Based on the provisions of the Civil Registry Law, the Civil Registry and Migration Department (CRMD) is responsible for the issuance of Identity Cards to Cypriot citizens.
CRMD issues identity cards 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 identity card.
The acquisition and possession of Civil Identity Card is compulsory for any person who has completed twelve years of age and provisional for minors below that age.
Application for issuance or renewal of identity card for adults
Application for issuance or renewal of Identity Card to a minor
Application for replacement of identity card due to loss or theft or wear
Application for issue/renewal/replacement of ID for citizens residing overseas
Issuance and receipt of Identity Cards
Identity Card validity
For more information you can contact the Administration Authorities, the Citizens Service Centers and the Service Centres (Post Offices).