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Tourist

Overview

This category of visa caters to people wishing to visit Cyprus for Tourist purposes. Applicants will have to provide evidence that he/she falls under this category.

Visa Fees

VISA and Service Charges
Visa Fees Service Fees Total
Single Entry 34000 LBP 26500 LBP 60500 LBP
Multiple entries 100000 LBP 26500 LBP 126500 LBP

The visa fee is subject to change without notice.

Please Note:

  • The Visa fee will be paid in cash at Cyprus Visa Application Centre, with service fee of 36 euro . equivalent in LBP
  • The visa application Centre offers an optional service at a nominal additional cost:
  • ADDITIONAL SERVICES
  • SMS Services:

At VFS Global, we constantly strive to offer a range of hi-end services to enhance customer satisfaction. As part of our constant and ongoing endeavor to add value to applicants’ experience, it is our privilege to offer the latest hi-tech SMS service, an express route to know the status of your visa application at your fingertips.

Easy to use, this revolutionary SMS service once purchased will launch an automated confirmation feedback message to the applicant’s mobile phone, at various stages of the visa application life-cycle. The service supports transfer of SMS in English/Arabic and assures an applicant of his/her equanimity, with convenience at their finger tip. Additionally, this user-friendly service will be followed up with an automated email message to the applicants email id informing them of the status of their Visa Application.

Explore the goodness of this valuable service, which can be purchased for only LBP 2000, during the time of submission of the visa application form. Accordingly, the same can be filled before visiting the application centre, by visiting our website and downloading the form in the comfort of one’s home. Click Here to download the SMS application form.

Note: This value added service is available only in LEBANON. Please read the SMS Disclaimer Policy carefully before applying for this service.

Passport Courier Return:

The VAC will courier your passport back to you for a small extra fee of LBP 24000. Ask for this service when you submit your application at one of our service desks.

Photocopying of Documents:

If you advise our service staff that you need photocopies of certain recommended supporting documentation; for a fee of LBP 750 PER PAGE our staff will take copies of the documents.

Photograph service

Applicants using this service can have their photograph taken at the visa application centre. This will ensure that the photographs meet Embassy specifications. This service can be bought for an extra fee of LBP 10000 for 6 passport size photographs.

Form Filling Service

Our staff will assist you to complete the visa application form on your behalf a small fee of LBP 15000 . If you wish to have this service, you should inform reception when you arrive at the VAC.

  • All Visa Fee charges, VFS service charges and all optional services are to be paid in cash only in Lebanese Pound
  • Fees are non-refundable.

Documents Required

The following documents should be presented in order to support your visa application.

  1. Visa application form. Fully completed in English, with correct information and signed at the end.
  2. Two recent passport sized photos. Taken within the last three months.
  3. Valid Passport (or Travel Document). With a minimum validity of three (3) months beyond the planned stay in Cyprus. In case of new passports, the old passport is also required.
  4. A copy of Passport.
  5. Proof of Financial Means. Evidence that shows that the applicant has enough money to support himself/herself throughout his/her stay in Cyprus. This could be:
    1. Original Stamped Bank Account Statement. For the last six (6) months with present balance.
    2. Sponsorship Letter in English. When another person will be financially sponsoring the applicant’s trip to Cyprus. Additionally, it is required that the following are provided:
      1. An Original Stamped Bank Account Statement from the sponsor, for the last six (6) months with present balance.
      2. A letter from the Bank stating that the sponsor has the financial means to cover the applicant’s trip to Cyprus.
    3. A combination of both (a) and (b).
  6. Evidence of Employment Status.
    1. If Employed:
      1. Employment letter in English and/or employment contract showing the monthly salary.
      2. Employer’s business license/certificate of registration in the Chamber of Commerce, Lebanon.
    2. If Self-Employed:
      1. A copy of the business license/certificate of registration in the Chamber of Commerce.
      2. Company’s/ Business’s Original Stamped Bank Account Statement for the last six (6) months with present balance.
    3. If University Student.
      1. Proof of enrolment
      2. No objection letter from the University
  7. For Minors (under the age of 18).
    1. If they intent to travel unaccompanied, a letter of consent from both parents, signed and stamped by the Mayor/Moktar of their area.
    2. If they intent to travel with one parent, a letter of consent from the other parent, signed and stamped by the Mayor/Moktar of their area. If parents are divorced, a custody decree is required. If one parent is dead, a death certificate is required.
    3. If they intent to travel with parents that don’t require Cyprus Visa (e.g. parents have a valid Cyprus Visa or valid Double or Multiple Schengen Visa) or one parent doesn’t require Cyprus Visa (e.g. EU Citizen) a proof is required. This could be:
      1. Ticket reservation of all travellers.
      2. Hotel reservation of all travellers.
    4. Copy of the passports of both parents.
  8. For Domestic Staff (Housekeepers, Nannies, Drivers, etc) Accompanying their Employer.
    1. Valid residency permit of at least three (3) months from the date of visa issuance.
    2. Valid work permit from the Ministry of Labour, Lebanon.
    3. Travel Insurance.
  9. For Domestic Staff (Housekeepers, Nannies, Drivers, etc) NOT Accompanying their Employer.
    1. Valid residency permit of at least three (3) months from the date of visa issuance.
    2. Valid work permit from the Ministry of Labour, Lebanon.
    3. Travel Insurance.
    4. Authorisation letter from the employer signed before an authorised Attorney Office.
  10. For non-Lebanese Citizens. Applicants should be residents of Lebanon and have a valid residency permit of at least six (6) months from the date of visa issuance.
  11. For Business Travel Purposes. An invitation letter by the host Company in Cyprus is required.
  12. Proof of Accommodation. Evidence that shows where the applicant will be staying throughout his/her time in Cyprus. This could be:
    1. Hotel Reservation. For the entire stay in Cyprus.
    2. Assumption of Responsibility for Hosting. In case the applicant will not reside at a hotel but will be accommodated by friends, family etc. The Assumption of Responsibility for Hosting letter can be found at http://www.cyprusembbeirut.org/
  13. Roundtrip ticket reservations.
  14. Studying in Universities in Cyprus.
    1. Acceptance letter from the University in Cyprus. 
    2. Copy of the Blue Slip from the Migration Department of the Republic of Cyprus, if available.
  1. NO VISA IS REQUIRED TO ENTER CYPRUS.
  1. Holders of Lebanese Diplomatic, Special and Service Passports.
  2. UN International Staff, holders of UN Blue Passport issued either in New York of Geneva.
  3. UNIFIL Staff, holders of UNIFIL ID Card.
  4. Holders of a valid, Double and or Multiple SCHENGEN VISA. (Please note that no visa is required even if the Schengen Visa is not previously used to enter the country of issue).

Photo Specifications

Two [2] photographs of passport style and size [35 x 45 mm] for all applicants, including minors. Your photograph must be:

  • color photo
  • recent and of true likeness
  • showing full face
  • taken without headgear
  • head coverings and hats are only acceptable due to religious beliefs, and even then, may not cover any portion of the applicant's face
  • taken against a plain, evenly lit and light background.

Processing Time

The processing at the Embassy of Cyprus normally takes 7 Working days, but may in some cases take longer.

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