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Biometric passports are electronic documents which store the biometric data of its holder, as indicated by the name.

Biometric passports are being issued by the Republic of Cyprus since 13/12/2010 under Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 of 13 December 2004 on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by Member States and under international standards as set by the ICAO (international Civil Aviation Organization).

The biometric passports carry a microchip which biometric data of its holder are stored, such as fingerprints, biometric photograph and digital signature.

The use of biometrics, which are unique, measurable, physical characteristics of each individual, certifying both the identity of the passport holder and also help tackle the growing incident of use of fraudulent travel documents.


All Cypriot citizens are eligible for a Cyprus Passport.

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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


  1. Fill up the application form
  2. Within the framework of decentralization implemented by the Ministry of Interior, applications are submitted at the local District Administration authorized specifically for this purpose and in the local Citizen Service Centers.
  3. Applications of Cypriots living abroad are submitted at the Embassies/Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus abroad and then are forwarded to the Civil Registry and Migration Department where the passports are issued.

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Required Documents

Persons who submit an application to be issued with a Cyprus Passport or a Travel Document for the first time should produce the following documents:

1. Application (Form M.9G/T)

2. Birth Certificate (original)

3. Marriage Certificate (for married women)

4. Cypriot Citizenship Certificate (if the applicant has acquired the Cypriot Citizenship by registration or naturalization.

5. One recent photograph sized 4X5 cm.

6. Civil Identity Card


  • Temporary Passport: € 20
  • Passports without biometric data (for Embassies / Consulates that have not yet installed stations to capture biometric data): € 50
  • Biometric passports: € 70
  • Passport for a limited period (for minors): € 45
  • Diplomatic Passport: €70
  • Service Passport: € 70
  • Passport to political refugees: € 90
  • Passports with biometric data (fast version): € 120

Application fees are paid in cash


The validity of the biometric passports is 10 years for adults and 10 years for minors.

Documents to Use

To download form just follow the link:$file/Application%20for%20passport.pdf

Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Civil Registry and Migration Department

1457 Nicosia

TEL: 22804405


Other CRMD Numbers


Androulla Filippidou


Skevi Karafoka




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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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External Links

  • Civil Registry and Migration Department Website


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