In this section you may find information about our consular services for Cypriots in the UK and Third Country Nationals wishing to travel to Cyprus.
Please note that the easiest and most direct and effective way to get in touch with us for consular issues is via sending a direct message with your question or query through the “Contact Us” feature on the main webpage. The message will be delivered directly to our Consular Officers for further handling. As our telephone lines are extremely busy on a daily basis we strongly encourage you to get in touch with us via our website, email at email@example.com or through direct/personal messages via our social media accounts on Facebook (@CyprusinUK) and Twitter (@CyprusinUK).
*Please note that Fees for ALL our Consular Services are payable in £/GBP not in EURO (monthly rate applies). We only accept payments in cash. For the full list of all our Consular Services fees please click here
1. Consular Information for Cypriots in the UK
For the following consular services we have introduced a mandatory appointment system:
- Issue of new or Replacement of Passports and Identity Cards;
- Cypriot Citizenship (applications for Cypriot citizenship by descent, naturalizations, etc);
- Issue of permanent residency certificate for military service purposes.
To book an appointment, please click here or visit the Consular Appointments link on the mainpage.
We have a zero tolerance policy for any form of abusive behaviour towards our consular staff. Applicants and visitors at the Consulate may not be served in case they show any sign of abusive or aggresive or abusive language/behaviour towards our staff.
Is your issue urgent?
Some urgent issues do not require an appointment and can be addressed by our Consular officers on a drop-by basis daily, from 0930-1245 (currently suspended because of Covid-19 health and safety measures), such as:
- Issuance of Emergency Travel Document
- Regular certifications (powers of attorney etc)
In case of an emergency outside working hours, do not hesitate to contact the 24/7 Duty Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at: +357 99 660129.
How to get in touch with us for Consular issues
For any enquires relating to the consular services you can use the form below. This is the easiest and most optimal way to get in direct contact with us for consular issues as due to high demand our call lines are extremely busy. Our consular team will reply to your message as soon as possible.
2. Consular Information for Third Country Nationals
The High Commission of Cyprus has outsourced the collection of visa applications from third country nationals. All applicants must submit their visa applications to the designated offices of VFS Global across the UK and not at the premises of the High Commission of Cyprus in London. Please submit your application and documents at least 15-20 days before your intented day of travel.
We are not accepting on site applications. All applicants will be referred to VFS Global for submitting their documents as well as for first instance questions and queries.
For booking an appointment for submitting your VISA application as well as for any further information, please click here.
Important Notice: Family members of EU citizens are no longer able to apply directly to the Cyprus High Commission. All applications must be registered through VFS Global.
VFS Global provides a Consular Assistance Line open to the public daily between 09.00- 17.00, tel. number: 02037884670 (please note that calls are charged at 6p. per minute in addition to normal network charges).
How to find us:
The Consular Section is located at the High Commission Cyprus, 13, St. James’s Square, SW1Y 4LB.
How to get here:
The closest tube station is Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo Line).
Alternative nearby tube station is Green Park (Jubilee, Victoria and Piccadilly Line)
The closest bus stops are:
- Picadilly Circus
- Pall Mall/St James’s Palace
You can also check TfL (Transport for London) for regular travel updates.