How to Apply Cyprus On A Student Visa From Pakistan? Cyprus Student visa requirements for Pakistan. 

This post was most recently updated on October 5th, 2020

My name is Mohammad Babar Sharif. I am from Pakistan, and I am currently studying in Cyprus. I am going to write step by step guide about how to apply Cyprus on a student visa from Pakistan.

I am writing this article to help Pakistani students who want to come to Cyprus for higher education. So, please read this article without skipping a single sentence.

I would like to thank Mr. Aashish Poudel Genuine for giving me this opportunity and helping me through the writing. His article about study Cyprus from Nepal on a student visa encouraged me a lot to write.

If you are applying through a consultancy, then your agent will give you all the information.

If you are applying on your own or through a friend/relative of yours, then this article is written precisely to help students like you.

Here in this article, you will get to read in detail about the Cyprus Student visa requirements for Pakistan.

Related article: Is Cyprus A Schengen Country? If not, will it ever be?


College selection and offer letter

Firstly, you need to choose a college in Cyprus and get an offer letter. You have to send your educational documents to them, and they will give you an offer letter.

Documents to send:

  • SSC Documents (Secondary School Certificate)
  • HSSC Documents (Higher Secondary School Certificate)
  • Citizenship (front and back)
  • Passport (front and back)
  • Passport with minimum validity 2 years
  • Other educational documents (if any)

Medical Reports and Certificate

To get your medical certificate, you have to go to a government-approved hospital. I went to the DHQ hospital (District Headquarter Hospital), which is situated in Rawal Pindi.

Documents to bring:

  • Passport (original + photocopies)
  • National ID Card
  • Passport size photos

Medical tests they will do:

  • Blood test
  • X-ray test
  • Eye test

It costs around 2000 Rs to make your Medical Certificate.

The certificate will be stamped and given to you within 2/3 working days.


Police Report

The police report is also called a Non-criminal report.

Go to the nearest police station and tell them you want the report.

Documents to carry with you are:

  • Passport (original + photocopies)
  • National Id Card
  • Passport size photo

Academic Certificate Attestation

First of all, you have to go to the board from where you have completed your high school. They will verify your documents and give you an attestation letter.

Now, you have to bring that letter and go to IBCC (The Inter Board Committee of Chairmen).

IBCC is in Islamabad.
IBCC will attest all your documents and give it back to you.

Required Academic Certificates are:

  • SSC Documents (Secondary School Certificate)
  • HSSC Documents (Higher Secondary School Certificate)
  • Other educational documents (if any)


Bank Letter and Bank Statement

You need to show your bank statement to the college. If either you or your parents already have a bank account, then you don’t need to open another account.

If you don’t have, you should open an account in your nearest A-class bank.

When the bank account is in your parent’s name, then it will be easier for you. They won’t ask you many questions. But if the account is on your name, you might need to show your personal income source too.

So I suggest you show your balance from your parent’s account.

Note:
If you are showing balance from your own account, then you won’t have to make an affidavit.

  • The minimum bank balance required is 7000 Euros equivalent of Rupees.
  • Bank letter and bank certificate will be made within a day.
  • The bank details of your college will be provided in the offer letter.

After you get your bank documents from a bank, you have to go to another same bank (different branch) and attest your documents.

Let me make you clear.
Suppose you made your certificate from MCB bank. Now, you have to go to another MCB bank in Islamabad and attest your documents from there. It’s a requirement of foreign affairs.

Affidavit letter

After making the bank statement, you have to make an affidavit letter, only if you are showing money from your parent’s account.

Note:
If you are showing the balance from your own account, then you don’t need to make an affidavit letter.

You can make an affidavit letter from a district-level court. If you are showing your balance from your dad’s account, then your dad also has to go with you.

If you are getting confused, just go to the court, and they will help you understand everything clearly.

It costs around 500 Rs to make an affidavit letter.

Documents to take:

  • Bank Statement and documents
  • National ID Card
  • Passport
  • Photos


Notary Public

In simple terms, Notary Public means stamping your documents from the court and verifying its authenticity.

You have to bring the following documents with you:

  • Bank Letter
  • Bank Statement
  • Affidavit letter
  • Passport (original + Photocopies)
  • Other legal documents (If any)

They will charge around 500 Rs for this.

Verification from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

After you prepare all the above documents, you have to verify those from the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs.

It is located in Islamabad.
The charge for stamping will depend upon the documents.

It takes around 500 Rs.

Documents to bring:

  • Academic attested documents
  • Police Report
  • Bank letter and Statement
  • Affidavit Letter
  • National ID Card
  • Passport
  • Other academic or legal documents (if any)


Documents Submission on Cyprus Consulate

Your documentation is almost finished now. After you verify all your certificates from the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, you have to take them to the Cyprus Consulate.

They will take 350 Rs for each document.

So, the total charge depends upon the number of papers you have.

Cyprus Consulate is located in Karachi.

Before you go there, try to call them first.
Address: Cypriot Honorary Consulate General in Karachi, Pakistan
Telephone:  (+92) 21 3256 1170 to 75
Fax: (+92) 21 3256 4614
(+92) 21 3568 0373

Email address: kchinoy@attglobal.net
cypruskhi@cyber.net.pk

  • They will take around 10 days to attest and verify the documents.
  • They will call you after they check.

Send Documents to the College

You have to send all your documents to the college in a scanned format.

Scan them properly and mail them the scanned files.

The scanned files should be clear and accurate.

The college will provide you a mail address, and you have to send those files to that address.

Related article: How Much Is The Actual College Fee In Cyprus For International Student?


Visa approval and arrival

After you send the scanned documents to the college, you will have to wait for some days.

If you are eligible for the student visa, they will send you an email. They will also give you the interview date.

Before the interview, you have to submit your passport to the Cyprus Consulate.
Eventually, after the interview, if you are selected, they will provide you a visa.

Cyprus Consulate will call you to visit them.
They will stamp the visa on your passport and congratulate you.

You are done now. Do your shopping, meet your relatives, buy a plane ticket and fly to Cyprus.

This is how the student visa processing is done.

You just read a step by step guide to study Cyprus from Pakistan.

We explained in details about the Cyprus Student visa requirements for Pakistan.

What do you think?  Leave a comment below and let us know.

Attention:
If your intention to come to Cyprus is to earn money rather than study, then I suggest you not to come. Read in here about How Much Can An International Student Earn In Cyprus to know better. 

The article was written by: Mohammad Babar Sharif

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  1. Hey, thanks alot for the information.
    Please let me know this process is for south cyprus( europe ) or for north cyprus ( turkey ).

    Thanks

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