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Cyprus - Obtain Displaced Person (Refugee) Identity Card

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Introduction

This procedure provides you information about how to obtain a displaced person card or a refugee card in Cyprus. The Refugee Identity Card is issued to displaced persons.

Eligibility

  • Those who before and until the invasion had their usual residence in any Turkish - occupied area.
  • Those who before and until the invasion had their permanent residence in the free areas because of their profession but their house and/or their property in general was in the occupied areas.
  • Those who before and until the invasion had their temporary residence abroad due to an obligation which emanated from a permanent appointment or an appointment on contract offered them while they resided in Cyprus and provided they were not emigrants.

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Instructions

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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.

Procedure

  1. The application for the displaced person card or the refugee card should be made at the Civil Registry section. Following link provides information related to Civil Registry and Migration Department which can help you out in contacting the respective authorities : Civil Registry and Migration Department Contact Information
  2. Please make sure you have all the necessary documents that are listed under the Required Documents section of this page.
  3. Application forms to be used can be obtained from the following link : Application Form



For more information you can use the following contacts:
Tel. 22804523
Fax.22804534
Email:pvoskaridou@papd.mof.gov.cy

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Required Documents

In the case of applications for issue of a Refugee Identity Card for the first time (NEW) the applicant should submit the following:

  • A completed relevant application form.
  • Marriage/Engagement to Marry Certificate/a newspaper notice about a promise to marry.
  • Birth Certificate
  • Parents’ Refugee Identity Cards
  • Parents’ Number of Identity Cards.

For the issue/replacement of a Refugee Identity Card which has a check seal with the date 1/1/1983 and afterwards, the following are required:

  • A completed relevant application form.
  • The numbers of the Identity Cards of all the members of the family
  • Birth Certificates of children.

When the displaced person who is already a holder of a refugee Identity Card has more children after the issue of his Refugee Identity Card, he can submit an application for inclusion of the names of the children in the Refugee Identity Card.

Fees

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Validity

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

Application forms to be used can be obtained from the following link : Application Form

Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Following link provides information related to Civil Registry and Migration Department which can help you out in contacting the respective authorities : Civil Registry and Migration Department Contact Information

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

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