Visa Section

A visa is an entry permit for a short (up το 90 days) or a long stay (up to one year), issued to foreign nationals who wish to enter the territory of the Republic of Cyprus. Cyprus visas have national application, which means that they entitle the holder to enter only the territory of the Republic.  

Foreign nationals who intend to travel to Cyprus are advised to consult the relevant information from the list of topics below in order to ascertain whether or not they require a visa, and if so, where and how to apply for it, at the nearest Cyprus Mission (or the Visa Centre to which the Mission may direct them to), allowing ample time before travel for the visa application to be submitted, duly processed and, if approved, issued.

Please note that some Honorary Consuls and Consulates of Cyprus abroad are also entitled to receive applications and issue visas.

As a general rule, it is always advisable to contact the Mission where the applicant would like to submit his/her application in advance to receive applicable information and details.  

1. Schengen acquis - Visa legislation

Visa code (Regulation (EC) 810/2009)

VIS Regulation (Regulation EC) 767/2008

2. Personal Data Protection

General Information on the Cyprus - Visa Information System (CY - VIS)

Rights of Individuals

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) any person has the right to be informed about his/her data in the VIS and may request access to his/her data and that inaccurate data about him/her be corrected, and that unlawfully recorded data be deleted.

Standard Forms/Model Letters for data subjects' requests for exercising rights:

3. Visa Information

Types of Visa

Categories of persons and countries whose nationals do not require a visa

Countries whose nationals are required to hold a visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus

Countries whose nationals are required to be in possession of an airport transit visa

Application process and requirements

Visa Fees

Visa-related Forms 

Important information concerning travel to the Turkish-occupied area