Visa Information

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.  

Types of Visa

Categories of persons who do not require a visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus

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

Countries whose nationals are required to be hold a visa for airport transit purposes 

Application process and requirements

Visa Fees

Important information concerning travel to the Turkish-occupied area