Since Cyprus is a member of the EU, EU nationals have the right to enter the country with an identity card or valid passport.
Please note that EU citizens may travel freely to Cyprus but are required to submit an application for a Registration Certificate to the Cyprus Civil Registry and Migration Department within 4 months of their arrival.
Further information are provided in the Work Permit section, while your employer in Cyprus or the local EURAXESS Service Centres can provide assistance with this procedure.
All non-EU Nationals require a visa to enter Cyprus. However, the nationals of many non-EU countries do not require a visa to enter Cyprus, if their stay does not exceeding three months.
A visa is an entry permit for a short (up το 90 days) or a long stay (up to one year), issued to foreign nationals who wish to enter the territory of the Republic of Cyprus (further information on the right). Cyprus visas have national application, which means that they entitle the holder to enter only the territory of the Republic.
In the case of non-EU nationals wishing to enter Cyprus for the purposes of scientific research, a specific procedure applies through the application for a Scientific Visa. Further details are provided below, and you should also consult your employer/host organization in Cyprus.
In all other cases, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs website provides further information regarding entry regulations to Cyprus, visa application procedures, fees and documents required.
This visa entitles foreign nationals to enter the territory of the Republic of Cyprus, for reasons other than immigration, for a max period of 90 days within 6 months.
Multiple entry Visas (up to 5 years) are granted to third country nationals who provide proof of frequent visits to Cyprus and other EU countries. Similarly to the Short stay Visa, the duration of stay should not exceed the three months in any half year, starting from the date of first entry.
This visa entitles the foreign nationals to stay in the Republic of Cyprus for a period up to one year.
The "Cyprus Startup Visa" Scheme allows talented entrepreneurs from third countries [outside the European Union (EU) and outside the European Economic Area (EEA)], individuals or a team, to enter, reside and work in Cyprus in order to establish / operate / develop a Startup with a high growth potential. The Scheme’s goal is the to create new jobs in Cyprus, promote innovation and research, and contribute to the development of the business ecosystem and consequently to the Cypriot economy. The Scheme supports the establishment of new innovative Startups or the move of established innovative Startups to Cyprus.
The Scheme is valid from 1st June 2022 until 31st May 2024.
Further information and all relevant documents (Practical Guide, Application Form and Annexes) are provided by the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, here.