Cypriot Citizenship

Cypriots that migrated in the UK are still eligible to obtain Cypriot citizenship on the basis of their family descent. Dual citizenship/nationality is allowed in the UK.

For general information and guidance we advise you to consult the website of the Civil Registry Section of the Ministry of Interior.

For any question or specific enquiry we encourage you to use the form at the Contact Us section and we will get back to you. For consular cases related to the acquisition of Cypriot citizenship our officers can provide advise and guidance after you provide via the Contact Us form initial information. You will need an appointment for submitting your documents. For making a booking please click here

* PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO NEED ANYMORE TO LEGALISE/APOSTILLE YOUR UK DOCUMENTS FOR THE APPLICATION FOR CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT (I.E. BIRTH, DEATH OR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE). We will still need an original UK document though. For more information please click here

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)

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

For acquisition of  Cypriot citizenship as a spouse of a Cypriot Citizen please find all relevant information  by clicking here

Useful Links

Civil Registry and Migration Department of the Ministry of Interior 

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 (£6 payable in postal orders)

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 (£6 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 (£6 payable in postal orders)

 

5. District Administration Offices in Cyprus

Please visit the website of the District Administration Offices of the Ministry of Interior for any further information and contact details by clicking here.