All Cypriot citizens are eligible for a Cyprus Passport.
What is the Biometric Passport?
Biometric passports are electronic documents which store the biometric data of its holder, as indicated by the name.
Biometric passports are being issued by the Republic of Cyprus since 13/12/2010 under Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 of 13 December 2004 on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by Member States and under international standards as set by the ICAO (international Civil Aviation Organization).
The biometric passports carry a microchip which biometric data of its holder are stored, such as fingerprints, biometric photograph and digital signature.
The use of biometrics, which are unique, measurable, physical characteristics of each individual, certifying both the identity of the passport holder and also help tackle the growing incident of use of fraudulent travel documents.
(a) Application (Form M.9G/T)
(b) Marriage Certificate (for married women)
(c) Civil Identity Card
(d) Old Passport
Persons who submit an application to be issued with a Cyprus Passport or a Travel Document for the first time should produce the following documents:
(a) Birth Certificate (original)
(b) Cypriot Citizenship Certificate (if the applicant has acquired the Cypriot Citizenship by registration or naturalization.
The validity of the biometric passports is 10 years for adults and ten years for minors.
Loss of passport
Along with the request for replacement shall additionally submit the following:
(a) confirmation of the police or consular authority that filed a statement of the claimant for lost passport
(b) an affidavit for the circumstances of loss of passport.
In the occasion of first, second, third, and so on, loss/wear/theft charges would be twice the previous issue.
Issue of Passport to minors
Issue passports to minors, provided that
(A) A written consent of both parents, or
(B) A written consent of either parent who has custody of the child, following a decision of the competent Court or
(C) one of the two parents' consent if the other is absent abroad permanently or are in an unknown address, or
(D) with the consent of the mother when the child is a child born out of wedlock and of unknown father.
Estimated time needed: Anything between one month and two months (from submittal of the application until the passport is delivered).