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Visa to Cyprus


Applications / Forms
In order to download the relevant forms please use the links at the end of the page.


The Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Qatar is responsible for accepting applications for visas to Cyprus.

The Consular Section issues approximately 2000 visas to Cyprus each year and accepts applications from Qatar Residents ONLY. The visa applications are processed with maximum 5 working days upon receiving the application form and all the necessary documents.

Opening hours of consular section - Recieving the applications - from 09:00-12:00


Visa Application Procedure and Documents Required
1. Applications must be submitted in person. However, for those who reside more than 200 miles (300 kms) from the Consulate, the applications may be submitted by recorded delivery enclosing a registered self-addressed special delivery envelope for the safe return of the passport the and documents.
2. One completed application form signed by the applicant (or the legal guardian in the case of minors) with 2 passport sized photographs attached. - in case of a minor : the appearance of both parents ( Gaurdians )at the embassy is requested. - in case of a minor travelling alone to Cyprus, the appearance of both parents ( Gaurdians ) with a letter addressed to the Cyprus Embassy signed from both parents.
3. A full national passport valid for at least six months longer than the validity of the visa being applied for. Visitors wishing to obtain a visa are advised to be in possession of a passport valid at least for 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.
4. The residence visa for the return country must be valid for at least three months beyond the period of intended stay.
5. Provisional Bookings or Itinerary of travel arrangements (Round trip ticket with fixed dates) is a must. Ticket should not be purchased before the visa is issued.
6. Prior Hotel Reservation showing the duration of stay at the hotel.
7. If visiting for business, an official letter of invitation from a Cypriot company must be presented.
8. If visiting friends or family, a letter of invitation from them with their full address, phone number and occupation in Cyprus (along with a certified Assumption of Responsibility form, duly completed and signed by the host) must be presented.
9. Solid evidence that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of the intended stay in Cyprus, e.g. a bank statement for the past three months (credit cards can be accepted only in addition to bank statements and only with recent statement confirming credit limit. Please note that cash is not an acceptable proof). bank statements in EURO,US DOLLAR AND QATARI RIYAL ONLY are accepted.
10. A recent (less than one month old) official letter from the employer addressed to the Cyprus Consulate with proof of the applicants wages / salary. If self-employed, a letter from the solicitor, the accountant or the bank manager of the applicant. If a student in the country of the Consulate, an original letter from the school or University addressed to the Cyprus Consulate confirming the status / attendance and the duration of the course.
11. The Consulate may also ask for a copy of a Bank Guarantee Letter from the host, throughout a visitor’s stay in Cyprus, so as to cover the possible cost of repatriation. Bank Guarantee Letters are issued for the amount of:

  • €854,30 for visitors from Sri Lanka, the Philippines, China, and other Asian countries
  • €512,60 for visitors from the CIS, and other Eastern Europe countries.
  • €341,72 for visitors from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and other Middle East countries.



Entry Regulations for Cyprus


The current section includes information on the following:
· Admission and transit restrictions
· Categories of visas
· TABLE I: List of Third Countries, whose citizens are required to have a visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus
· TABLE II: List of Third Countries whose nationals do NOT require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days, provided they are bona fide visitors
· Where Visas are being issued
· Visa Fees
· Visa Application Procedure and Documents Required
· Applications / Forms



Admission and transit restrictions:

Entry regulations apply only to the areas controlled by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.

Passport: Required, except for holders of:
· Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations.
· Document issued to stateless persons and recognised refugees.
· Further to the above, citizens of the European Union countries, as well as of Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway may enter Cyprus with their national identity card provided there is a photograph.

