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Capital: Nicosia
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Visa Requirements for South Cyprus

No visa required

For the nationals and passport holders of following countries no visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days:

  • Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holy See (State of Vatican), Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China: Hong Kong S.A.R., Macao S.A.R.

Additional categories of persons who do not require visa

•  Holders of diplomatic, service or other official passports

•  C ivilian air and sea crew

•  T he flight crew and attendants on emergency or rescue flights and other helpers in the event of disaster or accident

•  The civilian crew of ships navigating in international waters

•  The holders of laissez-passer issued by the United Nations to their officials

•  School pupils who are travelling in the context of a school excursion as members of a group of pupils accompanied by a teacher from the school in question

•  All persons who are in possession of work permit issued by the Migration Officer

•  All persons who possess permanent or temporary residence permit issued by the Migration Officer

•  All persons who posses study permit

Passport required

Passport for entry to the Republic of Cyprus is required, except for holders of:

1. Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations.
2. Document issued to stateless persons and recognised refugees.
3. Citizens of the European Union countries, as well as of Switzerland , Iceland , Liechtenstein and Norway , may enter Cyprus with their national identity card provided there is a photo.

Visa required

Nationals of following countries (mainly third counties) are required to have a visa:

•  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Northern Marianas (Islands), Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Entities and territorial authorities: Taiwan, Palestinian Authorities.

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