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Visa Application and fee for South Cyprus

Visa issue and fee

Visas will be issued by the Embassies and General Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus and additionally by the British High Commissions/Embassies in the following countries: Argentine Republic, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, Switzerland, Sudan, UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai), Uzbekistan, by the Greek Embassy in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Honorary Consulates in the rest of countries. Check nearest South Cyprus Embassy or Representative Office abroad. Fee for visa where payment is required varies between CYP£ 6 - CYP£ 20 due to each category.

Visa application procedure and documents required

1. Applications of all applicants are accepted regardless of nationality of the applicant.
2. Applications must be submitted in person. However, for those who reside more than 200 miles or 300 km from the Consulate application may be submitted by recorded delivery enclosing a registered self addressed "special delivery" envelope for the safe return of passport and documents.
3. One completed application form signed by the applicant (or legal guardian in the case of minors) with a passport sized photograph attached.
4. A full national passport valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the visa being applied for. Visitors who wish to obtain a visa are advised to be in possession of a passport valid at least for 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.
5. Visa for the return country must be valid for at least three months beyond the period of intended stay.
6. Provisional booking or itinerary of travel arrangements (round trip ticket with fixed dates). Ticket should not be purchased before the visa is issued.
7. Prior hotel reservation faxed by the hotel manager.
8. If visiting for business, an official letter of invitation from a South Cyprus company must be presented.
9. If visiting friends, a letter of invitation from the friends with their address, phone number and occupation in the Republic of Cyprus .
10. Evidence that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of the intended stay in the Republic of Cyprus , e.g. bank statement or travellers cheques (credit cards only in addition to bank statements and with recent statement confirming credit limit. Please note that cash is no acceptable proof).
11. Recent (less than one month old) official letter from employer addressed to the Cyprus Consulate with proof of wages/salary. If self employed, a letter from the solicitor, the accountant or the bank manager of the applicant is required. If a student in the country of the Consulate, an original letter from the school or University addressed to the Cyprus Consulate confirming status/attendance and the duration of the course.
12. For visa categories and further information please contact:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Presidential Palace Avenue , 1447 Nicosia
Tel: 357 22 40 10 00
Fax: 357 22 30 59 24
E-mail: minforeign1@mfa.gov.cy

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