Republic of Cyprus
Civil Registry and Migration Department

Civil Registry Section


ISSUE OF IDENTITY CARD

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Show details for Application for issuance or renewal of identity card for adultsApplication for issuance or renewal of identity card for adults

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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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All identity cards are issued at the central offices of the Civil Registry and Migration Department in Nicosia. However, you can only receive your identity card at the place where you submitted your application.


It is advised that you receive your identity card not earlier than ten (10) working days from the day of your application. During some periods the waiting time may be longer due to the higher number of applications submitted and other factors such as systems' upgrades, maintenance works, etc. In any case, at the time of the application submission, you will be informed from the authorized officer for the time you will receive your card.


Cypriot citizens living abroad will receive their identity cards from the Consular Authority at which the application was submitted, within 2 – 3 months from the day of the application.


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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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