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Welcome to U.S. Citizen Services. We provide information and assistance to U.S. citizens across Cyprus. Please refer to the sections below for more comprehensive information on the services we provide.
One of the highest priorities of the Department of State and U.S. embassies and consulates abroad is to aid U.S. citizens incarcerated abroad. The Department of State is committed to ensuring fair and humane treatment for U.S. citizens imprisoned overseas. We stand ready to assist incarcerated citizens and their families within the limits of our authority in accordance with international, domestic, and foreign law. More information is available at Travel.State.gov.
When an U.S. citizen dies abroad, the Bureau of Consular Affairs assists the family and friends. The Bureau of Consular Affairs attempts to locate and inform the next-of-kin of the U.S. citizen’s death. The Bureau of Consular Affairs provides information on how to make arrangements for local burial or return of the remains to the United States. The disposition of remains is subject to U.S. and local (foreign) law, U.S. and foreign customs requirements, and the foreign country facilities, which are often vastly different from those in the United States.
International parental child abduction is the removal or retention of a child outside their country of habitual residence in breach of another parent or guardian’s custody rights.
When a U.S. citizen is the victim of a crime overseas, he or she may suffer from physical, emotional, or financial injuries. It can be more difficult because the victim may be in unfamiliar surroundings and may not know the local language or customs.
Are you a U.S. citizen who needs an emergency passport?
U.S. consular officers can assist U.S. citizens abroad who are temporarily destitute to get in touch with a family member, a bank, or an employer to arrange for transfer of funds.
Consular Affairs (CA) is the public face of the Department of State for millions of people around the world. We provide many services, and the most common are listed below.
A Consular Report of Birth (CRBA) is issued to children born abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) who meet the requirements for transmitting citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
Applicants over the age of 18, born outside the United States to one or both United States citizen parent(s), may have a derivative claim to U.S. citizenship.
If an American citizen does not meet the requirements to transmit their citizenship to a foreign-born child and have a CRBA issued, there may be another path to citizenship for the child. The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 allows certain foreign-born, biological, and adopted children of American citizens to acquire American citizenship automatically. Please note that the acquisition of U.S. citizenship via the Child Citizenship Act is adjudicated and administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).
There is no legal prohibition on dual nationality under U.S. law; a U.S. citizen may also hold a foreign nationality/nationalities.
U.S. citizens who are considering submitting a request for a Certificate of Loss of Nationality of the United States (CLN) should carefully review and understand the consequences and ramifications of doing so.
Former U.S. citizens who previously lost their U.S. citizenship may request to have their loss of nationality reconsidered.
If you are a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder), you are responsible for filing U.S. federal income tax returns while abroad. You will find useful information on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website, such as Frequently Asked Questions about taxes or how to apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). If you are a U.S. government employee working overseas, you cannot claim the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion.
U.S. embassies and consulates overseas assist the Selective Service System with its registration program abroad.
If you reside in Cyprus and have questions regarding services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in Greece. For comprehensive information on SSA’s services abroad, please visit SSA’s webpage Service Around the World.
U.S. service members, veterans, and their beneficiaries can apply for benefits on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website. The Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) may also be able to help veterans and beneficiaries with questions about benefits and services. The Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) may also be able to help veterans and beneficiaries with questions about benefits and services.
Now all U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically. Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download. To start, go to www.FVAP.gov to complete a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), print and sign the form then return it to your local election office in the United States. We recommend overseas U.S. citizens get in the habit of completing FPCAs each January. You should include your email address on the form so it’s easier for your election officials to reach you if there is a problem. If your state delivers ballots electronically by fax only, be sure to include your fax number. If you request electronic delivery and include your email address or fax number, you’ll receive your blank ballot 45 days before general and mid-term elections and generally 30 days before special, primary, and run-off elections for federal offices.
The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not able to vouch for such information.Legal Assistance Medical Assistance Internet Scams
Legal assistance The Nicosia Consular District comprises of the Republic of Cyprus. This includes areas controlled by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and areas administered by Turkish Cypriots.
All travelers should familiarize themselves with conditions at their destination that could affect their health (high altitude or pollution, types of medical facilities, required immunizations, availability of required pharmaceuticals, etc.). To help American citizens, who might not speak Greek, the Embassy maintains a list of English-speaking physicians in Cyprus. The Department of State maintains information which may be of use should you experience a medical problem while outside the U.S.
If you believe you are a victim of an internet scam, • Do not send money. Unfortunately, any money that you might already have sent will probably not be recovered. • End all communication with the scammer immediately, rather than attempt resolution directly. If you feel threatened, contact your local police at once. Do NOT attempt to personally recover the funds lost. Contact the appropriate authorities to resolve the matter • Report the matter immediately to The Internet Crime Complaint Center , a partnership among the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BIA) • If the scam originated through a particular website, notify the administrators of that website.
U.S. embassy and consulate personnel cannot perform marriages in foreign countries. Depending on the law of the foreign country, local civil or religious officials generally perform marriages. Marriages performed overseas are considered valid in the country where they take place if they are entered into in accordance with local law. Recognition of the validity of marriages performed abroad depends on the laws of the place in which the marriage is to be recognized.
A child born outside the United States to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may be eligible for U.S. citizenship if the parent(s) meets the requirements for transmitting U.S. citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act. U.S. citizens eligible to transmit citizenship are required to file for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA).
The Office of Children’s Issues of the U.S. Department of State plays an active role in the intercountry adoption processes.
Providing assistance to the family of a deceased American citizen is one of the numerous functions of the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia.
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