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VISA/ENTRY PERMIT REGULATIOS FOR NON-EU VOLUNTEERS
 
All non-EU Volunteers require a visa to enter Cyprus. Provided that all the required documents and payments have been received, the University will submit the Volunteer’s documents to the Migration Authorities for evaluation.
Please see below the required documents:
 
1. Application Form M58, duly completed and signed.
 
2. Bank Transfer Receipt with the amount of €85,43 for Volunteer visa fee.
(Application will not be processed without this non-refundable fee)
 
The Entry Visa fee (€85,43) should be transferred to the following bank account:

Bank Name: Bank of Cyprus
IBAN: CY05 0020 0128 0000 0005 0237 7300
Account Holder Name: UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
SWIFT CODE: BCYPCY2N
Details: I.D. Number & Name of Volunteer (Entry Visa Fees)
 
3. Duly certified copy of passport or other travel document, valid for:

(i) at least the expected duration of the Program, 
(ii) at least two years. 
 
4. Duly certified copy of criminal record or Certificate of Good Conduct from the official authorities of the country of residence with official translation in Greek or English. A public/governmental authority must issue the Certificate.

5. Original medical certificates attesting to good health, including blood tests (Hepatitis B and C, AIDS/HIV and Syphilis) as well as a Chest X-Ray (testing for Tuberculosis) from country of origin. (Medical examinations are considered valid for a four-month period). The medical documents must be issued by a public/governmental authority.

6. Copy of the Agreement between the applicant and the Organization which is responsible for the volunteer work program which includes description of: the duties, the time-table, the funds offered by the Organization for travelling, living, accommodation and transportation expenses during the stay in Cyprus and description of the training provided in order to fulfill the Volunteer's duties.
 
7. Proof that the organization has a civil responsibility insurance certificate and it takes full responsibility for the applicant during the stay in Cyprus, especially in reference to living, medical and re-patriation expenses.
 
8. Personal bank guarantee for the re-patriation expenses or bank guarantee by the responsible Organization for the re-patriation expenses or personal guarantee issued by the University of Cyprus.
 
Attestation of Documents (IMPORTANT):

1. All the above documents must be officially translated to English. In cases where translations are necessary, these must be done by an approved translator and attested by the relevant authorities in the applicant´s country.
 
Please note that the APOSTILLE stamp does not need to be translated.
 
2. The attestation process differs between countries that have signed the Hague Convention of 1961 (Apostille) and those that have not. The Attested documents must be in English.

• Volunteers applying from countries that have signed the Hague Convention of 1961 (Apostille) must have the stump APOSTILLE.
Volunteers must have their documents attested by the designated, competent government authority, which is authorized to affix the Apostille on their documents. The Ministry of Justice or Ministry of Foreign Affairs is usually the government body that issues the Apostille.
 
• Volunteers applying from countries that have not signed the Hague Convention of 1961 (Apostille) but have a Cyprus Representation in their home country must have their documents attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in their home country and then further attested by the Cyprus Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.
 
All documents including: (1) academic documents, (2) police clearance certificate, (3) bank letter, (4) blood test (5) X-ray report and (6) copy of passport should be attested by the appropriate /relevant authorities in the home country, attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the home country and also further attested by the Cyprus Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.

• Volunteers applying from Russia and Serbia: Based on bilateral agreements between Cyprus and Russia and between Cyprus and Serbia, applicants from these countries are exempt from the above procedures, provided all their documents are officially signed and stamped by the issuing authority.
 
 
Parties of the Hague Convention
 
All of the above required documents must be sent by post to the University of Cyprus to the following address:

University of Cyprus
Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service
International Support Office (021 office)
Council /Senate Anastasios G Leventis Building
University Avenue 1
2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia
CYPRUS
 
As soon as the set of attested documents is received (one original and one duplicate) they will be forwarded to the Migration Department. When the entry permit visa (blue slip) will be ready, it will be scanned and emailed to the Volunteer.
 
This is the document necessary for traveling to Cyprus. The original document will be given to the Volunteer when he/she comes to the University of Cyprus.
 
Upon arrival in Cyprus

All Non-EU Volunteers are required to show the following to the Immigration Authorities at Larnaca or Paphos Airport:
 
1) Original Passport
2) Copy of the Entry Visa (blue slip)
3) Confirmation Letter/Acceptance Letter from the University of Cyprus.
 
Please note that within ten days of your arrival you should complete all the necessary procedures in order to submit the application for the issue of your Temporary Residence Permit in Cyprus.
 
You should arrange a meeting with the International Support Office (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , tel: 00357 22894050), between 9:00-13:00 (Monday- Friday) for providing guidance on the procedure regarding the issuing of the Temporary Residence Permit Visa.