Passport and Visas Requirments for Visitors to Cyprus This information may have changed since it was published on 30th of January 2012 A valid passport (without visa) is required for a stay of up to 90 days for nationals of:
1) Further to the above, citizens from countries of the European Union, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway may enter Cyprus with their National Identity Card or a travel document, provided it bears a photo of the holder and the nationality is clearly stated.
2) Holders of Diplomatic and Service passports of Armenia, China, Colombia, Iran, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the Seychelles, holders of Diplomatic, Service and Official passports of Cuba, holders of Diplomatic, Service and Special passports of Egypt do not require a visa.
OTHER COUNTRIES: Valid passport with visa
Fee for visas: 10,25 euros
Transit visas: 10,25 euros.
Collective passports admitted. Visas required except if the holder belongs to a country mentioned above.
Transit visas for a stay of up to 5 days in Cyprus are not required if the holder is a citizen of a country mentioned above. Citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Turkey must obtain transit visas for a stay of up to 5 days upon arrival provided their case is considered bona fide and they are in possession of onward tickets and visas for their country of destination where such visas are required.
Applications for visa should be made to Diplomatic Missions of the Republic or if none, visas
for Cyprus may be obtained via British Embassies in the following countries: Argentine Republic, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Oman, Switzerland, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan.
For more information you may contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at http://www.mfa.gov.cy.
Persons entering as visitors are not allowed to take up any form of employment or engage in business. Persons wishing to enter Cyprus for employment or business as well as for studies should be in possession of entry permits prior to their departure for Cyprus.
For any further information regarding Passports and visas please apply to the Migration Department, CY1457 Nicosia.
Tel: 22 804420/21, 22 804401, Telefax: 22 676944.
Travelers arriving in the Republic of Cyprus may enter the Republic only through the legal ports of entry: Larnaka and Pafos International Airports, or the ports of Larnaka, Lemesos (Limassol) and Pafos. The Ports of Ammochostos (Famagusta), Keryneia and Karavostasi, as well as the airports in the part of the Republic illegally occupied by the Turkish invasion forces have been declared by the Government as prohibited ports of entry and exit and no passenger should enter or leave the Republic through these ports.