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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

Please Note:

  • The Visa fee will be paid in cash at Cyprus Visa Application Centre, with service fee of 16 euro . equivalent in $ ,

VISA FEES

VISA and Service Charges
Visa Fees Service Fees Total
Single Entry 23 $ 18 $ 41 $
Multiple entries 68 $ 18 $ 86$
  • the visa fee is subject to change without notice
  • 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 1.5$, 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 16 $. 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 0.5 $ 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 7 $ 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 10 $ 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 Dollar
  • 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. A copy of 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. Proof of Financial Means.

    Evidence that shows that the applicant has enough money to support himself/herself throughout his/her stay in Cyprus:

    1. Original Stamped Bank Account Statement. For the last 3 months with present balance.
    2. Sponsorship of an Applicant’s Trip to Cyprus :

      1. A sponsor can be a person who will financially sponsor the applicant’s trip to Cyprus only if:
        • The sponsor is a parent of an applicant who is not over the age of 25.
        • The sponsor is the spouse of the applicant.
        • The sponsor is the child of the applicant who is over the age of 65.

        For the above cases the following should be provided:

        1. Sponsorship Letter in English, stating that the sponsor will be financially sponsoring the applicant’s trip to Cyprus.
        2. An Original Stamped Bank Account Statement from the sponsor, for the last 3 months with present balance.
        3. An Original Stamped Bank Account Statement from the applicant himself/herself (where available) for the last 3 months with present balance.
      2. A sponsor can be the employer of the applicant who will financially sponsor the applicant’s trip to Cyprus for business purposes.
      3. For the above case the following should be provided:

        1. Sponsorship Letter in English, stating that the employer will be financially sponsoring the applicant’s trip to Cyprus.
        2. An Original Stamped Bank Account Statement from the sponsor, for the last 3 months with present balance.
        3. An Original Stamped Bank Account Statement from the applicant himself/herself for the last 3 months with present balance.
  5. 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 3 Months with present balance.
    3. If University Student.
      1. Proof of enrolment
  6. For Minors (under the age of 18).
    1. If they intent to travel unaccompanied, a letter of consent is required from both parents, legalised by the MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF LEBANON.

      If parents are divorced, a custody decree is required, which is legalised by the MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF LEBANON.

      If one parent is dead, a death certificate is required.

    2. If they intent to travel with one parent, a letter of consent is required from the other parent, legalised by the MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF LEBANON.

      If parents are divorced, a custody decree is required which is legalised by the MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF LEBANON.

      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 as follows:
    • Ticket reservation of all travelers.
    • Hotel reservation of all travelers.
    • A consent letter from the parent(s) who doesn’t (don’t) require visa signed before VFS officer.

    In all the above cases a copy of the passports of both parents is required.

  7. For Domestic Staff (Housekeepers, Nannies, Drivers, etc) Accompanying their Employer.
    1. Valid residency permit of at least three (3) months (90 Days) from the date of visa issuance.
    2. Valid work permit from the Ministry of Labor, Lebanon.
    3. Travel Insurance.

    For Domestic Staff (Housekeepers, Nannies, Drivers, etc) NOT Accompanying their Employer.

    1. Valid residency permit of at least three (3) months (90 Days) from the date of visa issuance.
    2. Valid work permit from the Ministry of Labor, Lebanon.
    3. Travel Insurance.
    4. Authorization letter from the employer signed before an authorized Attorney Office.
  8. 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.
  9. For Business Travel Purposes. An invitation letter by the host Company in Cyprus is required.
  10. Civil Marriage : Letter by municipality at which the wedding will take place confirming date and time of event
  11. 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 stamped form cyprus municipality or mayor with host passport copy and visa or residence. 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 www.mfa.gov.cy/embassybeirut

    Note: An Original Stamped Bank Account Statement from the applicant for the last 3 months with present balance, is still required for this case.

  12. Roundtrip ticket reservations.
  13. 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. Holders of residence permit of any EU member state
    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).
  2. Gratis visa fees:
    • Applicants married to EU citizens do not pay visa fees. Only service fees will be charged.(Marriage certificate and Husband/Spouse passport copy should be provided )
    • Children of CY citizens under the age of 21 do not pay visa fees. Only service fees will be charged
    • Children of EU citizens under the age of 21 do not pay visa fees. Only service fees will be charged.
    • Russian Citizens.

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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