Republic of Cyprus
Consulate General of the Republic of Cyprus in St. Petersburg

Frequently Asked Questions





1. Do I need a visa to enter Cyprus?
2. What kind of a visa do I need?
3. How to get a visa for Cyprus?
4. How much does a Cyprus visa cost?
5. Is the Cyprus visa valid for entry to the Schengen zone?
6. What is the local currency in Cyprus?
7. Can foreign nationals take up employment in Cyprus?
8. Can I get a residence permit or a long-term visa for Cyprus at the Consulate General?
9. Can foreign nationals get married in Cyprus? If yes, what is the relevant procedure?
10. Can foreign visitors to Cyprus cross into the area not under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus (Turkish-occupied area)?
11. Can a third country non Russian citizen apply for a visa at the Consulate General?
12. Which areas are included in the consular district of the Consulate General?
13. What amount of cash can be imported to Cyprus without declaring
14. What are the rules of movement of pet animals to Cyprus?



1. Do I need a visa to enter Cyprus?

A list of countries whose passport holders require a visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus is available
here. Russian citizens require a visa.
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2. What kind of a visa do I need?

Please find all required information
here.
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3. How to get a visa for Cyprus?

Detailed information on how to obtain a visa is available
here. Information on how to get a pro-visa is available here.
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4. How much does a Cyprus visa cost?

The holders of Russian Federation passports are currently exempt from visa fees. This means that visas are issued to Russian citizens free of charge. For the holders of the other countries passports single-entry visa costs the equivalent of EUR 20, a double-entry or a multiple-entry visa costs the equivalent of EUR 60. Fees are payable in RUR according to monthly exchange rate.
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5. Is the Cyprus visa valid for entry to the Schengen zone?

No. Cyprus is not a part of the Schengen zone. Cyprus National Visas only entitle the holder to enter the territory of the Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia.
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6. What is the local currency in Cyprus?

On 1 January 2008 the euro became the official currency of Cyprus, replacing the Cyprus pound. Since 1 February 2008 all payments are carried out in euro.
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7. Can foreign nationals take up employment in Cyprus?

Foreign nationals (from non-EU countries) may be employed in Cyprus provided they have been offered a contract by a contract of employment. The application and all required documentation must be submitted by the employer to the Civil Registry and Migration Department through the appropriate District Office of the Aliens and Immigration Unit of the Police or at the Central Offices of the Civil Registry and Migration Department in Nicosia. More information is available
here.
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8. Can I get a residence permit or a long-term visa for Cyprus at the Consulate General?

No. Missions of the Republic of Cyprus abroad (including Consulate General in Saint-Petersburg) are only entitled to issue short-stay visas (for stay up to 90 days in any 180 days period).
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9. Can foreign nationals get married in Cyprus? If yes, what is the relevant procedure?

Yes, foreign nationals can get married in Cyprus. Detailed information as to how and where this can be done is available at the relevant section of the Union of Cyprus Municipalities
website.
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10. Can foreign visitors to Cyprus cross into the area not under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus (Turkish-occupied area)?

Yes, they can. The northern part of the island has been illegally occupied by the Turkish Army since 1974. Consequently the safety and security of visitors cannot be guaranteed in the occupied area, as the lawful authorities of the Republic of Cyprus unfortunately do not have control over it. As a direct consequence of the illegal occupation, ports and airports in the occupied part of the island have been declared “closed” to international air/sea traffic. Therefore anyone wishing to visit the occupied part of the island should enter lawfully through any point of entry (port/airport) in the part of the island which is under the control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, having obtained a Visa beforehand – if necessary.
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11. Can a third country non Russian citizen apply for a visa at the Consulate General?

Yes, citizens of any country may apply to the Consulate General for a visa, provided that either (a) they have their registered residence in the consular district of the Consulate General, or (b) they will be flying to Cyprus directly from St. Petersburg.
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12. Which areas are included in the consular district of the Consulate General?

Our consular district extends to the following administrative regions of the Russian Federation: City of Saint Petersburg, Leningrad Region, Novgorod Region, Pskov Region, Archangelsk Region, Murmansk Region, The Republic of Karelia.
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13. What amount of cash can be imported to Cyprus without declaring

The amount of cash that you can bring into the territory of the Republic of Cyprus without declaring is 10 000 euro (or equivalent in other currencies). Detailed information on the declaration of imported property is available on the
website of the Ministry of Finance of Cyprus.
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14. What are the rules of movement of pet animals to Cyprus?

Detailed information on the movement of pet animals to Cyprus is available on the
website of the Veterinary Services of Cyprus.
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