Passports

  1. Issue of a Passport for the First Time
  2. Issue of a Passport to underage children
  3. Emergency Travel Document (valid for a single trip to Cyprus only)
  4. Issue of Emergency Travel Document to underage children
  5. Renewal of Passports

Important Notice: Please check the validity of your passport before travelling abroad. Some countries dont allow entry in case your passport is not valid up to 3 or 6 months from the date of your travel. Always check and consult with the Embassy/High Commision of your travel destination. Please note that in case you have applied for acquiring Cypriot citizenship by descent you are not allowed to apply for a passport until your citizenship application is approved.

Fees for this service are payable in £/UKP not EURO. 

In case that your passport expires within the year we strongly advice you to proceed with its renewal as soon as possible. This service is done only with an appointment. For booking an appointment please click here

  1. Issue of a Passport for the First Time

All Cypriot Citizens are eligible for a Republic of Cyprus passport. Persons wishing to apply for a Republic of Cyprus passport must apply in person to the Consulate General in London.

They must have with them the following documentation:

Republic of Cyprus Birth Certificate (original must be presented for verification plus a photocopy)

Cyprus National Identity Card (original must be presented for verification plus a photocopy)

Certificate of Citizenship – where applicable – (original must be presented for verification plus a photocopy)

A Marriage Certificate (in the case of married women, original must be presented for verification plus a photocopy)

Police Report (in case of lost passport).

Applicants are obliged to submit any further documentation requested by the Consular Officers.

Fee is the equivalent of €70.00 in £/GBP.

  1. Issue of a Passport to underage children

Anyone under the age of 18 is regarded as a child.

Both parents must accompany any underage children.

If the parents are divorced the consent of both parents is required or a Family Court Decision for parental care if necessary.

Applicants are obliged to submit any further documentation requested by the Consular Officers.

Fee is the equivalent of €45.00 in £/GBP.

  1. Emergency Travel Document

Emergency Travel Document (ETD) is issued according to the EU Decision 96/409/CSFP to European Union (EU) citizens for a single journey back to the country of which they are nationals, their country of permanent residence or, in exceptional cases, to another destination (inside or outside the Union).

Embassies and Consulates of EU countries issue emergency travel documents in the following circumstances:

  • the applicant must be an EU national whose passport or travel document has been lost, stolen or destroyed or is temporarily unavailable;
  • the applicant must be in a country in which the EU country of which he/she is a national has no accessible diplomatic or consular representation able to issue a travel document or in which the EU country in question is not otherwise represented;
  • Authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus Authorities (i.e. Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic Missions of the Republic of Cyprus) has been obtained.
  • The applicant for an ETD must submit an application form together with certified photocopies of any available proof of identity and nationality to the Authority designated by his/her country of origin.

The EU country issuing the ETD collects from the applicant charges and fees equivalent to those it normally levies for issuing an emergency passport. An applicant who is unable to cover other local related expenditure will receive, where appropriate, the necessary funds as instructed by his/her country of origin, pursuant to the relevant provisions of Decision 95/553/EC.

To ensure that citizens are able to return to a certain place, the validity period of an ETD should be slightly longer than the minimum time needed to complete the journey for which it is issued. In calculating this period, the need for overnight stops and for making travel connections should be taken into consideration.

Applicants are kindly informed that by reporting the loss of a passport to the competent Authorities of the Republic of Cyprus, the passport is immediately declared null and void, reducing significantly the chances of its misuse.

Cypriot citizens who have lost or had their passport or identity card stolen while abroad, should immediately contact the closest police station in order to submit a complaint/ make a statement. Once a copy of the official report or registred complaint is obtained, they should inform the closest Cypriot Mission to issue a temporary travel document (laissez- passer). This document certifies the identity of the person residing permanently in Cyprus or in another country and it is valid for a single return trip to the country of permanent residence, including any intermediate stops.

To be issued a temporary travel document (laissez-passer) the applicant must:

  • Submit the official police report to the Diplomatic Mission,
  • Complete the relevant application form (M9 G form),
  • Submit two recent photos (3×4 cm) (Passport size photo can be taken/printe on site at the Consulate)
  • Pay the relevant consular fees (€20,00) in GBP,
  • Present a proof of identity (driver’s license, etc) if any.

Upon return to their country of permanent residence, Cypriot citizens should hand over the lassez-passer at the local office of the Civil Registry and Migration Department of the Ministry of Interior or the accredited Diplomatic Mission (which will forward it to the CRMD), in order to be able to apply for a new passport or identity. It is noted that all reported as lost or stolen passports, are cancelled and reported as invalid.

In third countries where the Republic of Cyprus does not maintain diplomatic mission or Consulate, Cypriot citizens can apply at the Embassy or Consulate of another EU member state (not an Honorary Consul), which, after conducting the appropriate checks and informing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, may issue the ETD.

  1. Issue of Emergency Travel Document to underage children

Anyone under the age of 18 is regarded as a child. Both parents must accompany any underage children. If the parents are divorced the consent of both parents is required or a Family Court Decision for parental care if necessary.

When travelling from the UK you should be aware of the Home Office’s rules and regulations. For more information and guidance please click the link here. Taking a child abroad without permission is considered chlid abduction. 

Applicants are obliged to submit any further documentation requested by the Consular Officers.

Fee is the equivalent of €20.00 in £/GBP.

  1. Renewal of Passports

We are not able to extend the validity of a passport. Instead the applicant must apply to be issued with a new Biometric Passport.