Cypriots that migrated to the UK are still eligible to obtain Cypriot citizenship on family descent grounds. Dual citizenship/nationality is allowed both in Cyprus and in the UK.
For general information and guidance so as to establish which application you need the criteria for, you need to consult the website of the Civil Registry & Migration Department of the Ministry of Interior.
You will need an appointment to submit your documents. To book, please click here (** ALL SLOTS ARE CURRENTLY BOOKED UNTIL THE END OF JULY 2021. DUE TO THE BACKLOG CAUSED BY THE PANDEMIC WE KINDLY ASK YOU TO BE PATIENT AND CHECK OCCASIONALLY FOR FURTHER AVAILABLE APPOINTMENTS)
* PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU NOW NEED TO LEGALISE/APOSTILLE ANY UK DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPLICATION FOR CITIZENSHIP (i.e. BIRTH, DEATH OR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES). We always require to see the original documents. Please also note that your original birth certificate needs to be the full one which includes reference to your parents’ names (not the old ‘short’ version) and that the original will be submitted to the Civil Registry & Migration Department in Nicosia and will not be returned to the applicants.
For more information, please visit the following link: Get your document legalised – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
1.Registration of Persons of Cypriot Origin as Citizens of the Republic of Cyprus and the Acquisition of Cypriot Citizenship by Naturalisation
Any person with Cypriot origin who wishes to obtain Cypriot citizenship by descent please consult the information provided by the Civil Registry and Migration Department of the Republic of Cyprus by clicking here.
PLEASE NOTE ALL FEES FOR THE CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT APPLICATION FORMS ARE PAYABLE IN £/UKP (not in Euro). We only accept payments in cash.
In the same page you will also find the applications for each category.
Please note that Dual citizenship (also known as dual nationality) is allowed in the UK. This means you can be a British citizen and also a citizen of other countries, including Cyprus. For more info click here
2. Delayed registration of Births
For those persons of Cypriot origin, born in the Republic of Cyprus, who were not registered at the time of their birth, and now in the United Kingdom, must apply directly to the District Administration Officer in the district they were born with the following documentation:
Affidavit sworn before a Notary Public (verified by the Cyprus Consulate in London)
Original birth certificate
Valid Photo Identification (i.e. passport; ID card; Driving license)
Parents’ Republic of Cyprus documentation (i.e. Birth Certificates, Passports, ID cards)
Marriage Certificate (where a marriage has taken place)
Fees (the equivalent of 60 EUROS in £/UKP)
3. Re-Issue of birth certificates
For those persons of Cypriot origin, born in the Republic of Cyprus, who require a replacement birth certificate must apply directly to the District Administration Officer in the district they were born with the following documentation:
Republic of Cyprus birth certificate
Photocopy of Valid Photo Identification (i.e. passport; Id card; Driving license)
Fees (£5 payable in postal orders)
Please note that in cases where a copy of the birth certificate is not available it is advised that applicants forward photocopies of parents Republic of Cyprus documentation.
4. Death Certificates
Applications for the registration of death of a Cypriot citizen who died abroad are submitted to the Registry Office in the local District Administration Office, with the following documentation:
Form M.138 (obtainable from the Local District Administration Offices)
Death certificate from the country where the death occurred
Fees (£5 payable in postal orders)
5. District Administration Offices in Cyprus