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Introduction

Citizenship denotes the link between a person and a state or an association of states. It is normally synonymous with the term nationality although the latter term may also refer to ethnic connotations. Possession of citizenship is normally associated with the right to work and live in a country and to participate in political life. A person who does not have citizenship in any state is said to be stateless.

Eligibility

1.) MINORS (UNDER THE AGE OF 18)

Application for Consular Birth Certificate (type M121)

It can be submitted by either minors or adults (above the age of 18), who were born abroad after the 16th of August 1960 and whose father at the time of birth was a Cypriot citizen, and by individuals born after the 11th of June 1999, whose mother was a Cypriot citizen at the time of their birth.


Application for the Registration of Minors (type M126)

It can be submitted for minors, who were born prior to the 11th of June 1999 in Cyprus or abroad and whose mother is a Cypriot citizen and father a foreigner or for minors whose father acquired the Cypriot citizenship after their birth.

Additionally the application can be submitted for minors, whose father or mother acquired the Cypriot citizenship by Naturalization or by Registration due to marriage with a Cypriot citizen.


2.) ADULTS (ABOVE THE AGE 18)

Application type M70 or M71

It can be submitted by persons born prior to the 16th of August 1960, who are citizens of the United Kingdom and its former colonies and who originate from Cyprus form the male side.


Application type M123

It can be submitted by adults who were born after the 16th of August 1960, whose mother is a Cypriot citizen and father a foreigner.

Additionally it can be submitted by adults who were born after the 16th of August 1960 and originate from a person, who became a British citizen based on the Annexation of Cyprus Orders in Council 1914 to 1943 or a person born in Cyprus after the 5th of November 1914 and prior to the 16th of August 1960.


Application type M124

It can be submitted by adults, who were born either before or after the 16th of August 1960 and are British citizens or citizens of any State of the Commonwealth and have completed one year of legal residence in the Republic.


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Instructions

Applications for the acquisition or renunciation of Cypriot citizenship are submitted at the Civil Registry and Migration Department, the District Administration Offices and the diplomatic missions of the Republic (embassies and consulates). Subsequently, all the applications are processed by the Citizenship Section of the Civil Registry and Migration Department.

Required Information

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e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Procedure

  1. Determine which Application type you fall under.
  2. Fill up all necessary forms.
  3. Attach stamp to the application form.
  4. Submit form along with all the required documents and pay all necessary fees.

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Required Documents

1.) Application for Consular Birth Certificate (type M121)

- Birth certificate of the applicant

- Marriage certificate of the applicant's parents

- Photocopy of the applicant's and the applicant's parents' passports

- Certificate of registration of the Cypriot parent (where applicable)

- Copy of proof of fees paid 20 euros

- Stamp worth 8.54 euros attached to the application


2.) Application for the Registration of Minors (type M126)

- Birth certificate of applicant

- Marriage certificate of applicant’s parents

- Photocopy of the applicant's and the applicant’s parents’ passports

- Certificate of acquisition of the Cypriot citizenship of the Cypriot parent (where applicable)

- Declaration of the foreign parent signed before an officer of the District Administration Office or the diplomatic authority consenting to the granting of the Cypriot citizenship to minor child. The statement is not required if the Cypriot parent had obtained a court decision for sole parental care of the minor. A copy of the relevant court decision should be attached.

- Photocopy of receipt for the amount of 80 euros paid as fees

- A stamp of 8.54 euro placed on the application

- Two photographs (passport size)

The applications for children of Cypriot citizens that have acquired the citizenship by Naturalization or by Registration due to marriage with a Cypriot citizen the following should be additionally attached:

- Certificate of Registration or Naturalization of Cypriot parent

- Copy of certificate of school attendance at school

- Photocopy of valid temporary residence permit for the child


3.) Application type M70 or M71

- Birth certificate of applicant

- Birth certificate of applicant’s father

- Photocopy of applicant’s passport

- Photocopy of receipt for the amount of 20 euros paid as fees

- A stamp of 1.71 euro placed on the application


4.) Application type M123

- Birth certificate of the applicant

- Marriage certificate of the applicants parents

- Photocopy of the applicant's and the applicant's parents' passports

- Certificate of registration of the Cypriot parent (where applicable)

- Copy of proof of fees paid 50 euros

- The application should be submitted in duplicate and one of the two application forms should bear two stamps worth 8.54 euros.


5.) Application type M124

- Birth certificate of applicant

- Certificate of clean criminal record of the applicant

- Photocopy of applicant’s passport

- Photocopy of receipt for the amount of 80 euros paid as fees

- The application should be submitted in duplicate and one of the two application forms should bear two stamps worth 8.54 euros.


PLEASE NOTE that all public documents issued abroad must:

a) bear an official translation into Greek or English from Press and Information Office.

b) Be certified with APOSTILLE if the country has signed the Hague Convention of 1961 or

- Certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the applicant and then by the Embassy/Consulate of Cyprus in his country or

- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the applicant and then the Embassy / Consulate of his country in Cyprus and then certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus.

- In the instance that the country of origin of the applicant has not signed the Hague Convention of 1961and there is no Embassy /Consulate in the above mentioned country the documents must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the applicant and then the nearest Embassy / Consulate which is accredited to Cyprus


Fees

Application for Consular Birth Certificate (type M121)

  • 20 euros


Application for the Registration of Minors (type M126)

  • 80 euros


Application type M70 or M71

  • 20 euros


Application type M123

  • 50 euros


Application type M124

  • 80 euros

Validity

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

Follow link to download the forms:

http://www.moi.gov.cy/moi/crmd/crmd.nsf/DMLInfMaterial_en/DMLInfMaterial_en?OpenDocument&Start=1&Count=1000&Expand=4

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Civil Registry and Migration Department

1457 Nicosia

Tel: 22804400, 22804511, 22804425

Fax: 22804534

E-mail: migration@crmd.moi.gov.cy

Other CRMD Numbers

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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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External Links

  • Civil Registry and Migration Department:
http://www.moi.gov.cy/moi/crmd/crmd.nsf/All/1B47E1C815108698C22578E30035ECD1?OpenDocument

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