The Government of the Republic of Cyprus refuses admission to:

1. Holders of “passports” issued illegally by the secessionist entity, the so-called “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" (TRNC) ·
Note:
· The Government of the Republic of Cyprus is the only recognised Government on the island - member of the EU since 1.5.2004, as well as member of the UN and other International Organisations. As a result of the Turkish military presence and occupation, the Government of the Republic of Cyprus is not in a position to exercise control over the occupied areas of the Republic. The so-called "TRNC" has been condemned and declared as both illegal and invalid by the whole of the International Community through Security Council Resolutions 541/83 and 550/84. With the sole exception of Turkey, no state in the world or International Organisation recognises the secessionist entity.
· Presently, it is possible for foreign tourists who visit the government-controlled area of the Republic of Cyprus, to cross to the occupied areas.
· Staying in Greek Cypriot owned hotels in the occupied areas, which are being illegally exploited, would put you at great risk of possible legal action on the part of the owners.
· Travellers entering the Republic of Cyprus via the illegal / closed airports and ports (i.e. all the airports and ports in the occupied areas), may still face the consequences of the Laws of the Republic. Therefore, you are urged to travel via the recognised ports of entry, so as to avoid any possible problems (provided that a visa has been granted to you). The legal ports of entry into the Republic of Cyprus are the 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. Any entry into 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”.

2. For those intending to be employed in Cyprus, the issue of an employment permit by the Civil Archive and Migration Office is required and no visa is required in order to travel to Cyprus.

Categories of visas

1. Short-stay or travel visas: multiple-entry visas:

This visa entitles aliens who seek to enter the territory of the Republic of Cyprus, for reasons other than immigration, to pay a continuous visit or several visits, the duration of which does not exceed three months in any half-year from the date of first entry. As a general rule, this visa may be issued for one or several entries.

In the case of aliens who need to travel frequently to Cyprus, for example on business, short-stay visas may be issued for several visits, provided that the total length of these visits does not exceed three months in any half-year. This multiple entry visa may be valid for one year, and in exceptional cases, for more than a year but for no more than five years for certain categories of persons.

2. Airport Transit Visa (ATV)

This visa entitles aliens who are required to have such a visa to pass through the international transit area of Cypriot airports without actually entering the national territory of Cyprus, during a stop-over or transfer between two stages of an international flight. The requirement to have this visa is an exception to the general right to transit without a visa through Cyprus.

Nationals from the countries listed in the Table below and persons who are not necessarily nationals of those countries, but who possess travel documents issued by their authorities are required to possess this type of visa.
List of Third Countries whose nationals are subject to the airport transit visa (ATV) requirement, where holders of travel documents issued by these Third Countries are also subject to this visa requirement (Note: Flight crew who are nationals of a Contracting Party to the Chicago Convention shall be exempt from the ATV requirement).
1. AFGHANISTAN
2. BANGLADESH
3. CONGO (Democratic Republic of)
4. ERITREA
5. ETHIOPIA
6. GHANA
7. IRAN (Note: Holders of Diplomatic and Service passports shall be exempt from the ATV requirement)
8. IRAQ
9. NIGERIA
10. PAKISTAN
11. SOMALIA
12. SRI LANKA
13. TURKEY



3. Transit visas

This visa entitles aliens who are travelling from a Third State to another Third State, to pass through the territory of the Republic of Cyprus. This visa may be issued for one, or exceptionally several transits, provided that the duration in each case does not exceed five days and provided that the entry of the alien into the territory of the destination Third State is guaranteed and that the route taken normally requires transit through Cyprus.


4. Group Visas

This is a transit visa or a visa limited to a maximum of thirty days, which may be affixed to a group passport - except where national legislation provides otherwise - issued to a group of aliens formed prior to the decision to travel, provided that the members of the group enter the territory, stay there and leave it as a group.
Group visas may be issued to groups of between 5 and 50 people. The person in charge of the group shall possess an individual passport and, where necessary, an individual visa.


5. Long-stay visas

Visas for visits exceeding three months for the following categories:
a. Employment
b. Study
c. Business






TABLE I: List of Third Countries, whose citizens are required to have a visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus:

