Foreigners who are interested to visit Cyprus either to work or for holidays, for business, studying or even to visit their relatives, need to be sure whether they need to apply for a visa before they will come to Cyprus and further if they need to apply for a visa, which category will follow and for how long will be allowed to stay in Cyprus.
By visiting the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cyprus, you can find out whether you are required to possess a visa to enter the Republic of Cyprus.
If you are travelling to the Republic of Cyprus for reasons other than immigration, and your visit does not exceed three months, you might need a travel visa. The travel visa gives you the right for a continuous visit or several visits to Cyprus. The duration of visits in total should not exceed three months in any half of a year from the date of the first visit. In general, the short-stay Cyprus visa is issued for one or several visits.
In case you need to come to Cyprus often (business trips etc.) it is possible to get a multiple-entry visa for several visits. The multiple-entry Cyprus visa is valid for one year. In exceptional cases, it might be valid for more than a year but no more than five years for certain categories of persons.