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Regular Visa

Yes, a visa is required for your trip to Cyprus.

Citizens of United States of America must obtain a visa in advance. You have to apply for visa through a Cyprus diplomatic mission or one of its authorized visa agents outside Cyprus. You will need to visit the Embassy in your country to process this visa. Need help in getting prepare the required documentation contact us.


The upcoming Cyprus eVisa will simplify the visa application process, removing the need for in-person visits to embassies or consulates. Travelers can apply online, offering greater convenience and ease. 

Cyprus is a popular tourist destination in the Eastern Mediterranean and is a member of the European Union. Visitors from certain countries may require a visa to enter Cyprus, while others may be exempted. The duration of the visa and the application process varies depending on the purpose of the visit and the nationality of the traveler. It is important to check the latest visa requirements before planning a trip to Cyprus.


Understanding the Different Types of Visas for Cyprus

Obtain a Cyprus visa for tourism, visiting family or friends, short-term education, exchange programs, and business trips. Apply for a long-term visa with official invitations or letters of acceptance for study or work lasting over 90 days or permanent employment.


  • Cyprus Short-term Visa
    • Cyprus Tourist Visa
    • Cyprus Business/Congress/Trade Fair Visit Visa
    • Cyprus Cultural, Scientific, Sports Events Visa
    • Cyprus Visiting Family and Friends Visa
    • Cyprus Study (up to 90 days) Visa
    • Cyprus Work (up to 90 days) Visa
  • Cyprus Transit Visa
  • Cyprus Long-term Visa
    • Cyprus Employment (National) Visa & EU Blue Card
    • Cyprus Study (Long-term) Visa
    • Cyprus Family Reunion Visa
    • Cyprus Self-Employment (National) Visa
    • Cyprus Au Pair Visa

Cyprus Visa Requirements: What You Need to Know

The visa requirements for Cyprus depend on the traveler's nationality and the purpose of the visit. Citizens of some countries may enter Cyprus without a visa for a short stay of up to 90 days within a 180-day period, while others may need to apply for a visa before their trip. Here are the general requirements:


Valid passport: Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended stay in Cyprus.


Visa application form: Fill out the visa application form accurately and completely.


Photographs: Provide two recent passport-size photographs.


Travel itinerary: Submit your travel itinerary or proof of travel arrangements, such as flight tickets and hotel bookings.


Proof of accommodation: Provide proof of accommodation, such as hotel reservations or an invitation from a host in Cyprus.


Financial support: You may need to show evidence of sufficient financial means to cover your expenses during your stay in Cyprus.


Health insurance: Obtain travel health insurance that covers medical expenses and emergency repatriation.


Visa fee: Pay the visa application fee.

Cyprus Visa Validity: How Long Can You Stay?

A Cyprus visa is typically valid for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period, although it may be issued for less than that. The 90-day limit applies to the total amount of time you spend in Cyprus within a six-month period, regardless of the number of entries you make.


If you have a multiple-entry Cyprus visa that is valid for 1-5 years, the same 90-day limit applies. You can only spend up to 90 days in every six-month period, even if your visa is valid for a longer period.


It is important to note that the validity of the visa does not necessarily correspond to the duration of stay in Cyprus. Even if a visa is valid for a longer period, the stay in Cyprus cannot exceed the number of days granted on the visa. If you wish to stay in Cyprus for longer than your visa allows, you will need to apply for an extension or a new visa.

Navigating the Online Cyprus Visa Application Form

The online Cyprus visa application form requires applicants to provide personal information, travel details, and other necessary information. Applicants must ensure that all information provided is accurate and complete. The form also requires the applicant to upload a recent photograph and a copy of their passport. 


The applicant must pay the visa fee online and print the completed application form. It is important to carefully read the instructions and guidelines before filling out the form. Applicants should allow sufficient time for the processing of their application and provide all requested information to avoid delays or denial of the visa.

How to Apply for a Cyprus Visa: Step-by-Step Guide

To apply for a Cyprus visa, there are two options: online through the Cyprus eVisa system or at a Cyprus embassy or consulate.


To apply for the Cyprus eVisa, applicants must complete an online application form, upload supporting documents, and pay the visa fee. The application is then reviewed by the authorities, and if approved, the visa is sent electronically to the applicant.


To apply at an embassy or consulate, applicants must schedule an appointment, complete a paper application form, provide supporting documents, pay the visa fee, and attend an interview. The visa processing time is longer and may require additional documentation. It is important to carefully follow the instructions and guidelines to avoid delays or denial of the visa.

