Can I get a residence permit or a long-term visa for Cyprus at the Embassy?
Missions of the Republic of Cyprus abroad are only entitled to issue short-stay visas (for stay up to 90 days in any six month period). Anyone wishing to stay on the island longer, for any reason, should enter Cyprus as a tourist and apply to the Immigration Authorities in Cyprus for an extension of stay, explaining the reasons for this. Anyone overstaying his/her visa might have difficulties re-entering Cyprus in the future or obtaining a new visa. Please note that student visas are obtained through the Educational Institution where the student plans to study (for work permits please see relevant answer above).