Issue or Replacement of Civil Identity Card


According to the Registration of Inhabitants Law, Cap. 85, all eligible persons who have attained the age of 12 years are obliged to obtain and possess a civil identity card.


Civil Identity Cards are issued to the following persons:



·         Citizens of the Republic of Cyprus


·         Persons of Cypriot origin


·         To foreigners, permanent residents of Cyprus, irrespective of whether they have a permanent or temporary residence permit.

Citizens applying for replacement of their civil identity card if this has been lost or defaced or for any other reason shall be provided with the new type of civil identity card.


Persons applying for the issue or replacement of their citizen's identity card through the Cyprus Embassy in Helsinki must:


·   Complete an application form (Greek version only).


·    Submit two photos of 4x3 cm in size certified by the Consular Officer of the Embassy.


·     Present the original of the marriage certificate in the case of married women wishing to change their surname or certificate of divorce if divorced.


·    Present their passport if they have another citizenship in addition to the Cypriot one.


·  Submit an original Birth Certificate.


·   In case of aliens lawful residents of Cyprus, the Alien Registration Certificate, the Residence Permit, the Birth Certificate translated into Greek and the Passport should be produced.


·   Issuance fee €20,00