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Cyprus Visa

EU citizens do not require a visa for entry to Cyprus, but they must carry a valid passport or their national identity card provided there is a photo and the citizenship is declared on the card.

Countries whose citizens do not require an entry visa to enter Cyprus

Nationals of the following countries do not require a visa to visit Cyprus (for a period up to three months) provided that they are considered to be bona-fide visitors:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Britain, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Island, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Salvador, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Span, Special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China, Sweden, Switzerland, the Republic of Czechia, United States, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela

Attention: A valid passport with a visa is required for the nationals of all other countries. Non-compliance with the entry regulations will result in the deportation of the passenger.

Additional categories of persons who do NOT require visa

  1. Holders of Diplomatic and Service passports of the Russian Federation, Armenia, China, Colombia, Iran, Moldova, Ukraine and the Seychelles.
  2. Holders of Diplomatic, Service and other Official passports of Cuba.
  3. Holders of Diplomatic, Service and Special passports of Egypt.
  4. All civilian air and sea crew.
  5. The flight crew and attendants on emergency or rescue flights and other helpers in the event of disaster or accident.
  6. The civilian crew of ships navigating in international waters.
  7. The holders of laissez-passer issued by the United Nations to their officials.
  8. All persons who are in possession of work permit issued by the Civil Archive and Migration Officer.
  9. All persons who possess permanent or temporary residence permit issued by the Civil Archive and Migration Officer
  10. All persons who possess study permit.

The Government of the Republic of Cyprus refuses admission to:

1. Holders of Former Yugoslav Republic’s passports bearing the name “Macedonia”. Entry is only allowed to holders of Yugoslav passports without the above mentioned name

2. Holders of “Passports” issued illegally by the secessionist entity, the So-called “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”. Other nationalities having stamps or visas of the so-called “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” in their passports are only allowed to enter Cyprus after the above-mentioned visas/stamps are cancelled by the immigration Authorities of the Republic of Cyprus

* Categories of visas

1. Short-stay or travel visas: multiple visas: This visa entitles aliens who seek to enter the territory of Cyprus, for reasons other than immigration, to pay a continuous visit or several visits the duration of which does not exceed three months in any half-year from the date of first entry. This visa may be issued for one or several entries. In the case of aliens who need to travel frequently to Cyprus, for example on business, short-stay visas may be issued for several times provided that the total length of these visas does not exceed three months in any half-year. This multiple entry visa may be valid for one year, and in exceptional cases, for more than a year but for no more than five year for certain categories of persons.

2. Transit visas:

This visa entitles aliens who are traveling from one Third Country to another Third Country to pass through the territory of Cyprus. This visa may be issued for one, two or exceptionally several transits provided that the duration in each case does not exceed five days and the entry of the alien into the territory of the destination Third States is guaranteed and that the route taken normally required transit through Cyprus.

3. Airport Transit visa

This visa entitles aliens who are required to have such a visa to pass through the international transit area of Cypriot airports without actually entering the national territory of Cyprus, during a stop-over or transfer between two stages of an international flight.

* Basic requirements for a visa

  1. one recent photograph
  2. valid passport
  3. copy of passport
  4. confirmed booking of accommodation
  5. assumption of responsibility when someone invites a foreign. When the person who invites has a Cypriot passport, copy of his passport is needed and in case that person who invites is not Cypriot, his residence permit.

* Fees

- Granting a visa (on a passport or other travel document) 10.25 €
- For Multiple entry visa 34.17 €
- For Transit visa 10.25 €
- For Airport visa 10.25 €

At the moment, visas for holders of Russian passport are free. For all other foreign citizens, the fees are described above, in accordance with the current exchange rate in rubles.

Online Visas for Russian tourists

Visa application forms will be filled out online on a Cyprus government website and the information submitted to the consular services. Once the Cypriot consulate determines that everything is in order, it will ‘pre-approve’ a visa and send it to the applicant via email.

Russian holders of these e-visas will then have them validated on arrival at Paphos or Larnaca airport, and pass through passport control quickly and without hassle.

The application forms you can find on the website of Embassy of Cyprus in Moscow:

http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/Embassies/MoscowEmbassy.nsf/DMLindex_en/DMLindex_en?OpenDocument

or Consulate General of Cyprus in St.Petersburg:

http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/consulate/consulate_spb.nsf/dmlindex_en/dmlindex_en?opendocument

Prospective travellers to Cyprus (irrespective of their status as customers or not of the Bank) may visit any branch of Uniastrum Bank in order to apply for a “provisa” for Cyprus via the internet. The service provided by the Bank concerns “provisa” application for single-entry visa only and applicants must present their passports to the Bank.The service provided by the Bank will be provided free of charge for the applicants.

Source: www.mfa.gov.cy