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.

To renounce U.S. citizenship, you must perform a series of actions voluntarily and with intent to relinquish U.S. citizenship. The basic nature and elements of a renunciation are outlined here at Travel.state.gov 

U.S. citizens cannot effectively renounce their citizenship by mail, through an agent,or while in the United States because of the provisions of section 349(a)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  All renunciations and other recognition’s of loss of nationality for U.S. citizens in Cyprus are processed at the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia.