Entry/Exit Requirements for U.S. Citizens
You need a passport valid for three months to travel to Cyprus. You also need a visa, unless you are staying for less than 90 days and have a return or onward ticket from Cyprus. You may be asked to show proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay and documents required to travel to your next destination. For stays of longer than 90 days, you need a temporary residency visa; read the “Special Circumstances” section of this fact sheet for more information on this document. Be mindful that the Government of Cyprus does not recognize the residence permits issued by Turkish Cypriot authorities for the portions of the island under Turkish Cypriot administration. The Government of Cyprus does not issue residency permits to individuals who live in the areas outside government control. On occasion, U.S. citizens who resided in the areas which are not under the effective control of the Republic of Cyprus for more than 90 days have been detained by officials at Larnaca airport and denied entry into Government-controlled areas.
Read the “Special Circumstances” section of this fact sheet for important additional information about entry requirements into the Turkish Cypriot-administered areas. For further information on entry requirements for the Republic of Cyprus, contact the Embassy of Cyprus at 2211 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20008-4082, tel. (202) 462-5772, or the Cypriot Consulate in New York at 13 East 40th St., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10016, tel. (212) 686-6016/17.