Cyprus, Nicosia

How to apply for a schengen visa in northern cyprus

Updated: 4 months ago

Despite its status as an unrecognized republic, you can apply for a Schengen visa in TRNC through companies that have access to representatives of the consulates of Germany and Italy.

As of July 2023, the Italian consulate is not accepting documents for a tourist visa. The German consulate is representing Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Iceland, Luxembourg, Norway, and the Netherlands.

To apply, you must have a 100% valid residence permit, valid for three months after the end of the trip. If your residence permit ends earlier, the visa will be issued for a period not exceeding its expiration date. You can also submit documents about the resident permit renewal process with 60% progress.

If there are no Schengen visas issued in the passport within the last five years, you can only apply for a single-entry visa. In this case, fingerprints will be taken at the consulate interview.

Documents for a Schengen visa in Northern Cyprus

  • Passport-size photograph in full-face view on a light background (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm)
  • Passport and copies of previous visas
  • Valid visa (residence permit)
  • Required amount in a local bank account €5000-6000 ($,₺,£,€)
  • Bank statement showing the last 6 months' activity
  • Real estate rental agreement / Purchase-sale agreement / Title
  • Certificate of residence in NC (from the head of your district - mukhtar)
  • Certificates from the NC police (KARAKTER BELGESI, GIRIS-CIKIS BELGESI)
  • Marriage certificate + copy of wife's / husband's passport
  • Children's birth certificates
  • Information about flight and hotel bookings
  • Travel insurance (€10 - €45)
  • Invitation letter (if you have a relative living in the country of visit)
  • Consular fee - €80

The bank statement can be in Turkish lira, as long as the balance corresponds to the required amount in euros. The format of the statement is a file from your internet bank with a stamp.

The cost of a Schengen visa in Northern Cyprus is £130 (single entry) and £170 (multi-visa). You need to add mandatory insurance (from €10 to €45 depending on the number of days staying in the Schengen area) and the consular fee of €80.

Several intermediaries deal with the Schengen visa application in the TRNC. Below are links to the most well-known ones, but you can search the internet for other companies.

+905338333398 (WhatsApp, Telegram)

Lingua Girne
+905488920606 (WhatsApp)

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