For the following consular services, we have introduced a mandatory appointment system in cooperation with VFS Global for three categories:

(a) Issue/Replacement of Identity Cards and/or Passports (Mon, Wed, Fri),
(b) Applications for Cypriot Citizenship (Tue, Thur),
(c) Permanent Residence certificates (e.g. for military service purposes). (Mon-Fri).

For appointments please use the tab “Consular Appointments” on our new website Please note that without an appointment you will not be able to process your case.

DROP-BY SERVICES (MON-FRI, 09:30’-12.45’)

For urgent issues such as issuance of Emergency Travel Documents or routine certifications (powers of attorney, original-seen, etc.) we still operate on a drop-by basis.
For any consular services you can find all the relevant information online at

If you have additional questions, you can also email your enquiries to: or use our user friendly “Consular Enquiries” tab on our website. Please prefer written communication instead of trying to reach us by phone, since we don’t have dedicated Consular Staff for this service. Alternatively, VFS Global provides a Consular Assistance Line open to the public between 09.00΄- 17.00΄ daily. (Tel.: 020-37884670).


In order to provide the best possible service to visa applicants, the Cyprus High Commission has outsourced the collection of visa applications. Applicants must submit their visa applications to the designated offices of VFS Global across the UK (London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff). For further information please visit the following links: and (tel: 02037938634, email: All applications, including those for family members of EU citizens, must be registered through VFS Global.

The Consular Section is open to public: Monday – Friday, 09:30΄-13:00΄ (last appointment at 12:30΄ / last entry at 12:45΄).

Cyprus High Commission
13 St. James’s Square, SW1Y 4LB.
The closest tube station is Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines).