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Cyprus Passport & Visa Requirements

Visa Agencies

Avoid the stress and queues, get a visa agency to arrange your visa.


Travel Visa Pro, San Francisco, USA. (866) 378-1722 or www.TravelVisaPro.com

Travel Visa Pro in UK: +44 (0)20 3713 4457 or www.travelvisapro.co.uk.


Entry requirements for Americans

US nationals must have a passport valid for three months beyond the period of intended stay in Cyprus. A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days, provided that the visit is for touristic purposes.

Entry requirements for UK nationals

British nationals must have a passport valid upon arrival. For holders of passports endorsed British Citizen, no visa is required. No visa is required for a touristic stay of up to 90 days for holders of passports endorsed British National (overseas), British Overseas Territories Citizen (and containing a Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode issued by the United Kingdom and UK residence stamp), British Subject (and containing a Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode issued by the United Kingdom and UK residence stamp), or British Overseas Territories Citizen issued to residents of Gibraltar. No visa is required for holders of a valid Schengen Type C visa, provided the visitor has entered the Schengen Area before arriving in Cyprus. No visa is required for travellers transiting through Cyprus (for a maximum of five days), provided they are holding a valid national visa issued by Bulgaria or Romania.

Entry requirements for Canada

Canadian nationals must have a passport valid for three months beyond the period of intended stay. No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days, provided that entry into Cyprus is undertaken for touristic purposes only.

Entry requirements for Australians

Australian nationals must have a passport valid for three months beyond the period of intended stay. No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days, provided that entry into Cyprus is undertaken for touristic purposes only.

Entry requirements for South Africans

South African nationals must have a passport valid for at least three months beyond the period of intended stay (however, it is advisable to hold a passport valid for six months beyond the period of intended stay). A visa is required, except for those carrying multiple-entry Schengen C visas that have already entered the Schengen area, and for stays of fewer than five days by travellers with a valid visa for Bulgaria or Romania.

Entry requirements for New Zealanders

New Zealand nationals must have a passport valid for three months beyond the period of intended stay. No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days, provided that entry into Cyprus is undertaken for touristic purposes only.

Entry requirements for Irish nationals

Irish nationals must hold a passport valid upon arrival. No visa is required.

Passport/Visa Note

Travellers, except EEA nationals, should hold an onward or return ticket and documentation necessary for that journey, as well as sufficient funds for the period of intended stay in Cyprus. It is also advisable to have a hotel reservation. Nationalities that require a visa are recommended that their passport is valid for at least six months beyond the period of intended stay. Extensions are available to visa-exempt nationals. Travellers should note that foreigners entering Cyprus north of the UN-patrolled 'green line' are deemed by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus to have entered illegally, and can be fined when crossing to the south (EU). Policies and procedures are subject to sudden changes, and visitors should check on the current situation before departing for Cyprus. NOTE: It is highly recommended that your passport has at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

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