VISA TO CYPRUS / CYPRUS IMMIGRATION GUIDE
(a) Holders of Former Yugoslav Republic passports bearing the stamp 'Macedonia'.
(b) Holders of passports issued by the 'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus'.
Passport valid for at least three months beyond the period of intended stay required by all except:
(a) 1. nationals of EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland who hold a valid national identity card with the bearerĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s photograph;
(b) holders of Laissez-passer issued by the United Nations (nationals of Egypt and Israel can enter Cyprus with a Laissez-passer provided they hold an entry permit previously obtained by the Immigration Department in Nicosia);
(c) holders of travel documents issued by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus to Cypriot nationals;
(d) holders of documents issued to stateless persons and recognised refugees.
VISAS: Required by all except the following for stays of up to 90 days:
(a) nationals of countries referred to in the chart above;
(b) nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Israel, Korea (Rep), Liechtenstein, Macau (SAR), Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela;
(c) transit passengers continuing their onward journey by the same or first connecting aircraft within 24 hours, provided holding valid onward or return documentation and not leaving the airport, except nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem Rep), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Turkey, who require an Airport Transit visa.
Types of visa and cost: Tourist/Business: CĂ‚ÂŁ6 (free of charge to nationals of Egypt, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic and Ukraine, provided holding onward or return tickets and sufficient funds to cover the duration of their stay). Multiple-entry visas are only issued to those who require it for business purposes and cost CĂ‚ÂŁ20. Transit: CĂ‚ÂŁ6. Airport Transit: CĂ‚ÂŁ6.
Tourist/Business: Three months.
Transit: Five days.
In person to the Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy or High Commission); see Contact Addresses section.
(a) Passport valid at least six months after returning from Cyprus.
(b) One completed application form.
(c) One passport-size photo.
(d) Proof of sufficient funds to cover duration of stay.
(e) Onward or return ticket and evidence of hotel reservation or letter of invitation from resident of Cyprus.
(f) Fee (payable by cash or postal order only, subject to rate of exchange).
(g) For postal applications, registered self addressed special delivery envelope. Business: (a)-(g) and,
(h) Introductory letter from the applicantĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s company, giving details of salary. (i) Official letter of invitation from a company in Cyprus.
Working days required: In most cases personal applications will be processed on the same day or within 24 hours after an interview, but it may take up to a minimum of 10 days if application needs to be referred to Cyprus (depending on nationality, eg Turkey).
Temporary residence: Nationals of any country coming to Cyprus for employment or studies must secure an employment or studentĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s permit through the Migration Officer, Nicosia prior to arrival.
Applications should be submitted by the prospective employers or the directors of the schools.