Visiting the Cypriot Embassyin Canada is strictly on appointment and has to be done in person. Therefore, before you visit the embassy, make sure you are on an appointment. Otherwise, you may not get any service from the embassy.
Thus, every Cypriot in Canada is supposed to know the contact number as well as the email of the embassy. This is because knowing the phone number and email will help you to contact the embassy in times of emergency.
Similarly, you must register with the embassy if you want to receive consular protection from the embassy, especially in times of emergency. Nevertheless, Cypriot citizens in Canada who do not register with the embassy still get consular protection, however, they provide evidence that they are Cypriot citizens.
Hence, in this article, you are going to learn everything about the Cypriot embassy in Canada. For example, you will learn the consular services you can get from the embassy. Also, you will learn about the address of the embassy as well as the honorary consulates in Canada that assist the embassy.
In this article
- What an embassy means
- About Cyprus
- Cypriot Embassy in Canada
- Address of Cypriot Embassy in Canada
- Consular services provided by Cypriot Embassy in Canada
- 1. Applying for a visa
- 2. Police clearance certificate
- 3. Legalization of documents
- 4. Applying for a cypriot passport
- 5. Registration
- 6. Reissue of birth certificates
- 7. Issue/replacement of biometric identity cards
- 8. Repatriation to cyprus
- Frequently Asked Questions
What an embassy means
Just like every embassy, the Cypriot embassy in Canada helps to provide consular services to all Cypriot citizens in Canada. In addition to that, it also works as the seat of the Cypriot government in Canada. Therefore, it performs the function of the Cypriot government for all Cypriot citizens in Canada.
Moreover, it is the place of solace for all citizens of Cyprus in Canada who are in danger. Thus, you can contact the embassy whenever you are in need of help. However, you must know that the embassy cannot intervene in legal matters.
Nevertheless, once in need, the first thing to do is to contact the embassy to know the kind of help you can get. For instance, the embassy can contact your family and tell them about your situation.
Cyprus is an island country in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. It is located in the Mediterranean as the third largest country. Coincidentally, it is also the third most populous island in the Mediterranean.
Geographically, Cyprus is located south of Turkey, west of Syria, northwest of the Gaza Strip, Israel, and Lebanon, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece. Thus, it is surrounded by other island countries in the Mediterranean.
Meanwhile, Nicosia is the joint capital and largest city in Cyprus.
Cypriot Embassy in Canada
Just like mentioned above, the Cypriot embassy in Canada provides consular assistance to Cypriot citizens in Canada. Thus, it works as the government of Cyprus in Canada. In other words, it represents the Cypriot government in Canada. Moreover, any Cypriot citizens in Canada can get help and information from the embassy anytime.
Address of Cypriot Embassy in Canada
For consular services and assistance, all Cypriot citizens in Canada must contact the Cypriot embassy in Canada. What this means is that you can visit the office for any service. Nevertheless, you must book an appointment before going to the office.
Below is the address of the Cypriot embassy in Canada including the address of the honorary consulates in some cities in Canada.
High Commission Of the Republic of Cyprus
150 Metcalfe Street,
Ottawa, ON, K2P 1P1,
Phone: 1-613-563-0727 (09:00 – 15:30) Email: [email protected]
Consulate General of the Republic of Cyprus in Toronto, Canada
All citizens of Cyprus in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Territories of Yukon, Northwestern and Nunavut can visit the office of the Consulate general for consular assistance.
365, Bloor Street East,
Suite # 1010 Box 43,
Toronto, Ontario , M4W 3L4
Email: [email protected]
Fax: +1 416 9449149
Phone: + 1 416 9440998,+ 1 416 9281926
Cypriot Honorary Consulate General in Montreal, Canada
Citizens of Cyprus in Montreal and provinces around it can get consular services from the honorary consulate in the province.
2930 Édouard Montpetit St.
Montreal, QC H3T 1J7
Telephone: (+1) 514 735 7233
Fax: (+1) 514 739 2787
Email: [email protected]
Honorary Consulate in Vancouver, British Columbia
Still, those citizens of Cyprus in Canada can use the honorary consulate in BC for consular services. Therefore, they can visit the office in the address below.
435 Donald Str.
Coquitlam B.C. V3K 3Z9
Tel: +1-604-936-2268, +1 604 842-2268
Email: [email protected]
Cypriot Offices providing services in Canada (based in New York)
In addition to the offices in Canada, there are still other offices where Cypriot citizens who live in Canada can get consular services. They include:
Cyprus Trade Centre
13 East, 40th street,
New York , NY 10016
Τel.: 212- 213-9100
Email: [email protected]
Cyprus Maritime Office
13 East, 40th street
New York, NY 10016
Εmail: [email protected]
Consular services provided by Cypriot Embassy in Canada
To make sure that both Cypriot citizens in Canada and Canadian citizens who are in need of information about Cyprus get the information they need, the Cypriot embassy in Canada therefore provides the following consular services. Therefore, you can visit the embassy for any of the following services.
