This post was most recently updated on June 14th, 2020
When you come to Cyprus on a student visa, there are specific procedures you have to go through. After you complete all these processes, only then you will be considered a registered student.
Without being approved by the Migration Office, your visa won’t be extended. So the migration office will need certain documents from you.
That’s a final process, and you have to prepare a lot of things before reaching there.
In this article, I will give you a step by step guide to follow after coming to Cyprus and becoming a registered student.
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Firstly, you need to go to your college and register your name. They will give you proper instructions about where to go and what to do. They will also provide you with your course outline and college catalogue.
If you have already paid your registration fee, then you won’t have to pay anything in college. If you haven’t, then you have to pay for it. The registration fee varies from college to college.
After you get registered in the college, they will send you to do your medical and bring the reports.
The college will tell you which hospital to go to and get your medical reports. If you have already paid the medical report fees to the college, you don’t need to pay it to the hospital or lab. If you haven’t, then the charge will be around 50 Euro.
They will do the following medical tests.
- Blood test
The reports might come within 2 or 3 working days.
A housing contract is a rental agreement between you and your landlord. When you get settled in a room or flat, your landlord will make you a contract. Usually, the rental agreement has a validation date of 1 year.
When you get the contract, you have to get it stamped from a government-approved certifying officer. They will charge around 3 Euro for the verification of your agreement.
If you are in Nicosia, then the certifying officer will be in Ledra. Go near the bank of Cyprus on Ledra and ask someone.
You are almost done with the documentation now. After you do your medical test and house contract, you have to open a bank account. There are various banks in Cyprus. It’s up to you about where you want to open your account.
My suggestion for you is to go with the bank that your college has suggested. Things will be more comfortable with the college recommendation letter.
Bank will need the following documents from you before opening your account.
- Blue entry visa
- House contract
- Police report (original copy from your country)
- College recommendation letter (optional)
After they open your account, deposit around 900 Euro in your account. The migration office will need a bank balance statement having 850 Euros in it.
Till here you have prepared Medical reports, house contract, and bank account. Now you have to bring all these documents to your college. The college will verify them, and they will give you a date to go to the migration office.
Visit the migration office on the date given to you by your college. Civil Registry and Migration Department is located in Nicosia.
The migration office will need the following things from you to give you a temporary residence for 1 year.
- Passport (original + photocopy)
- Blue Entry Visa (original + photocopy)
- Airport Entry Stamp (Larnaca) – Photocopy
- Medical reports (original + photocopy)
- Bank Statement (original)
- House Contract (Certified) (original + photocopy)
When you submit the documents, they will take your fingerprints and a photo. But before that, you have to pay 104.17 Euro at desk 1 or 2 in the reception.
Bring the payment bill and go to room number 15 or 16 for the fingerprints and photo.
You are done now. You are now a registered student. After you do your migration, go to your bank and show them the migration slip. Bank will provide you with your visa card and other documents.
You just read a step by step guide to follow for a student after coming to Cyprus. Was this guide helpful? Please let me know in the comment section below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
For next year/ For Visa Renewal
You have to follow almost the same process for the renewal of your visa for the next year.
- You will need to renew your house contract and again get it stamped.
- You have to put at least 800 Euro in the bank account and take a bank statement.
- The good thing is, you won’t be needing a medical certificate for the next year, so no medical tests are required.
When you have these documents, you have to bring them to your college, and they will book an appointment for you in the Migration office.
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