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Republic of Cyprus
Consular Services




  • Applicants are requested to bring the appropriate documents as listed below. 
  • The Consular Section will not photocopy any documents. This is the applicant’s sole responsibility.
  • Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.




Kindly ensure that an appointment is made for the submission of an application. For appointments please contact 012-3463329 (Pretoria) from Monday to Friday from 13:00 until 15:00 except on public holidays, or email us at pretoriaconsulate@mfa.gov.cy

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The applicant must submit the original Unabridged Birth Certificate and the Unabridged Marriage Certificate - these documents must be Apostilled.

The Original Unabridged Birth certificate will be sent, along with the application, to the Department of Civil Registry and Migration in Cyprus and will not be returned to the applicant.





· APPLICATION FOR ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP FOR ADULTS BORN ABROAD OR IN CYPRUS BEFORE 16 AUGUST 1960, WHOSE FATHER IS OF CYPRIOT ORIGIN BY BIRTH – (M71)


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1. Relevant application form duly completed (M71 English)

2. Father’s Cypriot passport or British Subject passport; and/or Cypriot Birth Certificate

3. Applicants Apostille Unabridged Birth Certificate (Appostille is issued
by DIRCO or a High Court)


4. If born in Cyprus present Cypriot birth certificate

5. Parent’s marriage certificate (if you have this)

6. Applicant’s current passport and ID

7. Any other documentation that can show the applicant his/her parent were born in
Cyprus



Citizenship application M 71E fees:


o €20

o €2.00 for revenue stamp (if additional certification of a document is required, €2.00 revenue stamp will be charged per certification of document)




For the Consular Section working hours please press here

For the location of the High Commission please press here




- Application can be filled in English

- Please present original documents required and a copy of each for submission


For any inquiries please email us at: pretoriaconsulate@mfa.gov.cy











· APPLICATION FOR ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP FOR REGISTRATION OF MINORS OR ADULTS WHO WERE BORN ABROAD AFTER 16 AUGUST 1960 AND EITHER THEIR FATHER IS A CYPRIOT CITIZEN OR, AFTER 11 JUNE 1999, THEIR MOTHER IS A CYPRIOT CITIZEN AT THE TIME OF THEIR BIRTH – (M121)



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· APPLICATION FOR ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP FOR ADULTS BORN ABROAD AFTER 16 AUGUST 1960, WHO ORIGINATE FROM A PERSON WHO BECAME A BRITISH CITIZEN BASED ON THE ANNEXATION OF CYPRUS ORDERS COUNCIL 1914-1943, OR A PERSON BORN IN CYPRUS AFTER 5 NOVEMBER 1914 AND PRIOR TO 16 AUGUST 1960, OR ADULTS BORN AFTER 16 AUGUST 1960, WHOSE MOTHER IS A CYPRIOT CITIZEN AND FATHER A FOREIGNER - (M123)



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1. Relevant application form in duplicate. (M123 Greek) (M123 English)


2. Father’s/mother’s Cypriot passport or British Subject passport; and/or Cypriot Birth
Certificate


3. Father’s/mother’s Cypriot ID card

3. Certificate of Citizenship of the Cypriot parent

4. Parents’ Apostilled Unabridged Civil Marriage Certificate or non-Apostilled photocopy of Marriage Certificate issued by the Greek Orthodox Church (Appostille is issued by DIRCO or a High Court)

5. Applicants’ Unabridged Birth Certificate - this need to be Apostilled (Apostille is
issued by the DIRCO or a High Court)

6. Applicants’ current passport and ID

7. If applying through a grandparent please submit father's/mother's unabridged birth
certificate (proof of line of descent from grandparent to parent and applicant)




Citizenship application (M123) fees:


o €50


o €8.54 (x2) revenue stamp


(if additional certification of a document is required a €2.00 revenue stamp will be charged per certification)




For the Consular Section working hours please press here

For the location of the High Commission please press here




- Applications can be filled in English


- Please present the original documents required and a copy of each for
submission



