CYPRUS

VISA REQUIRED

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DESTINATION: CYPRUS
PURPOSE OF TRIP: FAMILY VISIT

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IMPORTANT / IN-PERSON APPLICATION

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  • VISA VALIDITY

Varied validity – Single / Multiple entry. All visa issuance is subject to consular discretion. 

  • APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENT (IN-PERSON)

Please note that the Cyprus (VFSGlobal) Visa Application Centre only accepts visa applications via an appointment system. YOU MUST ATTEND THE APPOINTMENT IN-PERSON YOURSELF TO FILE THE APPLICATION (see also below biometric enrolment requirement). 

To make an appointment, please book online (http://www.vfsglobal.com/Cyprus/UK/Schedule-an-Appointment.html). You may also re-schedule / cancel the appointment using the same web link. 

  • CONSULAR FEES PAYMENT

You must also make payment of the consular fees yourself (see processing times section below for full pricing structure)

All fees can be paid by cash (except in Manchester and Edinburgh) or Credit/Debit card. Cheque payments and direct bank transfers are not accepted.

  • RETURN DELIVERY

When applicants are unable to collect in person themselves, they may authorise another person to collect the passport on their behalf. The nominated person will need to bring an authorisation letter (see example here) signed by the applicant, the applicant’s passport photocopy with the stapled receipt and some proof of Identity (with photograph).

Alternatively, applicants unable to collect their passports within the given time slots, always can opt for Courier Service, whereby passports are returned via Courier Delivery DX at an additional fee of £16.95 per envelope/passport (see below).

Apart from London, the Courier Delivery DX for the return of your passport is mandatory in all locations. You cannot collect in-person your endorsed passport from the Cyprus (VFSGlobal) Visa Application Centres in Manchester, Cardiff or Edinburgh. 

Courier service

Using the Courier Service allows applicants to have their Passport/Travel document returned by Special Delivery; VFS uses the services of the private courier company DX to any delivery address in the United Kingdom chosen by the applicant. This can be purchased at the time of the visa application submission and you will receive a DX reference number, which can be tracked on the courier company’s website (www.dxdelivery.com) in order to obtain an update about the courier process at any given time.

  • EMBASSY INFORMATION

Cyprus Visa Application Centre
66 Wilson Street
London
EC2A 2BT

Tel: 0203 793 8634
Email: info.cyprusinuk@vfshelpline.com
Website: http://www.vfsglobal.com/cyprus/uk/index.html

Passport collection time: 16:00 to 17:30 (Monday to Friday) (ONLY AVAILABLE IN LONDON)
OTHER LOCATIONS (EDINBURGH, MANCHESTER OR CARDIFF): http://www.vfsglobal.com/cyprus/uk/contact-us.html

NEXT STEPS

(REVIEW PROCESS) / RECEIPT OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS:

Global Visaz can assist with arranging the appointment, reviewing your documents and provide guidance on what to expect, before the scheduled date / time. This will ensure upon presentation of your documents to the visa officer at the Austria Visa Application Centre, there are no errors (which can lead to additional complications / further requests and ultimately, delays in processing). UNFORTUNATELY, GIVEN THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTED TO ATTEND IN-PERSON, SUCH APPLICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO HIGHER SCRUTINY THEREFORE WE HIGHLY ADVISE TO USE THE GLOBAL VISAZ REVIEW ONLY SERVICE.

CYPRUS FAMILY VISIT VISA REQUIREMENTS

Original passport. This must:

  • be valid for more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa
  • be signed and issued less than 10 years ago
  • have at least two blank visa pages

Two original recent 45mm x 35mm colour photographs. These must:

  • be taken within the last month
  • be taken against a plain light background and printed on photographic paper
  • show full frontal face, have a neutral expression and your mouth closed
  • have eyes open and free from reflection or glare from glasses
  • not have hair in front of face or have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)

DO NOT ATTACH THE PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE APPLICATION FORM

Signed and fully completed original application form. Please see attachedCyprus – Visa Application Form

EMPLOYMENT

Signed and completed original proof of employment letter from your home employer. This must be signed by a member of your HR, or a member of your management team. If the latter, this person must be at least a manager grade and/or at least the same grade as yourself, and must be aware of your trip.

