This post was most recently updated on March 19th, 2020
My name is Alice Ngo. I am from Binh Duong province, Vietnam, and currently a student in Cyprus. I am doing my bachelors in Computer Science. Today in this article, I will be guiding you on how to apply Cyprus on a student visa from Vietnam.
I want to thank Mr. Aashish Poudel Genuine for providing me this opportunity to write for this blog.
Before I start, here is a short story. I would like to tell you.
While I was applying, I went to an agent and applied through them. I was happy with their services until I arrived in Cyprus.
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After coming to Cyprus, I got to know that the agent took a lot of money from me. Like really a lot.
If I had applied on my own, I would have saved a lot of money.
That’s why, I don’t want any Vietnamese to waste their money on agent services.
Read here the Things agents say about Cyprus that you mustn’t trust.
If you can apply on your own, you can also save a lot of money.
This article is for educational purposes. I suggest you not to skip a single sentence from this article because it’s written to help people like you.
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College selection and acceptance letter
(thu moi nhap hoc)
There are many colleges and universities in Cyprus. Universities are expensive comparing to colleges.
Do your research and make up a mind on where you would want to apply. When you select a college, you would have to send them your documents.
Documents to send to college:
You have to scan all these following documents and send them to college in their mail address.
- High school diploma (Undergraduate)
- High school Transcript (undergraduate)
- Birth Certificate
- Passport size photo
- Any other educational documents like IELTS, TOEFL (not compulsorily required, but if you have them, they have benefits)
As we all know, most of the documents are written in Vietnamese, so we would have to translate them into English before sending them to college.
If you would go to the agent and give your documents, they will take 15 Million VND from you. They will take your documents to the translators and make a profit.
But, if you go to the translator in the translation center by yourself, you will only have to pay around 3 Million VND.
After you translate them into English, send those documents to the college.
They will analyze your documents, and if you are eligible, the college will provide you an acceptance letter within 2 or 3 weeks.
( Ly Lich Tu Phap 1 )
I suggest you prepare your police certificate at first because it takes almost 15 working days to get them ready.
If you have already been to any other countries before Cyprus, then your police certificate would be prepared around 1 week.
Each province in Vietnam has its own department of Justice. As I am from Binh Duong province, I went to the Department of Justice in Thanh Pho Moi.
You would have to bring the following things with you:
- Registration book original + copy
- Passport + copy
- ID card + copy
When you reach there, they will provide you a form to fill up. You need to fill all your details and submit it to them.
They will charge 200,000 VND for providing you a police certificate.
If you pay them 30,000 VND, they will courier your certificate to you when it is ready. It will take around 2 days for the certificate to reach you from the courier service.
As this process is long and time-consuming, you can do other things in between. After I submitted for the police certificate, I went to get my medical certificates.
Medical reports and certificates
(phieu kham suc khoe)
To get a medical certificate, you will have to go to the general government hospital. I went to the Cho Ray hospital, which is in Ho Chi Minh City.
If you are in another province, you must have to go to the general hospital in there.
Why a governmental hospital?
It’s a requirement from the college, and also the certificate from a government hospital possesses more value. When you apply Cyprus on a student visa from Vietnam, a certificate from the government hospital would be more trustworthy.
Before you go to the hospital, you will need to bring the following things:
- At least 4 photos (size: 3 x 4 or 4 x 6)Passport original / copy
- ID card / copy
If you are going to the Cho Ray Hospital, you would have to go to the help desk and tell them that you are there for a medical certificate.
They would tell you to go to room no 33.
While I was applying, it was room no 33, and it might change in the future
When you reach there, you will have to give your documents to them. They will check your documents and give you a receipt.
Now you go to the fee counter and pay the fee.
The fee for all the medical checkup is around 2 Million VND.
The following are the checkups you have to do.
- Blood test
- Skin Diseases
- Cardio-vascular system
- Movement System
- Other tests
After 3 days, they will make a phone call to you only if you failed the test. Like, if you have some STDs or some other diseases, they will tell you.
But, if they don’t call you till a week, then you have passed your medical test. You can go to the hospital now and get the reports.
When you arrive at the hospital, they will provide you the reports and the medical certificate too.
Extract of Birth Certificate
(trich luc khai sinh)
To get a birth certificate, you would have to go to your birth origin place. I was born in Minh Thanh Commune, so I went to people’s assembly (hoi dong nhan dan) there to get mine.
Wherever you are born, you have to go to the exact place to get your birth certificate.
They will charge you around 50,000 VND to give your birth certificate.
Academic Certificate Attestation
(dong moc tren chung chi/ tai lieu)
As I said, before sending the documents to the college, you would have to translate them into English.
So to translate them, you would go to a translation center. The good thing about going to a translation center is, they don’t only translate your documents, but they also get the certificates stamped.
You don’t need to go anywhere to get them stamped. The translation center would do it for you.
Bank Letter / Term Savings Book
(chung minh tai chinh)
Let’s assume either you or your parents have a bank account.
You have to take the bank statement and send it to the college alongside with your other documents.
You have to bring the following documents with you while going to the bank.
- ID Card
- Registration Book ( so ho khau)
- Acceptance letter from the college
Now, you should have at least 20,000 Euro in your bank account, which is roughly equivalent to 500,000 Million VND.
The bank will make you a statement having that amount, and you have to send that statement to the college.
Documents submission on Cyprus Embassy
(gui tai lieu den lanh quan sip o Vietnam)
All the documents you have prepared till now, you would have to bring them to Cyprus Embassy to get them stamped (hop phap hoa).
Documents to bring:
These following documents must be translated into English before taking them to the Cyprus Embassy.
- High School diploma (attested)
- High School Transcript (attested)
- Birth Certificate
- Police Certificate
- Medical Certificate
- Bank Statement
You will have to wait around a week to get them back.
They will charge you 100,000 VND for 1 page.
- Address: Vietnam 149B Truong Dinh, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
- Telephone: (+84) 28 2229 4499
- Email Address: [email protected]
Information source: embassy pages
Sending Documents to the College
(Gui tai lieu den truong cao dang)
After you have received your documents from the Cyprus Embassy, you will have to scan all of them and send them to college.
Make sure all these scan files are clear and not corrupted.
The college will email you when they receive your documents.
You have to wait around for a month, and after that, the college will send you an email telling you whether your visa has been issued or not.
Sending money to the college
(Dong hoc phi cho truong cao dang)
When your visa arrives, you have to send the fee to the college now. You have to go to your bank and tell them that you want to send money to your college.
The bank details of your college will be provided in your acceptance letter.
The bank will guide you on how to do that.
When your money is reached, the college will send you a positive confirmation email and a receipt.
Keep that receipt safe cause you would have to show that at the airport with your other documents.
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Cyprusandaxi.com wishes you all the very best for your processing of Cyprus from Vietnam on a student visa.
All the best.
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.
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