Cyprus, Nicosia

What is dangerous about the TRNC stamp in the passport?

Updated: 4 months ago

Sometimes, when entering Northern Cyprus, customs officers put a TRNC stamp directly into the passport. This isn’t quite normal practice. The country isn’t recognized, and entry/exit marks are usually placed on special forms next to the customs officer. The form must be taken and presented along with the passport. If you missed this moment, you can get your passport's entry stamp. When leaving, in this case, customs officers will also have to stamp your document.

How dangerous is this situation?

  • You won't be able to obtain a visa to the Republic of Cyprus in this passport;
  • You won't be able to enter the Republic of Cyprus with such a passport;
  • You'd better not submit your TRNC-stamped passport to the Greek consulate for a Schengen visa.

When entering or obtaining a visa, you won't have problems with other countries.


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