Nonimmigrant Visas

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

The United States Embassy in Nicosia is currently processing routine non-immigrant visa services. To apply for a visa, or if you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at the GSS website, or dial +357 22-232-082, or email

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

The Consular Section is located at the Embassy of the United States of America at Metochiou & Ploutarchou Street, Engomi, 2407 Nicosia, Cyprus.

How To Contact Us


Mail: Consular Section, Embassy of the United States of America, P.O. Box 24536, Nicosia, Cyprus

Phone: 357 22 23 20 82

Effective July 27, 2021, visa applicants are responsible for paying Air Courier Services Cyprus (ACS Courier) the charges for visa application delivery to and/or from the U.S. Embassy. Courier fees are separate from visa fees and are paid directly to ACS Courier. Courier fees can be paid in cash or by credit card.

Interview waiver applications: visa applicants will pay for courier service when dropping off and picking up documents at ACS Courier.

  • The cost is 6.40 euro for delivery to the Embassy, and 6.40 euro for return delivery to ACS Courier, for a total of 12.80 euro (VAT included).
  • Applicants should wait 5 business days after dropping off their application materials at ACS Courier to call to ask if their passports are ready for pick up.

In-person visa interviews: applicants will bring their own documents to the Embassy for their in-person visa appointments.

  • If the visa application is not approved at the interview, the passport and documents will be returned at the time of the interview. There will be no courier cost to the applicant.
  • If the visa application is approved at the interview, the passport and other application materials will be returned via ACS Courier. When picking up their passports from ACS Courier, applicants will pay the 6.40 euro fee for delivery from the Embassy.
  • Applicants should wait 3 business days before calling ACS Courier to ask if their passports are ready for pick up.

Telephone numbers: +357-77-77-73-73


Address: Locations are spread throughout the Republic of Cyprus.

Emergency in-person pickup at the Embassy:

Passport pickup from the U.S. Embassy is allowed only in emergency situations. An “emergency” is defined as a situation when the applicant has little to no control over the time of application and travel plans. Applicants should email detailing the nature of their emergency if they seek to retrieve their passport directly from the Embassy.

In-person pickup is not permitted without express permission from

Please note that all scheduled visa applicants must wear a face covering upon arrival and follow health guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  In order to maintain social distancing, no family members will be allowed to accompany student visa applicants either for interviews or to wait outside the embassy.  Visa applicants from any country are welcome to apply at any U.S. Embassy or Consulate accepting visa appointments but travel arrangements to the interview are the responsibility of the applicant.  All travelers coming to the Republic of Cyprus are subject to current ROC regulations to mitigate spread of COVID-19, including possible self-isolation upon arrival.  Applicants who are required to self-isolate for 14 days must not come to the Embassy before their isolation period has officially ended.  Information is available at the Ministry of Tourism website.   Applicants may apply or adjust their current appointments at the Global Support Services (GSS) Website or via the call center.  Please monitor our website and social media for further updates.


Please make sure to obtain an appointment before you come to the Consular Section. Those who do not have appointments will not be permitted into the Embassy. Appointments for nonimmigrant visa applications may be obtained online from or by contacting GSS through telephone by dialing (+357) 22-232-082.