Visa Application

The visa desk in the British Compound in North Nicosia is closed from 16 April - 1 May 2018.

Ein Beamter der Bundespolizei gibt einem Passagier im Düsseldorf International-Flughafen nach einer Ausweiskontrolle den Reisepass zurück.

List of states whose citizens require visas to enter Germany - overview


Important Notice

Please book an appointment!


Please send your request for an appointment to the Embassy by mail and wait for our confirmation!

The visa procedure takes at least 10 days!

Please book your flight and hotel reservations accordingly.


Please refrain from any inquiries regarding the application status in this period!

Book your appointment here


Please note that the Consular Section of the Embassy has currently introduced an appointment system for all visa, passport and consular issues for all customers.

Antragsformular Schengenvisum

Application form

Application form for download and print-out.

Short-Stay Schengen Visa (Tourist or Business)

Please note: Not all countries of the European Union are members of the Schengen area! If you hold a residence permit of a EU country (temporary or permanent) which is not a member of the Schengen area (e.g. Cyprus) you need a visa to travel to the Schengen area!

Foreign nationals requiring a visa to travel on business or as tourists may apply for a visa for a short stay of up to 90 days per six months or for a land transit of up to 5 days per way.

Please note: A Schengen visa does not entitle its holder to permanent residence in the above mentioned countries, whether for study, employment or settlement. If you plan to stay in one of the above-mentioned countries for more than 90 days, please contact the Embassy of the country in question for further information.

  • Once the visa has been issued or after having arrived in the Schengen territory, the purpose of the journey may not be altered. If your purpose of stay is any other than tourism or business please contact the relevant Embassy to find out about the requirements for the appropriate visa.
  • All applicants have to appear in person and hand in a completed application form.
  • Where do I have to apply for a visa?

    I your destination is

    Germany, Belgium, Iceland, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway or Denmark

    apply at the


    Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

    10 Nikitaras Str.

    1080 Nicosia

    P.O. Box 25705

    1311 Nicosia

    Tel.: 22 45 11 45

    Fax: 22 66 56 94

  • What documents do I have to present for the visa application?

    The following documents should be submitted in original plus one photocopy:

    • 1 recent photograph (full frontal picture, light background, size of face min. 34 mm, no tinted glasses)
    • passport with at least two blank pages, the validity date of which must exceed the visa’s validity for at least three months, and which may not be older than 10 years at the expiry of the visa
    • the Alien Registration Card of the Republic of Cyprus (ARC) as well as the Temporary Resident Permit (TRP, also called „Pink Paper"), the validity date of which must exceed the visa’s validity for at least three months
    • proof of valid individual or group travel health insurance to cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment and valid throughout the territory of the Member States applying in full the provisions of the Schengen acquis and cover the entire period of the person’s stay. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30.000,-.
    • proof of sufficient financial funds (e.g. bank statements of the last 6 months, bank letter, information on salary, or declaration of support of the host)
    • proof of the applicant’s employment/educational and/or residential situation in Cyprus
    • invitation letters
    • declaration of support of the host (in case sufficient funds are not proven by applicant), according to Section 66-68 Aliens' Act
    • registration of the company; letter from the employer in Cyprus stating position in company and reasons for travel
    • proof of accommodation in case of tourist visa (e.g. hotel voucher)
    • flight reservation
    • for students: results of studies in Cyprus of the past semesters (transcript)
    • Documents issued by the authorities in the applicant`s country of residence must be authenticated according to international agreements (Apostille) or must be legalized by the EU-Embassy or Consulate. In case the documents are not in German, English or Greek, please submit a translation for every document.
    • Minors (children under 18 years of age) must submit the written consent of both parents or of other persons having the care or custody of the minor. If those persons are not living in Cyprus, they should send the written consent legalized by an EU-Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence. Documents issued by the authorities in the applicant’s country of residence must be authenticated according to international agreements (Apostille) or must be legalized by an EU-Embassy or Consulate.
    • Family members of EU-citizens, who travel together with the EU family member, will only have to present their passport, photograph, yellow/pink paper, marriage or birth certificate and passport plus copy of passport of the EU-citizen they are dependent on.

    Please note: Additional documents may be required. Submitting a complete application does not guarantee a visa.

  • What do I have to pay for the visa?

    The fees for all Schengen visas are as follows:

    Euro 60.00 for categories A, C

    Euro 75.00 for category D

    Euro 35.00 for children ages 6-12 years, category A,C. Children under the age of six are exempted from any visa fee

    Euro 30.00 for children, category D

    Euro 35.00 for passportholders of the following countries:

    Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Georgia, Armenia, Kap Verde, Azerbaijan

    The visa fee will amout to Euro 70, in case the visa application will be submitted three or less days before the date of travel.

    No visa fee for pupils, students, teachers, researchers travelling to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Iceland and Norway for educational or research purposes.

    No visa fee for spouses and underage children of EU-citizens if they travel together with the EU-citizen

  • Visa Application Desk at the British Compound in North Nicosia

    The visa desk in the British Compound in North Nicosia from 16 April - 1 May 2018.



    Important Notice:

    Book an appointment!

    All applicants wh are able to cross the "green line" (demarcations line) to the southern part of the island, are obliged to come to the Embassy for visa application.

    Applications at the Visa Application Desk in North Nicosia are restricted to applicants who cannot cross to the South.

    Submission of Schengen Visa applications, information and consular matters only with APPOINTMENT!

    The visa procedure takes 20 working days (4 weeks). 

    Due to the scanning of fingerprints processing the visa application is more time-consuming.


    Please apply in due time!


    Visa application online:



    only applicants with the online videx form will be admitted to submit their applications!

    Please fill in the form correctly and print it out to present it at the Embassy with all other documents. You will see that there is a barcode on the application form. This facilitates the entering of the data in the Embassy's computer system. With this method we hope to be able to reduce the waiting time at the Embassy.

    All persons, who are able to come to the Embassy for visa application, are requested to do so, as due to the scanning of the fingerprints, only a very restricted number of applicants can be accepted at the  Visa Application Desk at the British Compound in North Nicosia. This will help to reduce waiting time and guarantees a faster procedure of the visa application.



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