VISA/ENTRY PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR NON-EU RESEARCHERS
 
All non-EU Research staff require a visa to enter Cyprus.

Application Form M58 and all necessary documents (one original and one copy of each document) should be submitted to the University of Cyprus (International Support Office). The University will submit the documents to the Migration Authorities for evaluation.

Please see below the required documents:
 
1. Application Form M58, duly completed and signed.
 
2. Employment verification (issued by the Human Resources Department of the University of Cyprus)
 
3. Bank Transfer Receipt with the amount of €100 for visa fee.
 
(Application will not be processed without this non-refundable fee)
The Entry Visa fee (€100) should be transferred to the following bank account:

Bank Name: Bank of Cyprus
IBAN: CY05 0020 0128 0000 0005 0237 7300
Account Holder Name UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
SWIFT CODE: BCYPCY2N
Details: I.D. Number & Name of Student (Entry Visa Fees)
 
4. Duly certified copy of passport or other travel document, valid for:
(i) at least the expected duration of the research
(ii) at least two years.
 
5. Duly certified copy of criminal record or Certificate of Good Conduct from the official authorities of the country of residence with official translation in Greek or English. A public/governmental authority must issue the Certificate.
 
6. Original medical certificates attesting to good health, and including blood tests (Hepatitis B and C, HIV and Syphilis) as well as a Chest X-Ray (testing for Tuberculosis). (Medical examinations are considered valid for a four-month period). The medical documents must be issued by a public/governmental authority.
 
7. Hosting Agreement signed between the University of Cyprus and the applicant.
 
 
8. Statement of financial responsibility for the applicant issued by the University of Cyprus in accordance with section (4) article 18XB of the Law. (L.29(I)/2009).
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Attestation of Documents (IMPORTANT):

1. All the above documents must be officially translated to English. In cases where translations are necessary, these must be done by an approved translator and attested by the relevant authorities in the applicant´s country.
Please note that the APOSTILLE stamp does not need to be translated.
 
2. The attestation process differs between countries that have signed the Hague Convention of 1961 (Apostille) and those that have not. The Attested documents must be in English.
 
• Researchers applying from countries that have signed the Hague Convention of 1961 (Apostille) must have the stamp APOSTILLE.
 
Researchers must have their documents attested by the designated, competent government authority which is authorized to affix the Apostille on their documents. The Ministry of Justice or Ministry of Foreign Affairs is usually the government body that issues the Apostille.
• Researchers applying from countries that have not signed the Hague Convention of 1961 (Apostille) but have a Cyprus Representation in their home country must have all their documents attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in their home country and then further attested by the Cyprus Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.
 
• Researcher applying from Russia and Serbia: Based on bilateral agreements between Cyprus and Russia and between Cyprus and Serbia, students are exempt from the above procedures, provided all their documents are officially signed and stamped by the issuing authority.
 
Applicants from such countries must attend a short visa interview. At the time of the interview applicants need to present all original documents as indicated above. If the entry visa is granted, the Consulate will stamp and return the documents. The researcher who are successful in obtaining a Visa have to present the stamped documents as they were presented during the interview at the Embassy/Consulate, at the point of entry at Larnaca or Paphos airports in Cyprus.
 
  

All of the above required documents must be sent by post to the University of Cyprus to the following address:

University of Cyprus
Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service
International Support Office (021 office)
Council /Senate Anastasios G Leventis Building
University Avenue 1
2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia
CYPRUS
 
As soon as the set of attested documents is received (one original and one duplicate) they will be forwarded to the Migration Department. When the entry permit visa (blue slip) will be ready, it will be scanned and emailed to the Researcher.
 
This is the document necessary for traveling to Cyprus. The original document will be given to you when you will come to the University of Cyprus.
 
Upon arrival in Cyprus

Non-EU students are required to show the following to the Immigration Authorities at Larnaca or Paphos Airport:
1) Original Passport
2) Copy of the Entry Visa (blue slip)
 
Please note that WITHIN TEN DAYS OF YOUR ARRIVAL you should complete all the necessary procedures in order to submit the application for the issue of your Temporary Residence Permit in Cyprus.
 
You should arrange a meeting with the International Support Office (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , tel: 22894050), between 9:00-13:00 (Monday- Friday) for providing guidance on the procedure regarding the issuing of the Temporary Residence Permit Visa.