Applying for a Cyprus Visa Online: The Cyprus eVisa

How to apply for a Cyprus visa online, specifically through the Cyprus eVisa system:


  • Visit the eVisa website
  • Fill out the online application form with personal and travel details
  • Upload required supporting documents, such as a passport copy and photo
  • Pay the visa fee online
  • Submit the completed application and wait for it to be reviewed by the authorities
  • If approved, the visa will be sent electronically to the applicant via email
  • Print out the visa and bring it with you when traveling to Cyprus.

Applying for a Cyprus Visa at an Embassy or Consulate

To apply for a Cyprus visa at an embassy or consulate, you will need to follow these steps:


  • Check the website of the embassy or consulate in your country to determine the visa requirements and necessary documents.
  • Schedule an appointment for a visa interview at the embassy or consulate.
  • Complete a paper visa application form and sign it.
  • Gather supporting documents such as your passport, passport-sized photos, and other required documents.
  • Pay the visa fee in the currency specified by the embassy or consulate.
  • Attend the visa interview and answer the questions of the consular officer.
  • Wait for the visa processing time to be completed.
  • If the visa is approved, collect the passport with the visa attached from the embassy or consulate.

Processing Time for Cyprus Visas: How Long Does it Take?

The processing time for Cyprus visas varies depending on the type of visa and the method of application. The Cyprus eVisa can be processed within a few business days, with some applications processed in as little as 24 hours. On the other hand, visa applications submitted at a Cyprus embassy or consulate may take longer, usually several weeks. 


It is important to apply for the visa well in advance of your planned travel dates to allow for sufficient processing time. It is also important to note that the processing time may be longer during peak travel seasons or due to unforeseen circumstances.

Urgent Cyprus Visa Application: What You Need to Know

If you need an urgent Cyprus visa application, there are a few things you need to know:


  • Urgent visa applications can be processed at a Cyprus embassy or consulate in your country. Contact the embassy or consulate to inquire about their expedited visa processing service.
  • Urgent visa applications may incur an additional fee. Make sure to inquire about the fee and payment methods.
  • To expedite the process, make sure you have all the necessary documents ready before submitting your application. This includes your passport, photo, and any supporting documents required for your visa type.
  • It is important to note that not all visa types may be available for urgent processing. Check with the embassy or consulate to confirm which types of visas are eligible for expedited processing.
  • Finally, be sure to allow sufficient time for visa processing and factor in any potential delays that may occur due to unforeseen circumstances.

Cyprus Visa Policy Map


Eligible Countries/Nationalities for e-visa/visa on arrival

Countries/Nationalities Required Regular/Paper Visa for travelling to

Visa Exempt Countries/Nationalities for travelling to
Cypriot visa policy map.

Visa Exempt Countries List

Citizens of certain countries are exempt from requiring a visa to enter Cyprus for stays up to 90 days within a 180-day period, including all

Additionally, some individuals, such as those with diplomatic passports or specific work permits, may also be exempt from visa requirements. It is always best to check with the nearest Cyprus embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on visa requirements.


Regular visasAll Countries / Nationalities that required regular visa for Cyprus

If you are a citizen of a country that is not exempt from visa requirements for Cyprus, you will need to apply for a visa at the nearest Cyprus embassy or consulate. The process and requirements for obtaining a visa may vary depending on your country of origin and the purpose of your visit, but generally, you will need to provide a completed visa application form, a valid passport, proof of travel arrangements and accommodation, and proof of financial means to support yourself during your stay in Cyprus.


It is important to note that there are different types of visas available, including tourist visas, business visas, and student visas. The type of visa you need will depend on the purpose of your visit. You should also check the processing times for visa applications, as they can vary depending on the embassy or consulate and the time of year.


If you are unable to obtain a visa for any reason, you may want to consider other options such as applying for a visa in a different country, applying for a visa waiver, or exploring alternative travel destinations. It is always best to seek the advice of a qualified immigration lawyer or travel agent for guidance on your options.


Cyprus Visa Cost: Fees and Expenses 

The fee for a Cyprus visa varies based on several factors. To determine the fee for your visa, you can use the fee tool developed by the government. Here are the factors that may affect the cost of your visa:

  • Type of visa: The fee may differ depending on the type of visa you are applying for, such as a tourist visa or a work visa.
  • Processing time: The fee may also vary depending on how quickly you need your visa. If you require an expedited processing time, you may need to pay an additional fee.
  • Applicant's country: Finally, the visa fee may depend on the applicant's country of origin.

