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
For the replacement of identity card 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 identity card 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 identity card.
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, €30 for adults and €20 for minors.
Application for issue/renewal/replacement of ID for citizens residing overseas
Issuance and receipt of Identity Cards
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.
Identity Card validity
Identity cards issued are valid for ten (10) and five (5) years to adults and minors, respectively.
For more information you can contact the Administration Authorities, the Citizens Service Centers and the Service Centers (Post Offices).
For more information you can contact the Administration Authorities, the Citizens Service Centers and the Service Centres (Post Offices).