Republic of Cyprus
Civil Registry and Migration Department

Civil Registry Section


ISSUE OF IDENTITY CARD

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For the issuance or renewal of identity card to a minor, the relevant application, which can be found at the bottom of this page, has to be submitted at the District Administrations, the Citizens Service Centers and Service Centers (Post Offices). A fee of €20 must be paid upon the submission of the application.

Minors below 12 years of age

The application must be signed by both parents, father and mother of the minor, before the authorized officer.


In case one of the two parents is overseas, the application has to be submitted and signed by the parent who is present accompanied with a written consent of the parent who is absent, which explicitly mentions that the consent is provided for the purpose of the issuance of an identity card to his minor child. This consent has to be certified from the Consular Authority of the Republic.


If the parents are divorced, then the application has to be submitted from the parent that has the guardianship and the parental responsibility of the minor, with the submission of the competent Court Order that confirms guardianship and parental responsibility.

During the application procedure, a duly trained and authorized officer captures only the photograph of the minor.


Minors over 12 years of age

The application can be signed by one of the two parents or both.


During the application procedure, a duly trained and authorized officer captures the biometrics (photograph and fingerprints) as well the signature of the minor.

In case the application has been submitted from a minor who acquired the Cypriot Citizenship through naturalization or by registration, she/he has to submit the following documents, together with the application:

  • The original birth certificate
  • The original naturalization certificate or registration

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For Cypriot citizens living abroad, the procedure to obtain, renew or replace identity card is the same as described above, except the place of submission of the application. The following Consular Authorities of the Republic receive the relevant applications:
  1. Greece: Embassy of the Republic in Athens and General Consulate of the Republic in Thessaloniki
  2. United Kingdom: Embassy of the Republic in London
  3. France: Embassy of the Republic in Paris
  4. Germany: Embassy of the Republic in Berlin
  5. The Netherlands: Embassy of the Republic in The Hague
  6. Sweden: Embassy of the Republic in Stockholm
  7. United States of America: Embassy of the Republic in Washington D.C and General Consulate of the Republic in New York
  8. Australia: High Commission of the Republic in Canberra
  9. South Africa: High Commission of the Republic in Pretoria
  10. Israel: Embassy of the Republic in Tel Aviv
  11. Egypt: Embassy of the Republic in Cairo
  12. Lebanon: Embassy of the Republic in Beirut
  13. Russian Federation: Embassy of the Republic in Moscow
  14. Canada: High Commission of the Republic in Ottawa
  15. Austria: Embassy of the Republic in Vienna
  16. Serbia: Embassy of the Republic in Belgrade
  17. Spain: Embassy of the Republic in Madrid
  18. India: High Commission of the Republic in New Dehli
  19. Qatar: Embassy of the Republic in Doha


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For more information you can contact the Administration Authorities, the Citizens Service Centers and the Service Centres (Post Offices).


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