Republic of Cyprus
High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in London

Consular Information

Visa Information


      Schengen Visas

      Holders of the following documents do not need a visa, as from 17 June 2014, to enter Cyprus:

      1. Schengen Visa rated for two or multiple entries.
      2. Schengen Long Stay Visa.
      3. Residence permit issued by a Schengen Country.
      4. Romanian, Croatian and Bulgarian Visa, Valid for two or multiple entries.
      5. Residence permit issued by Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia.

      Please note that the aforesaid Decision does not apply to holders of Turkish and Azeri passports, who need a visa to enter Cyprus.

      (It should be noted that the maximum period of stay is 90 days per six months).

      Russian and Ukrainian nationals may now be issued a three (3) year multiple entry visa, provided that they meet all other pertinent requirements.

      Holders of the new biometric passports for Serbia, Montenegro, FYROM and Moldova do not need a visa to enter Cyprus for the period of up to three months (90 days per six months). It is noted that holders of the old (non biometric) passports for the above mentioned countries will still need to obtain a visa in order to enter Cyprus. It is further noted that holders of Serbian passports that are issued by the “Coordination Directorate” in English or “Koordinaciona Uprava” in Serbian will also still have to obtain a visa in order to enter Cyprus.

1. List of Countries whose citizens require a visa to travel to Cyprus

2. Visa Requirements

3. Passport Validity for Visitors

4. Useful Information

5. Travel Information

6. Spouses/ Dependants of EU/EEA/CH Nationals

1. List of Countries whose citizens require a visa to travel to Cyprus

Please follow link below:

2. Visa Requirements

  • A passport or travel document (please refer to section A) of your country that is recognised by the Republic of Cyprus.
  • The valid travel document must have been issued within the previous 10 years from the date of entry to the Republic of Cyprus.
  • All passports should be valid for at least three months after departure from the territory of the Republic of Cyprus and contain a blank visa-page.
  • A valid United Kingdom residence permit (or relevant visa).
  • One fully completed and signed application form and one recent photograph per person endorsed on passport. For minors (aged under eighteen years), a certified written consent from both parents and/or legal guardians is required (in person or in a Cyprus Consulate if abroad), along with a copy of each parent’s/guardian’s passport and the child’s original birth certificate which must include the parents details or the necessary court documentation. If the parents reside in the UK they should be present during the application.
  • Evidence that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover the cost of the intended stay, in the form of a full bank statement to include the applicants address.
  • A recent and original letter from your employer, stating commencement date, with last payslip. If you are self-employed a letter is required from your solicitor, accountant or bank manager. If you are a student, please submit a recent and original letter from school, college or university confirming attendance. If you are unemployed, please bring your social benefit booklet. If you are retired please bring your pension book.
  • Travel Itinerary.
  • Confirmed booking for accommodation in the Republic of Cyprus. A proof of ownership if owning a property in the Republic of Cyprus.
  • If staying with friend or relative, the applicant must submit a completed Assumption of Responsibility form. It must be completed by the Cypriot national or resident of Cyprus hosting the applicant, signed before a Certifying Officer of the Republic of Cyprus, and certified accordingly. The Cyprus Consulate reserves the right to request further documentation in support of the Assumption of Responsibility.
  • Fee for a single entry visa is the equivalent of €20 in British pound, double or multiple entry €60 and for transit/airport transit €15 . We accept only cash. Please be informed that visa handling fees will be charged on all applications handed in the Consulate General, irrespective of outcome. Visas can be issued free of charge to the spouse and children (-18) of a European Union national.
    Proof of the relationship must be submitted with each application:

    a. the original marriage or original full birth certificate mentioning the name of the parents, with certified translation in English;

    b. and spouse’s/parent’s original passport.

3. Passport Validity for Visitors

  • European Union passport holders – no specific validity period required; passport must simply be valid on the date of return.
  • Non EU passport holders who do not need a visa– require three months validity on the date of return.
  • Non EU passport holders who require a visa– require three months validity on the date of return.
  • Please note that children registered on their parents’ passport may continue to travel to the Republic of Cyprus until they reach the age of sixteen (16).

4. Useful Information

  • Applications should be submitted at least five working days before the date of intended travel.
  • There is no legal right to a visa. Furthermore, the fact that a visa has been granted does not automatically entitle the holder to enter Cyprus. The prerequisites for entry will be checked again on entry into the territory of the Republic of Cyprus.
  • All documents must be in English, Greek or Turkish. Documents in other languages must be officially translated, certified by the relevant Embassy.
  • Should you wish to keep your original documents please submit a photocopy of each document along with the original.
  • Please note that additional documents might be requested when lodging your application.
  • The Cyprus Consulate in London does not operate an appointment system; it has a ‘first come, first served’ system. It should be noted however, the Honorary Consulates do work on appointments and must be contacted directly.
  • All persons wishing to apply for visas to visit the Republic of Cyprus must visit in person the Consulate General of the Republic of Cyprus in London. For those who do not live in the vicinity of London, it is also possible to visit in person one of the Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus in the UK. Postal applications CANNOT be accepted.

5. Travel Information

A passport is required, except for holders of:

  • Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations.
  • Travel Document issued to stateless persons and recognised refugees in accordance with the Geneva Convention of 1951.
  • Citizens of the European Union countries, as well as of Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway may enter Cyprus with their national identity card provided it contains a photograph.

6. Spouses/ Dependants of EU/EEA/CH Nationals

Spouses of EU/EEA/CH nationals who are holders of the relevant “RESIDENCE DOCUMENTATION-Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National (see specimen below) do not need a visa to enter Cyprus, provided that they are travelling with the European Citizen or they are going to join him/her. They should also carry with them their marriage certificate. This directive applies only to married couples.

This “RESIDENCE DOCUMENTATION” must be valid for at least three months at the time of departure from Cyprus.

Please note:

Holders of any other kind of residence permit will still need to apply for a visa in order to enter Cyprus.

Related Files:

Download file type Acrobat Aplication for VISA.pdf
Download file type Acrobat Assumption of Responsibility for Hosting(1).pdf

EU - UK Agreement on EU Citizens' Rights in the UK


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