Based on the provisions of the Civil Registry Law, the Civil Registry and Migration Department (CRMD) is responsible for the issuance of passports to Cypriot citizens.
CRMD issues passports with biometric data (photograph and fingerprints) as well as the signature of the holder. To ensure compliance with relevant data protection regulations, the fingerprints of the holder are erased from the system within 48 hours from the issuance of the passport.
From 30.7.2020 the new version of passports issued to Cypriot citizens (ordinary, diplomatic, service) has been circulated. All the above documents are biometric, in line with the specifications set in the international and European law and thus have increased levels of security against counterfeiting, forgery and impersonation. It is noted that all current version documents will remain in force until the date of their expiry and will not be replaced.
Samples of the new version of the passports can be found here.
Application for issuance or renewal of passport for adults
Application for issuance or renewal of limited validity passport to a minor
For the issuance or renewal of passport 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 €45 must be paid upon the submission of the application.
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 a passport 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 the biometrics (photograph and fingerprints) as well the signature of the minor. In case the minor is below the age of twelve (12) during the submission of the application, the only biometric taken is his/her photograph.
In case the application has been submitted from a person who acquired the Cypriot Citizenship through naturalization or by registration and has not yet acquired an ID card, she/ he has to submit the following documents, together with the passport application:
Application for accelerated issuance of a passport
Application for replacement of a passport due to loss or theft or wear
Application for issuance/ renewal/ replacement of passport for citizens residing overseas
Issuance and receipt of passports
For more information you can contact the Administration Authorities, the Citizens Service Centers and the Service Centres (Post Offices).
- The original birth certificate
- The original naturalization certificate or registration