I. STATES

  1. AFGHANISTAN
  2. ALBANIA
  3. ALGERIA
  4. ANGOLA
  5. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
  6. ARMENIA
  7. AUSTRALIA
  8. AZERBAIJAN
  9. BAHAMAS
  10. BAHRAIN
  11. BANGLADESH
  12. BARBADOS
  13. BELARUS
  14. BELIZE
  15. BENIN
  16. BHUTAN
  17. BOLIVIA
  18. BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
  19. BOTSWANA
  20. BURKINA FASO
  21. BURMA/MYANMAR
  22. BURUNDI
  23. CAMBODIA
  24. CAMEROON
  25. CAPE VERDE
  26. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
  27. CHAD
  28. CHINA
  29. COLOMBIA
  30. COMOROS
  31. CONGO
  32. CUBA
  33. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
  34. DJIBOUTI
  35. DOMINICA
  36. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  37. EAST TIMOR
  38. ECUADOR
  39. EGYPT
  40. EQUATORIAL GUINEA
  41. ERITREA
  42. ETHIOPIA
  43. FIJI
  44. FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
  45. GABON
  46. GAMBIA
  47. GEORGIA
  48. GHANA
  49. GRENADA
  50. GUINEA
  51. GUINEA-BISSAU
  52. GUYANA
  53. HAITI
  54. INDIA
  55. INDONESIA
  56. IRAN
  57. IRAQ
  58. IVORY COAST
  59. JAMAICA
  60. JORDAN
  61. KAZAKHSTAN
  62. KENYA
  63. KIRIBATI
  64. KUWAIT
  65. KYRGYZSTAN
  66. LAOS
  67. LEBANON
  68. LESOTHO
  69. LIBERIA
  70. LIBYA
  71. MADAGASCAR
  72. MALAWI
  73. MALDIVES
  74. MALI
  75. MARSHALL ISLANDS
  76. MAURITANIA
  77. MAURITIUS
  78. MICRONESIA
  79. MOLDOVA
  80. MONTENEGRO
  81. MONGOLIA
  82. MOROCCO
  83. MOZAMBIQUE
  84. NAMIBIA
  85. NAURU
  86. NEPAL
  87. NIGER
  88. NIGERIA
  89. NORTH KOREA
  90. NORTHERN MARIANAS (ISLANDS)
  91. OMAN
  92. PAKISTAN
  93. PALAU
  94. PAPUA NEW GUINEA
  95. PERU
  96. PHILIPPINES
  97. QATAR
  98. RUSSIA
  99. RWANDA
  100. SAMOA
  101. SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
  102. SAUDI ARABIA
  103. SENEGAL
  104. SERBIA
  105. SEYCHELLES
  106. SIERRA LEONE
  107. SOLOMON ISLANDS
  108. SOMALIA
  109. SOUTH AFRICA
  110. SRI LANKA
  111. ST KITTS AND NEVIS
  112. ST LUCIA
  113. ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
  114. SUDAN
  115. SURINAME
  116. SWAZILAND
  117. SYRIA
  118. TAJIKISTAN
  119. TANZANIA
  120. THAILAND
  121. TOGO
  122. TONGA
  123. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
  124. TUNISIA
  125. TURKEY
  126. TURKMENISTAN
  127. TUVALU
  128. UGANDA
  129. UKRAINE
  130. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
  131. UZBEKISTAN
  132. VANUATU
  133. VIETNAM
  134. YEMEN
  135. ZAMBIA
  136. ZIMBABWE

    II. ENTITIES AND TERRITORIAL AUTHORITIES
  137. TAIWAN
  138. PALESTINIAN AUTHORITIES


    III. Additional categories of persons who require visa

- Holders of British passports with nationality “British Overseas Citizens”



TABLE II: List of Third Countries whose nationals do NOT require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days, provided they are bona fide visitors

