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Entry Regulations for Cyprus


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



II. ENTITIES AND TERRITORIAL AUTHORITIES
135. TAIWAN
136. PALESTINIAN AUTHORITIES

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

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, Service and Official passports of Cuba.
3. Holders of Diplomatic, Service and Special passports of Egypt.
4. All civilian air and sea crew.
5. The flight crew and attendants on emergency or rescue flights and other helpers in the event of disaster or accident.
6. The civilian crew of ships navigating in international waters.
7. The holders of laissez-passer issued by the United Nations to their officials.
8. 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.
9. All persons who are in possession of work permit issued by the Civil Archive and Migration Officer.
10. All persons who possess permanent or temporary residence permit issued by the Civil Archive and Migration Officer.
11. All persons who possess study permit.

Where Visas are being issued:

Visas will be issued by all the Diplomatic Missions (Embassies and General Consulates) of the Republic of Cyprus, and by all the Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus abroad in their respective countries. 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. JORDAN

6. KAZAKHSTAN

7. KUWAIT

8. OMAN

9. SWITZERLAND

10. SUDAN

11. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (ABU DHABI, DUBAI)

12. UZBEKISTAN

Visa Fees:

Granting a visa (on a passport or other travel document)


Type of Visa
Visa Fee

Airport transit visa (Category A)
£6 - €10,25

Transit visa (Category B)
£6 - €10,25

Short-stay visa (1 - 90 days) (Category C)
£6 - €10,25

Multiple entry visa, valid for 1 - 5 years (Category C)
£20 - €34,17

Visa with limited territorial validity (Categories B and C)
£6 - €10,25

Visa issued at the border (Categories B and C)
£6 - €10,25

Group visa (Categories A, B and C)
£20(€34,17) + £1(€1,71) for each group member

National long-stay visa (Category D)
£20 - €34,17

National long-stay visa valid concurrently as a short stay visa (Categories D and C)
£20 - €34,17







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