Using the fee tool provided by the government, you can easily check the visa fee details on your own.

Cyprus e-Visa or Sticker Visa: Which One Do You Need?

Whether you need a Cyprus e-Visa or a sticker visa will depend on your nationality and the purpose and duration of your travel to Cyprus.

The Cyprus e-Visa is available to citizens of eligible countries who plan to visit Cyprus for tourism or business purposes for up to 90 days. It is a digital visa that is issued and sent electronically to the applicant via email.

If you are not eligible for the Cyprus e-Visa, or if you plan to stay in Cyprus for longer than 90 days, you will need to apply for a sticker visa at a Cyprus embassy or consulate. The sticker visa is a physical visa that is attached to your passport.

It is important to check the eligibility requirements and visa types before applying for a Cyprus visa. Make sure to carefully read the instructions and guidelines to avoid delays or denial of the visa.

Cyprus Work Visa: Requirements and Procedures

If you are planning to work in Cyprus, you will need a Cyprus work visa. Here are the requirements and procedures you should know:


  • A valid passport
  • A job offer from a Cyprus employer
  • Proof of qualifications and work experience
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Medical certificate


  • Obtain a job offer from a Cyprus employer.
  • Submit a work visa application to the embassy or consulate in your home country.
  • Provide all necessary documents, including a passport, job offer letter, and supporting certificates.
  • Attend an interview if required.
  • Pay the visa fee.
  • Wait for the visa to be processed.

Note that the processing time for a Cyprus work visa may take several weeks. Once you have the visa, you can travel to Cyprus and begin your employment.

Can You Extend a Cyprus Visa?

Yes, holders of short-stay visas for Cyprus are allowed to apply for a visa extension, but they must do so before their current visa expires.

To extend a Cyprus visa, you must apply at a local Immigration Unit in Cyprus. However, if the visa you currently hold is marked as "Final," you must first obtain permission from the Schengen and Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before applying for an extension.

It's important to note that extending a visa is not guaranteed and is subject to approval by the Cyprus authorities. You will need to provide the necessary documentation to support your request for an extended stay, and the processing time for visa extensions can vary.

If you overstay your visa in Cyprus, you may face penalties or be prohibited from entering the country in the future, so it's important to ensure you have a valid visa or have applied for an extension before your current visa expires.

Can You Visit Schengen With a Cyprus Visa?

No, holders of a Cyprus visa cannot visit Schengen countries with just their Cyprus visa. Cyprus is not yet a member of the Schengen Area, and therefore a Cyprus visa does not grant the holder the right to enter any Schengen country.

If you wish to travel to a Schengen country after visiting Cyprus, you will need to apply for a separate Schengen visa, depending on the country you wish to visit. The Schengen visa allows you to travel freely within the Schengen Area for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

Visiting Northern Cyprus

If you plan to visit Northern Cyprus, there are certain things you should be aware of. Northern Cyprus is a self-declared country that is not recognized by most countries, including the Republic of Cyprus, which is an EU member state.

As a result, visitors to Northern Cyprus may face certain challenges, such as limited access to international banking and credit card facilities. Also, many travel insurance companies do not cover travel to Northern Cyprus.

However, if you plan to stay in Northern Cyprus for up to 90 days, you generally do not need a visa, unless you are a citizen of Armenia or Nigeria. Visitors can enter Northern Cyprus via air, sea, or land points connecting from the Republic of Cyprus. However, if you enter Northern Cyprus first, you may not cross into the Republic of Cyprus without a valid visa, and in some cases, you may be denied entry altogether due to the ongoing conflict between the two regions.

Overall, if you plan to visit Northern Cyprus, it is important to do your research and prepare accordingly to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

Expired Cyprus Visa: Renewal and Reapplication

If your Cyprus visa has expired, you have two options: renewal or reapplication.


To renew your Cyprus visa, you must be in Cyprus before the expiry date of your visa and apply for a renewal at the Civil Registry and Migration Department. You will need to provide supporting documents, such as your passport, a recent photo, and proof of financial means. The renewal process can take several weeks.


If you are outside of Cyprus or your visa has already expired, you will need to reapply for a new visa. You can apply for a new visa at a Cyprus embassy or consulate in your country. You will need to follow the regular visa application process and provide all necessary documents.


It is important to note that overstaying a visa in Cyprus may result in fines, deportation, or other penalties. It is recommended to always ensure that your visa is valid and take the necessary steps to renew or reapply as needed.

FAQs about Cypriot eVisa

 For long-stay, employment, or other visa inquiries, please reach out to the following embassies