Netherlands Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus

Visa

Limited possibilities for visa applications in Cyprus

Short Stay-Visa 

The Netherlands' Embassy in Nicosia DOES NOT issue visa for short stay such as tourism, business visit or visit to family or friends. Based on an agreement between the Netherlands' and German Ministries of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of the Federal republic of Germany in Nicosia handles all applications voor short-stay in the Netherlands. Therefor the Netherlands can not answer any specific questions concerning your visa application.

For general information, or for online filling in of your visa application which you should then submit in person to the German Embassy, you are kindly requested to visit the website of the German visa-section.

Other contactinformation:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, 10 Nikitaras Str., 1080 Nicosia,
P.O. Box 25705, 1311 Nicosia, Tel.: 22 45 11 48/45; Fax: 22 66 56 94

Long Stay-Visa, Stayingpermit

For an intended stay of more than 90 days, you need to apply for a MVV (Temporary stay visa). You can apply for this MVV at the Netherlands' Embassy in Nicosia. The application however needs to be sent to the IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service) for appraisal and decision on your application.

In many cases it may prove to be more efficient if the inviting party in the Netherlands starts up the procedure at IND directly, following the so-called 'referents-procedure'. The costs for application through the Netherlands organisation following the 'referents-procedure' costs 250 Euro and will take some 2-3 weeks for handling. The costs for direct application (not possible for study) at the embassies are however 433 Euro and may take more than 3 months.

Study Visa

MVV applications for study are only approved by the 'referents-procedure' and for study at organisations with which the IND has made agreements called 'convenant'. The costs for application through the Netherlands organisation following the 'referents-procedure' costs 250 Euro and will take some 2-3 weeks for handling. 

For more information on the procedure for Long Stay-visa (such as for Study, Work or Family Reunion) please refer to the website of IND.

For submittal of your MVV-application, you should make an appointment first at nic-ca@minbuza.nl or call 22872393 between 10.00h to 12.00h, Monday to Friday. Make sure you have visited the IND webpages first.

Would you have more specific questions, you may contact the consular department by sending an e-mail to nic-ca@minbuza.nl or call between 10.00-12.00h, Monday to Friday. Make sure you have visited the IND webpages first.