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
Application for accelerated issuance of a passport
Application for replacement of a passport due to loss or theft or wear
For the replacement of passport due to loss or theft or wear, the citizen has to submit the relevant application which can be found at the bottom of this page. Applications are submitted at the District Administrations, the Citizens Service Centers and Service Centers (Post Offices).
In case where you lost your passport or it has been stolen, you should report it immediately at any Police station and then make a Affidavit at the Court therefore. Both documents have to be submitted along with the application for the issuance of a new passport.
During the application procedure, a duly trained and authorized officer captures the biometrics (photograph and fingerprints) as well as the signature from the citizen.
In addition, for the submission of the application the citizen should pay the fees foreseen under the relevant law, which are double the fees in place for the issuance or renewal of a passport. Hence the fees for the first-time replacement are €140 for adults and €90 for minors.
Please note that in case of a loss or theft for second or more times, the fees payable are double the previous time.
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).