When I was applying for Cyprus in March 2019, I was told by my agent that my visa would be issued within a week.
I was such a fool to believe in him.
My classes started on June 18, 2019, and I believed that I would get my visa before two months ahead of my intake.
Why did my agent lie to me?
He lied to me so that I could give him the money earlier. After I gave him the money, he started making excuses. One week, two weeks, and then a month. My visa didn’t arrive. I waited for another month. Only then my visa was issued.
Read here in detail about the things your agent tells you that you mustn’t trust without verifying it’s authenticity.
How long does it take to get a Cyprus student visa? What is the Cyprus student visa processing duration?
It takes somewhere from 2 to 3 months for your Cyprus student visa to get issued. The time period applies after you have submitted all your documents to the Cyprus Embassy or Cyprus Consulate.
In some cases, you can get your visa within a month too. But that is highly unlikely.
If you fail to submit all your prepared documents to the embassy before the designated date, you will have to wait for 3 to 4 months more, and you will be registered for the next intake.
Here in this article, I will guide you about things that you need to do to be ready before the last submission date.
Related article: Cyprus Student Visa: A Detailed Guide (Everything You Need To Know)
Offer letter from the college
Firstly, you need to get an offer letter from your college to start the documents preparing for processing.
The college will be needing the following documents from you to provide you an offer letter.
- Academic documents
- Passport original scan file
- Citizenship scan file
- Passport size photo
Once they get your documents, they will analyze it and provide you an offer letter.
It might take from 3 to 10 days to get the offer letter from your college.
After you get your offer letter, you need to start preparing the documents.
For Cyprus student visa processing, you need to prepare the following documents.
- Academic certificates
- Medical report / Certificate
- Police Report
- Bank Statement
To know more about these things in detail, I suggest you read this article about Cyprus student visa requirements.
It will take you around 10 to 30 days to prepare these documents.
It depends upon which country you are from. You might get all your documents ready within a week, and similarly, it might take you up to 2 months too.
Submission of documents on Cyprus Embassy / Cyprus Consulate
After you prepare all your documents, you need to bring them to the Cyprus Embassy/Consulate.
They will analyze your documents and verify them.
Sending documents to the college
The verified documents need to be sent to college by courier services.
If you are applying through an agent, they will do it for you, but if you are doing the processing on your own, you need to send the documents to your college via courier.
It might take from 3 to 7 working days for your documents to reach to your college in Cyprus.
Issuance of visa
When the required documents and tuition fee reaches Cyprus, your college then will start the processing.
They will do everything from their side and bring your documents to the Ministry of Education, Civil Registry, and Migration department and all the other required places.
All this process might take between 1 to 3 months.
When all your documents get analyzed, and if you are found eligible, they will issue you a visa.
I hope you know that the Cyprus student visa processing time takes between 2 to 3 months.
There is a lot of fake news and information on the internet. If you trust them blindly, you might fall into a trap.
Always trust the authentic information. Stop surfing all around the internet to waste your time.
Read these following articles to know more about Cyprus and educate yourself.
Don’t make the mistakes I made.
I wish you all the very best.