1. Applying for a visa
Generally, Canadian citizens who have their Canadian passport do not need a visa to enter Cyprus. Nevertheless, if you are going to stay for more than 90 days, then you will need a Cypriot visa.
Therefore, for any stay in Cyprus which will last for more than 90 days, you will need to contact the Cypriot embassy in Canada for a visa.
2. Police clearance certificate
If you have lived in Canada for up to 6 months, you can get a police clearance certificate from the Cypriot embassy in Canada. However, you must present the following documents:
- Current passport and passport held while living in Cyprus
- Filled application form
- For non Cypriot Citizens pink slip/Alien book/yellow slip or any other proof of residence in Cyprus
- Cypriot Birth Certificate, Identity Card or Passport
- Police clearance certificate fees
3. Legalization of documents
Every Cypriot citizen living in Canada can legalize documents in the Cypriot embassy in Canada. However, the person must provide the following documents:
- an official identification document
- permanent residence card
- driver’s license or health card
Hence, you can get the following services from the Cypriot embassy in Canada. They include
- Authentication of Signature
- Certification of a Cypriot document as a true copy
- Certification of documents verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus
- Power of Attorney
4. Applying for a cypriot passport
As a Cypriot citizen in Canada, you are entitled to Cypriot passport. Therefore, you can visit the Cypriot embassy in Canada for your passport. The following are the kind of passports that you can get at the consulate general in Toronto. They include:
- Issue of a Passport
- Issue of a Passport to children (minors)
- Emergency Travel Document
- Renewal of Passports
Meanwhile, for your passport, you must provide the following documents:
- Expired passport issued by the Republic of Cyprus
- Republic of Cyprus Birth Certificate
- Cyprus National Identity Card
- Certificate of Citizenship
- A Marriage Certificate
- Police Report
- A fee equivalent to €70.00
- Passport application form (M9) duly completed
Another essential duty of the Cypriot embassy in Canada is to register persons, especially persons of Cypriot origin as citizens of cyprus.
That is the acquisition of Cypriot citizenship by naturalization. Therefore, the following group can acquire the Cypriot citizenship through the embassy:
- Minors (persons under the age of 18 years)
- Adults of Cypriot Origin (persons over the age of 18 years)
- Persons married to Cypriot citizens
6. Reissue of birth certificates
For those persons born in the Republic of Cyprus or are of Cypriot origin who require a replacement of their birth certificate, they can apply to the Consulate General with the following:
- Application form
- Copy of the Republic of Cyprus birth certificate or Passport or Identity Card or copies of parents’ Republic of Cyprus birth certificates or Passports or Identity Cards
- A fee equivalent to € 5,00 + € 8,54 revenue stamp
7. Issue/replacement of biometric identity cards
The Cypriot embassy in Canada can issue or replace identity cards of Cypriot citizens in Canada. However, the persons must provide their biometrics unless they are minors below the age of 12 years
Moreover, such persons must provide the following necessary documents, otherwise, they will not get their identity cards. They include:
- An application form filled with correct information
- Existing identity card of the Republic of Cyprus
- Original birth certificate of the applicant
- Original certificate of marriage/divorce
- Passport in case of a double citizenship
8. Repatriation to cyprus
A Cypriot citizen can repatriate from Canada to Cyprus through the Cypriot embassy in Canada, however, the person must obtain a Certificate of Canadian Permanent Residency from the Consulate General. This can be done in person or by mail. Meanwhile, you can do fulfill this by presenting the following documents:
- Statement of Contribution from the Canada Pension or last 10 years of income tax returns in Canada
- Cypriot or Canadian Passport
- A fee of €8,54
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Cypriots in Canada have to register at the Consulate?
Though not compulsory, Cypriots in Canada are advised to register with the embassy in Canada, especially at the Consulate General in Toronto. Moreover, when you register with the embassy, you can enjoy all the services that it provides easily.
What happens if I get arrested in Canada?
In case of an arrest, you are entitled to consular assistance from the Consulate-General. Therefore, you can contact the embassy for assistance. Moreover, you can ask the police to help you to contact the Cypriot embassy in Canada.
I have a legal problem in Canada. Can the Consulate represent me in court?
No. The Cypriot embassy in Canada does not represent persons in court. Instead, it can help you with advice on how to get local lawyers in Canada.
Do I need a visa to work in Canada?
Of course, you must have your work visa/ permit to work in Canada. Therefore, you are advised to meet the Canadian authorities for your work visa in Canada.