Australian High Commission
Cyprus
The Australian High Commission is located at: 7th Floor, Block A, Alpha Business Centre, 27 Pindarou Street, Nicosia - Telephone: +357 2275 3001 - Facsimile: +357 2276 6486

Services for Australians Overseas

 

What we can and cannot do

Assisting Australians overseas within limits - a link to the 'Smartraveller' Internet site.

 

Travel information for Australians

Get the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

 

Passports

Apply for a passport online.  Please contact the Australian High Commission by calling +357 2275 3001 if you have any further questions regarding obtaining or renewing an Australian passport.

 

On-line registration for Australians overseas

We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, including Australian-Cypriot dual nationals visiting or returning to Cyprus, as well as those citizens travelling to locations where there are security risks.  The information you provide is held in the strictest confidence, and is primarily used in the event of an emergency.

 

Living in country

 

Purchasing property in northern Cyprus

Purchasers of property in northern Cyprus may face legal proceedings in the courts of the Republic of Cyprus due to claims by Greek Cypriots that much of the land and buildings belonged to them before the Turkish invasion of 1974.  Under laws which came into effect in 2006, the Republic of Cyprus made it a crime to buy, sell, or rent property in Cyprus without the consent of its owner.  An international court case determined in January 2010 made it possible for Greek Cypriot owners of property in northern Cyprus to enforce judgements against purchases within the European Union (EU).  Australians contemplating the purchase of property should therefore ensure that they obtain independent legal advice before signing any kind of contract.

Australians crossing from the north to the south may have their baggage searched at checkpoints by Republic of Cyprus authorities searching for, amongst other things, documents relating to property purchases in the north which it deems illegal.  If found, the originals of such documents may be seized and used as evidence in legal proceedings against the bearer or others involved in the transaction.  There are also strict limits on the value of goods purchased in the north which may be brought back to the south.

 

Former residents

A gateway to information about Australian Government services, payments and benefits.

 

Centrelink International Services

Provides information about Centrelink International Services, the area of Centrelink responsible for delivery of social welfare payments to customers who are outside of Australia for 13 weeks or more.

 

Returning to Australia

Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.

Taking cats and dogs to Australia.