Please see template attached: Cyprus Republic – Proof of Employment letter. Alternatively, the letter must include the following information:

  • Addressed to the ”The High Commission of Cyprus, London”.
  • Letter needs to be on home employer headed paper
  • Letter need to be signed by authorised signatory of the home employer
  • Purpose of visit
  • Confirm the applicant is an employee of the company
  • Applicant’s name and nationality
  • Start date of employment and job title 
  • Passport number and DOB
  • Start & Expiry date of the passport
  • Dates of travel to Cyprus and scheduled return date to work

AND

Clear original copy of your last month’s pay slip. 

SELF EMPLOYED

Original (less than 1 month old) signed and headed self-employment letter (addressed to the Mission, name and position of the signee and confirming applicant’s self-employment) and obtained from (if applicable):

  • Applicant’s accountant: when applicant’s company’s accountancy is done by an external/independent accountant 
  • Solicitor: when applicant’s company has been registered by a solicitor 
  • Bank manager: when applicant’s company has a business bank account 
  • Companies House: Certificate of Incorporation received upon registering business: if applicant’s name is not mentioned on certificate, then additional proof demonstrating connection applicant – company should be provided
  • HMRC letter 

STUDENT

Original student letter (less than 1 month old) from UK university/college/school letter (addressed to the Mission, name and position of the signee and confirming applicant’s enrolment).

UNEMPLOYED/ RETIRED

  • Receiving Benefits: Original letter obtained from local Jobcentre or Pension Service 
  • Housewife/man (only applicable to married couples): applicant may be sponsored by his/her spouse/registered partner; in these cases the following needs to be provided:

– marriage certificate (original + copy): when this document was issued outside the EU and is not in English, Greek or Turkish, , then it should be translated by a certified translator in the UK
– spouse/registered partner’s passport (original + copy)
– spouse/registered partner’s proof of occupation (as per the above)
– spouse/registered partner’s proof of funds
– spouse/registered partner’s cover letter (signed & dated) confirming sponsorship

Clear colour copy of confirmed travel itinerary: mentioning applicant’s name and travel dates.

Accommodation provided by family/friends in Cyprus: applicant’s host’s recent (not older than 6 months) Assumption of Responsibility of Hosting (see attached: Cyprus – Assumption of Responsibility Form), certified by a legal representative in Cyprus and provided along with a copy of host’s passport’s bio page + host’s permit of stay in Cyprus, if host is non EU citizen. 

In case host in Cyprus is financially liable for applicant, then the host must also provide a Bank Guarantee letter (valid for at least 12 months and issued by bank in the non-occupied territories of the Republic of Cyprus) confirming host’s deposit of: 

  • 850 Euro for visitors from Africa, Sri Lanka, The Philippines, China and other Asian countries 
  • 550 Euro for visitors from CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and other Eastern European countries 
  • 350 Euro for visitors from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries 

In addition to the Bank Guarantee letter applicant needs to provide photocopy host’s passport/ID card and residence permit, if applicable, which are stamped/signed by the Aliens and Immigration Office in Nicosia.

Clear original copies of your last 3 months bank statements (with an end balance dated within the last month of the date of submission), as a proof of sufficient funds. These must:

  • show a minimum amount of 50 GPB per day of stay, to cover the expenses during the intended stay in Cyprus and for the return to the UK
  • clearly state your name, address

Bank statements which are downloaded from the internet must be stamped/certified by the bank.

Valid proof of UK residence. This must be presented as your valid UK residency visa in your passport / in the form of a valid UK Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card. You must provide the original and a clear colour copy.

 This must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the return date of the trip to Cyprus.

PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All fees are charged per individual traveller. Please click here to see the Global Visaz service fees pricing structure, for cancelled cases. 

All consular fees however are non-refundable once the application has been submitted; including if the application is then rejected or if you are issued a different visa validity to that requested.

Furthermore, the below quoted Global visaz service fees are for REVIEW ONLY.

5 - 10 working days service:

Varied validity – single entry

Global visaz service fees
Consular fees

£80.00 excl. VAT
£40.76 incl. VAT

Varied validity – multiple entry

Global visaz service fees
Consular fees

£80.00 excl. VAT
£76.76 incl. VAT

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PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All fees are charged per individual traveller. Please click here to see the Global Visaz service fees pricing structure, for cancelled cases. 

All consular fees however are non-refundable once the application has been submitted; including if the application is then rejected or if you are issued a different visa validity to that requested.

Furthermore, the below quoted Global visaz service fees are for REVIEW ONLY.

5 - 10 working days service:

Varied validity – single entry

Global visaz service fees:
£80.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£40.76 incl. VAT

Varied validity – multiple entry

Global visaz service fees:
£80.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£76.76 incl. VAT

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