High Commission
Australian High Commission

Welcome to our website

Our High Commission in Nicosia offers a range of services to Australians, Cypriots and others.  These include passport and consular services, legalisation of documents, and we can also help you if you would like to invest in Australia or do business with Australian companies.

Australia has a strong relationship with Cyprus.  This relationship, which dates back to the 1950s, is based on very strong people-to-people links. The Cypriot community in Australia has contributed greatly to Australia\'s economic prosperity and the diversity of its culture, and the large Australian community resident in Cyprus likewise makes its contribution to the island\'s development.  We now have formal social security and working holiday agreements between Australia and Cyprus and we are continuing to develop other means of co-operation.

Australia has supported active efforts for reconciliation and reunification in Cyprus since 1964 through continuing deployment of civilian police peacekeepers, and Australia and Cyprus share common interests in the United Nations.  Both are also active members of the Commonwealth.

I hope you find this website useful - we welcome your suggestions for improvement.  We also welcome visitors to our High Commission office in Nicosia.

Alan Sweetman
High Commissioner

October 2015




As of 1 July 2015 an ‘Overseas Application Fee’ will apply to all passport applications lodged overseas. The fee for adult (including senior) applications will be $100 and for child applications it will be $50. The fee will not apply to emergency passport applications as the validity of these passports is very limited.


The Australian High Commission in Nicosia, Cyprus is establishing a local alumni association of graduates of Australian higher education institutions. If you have ever studied in Australia, please contact us on +357 2275 3001 (extension 126 or 128), or via e-mail: nicosia.ahc@dfat.gov.au or Facebook: www.fb.com/AustraliaInCyprus to register your details so that we can help you network with other alumni and keep you informed of social activities that will be organised.


The Australian High Commission in Nicosia, Cyprus, no longer has any visa or citizenship functions. For information on visa lodgement and processing arrangements, please see Visa lodgement and processing arrangements for clients from Cyprus.


From 1 September 2012, the duty-free concession for taking tobacco into Australia has reduced from 250 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco, to 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of tobacco.  See the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service web site for further information.


Are you an Australian citizen living in, or visiting, Cyprus?  Please make sure you register with us at www.smartraveller.gov.au!