Citizenship Services

The U.S. Citizen Services unit at U.S. Embassy in Nicosia provides information and assistance to U.S. citizens in Cyprus.

We provide the following services:
Passport & Citizenship
Special Citizen Services
Notary Services
Federal Benefits

Please note: There is no walk-in service, the above services are by appointment only.

What Service Do You Require?

U.S. Citizenship
If you meet certain requirements, you may become a U.S. citizen either at birth or after birth.
To become a citizen at birth, you must:
Have been born in the United States or certain territories or outlying possessions of the United States, which are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States; OR
Have a parent or parents who were citizens at the time of your birth (if you were born abroad) and meet other requirements.

To become a citizen after birth, you must:
Apply for “derived” or “acquired” citizenship through parents;
Apply for naturalization.

The consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia has resumed processing renunciation cases for U.S. citizens who reside in Cyprus. Cases will be processed in a first come, first served basis. If you are a legal representative for a U.S. citizen residing in Cyprus who is looking to renounce his/her U.S. citizenship, please send an email to with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • U.S. passport number (if any)
  • Proof of residency in Cyprus