Cyprus Working Holiday Visa for Australians

Cyprus Working Holiday Visa for Australians
Larnaca, Cyprus. Photo by Igor Starkov on Pexels.com.

If you’re an Australian aged between 18 and 30 years old, you could apply for a working holiday visa for Cyprus. This allows you to live and work in Cyprus for up to 9 months.

This page contains information about the Cyprus working holiday visa for Australian citizens. It was last updated on 20 August 2021.

Please note that COVID-19 may impact your ability to travel to Cyprus at this time.

Key facts about Cyprus

  • Population: Approx. 1.2 million
  • Official languages: Greek and Turkish (English is also widely spoken as Cyprus is a former British colony)
  • Capital city: Nicosia
  • Largest cities: Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta, Paphos
  • Currency: Euro

Cyprus Working Holiday Visa requirements for Australians

To apply for a working holiday visa as an Australian citizen, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Aged between 18-30 years old (inclusive) at the time of application
  • Have a return ticket to Cyprus or enough money to buy one
  • Have enough money to support yourself initially in Cyprus
  • Have good health and a “sound background”

You cannot apply for this visa if you:

  • Will be accompanied by dependent children
  • Have already participated in the working holiday program in Cyprus

Documents needed to apply for this visa

When applying for this working holiday visa as an Australian citizen, you will need to provide documents including:

  • Australian passport valid until at least six months after you intend to depart Cyprus
  • Completed application form (contact the High Commission for a form)
  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • Provisional itinerary or flight reservation for return travel to Cyprus with fixed dates
  • Bank statement/s showing you have sufficient funds to support yourself in Cyprus

Although travel insurance is not a specific requirement of this visa, it is highly recommended.

A visa fee applies (approx. equivalent to €60 but subject to change), which will be advised by the Cyprus High Commission.

More information is available on the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in Canberra website.

How to apply for a Cyprus Working Holiday Visa

For more information and to apply, contact the Consular Department of the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in Canberra.

Visa applications generally need to be submitted in person, although alternative arrangements can be made if you live more than 300km from Canberra. The High Commission advises that visas generally take around 10 days to process.


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