Different Types of Short-Stay & Travel Visas in Cyprus

If you wish to travel to Cyprus, a valid passport from any country is required for a stay of up to 90 days on the island. This is applicable to all tourists except for the citizens of EU jurisdictions;  as residents from Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway may enter Cyprus with national ID cards from these countries.

Most non-EU third country nationals require a visa for entry into the Republic, including citizens from Russia, China and Lebanon. Click here to view an example of the form: Cyprus visa application form online.

Types of common Cyprus visa

Cyprus Short Stay Visa

The short-stay Cyprus visa is issued for one or several visits to the Republic of Cyprus. This visa is applicable for travelling to the island for reasons that exclude immigration, such as for work related reasons; and the trip does not exceed a total of 90 days.

Cyprus Travel Visa

The travel visa gives you the right for a continuous visit or several visits to Cyprus. The duration of visits in total cannot exceed 90 days within a 180 day time frame.

Cyprus Multiple-entry Visa

If you need to travel to Cyprus often (for business etc.) it is possible to get a multiple-entry visa for several visits. The total duration of your stay should not exceed 90 days in any 180-day period. The multiple-entry Cyprus visa is valid for one year.

Multiple-entry visa requires 10-15 days from the day of application. Agent’s commission for obtaining the Cyprus visa varies from EUR €60 – €150, while the cost of the visa itself depends on the urgency of its obtaining.

Cyprus PRO-Visa for Russian Citizens

The Cyprus PRO-Visa has no cost associated with its issuance and applies to holders of Russian passports who are traveling to Cyprus directly from the Russian Federation only.

For the convenience of tourists travelling for vacations there is the possibility of submitting the application electronically by e-mail or using the electronic system which is linked above and is issued online. It takes maximum 1 day to obtain it and the Russian passport holder must check that it is valid for at least 6 months after the first date of intended entry into the Republic. This type of visa is valid for 30 days over a 6-month time frame.

Cyprus Airport Transit Visa (ATV)

This type of VISA is required if you need to pass through the international transit area of Cypriot airports without entering the national territory of the Republic of Cyprus during a stop-over or transfer between two international flights. It is only applied for nationals of Iran, Iraq and Pakistan.

Citizens of the aforementioned countries are exempt from the Airport Transit Visa (ATV) requirement if they are holders of residence permits of either: a member state of the EU or the EEA, Andorra, Monaco, Canada, Japan or the US.

Cyprus Transit Visa

Travellers moving from one country to another country, passing through the territory of the Republic of Cyprus can apply for a Cyprus Transit Visa. This visa may be issued for one transit, or for several transits in rarer circumstances. The duration of each case of transit should not exceed five days.

These are easy to apply for as long as travellers have proof of the flight path and its necessary course through Cyprus. Generally, the flight receipts are sufficient evidence to apply.

Cyprus Group Visa

This is a transit visa with a limit of 30 days, which may be attached to a group passport and issued to a group of travellers formed before the tickets to travel. The group visa can be issued to groups of travelling to Cyprus between 5 and 50 people.

The requirement of a group visa provides that all members of the party should enter together, remain together for the duration of the month and also leave together as a group. The individual in charge of the group should possess an individual passport and, where necessary, an individual visa.

For any questions regarding visa applications to travel to Cyprus for business or leisure, contact us, we have representatives that are waiting to assist you!

Click to read about the different types of long-term visas and how to reside permanently in Cyprus.

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