Information for German nationals

Important Notice

The visa application desk in the British Compound in North Nicosia is closed from May 8 - 22, 2017!

The Embassy is closed from May 29 - June 5, 2017!


Book an appointment for passport, ID-card and childrens's passports applications

In order to apply for a German document you have to book an appointment. Appointments can be given from Monday-Friday, 09:00-12:00 hrs or Monday afternoon, 13:00-15:00 hrs. Please read carefully the instructions for applications on the website of the Embassy as incomplete applications cannot be processed and you need to book a new appointment.

Does my child have the German nationality?


German Nationality Acquired through Notification of Birth Occurring Abroad (After 1999)   For German nationals who were born abroad after December 31, 1999, the following generally applies:    Thei...

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Information on how to apply for a German passport

The following documents have to be presented for the application of a German passport: proof of German nationality (e.g. birth certificate, certificate of nationality, or certificate of naturalizat...

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Electronic ID card

Electronic ID cards can only be applied for in person at the German Embassy. Please remember to bring all the necessary documents and your application form with you. For applicants under 16 both the p...

"Electronic System for Travel Authorization" (ESTA)

New regulations for the entry of German citizens into the United States of America

Electronic System for Travel Authorization

Effective January 12, 2009, Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travelers will be required to obtain a travel authorization via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to boarding a carrier to travel by air or sea to the U.S. under the VWP. ESTA is now accessible online at for citizens and eligible nationals of VWP countries.

Travel information

The Federal Foreign Office's website provides information on travel and security aspects worldwide.

Assistance in case of emergency

We would like to give you some tips on how to prevent emergencies, even before the start of your journey. But should the worst come to the worst - your passport disappears, your money is lost - then find out here how the Embassy can help you.

Information for vehicle owners from abroad

Since 1 January 2008 low emission zones to mitigate air pollution caused by fine particles have been introduced in 30 areas all over Germany.

Low emission zones are identified by traffic signs and additional signs. The Ordinance on the marking of vehicles (35th BImSchV) stipulates that vehicles have to be marked with stickers (on the windscreen inside the vehicle) and lays down the criteria vehicles have to meet for the different kinds of stickers. Stickers are valid for all low emission zones in any city in Germany.


Right to vote and to stand as a candidate in Municipal/Community Elections

Every EU citizen residing in an EU country of which he/she is not a national has the right to vote and to stand as a candidate at municipal elections in his/her country of residence, under the same co...

Information for German nationals

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Consular Services

German language courses at the Goethe-Institut Cyprus

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Centre for German Legal Information (CGerLI)

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The Centre for German Legal Information (CGerLI) provides free online access to German legal materials in English. CGerLI thereby aims to promote the exchange of ideas and arguments among different legal systems, to facilitate access to German law for foreign practitioners, judges, researchers and students, and to advance the harmonisation of law on both a European and a global level.