Cyprus Visa

Cyprus Visa

Do you need a visa to visit Cyprus? Find your nearest Cyprus Embassy.

Our Cyprus Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Cyprus’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Cyprus.

Who needs a visa to visit Cyprus?

Those who are not exempt from the Cyprus visa policy will require a visa to visit the country. Holders of biometric passports do not require a visa.

For more information on visas to Cyprus, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into Cyprus

There are no COVID-19 limitations on travel from Ireland to Cyprus. There is no necessity to produce immunisation or testing certifications for COVID-19. Anyone considering a trip to Cyprus should check with the local authorities for the most up-to-date information on entry procedures for international travellers. At the crossing locations, all COVID-19-related precautions have been lifted.

Eligibility to apply for a Cyprus visa

The required documents for a visa in Cyprus must be presented if you wish to travel. The criteria is straight forward and easy to follow, and is listed below.

A valid passport.

Cyprus Visa Application Form.

Visa photos in line with Cyprus visa requirements.

Proof of legal residence.

Flight tickets/itinerary.

Proof of sufficient funds.

Proof of accommodation in Cyprus.

Employment status documents.

Processing time for Cyprus visas

A Cyprus visa is processed within at least five to ten business days, but depending on the circumstances, it may take longer. Therefore, it is recommended to submit your application as much in advance as possible, but no earlier than three months. If you submit your application too late, your visa may not be ready in time for your travel.

Appointment waiting times

Normal waiting periods for an appointment are approximately two to three weeks on average. This could alter based on the Embassy’s level of activity. It is advised that you apply for your visa well in advance to ensure that you have the time to wait for your interview and acquire your visa.

Who can visit Cyprus without a visa?

Most nations can enter Cyprus without a visa so long as their stay does not exceed 90 days. You may visit Cyprus visa-free for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. This applies if you are travelling as a tourist, to see family or friends, to attend business meetings, cultural or sporting events, or for short-term training or study.

For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Cyprus visa types

A visa is an official document permitting a citizen to cross a border under specified conditions. There are numerous visa types, including transit, short-term, and long-term visas, as well as individual and group visas. Each visa has its own qualifying requirements and qualities. Before the trip, you select the optimal visa option to apply for at the Cyprus Consulate. The types of visas are explained below:

Airport transit visa
This form of visa allows you to remain on the territory of Cyprus during an international transfer, presuming you do not intend to visit the Republic. This authorization is required for all citizens transferring in Cyprus, with the exception of EU passport and residency permit holders from the European Union, an EU member state, the United States, Canada, Andorra, Japan, San Marino, and Monaco.

Transit visa
This permit is necessary for land crossings in Cyprus. A transit visa is provided for a single trip of up to five days. Sometimes the permit may suggest numerous transit. To qualify for this sort of visa, your admission must be confirmed, and the standard path involves crossing the borders of Cyprus.

Group visa
This permit is applicable for groups of five to fifty individuals for up to thirty days. To get a group visa, it is necessary to ensure that the complete delegation will enter and exit the territory of Cyprus as one unit. The individual in charge must possess a valid international passport and visa.

PRO-visa
This sort of permit is exclusively offered to Russian and Ukrainian people who travel directly to Cyprus. PRO-visa allows you to remain in the Republic for up to 30 days within a six-month period. Before applying for this sort of visa, you must ensure that your passport has at least six months of validity remaining.

The PRO-visa for Cyprus is given at no cost and within one business day. You can apply for a PRO-visa via email or a specialised e-system.

Short-term Cyprus visa
This permission is provided to individuals who visit the Republic for purposes other than immigration. The short-term visa allows for a maximum 90-day stay in Cyprus. This visa is valid for both single and multiple visits to Cyprus during the specified timeframe.

Tourist visa
This visa allows you to visit Cyprus once or multiple times for up to 90 days within six months.

Multi-entry visa
This type of visa is valid for one year and allows multiple visits to the Republic as long as the total stay does not exceed 90 days every six months. A multiple-entry visa is appropriate for persons who intend to conduct business in Cyprus or pursue other objectives that require regular journeys there.

The cost of a multiple-entry visa to Cyprus is contingent on how quickly it can be obtained. You must additionally pay the agency between EUR 60 and EUR 150. The processing time for a Cyprus visa with multiple entries varies between 10 and 15 business days.

Schengen visa
Cyprus is currently not a member of the Schengen Area. However, Schengen visa holders are not required to obtain a national Cyprus visa. If you have already visited the Schengen Area and your permit has not expired, you are permitted to enter the Republic of Cyprus throughout the remaining term on your permit.

Long-term visa
This is, effectively, an immigration permission issued by the Interior Minister. The following categories are eligible to submit an application and supporting documentation for a Cyprus long-term visa:

Category C Employees and business owners in the trade or other industries. The applicant must have 430 thousand euros, a sufficient land plot, and no negative influence on the economy of Cyprus.
Individuals offered permanent employment in Cyprus fall under category E. Their activity shall not result in unfair rivalry with the local populace.
F category Individuals with an annual income of at least 9,568.17 euros If the applicant has dependent family members, each must have an additional annual income of at least 4,613.22 euros. This amount of income demonstrates the availability of sufficient finances for an acceptable standard of living in Cyprus without the need for business or job.

The immigration permit is also provided to applicants who purchase property in Cyprus for at least 300,000 euros. Such persons are automatically classified as F.

What to do if your Cyprus visa is refused?

If your application is denied, you will be sent a letter detailing the reasons for the denial. You are permitted to file an appeal. If you have been awarded subsidiary protection but believe your situation qualifies for refugee status, you may challenge the decision to grant you merely subsidiary protection. This has no effect on the status of your subsidiary protection. You may appeal the decision of the Administrative Court of International Protection to the Supreme Court within fourteen days after the decision. This appeal must be filed by a licenced attorney, and additional court and attorney’s fees must be paid.

People also asked...

A visa is an entry permission for a short (up to 90 days) or extended (up to one year) stay on the territory of the Republic of Cyprus, provided to foreign citizens who seek to enter the country.

Foreign citizens (from non-EU countries) may be hired in Cyprus if an employment contract has been offered to them. The employer must submit the application and all needed papers to the Civil Registry and Migration Department through the appropriate District Office of the Aliens and Immigration Unit of the Police or at the Civil Registry and Migration Department’s Central Offices in Nicosia.

Yes, foreigners are permitted to marry in Cyprus. The appropriate portion of the Union of Cyprus Municipalities website has information on how and where this can be done in further detail.

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