Do I need a visa for North Cyprus?


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Citizens of most countries do not need a visa to visit North Cyprus for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. However, there are a few exceptions, including citizens of Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. These citizens must obtain a visa in advance from a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) embassy or consulate.

To enter North Cyprus, you will need to present your passport, a valid visa (if required), and a return ticket. You may also be asked to show evidence of sufficient funds to support your stay.

If you are planning to stay in North Cyprus for more than 90 days, you will need to obtain a residence permit. You can apply for a residence permit at the Immigration Department of the Police Headquarters in Nicosia.

Here are the requirements for obtaining a residence permit in North Cyprus:

  • Valid passport
  • Visa (if required)
  • Return ticket
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Proof of income
  • Medical insurance
  • Application form

The cost of a residence permit in North Cyprus varies depending on the length of stay. For example, a one-year residence permit costs 1000 Turkish Lira (TRY).

To renew your residence permit, you must apply to the Immigration Department of the Police Headquarters in Nicosia at least one month before your current permit expires.

For more information on visa and residence permit requirements for North Cyprus, please visit the website of the TRNC Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Additional Information

  • It is a popular tourist destination for people from Turkey, the United Kingdom, and other European countries. (North Cyprus Holiday: A Guide to Planning Your Dream (
  • The currency of North Cyprus is the Turkish Lira.
  • The official language of North Cyprus is Turkish. However, English is widely spoken in tourist areas.
  • The time zone in North Cyprus is GMT+2.
  • The climate in North Cyprus is Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and mild winters.
  • The best time to visit North Cyprus is during the spring or fall, when the weather is warm and sunny.

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