1.4. When should I apply for a visa?

You may only submit your visa application within the 90 days period prior to your intended date of arrival to Cyprus.

Regarding the Visa Application Center in Beijing, applicants should submit their applications at least 8 (eight) working days before the travel to Cyprus takes place.

Regarding Visa Application Centers in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Wuhan and Chengdu, it is strongly advised that applicants submit their visa applications no later than 15 (fifteen) working days (incl. transfer time) before their travel to Cyprus takes place (due to the time required for the safe transfer of visa applications and passports to the Cyprus’ Embassy in Beijing and vice versa).

In case of urgent departures please consider coming to the visa application centre in Beijing to submit your application, or submit your application by post.