If you are in need of emergency assistance and cannot get through
to your I VISA team please use the I VISA Emergency number.
Please be aware that you may be charged for using this service and for training and quality purposes your call may be monitored or recorded.
Your call is important to us but if you have a dedicated number please dial that number, otherwise please call the number shown and have your documents available and we’ll connect you to one of our consultants.
Cyprus offers a fast track option to obtain Permanent Residence status within 2 months. PR permit holders are free to enter and live in Cyprus without the need to obtain a visa, although they are not obliged to live in Cyprus. The benefit of holding a Cyprus Permanent Residence status is that PR holders have the right to use all of the embassies in Cyprus to apply for a Schengen Visa, current processing times for obtaining the visa in Cyprus are 3 working days as opposed to the typical 2 weeks in many other Embassies.
On the 22nd February 2016, the 2nd Revision regarding Criteria for granting an Immigration Permit within the scope of the expedited procedure to applicants who are third country nationals and invest in Cyprus, pursuant of the provisions of Regulation 6(2) of the Aliens and Immigration Regulations was enforced. The new regulations fast track and simplify the entire procedure. You and your family will obtain European Permanent Residence status without having to move away or renounce your current nationality.
Visa requirements for Cypriot citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of Cyprus.
As of 10 July 2018, Cypriot citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 171 countries and territories, ranking the Cypriot passport 14th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index