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1.3. Where can I apply for a visa?

The Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in China is pleased to announce the opening of 6 visa application centres in China.

Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Wuhan and Chengdu

Short stay visa applications for Cyprus are now received by TLScontact Visa Application Centres in China. You can apply at the Visa Application Centres, either in person, through a representative or by post. Please click Application Process to view the procedures.

You can still apply at the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Beijing if you do not wish to apply through TLScontact, however longer waiting time may apply. Except for spouses and children of Cypriot and EU citizens, who can go to the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Beijing without an appointment, all other categories of visa applicants are required to book an appointment to apply at the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Beijing. To book an appointment, please contact our call center or the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus directly.

Some categories of visa applicants must still apply at the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Beijing directly (no appointment needed):

  • Holders of Public Affairs passports of the People’s Republic of China
  • Holders of Diplomatic, Service or Official Passports of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Kingdom of Cambodia.

Special cases:

In the absence of a Diplomatic Mission or Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus in the applicant’s country of citizenship and/or of habitual residence, the latter can submit the visa application to the most accessible Diplomatic Mission or Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus. In such case, the applicant shall contact the Diplomatic Mission or Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus.

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