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High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in London


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Ambassador Mr Euripides L. Evriviades, High Commissioner

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The High Commission’s Political Section’s core mission is to maintain close political cooperation with the United Kingdom. Under the guidance of Cyprus’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the High Commission’s political work involves regular high-level coordination and information sharing with the 10 Downing Street, FCO and other line Ministries.Political Department staff members closely follow and analyzes U.K.-based policy discussions about Cyprus, in both government and non-governmental arenas, including academia, media, think tanks, and the private sector and keep their counterparts in Nicosia informed and up-to-date about current thinking and action. It is also responsible for the active participation of Cyprus in international organisations based in London, primarily the Commonwealth and the International Maritime Organisation.

Mr Nicholas T. Manolis, Deputy High Commissioner

Mr Andreas Eliades, Counsellor

Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7321 4100
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The Consulate General’s main purpose is to provide any necessary assistance to Cypriot citizens in the United Kingdom. Such assistance may include, the acceptance of applications for the issuance or renewal of Cypriot passports and ID Cards, the issuance of notarizations, citizenship applications, birth and death certificates, military service letters, Cypriot pension applications, etc.

In addition, the Consulate General monitors the arrests of Cypriot citizens in the UK and regularly visits incarcerated Cypriots in order to determine that their jail conditions provide a minimal healthful environment, and that they are being treated in a manner consistent with local and international law.

The Consulate General works together with the UK authorities, in order to provide the best possible assistance: to Cypriot victims of crime as well as the location of missing Cypriots, providing assistance to the families of Cypriots who die in the UK, as well as providing assistance to Cypriot citizens who find themselves destitute or seriously ill. Finally, the Consulate General is also responsible for assisting Cypriot citizens in the UK in the event of natural disasters or other large-scale emergencies.

In order to provide the best possible assistance to visa applicants, the Consulate General has outsourced the collection of visa applications to VFS Global (commencing as of the 15 March 2018). Applicants will be able to submit their visa applications to the designated offices of VFS Global as of 15 March 2018. For further information please visit the following link: (Tel: 02037938634, Email:

Family members of EU citizens are no longer able to apply directly to the Consulate General, all applications must be submitted through VFS Global.

The Consulate General is open to the public Monday-Friday: 09:30 - 13:00 (Last admissions at 12:45). The Consulate General is located at the premises of the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus, 13 St James Square, SW1Y 4LB. The closest tube station is Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo line).

Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7321 4100 (Telephone lines open 14:00-16:00 daily).

VFS Global provides a Consular assistance line open to the public between 9.00am-5.00pm daily. Tel: +44-02037884670. (Please note that calls are charged at 6 pence per minute in addition to normal network charges)

Theodoros D. Gotsis, Consul General
Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7321 4100

For consular issues:
The Consulate General is open to the public Monday – Friday: 09:30 - 13:00 (Last admissions at 12:45)
Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7321 4100, ext. 2
(Telephone lines open between 14:00-16:00 daily)
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7321 4160/4165

For sponsored patients:

In the event of an emergency please contact Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7321 4100 (during working hours 9.00-4.30 pm)

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Lt Col Eleftherios Hadjistefanou, Defence Attaché

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Hide details for Maritime SectionMaritime Section

The Maritime Section provides iinformation about the advantages of Cyprus as a maritime state. The Section is involved in shipping exhibitions and monitors and analyzes marine and maritime technology. At the same time, the Maritime Section represents the Republic of Cyprus in the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which is responsible for issues concerning maritime safety and protection of the marine environment.

Mr Georgios Demetriades, Maritime Counsellor
Mr Argyros Madella, Maritime Counsellor

Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7321 4100
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7321 4171/4164

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Hide details for Educational and Cultural SectionEducational and Cultural Section

The Educational and Cultural Section of the high Commission believes that an exchange of cultures between the U.K. and Cyprus is imperative, and that such an exchange facilitates a constructive intercultural dialogue. There are many elements of Cyprus culture and heritage that many Britons are not aware of. Raising awareness of Cyprus’ rich history as a cultural crossroad between three continents is very important. The Educational and Cultural Section organises and facilitates cultural shows, art and handicraft exhibitions, Cypriot musical and theatre performances and films screenings. It gives regular advice and works closely with British academic and cultural agencies to better expose the British public to Cypriot culture and traditions. The Section connects relevant individuals and entities and creates opportunities for mutually beneficial relationships that will support these vital aspects of Cypriot society.

Dr Marios Psaras, Cultural Counsellor

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The aim of the tourism office is to project and promote Cyprus as a tourist destination. The office organizes events for the promotion of Cyprus, participates in tourist exhibitions, is in contact with tour operators, makes advertising partnerships with SMEs, and distributes material on the history of Cyprus.

Mr Orestis Rossides, Head

13 St James's Square
London SW1Y 4LB

Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7321 4100
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7321 4166

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The Cyprus High Commission’s Press Office responds to all requests from U.K.-based media outlets and journalists seeking information about Cyprus, its people, and its government. Our staff members work with reporters and editors and producers to ensure they have the latest, most accurate information about the country and timely access to officials, including the High Commissioner, for comment on stories. The Press Office also facilitates briefings and provides assistance for U.K.-based journalists traveling to Cyprus on assignment. In addition, the High Commission’s Press Office promotes media coverage of the High Commission’s events and U.K. visits by Cypriot government officials. The department also updates the High Commission’s website.

Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7321 4100
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