I. STATES
  1. ANDORRA
  2. ARGENTINA
  3. AUSTRIA
  4. BELGIUM
  5. BRAZIL
  6. BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
  7. BULGARIA
  8. CANADA
  9. CZECH REPUBLIC
  10. CHILE
  11. COSTA RICA
  12. CROATIA
  13. DENMARK
  14. EL SALVADOR
  15. ESTONIA
  16. FINLAND
  17. FRANCE
  18. GERMANY
  19. GREECE
  20. GUATEMALA
  21. HOLY SEE (STATE OF THE VATICAN)
  22. HONDURAS
  23. HUNGARY
  24. ICELAND
  25. IRELAND
  26. ISRAEL
  27. ITALY
  28. JAPAN
  29. LATVIA
  30. LIECHTENSTEIN
  31. LITHUANIA
  32. LUXEMBURG
  33. MALAYSIA
  34. MALTA
  35. MEXICO
  36. MONACO
  37. NETHERLANDS
  38. NEW ZEALAND
  39. NICARAGUA
  40. NORWAY
  41. PANAMA
  42. PARAGUAY
  43. POLAND
  44. PORTUGAL
  45. ROMANIA
  46. SAN MARINO
  47. SINGAPORE
  48. SLOVAKIA
  49. SLOVENIA
  50. SOUTH KOREA
  51. SPAIN
  52. SWEDEN
  53. SWITZERLAND
  54. UNITED KINGDOM
  55. UNITED STATES
  56. URUGUAY
  57. VENEZUELA
  58. Moldova ( Biometric passport holders only )


    II. Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China
  59. HONG KONG S.A.R.
  60. MACAO S.A.R.
    III. Additional categories of persons who do NOT require visa
  1. Holders of Diplomatic and Service passports of Armenia, China, Colombia, Iran, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the Seychelles.
  2. Holders of Diplomatic , Special Passport of Qatar.
  3. Holders of Diplomatic, Service and Official passports of Cuba.
  4. Holders of Diplomatic, Service and Special passports of Egypt.
  5. All civilian air and sea crew.
  6. The flight crew and attendants on emergency or rescue flights and other helpers in the event of disaster or accident.
  7. The civilian crew of ships navigating in international waters.
  8. The holders of laissez-passer issued by the United Nations to their officials.
  9. School pupils having the nationality of a third country listed in TABLE I who reside in a Third Country listed in TABLE II and are travelling in the context of a school excursion as members of a group of pupils accompanied by a teacher from the school in question.
  10. All persons who are in possession of work permit issued by the Civil Archive and Migration Officer.
  11. All persons who possess permanent or temporary residence permit issued by the Civil Archive and Migration Officer.
  12. All persons who possess study permit.

Where Visas are being issued:

Visas in Doha are issued by the Consular section of the Embassy. Visas in other countries can be issued by all Diplomatic Missions (Embassies and General Consulates) and of the Republic of Cyprus, and by all the Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus.

Additionally visas can also be issued by the British High Commissions / Embassies in the following countries:

1. ARGENTINE REPUBLIC
2. BAHREIN
3. HONG KONG
4. JAPAN
5. KAZAKHSTAN
6. SWITZERLAND
7. SUDAN
8. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (ABU DHABI, DUBAI)
9. UZBEKISTAN

In Qatar visas are issued at the Consulate of the Embassy and in normal circumstances the process takes up to five working days.

Visa Fees:

Granting a visa (on a passport or other travel document)
Type of Visa
Visa Fee
Airport transit visa (Category A)
€15
Transit visa (Category B)
€15
Short-stay visa (1 - 90 days) (Category C)
€20
Multiple entry visa, valid for 1 - 3 years (Category C)
€60
Visa with limited territorial validity (Categories B and C)
€25
Visa issued at the border (Categories B and C)
€25
Group visa (Categories A, B and C)
€60
National long-stay visa (Category D)
€60
National long-stay visa valid concurrently as a short stay visa (Categories D and C)
€60


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus conveys a strong warning message to foreign citizens who wish to travel to the occupied part of Cyprus, that staying in the listed Greek Cypriot owned hotels or in hotels which have been built on Greek Cypriot property without the consent of the owners, is illegal and contributes and/or assists in the illegal exploitation/usurpation of Greek Cypriot properties contrary to domestic and/or International Law. Such foreign citizens are, therefore, advised to seek accommodation in hotels and other establishments lawfully owned by Turkish Cypriots.

Please find below the relevant list:

Ownership status of hotels and other accomodation facilities in the occupied part of the Republic of Cyprus


For any further information please contact the:

Consular Department
Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus,
Doha
Qatar

Tel: +974 44934390/1
Fax: +974 44933087
Email: consular@cyprusembassy.org.qa



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