment will be processed, in case the relevant fees are not duly submitted. The submission of visa fees, which are non-refundable, cannot guarantee that the assesment will be possitive, nor that the visa will be eventually granted.

            NON-REFUNDABLE VISA FEE REGULATIONS:

            1. It should be noted that all visa fees should be paid simultaneously with the submission of the visa application and all accompanying documents, at least 15 days before the trip to Cyprus.

            2. Important: No visa application assesment will be processed, in case the relevant fees are not duly submitted. The submission of visa fees, which are non-refundable, cannot guarantee that the assesment will be possitive, nor that the visa will be eventually granted.

            3. All visa fees should be submitted to the following bank account:

            PIRAEUS BANK IBAN GR9001715510006551101786984

            BENEFICIARY Accountant General of the Republic of Cyprus

            BANK ACCOUNT NO 6551101786984

            SWIFT - BIC PIRBGRAA

            4. An electronic receipt / screenshot should be emailed back to the Consulate, along with a reference to the applicant's name.

            VISA FEES

            Types of Visa

            Airport Transit Visa (category A) 80 (euro) (euro)

            Short-stay Tourist / Business Visa (1-90 days) (Category C) 80

            Children between 6-12 years 40 (euro)

            Children under 6 years 0 (euro)

            Visa issued at the border (Category C) 80 (euro)

            Nationals of: Albania⃰, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Georgia⃰, Moldova*, Montenegro*, North Macedonia ⃰, Serbia⃰, Ukraine ⃰ 35 (euro)

            * Visa fee applicable only for holders of non biometric passports. Biometric passport holders do not need a visa.

            Please take into consideration that:

            • Passports must be valid at least six months before the intended travel to Cyprus.

            Important Note:

            The Government of the Republic of Cyprus is the only internationally recognised Government on the island of Cyprus. In this regard, travellers entering the Republic of Cyprus via the illegal/closed airports and ports in the turkish occupied northern part of Cyprus are in breach of the national law of the Republic of Cyprus. Therefore, travellers holding a valid Cypriot visa are urged to travel via the recognised ports of entry which are situated in the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus (i.e. Larnaca International Airport, Paphos International Airport).


          Please note that:

          · All the requiring documents need to be scanned and sent to us via e-mail at least 20 days prior to the arranged trip to Cyprus.
          · If you choose to apply less than 20 days before your flight to Cyprus, the Embassy holds no responsibility for not being approved.
          · Please make sure to scan and send the documents via email in less than 4MB.
          · Minors always need a legal consent from both parents in order to apply for a Cyprus visa.
          · As soon as you are pre-approved by the Embassy, you will be informed to travel to Athens for the visa issuance.
          · The visa issuance procedure at the Embassy takes approximately 3 hours. We advise all applicants that they should arrive in the morning (always in accordance with our working hours) to issue the visa and travel to Cyprus with an evening flight
          · In case of marriage with a European citizen, the visa application must include a marriage certificate (in Greek or English) and a copy of the ID or Passport of the spouse.
          · Please arrange that we receive all the requiring documents as soon as possible, so we can proceed with the visa applications.
          · The applicant is responsible to call or email us 10 days after the submission of the documents to find out the status of his/her application.
          Important Note:

          The Government of the Republic of Cyprus is the only internationally recognised Government on the island of Cyprus. In this regard, travellers entering the Republic of Cyprus via the illegal / closed airports and ports in the turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus are in breach of the national law of the Republic of Cyprus. Therefore, travellers holding a valid Cypriot visa are urged to travel via the recognised ports of entry which are situated in the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus (i.e. Larnaca International Airport, Paphos International Airport), so as to avoid the risk of facing the consequences of the law.

          While following our process of visa issuance, please make sure you click on the links below and you acknowledge their content:

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            FORM FOR ASSUMPTION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR HOSTING FORM FOR ASSUMPTION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR HOSTING
            APPLICATION FOR VISA APPLICATION FOR VISA


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