As all flights to North Cyprus are conducted via Turkey, you will need to contact the nearest Embassy of the Republic of Turkey to check if your citizenship requires a Transit Visa to travel via Turkey. For more information about how to obtain a Transit Visa and the requirements, please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey.
For the citizens of the Republic of Turkey traveling to TRNC:
For the citizens of the European Union:
For the third country nationals:
Visa regulations apply to crossings from South Cyprus.
NOTE:The nationals of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Armenia are under obligation to apply in person to a TRNC Representative Office abroad to obtain a visa prior to traveling.
Regarding the visa applications:
It is recommended to make visa applications at least one month in advance of the intended travel date if possible. Visas for education purposes vary for each country but it may take 2-3 months or longer to process a visa application. It is recommended to have a passport valid for at least 6 months on the date of visa application.
Foreigners are required to have the following in their possessions at the port of entry to the TRNC:
NOTE: TRNC Immigration Police Officer at the ports of entry is authorized to issue a maximum of 90 days to enter and stay if the responses to his/her questions are satisfactory. The visitors who intend to stay longer than the permitted period should apply before the visa expiry date to the Immigration Department of the Police Headquarters for an extension. Visitors who stay longer than the expiry date without an extension of stay will be given a notice of “visa penalty” fine at the port of departure. The fine will be paid by the visitor at the re-entry to the TRNC.
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Upon arrival in North Cyprus, at the Ercan airport, the student provides an official acceptance letter of the university (invitation) to receive a stamp valid for three months (90 days). During this time, the student must apply for a student visa.