For any inquiries please email us at: pretoriaconsulate@mfa.gov.cy







· APPLICATION FOR ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP BY A SPOUSE OF CYPRIOT CITIZEN AFTER THEY HAVE COMPLETED AT LEAST THREE YEARS OF MARRIAGE (AT LEAST FIVE YEARS OF MARRIAGE IF THEY LIVE ABROAD) - (M125)



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1. Relevant application form duly completed (M125 Greek) (M125 English)


2. Cypriot Spouse’s passport and ID


3. Cypriot Spouse’s certificate of citizenship


4. Applicant's Apostilled Unabridged Civil Marriage Certificate or non-Apostilled photocopy of Marriage Certificate issued by the Greek Orthodox Church (Appostille is issued by DIRCO or a High Court)



5. Applicant’s Apostilled Unabridged Birth Certificate (Apostille is issued by DIRCO or a High Court)


6. Applicant’s Current Passport and ID


7. Certificate of harmonious marriage from Archbishopric or priest stating couples
period of marriage. (Statement of Cypriot spouse) - not older than 1 month


8. If Cypriot spouse is deceased, a certificate from Archbishopric or priest stating that
the couple were married up until the date of death of the Cypriot spouse and that the
spouse has not remarried (please include the death certificate of Cypriot Spouse)


9. Unabridged birth certificate of couple’s children


10. Applicant's Apostilled Police Clearance of clear criminal record (Apostille is issued by DIRCO or a High Court). Police clearance is only valid for 6 months after issuance.


13. The applicant and their Cypriot spouse must be present at the Cyprus High
Commission to sign the application




Citizenship application (M125) fees:

o €300


o €8.54 (x2) revenue stamp


(if additional certification of a document is required a €2.00 revenue stamp will be charged per certification)






For the Consular Section working hours please press here

For the location of the High Commission please press here




- Application can be filled in English


- Please present original document required and a copy of each for submission


For any inquiries please email us at: pretoriaconsulate@mfa.gov.cy









· APPLICATION FOR ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP FOR MINORS BORN PRIOR TO 11 JUNE 1999 IN CYPRUS OR ABROAD AND WHOSE MOTHER IS A CYPRIOT CITIZEN AND FATHER A FOREIGNER OR FOR MINORS WHOSE FATHER ACQUIRED THE CYPRIOT CITIZENSHIP AFTER THEIR BIRTH - (M126)



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1. Relevant application form duly completed. The application must be signed at the High
Commission by the Cypriot parent (M126 Greek) (M126 English)


2. Father’s/Mother’s Cypriot passport and/or Citizenship Certificate


3. Father’s/Mother’s Cypriot Identity card


4. Parents’ Apostilled Unabridged Civil Marriage Certificate or non-Apostilled photocopy of Marriage Certificate issued by the Greek Orthodox Church (Appostille is issued by DIRCO or a High Court)


5. Applicants Apostilled Unabridged Birth Certificate (Appostille is issued
by DIRCO or a High Court)


6. Applicants' and parents' South African passports (or any other nations)


7. Certificate of acquisition of the Cypriot citizenship of the Cypriot parent (where
applicable)


8. Letter of Consent of parent who is a non-Cypriot Citizen signed and verified at the
High Commission (Letter of Consent)


9. Photocopy of non-Cypriot Parent's Passport and ID


10. Two colour passport photos




Citizenship application (M126) fees:

o €80

o € 8.54 for revenue stamp

o €2.00 for revenue stamp


(if additional certification of documents is required €2.00 revenue stamp will be charged per certification of documents)




For the Consular Section working hours please press here

For the location of the High Commission please press here




- Application can be filled in English

- Please present original document required and a copy of each for submission

For any inquiries please email us at: pretoriaconsulate@mfa.gov.cy




Importance Notice:

*All Public Documents issued by a foreign country must be "apostile" with the exception were the country is not a participatory to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. The Republic of Cyprus has acceded to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, signed in the Hague, on 5.10.1961. The Convention was ratified by the Law 50/72. For the implementation of this Convention, the Ministry of Justice and Public Order has been assigned as the Central Authority.




The Contracting States of this Convention are shown below:


States





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