IDs / Passports / Emergency Travel Documents

  1. Issue of an ID/Passport for the First Time
  2. Issue of a ID/Passport to newborns / minors
  3. Emergency Travel Document (valid for a single trip to Cyprus or to the Country of Permanent Residence)
  4. Issue of Emergency Travel Document to newborns / minors
  5. Renewal of IDs/Passports

Important Notice: Please check the validity of your passport before travelling abroad. Some countries don’t 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 and the relevant travel advice of the FCDO here. Please note that in case you have applied for acquiring Cypriot citizenship you are not allowed to apply for an ID/passport until your citizenship application is approved.

Fees for these services are payable in £/UKP. Our price list is updated monthly on our main web-page.

We only accept payments in cash.

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 an ID/Passport for the First Time

All our services are provided by appointment only. For issuing an ID/Passport for the First Time, you MUST book an appointment under Category B – First Issue of Identity Card AND Passport (for both documents following the acquisition of Cypriot citizenship).

All Cypriot Citizens above the age of 12 are obliged under the relevant Law of the Republic of Cyprus to issue an ID card, while they are eligible for applying for a Republic of Cyprus passport. Persons wishing to apply for a Republic of Cyprus ID/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) OR Certificate of Citizenship – where applicable – (original must be presented for verification).

In case of dual nationals, a copy of their existing Passport issued by their country of origin, e.g. British Passport – (original must be presented for verification).

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

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

Fee is the equivalent of €70.00 in £/GBP. Fees for these services are payable in £/UKP. Our price list is updated monthly on our main web-page.

  1. Issue of an ID/Passport to newborns / minors

All our services are provided by appointment only. For issuing an ID/Passport to newborns/minors for the First Time, you MUST book an appointment under Category A: Appointments for the acquisition of Cypriot Citizenship (by British and other third country nationals).

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

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 guardianship / parental care if available.

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

If the child is under 12 months old, the application should include two passport photos. If not, the photos are taken during the appointment using our biometric system.

Fee is the equivalent of €45.00 in £/GBP. Fees for these services are payable in £/UKP. Our price list is updated monthly on our main web-page.

For further details, please check the following link.

  1. Emergency Travel Document
YOU CAN DROP BY ON WORKING DAYS FOR ISSUANCE OF AN EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENT AND ONLY IF YOU ARE TRAVELING WITHIN THE NEXT 72 HOURS between 09:30′-12:30′ and 14:00′-15:30′. In case you are travelling later, you need to inform us for such a request by email only at hclconsular@mfa.gov.cy so as to arrange the exact day and time of us offering you this service.

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 and sign the relevant Sworn Statement in front of a Consular Officer,
  • Complete the relevant application form (M9 G form),
  • Submit two recent photos (3×4 cm), 
  • Pay the relevant consular fees (€20,00) in GBP (Fees for these services are payable in £/UKP. Our price list is updated monthly on our main web-page.), 
  • Present a proof of identity (copy of the lost ID/passport OR a Birth Certificate / Certificate of Nationality OR their Personal Identification Number, i.e. their ID Number).

Upon return to Cyprus or their country of permanent residence, Cypriot citizens hand over the lassez-passer at the Immigration Authorities. 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 at Honorary Consulates), which, after conducting the appropriate checks and informing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, may issue the ETD.

  1. Issue of Emergency Travel Document to newborns / minors

YOU CAN DROP BY ON WORKING DAYS FOR ISSUANCE OF AN EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENT AND ONLY IF YOU ARE TRAVELING WITHIN THE NEXT 72 HOURS between 09:30′-12:30′ and 14:00′-15:30′. In case you are travelling later, you need to inform us for such a request by email only at hclconsular@mfa.gov.cy so as to arrange the exact day and time of us offering you this service.

Anyone under the age of 18 is regarded as a minor. 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 guardianship / parental care if available.

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 as child abduction. 

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

Fee is the equivalent of €20.00 in £/GBP. Fees for these services are payable in £/UKP. Our price list is updated monthly on our main web-page.

  1. Renewal of IDs / Passports

All our services are provided by appointment only. For renewing an ID/Passport you MUST book an appointment under Category C: Renewal of ID Card OR Passport OR Issuance of Emergency Travel Document (for Cypriot nationals only and for one of these documents only).

We are not able to extend the validity of an ID/passport. Instead the applicant must apply for renewing their ID/Passport.