Consular Services for Foreign Residents of Cyprus
Information on UK, US, Canadian, Irish, Australian and New Zealand consulates and embassies in Cyprus, including the services they provide for their citizens in need, such as replacement of lost or stolen passports, notary services and advice...
Citizens of the United Kingdom and USA living in Cyprus are particularly well catered for by the consular sections of the embassies, as well as by other organisations which provide a wealth of up-to-date and officially published information.
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs lists all Cyprus Embassies and High Commissions overseas: Click here
The British High Commission in Nicosia provides commercial and personal advice and aid to UK citizens visiting or resident in Cyprus. The website has comprehensive information for Britons, including living and working in Cyprus, buying property in Cyprus and marriage in Cyprus.
- For GOV.UK's UK in Cyprus section: Click here
The UK consular office is able to help citizens with many difficult emergency situations as well as with official procedures such as registration of births and deaths. In certain cases, it may speak to local authorities on a UK citizen's behalf.
- British Consular Services
At: Alexander Pallis Street, 1587 Nicosia
Mailing address: PO Box 21978, 1587 Nicosia
Tel: 22 861 100
Fax: 22 861 125
Hours: Monday to Friday, 07:30-14:00
After hours emergency: 22 861 277
British passports are not issued by the British High Commission in Cyprus. Applications for first passports and renewals must be sent to HM Passport Office in the UK at the following address:
- Her Majesty's Passport Office
101 Old Hall Street
- To apply for a UK passport while overseas: Click here
Britons in Cyprus
The UK government website has a section for Britons living abroad. The information is not specific to Cyprus but provides useful facts relevant to moving, relocating with a family or retiring abroad. It includes information on tax and pensions, education, employment, insurance, as well as issues to consider when returning to the UK after a period of time overseas.
- For information from the UK government on Britons living abroad: Click here
United States Citizens
The Embassy of the United States in Nicosia has a comprehensive website with up-to-date information on news and events affecting US-Cyprus relations, health matters, and safety. The embassy also hosts a fairly busy programme of activities.
The Consular Office of the Embassy of the United States in Nicosia provides extensive services to US citizens in Cyprus, including passport renewals and replacement, registration, notarial services and emergency assistance.
- Embassy of the United States in Nicosia
At: Metochiou & Ploutarchou Street, Engomi, 2407 Nicosia
Mailing address: PO Box 24536, 1385 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: 22 393939
Fax: 22 780944
Hours: Monday to Friday, 07:30-16:30 (closed on US and Cypriot holidays)
American Corners are the result of partnerships between the Public Affairs division of the United States Embassy and host institutions throughout the world. These partnerships serve to provide information - including books, periodicals, audio and video products and Internet access - about the United States to people in foreign locations. Personnel speak fluent English and access is free.
- For full details of American Corner groups in Cyprus: Click here
The Australian High Commission in Cyprus offers information and assistance for Australians living in and visiting Cyprus, including passport replacement, financial assistance in emergencies and certification and witness of signatures.
- Australian High Commission, Nicosia
At: 7th Floor, Block A, Alpha Business Centre, 27 Pindarou Street, Nicosia
Mailing address: PO Box 21331, 1506 Nicosia
Tel: 22 753 001 / 002 / 003
Fax: 22 766 486
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 08:00-16:00. Wednesday, 08:00-15:30
Appointments regarding visas and migration: Monday to Friday, 08:30-10:30
Appointments regarding passports: Monday to Friday, 10:30-12:30
The Embassy of Ireland in Cyprus can provides information to Irish people living in or visiting Cyprus, and provides passport services, visa application assistance and other consular services.
- Embassy of Ireland in Cyprus
At: 7 Aiantos Street. St. Omoloyites, 1686 Nicosia
Mailing address: PO Box 23848, 1686 Nicosia
Tel: 22 818 183 (Monday to Friday, 08:00-15:00)
Fax: 22 660 050
Hours: Monday to Friday 08:00-15:00
- Honorary Consulate of Canada in Nicosia
At: 15 Themistocles Dervis Street, 1066 Nicosia
Mailing address: PO Box 22125, 1517 Nicosia
Tel: 22 775 508
Fax: 22 779 905
Hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00-13:00
New Zealand Citizens
- Honorary Consulate of New Zealand in Nicosia
At: Kondilaki 6, 1090 Lefkosia, Nicosia
Mailing address: PO Box 24676, 1302 Lefkosia
Tel: 22 818 884
Fax: 22 873 634