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Taking care of and renewing your UK passport in TRNC

Your passport is an important legal document.  Identity theft, passport fraud and related crime are on the increase so you need to take good care of it.

Make sure that it is kept in a safe place, is valid and in good condition. At the back of your passport, fill in the contact details of two relatives or friends who can be contacted in case of an emergency.

The British High Commission in Nicosia no longer processes passport applications.

Don’t book any travel until you have a valid passport.

 For travel advice and information visit: https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk/

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The renewal of your UK passport can now only be done online. To start the process go to the following link Overseas Renewal

You complete the form online together with your preferred payment method and submit the details to the passport office. You must print out the last page where a bar code will be shown. You must sign and date the last page.

A few important points when completing your application

  • The country is Cyprus
  • Enter your home address, not your Post Box
  • Use your TRNC Post Code ( Girne 99300, Lefkosa 99010, Famagusta 99450 )
  • Ensure you keep your signature inside the Signature box. It has been known for non compliance of this detail to cause the return of your form and trigger a re-application process

Having completed the form online you must then arrange for your passport to be returned to the UK.

There is no longer any facility at the British High Commission in Cyprus for dealing with this. The collection of passports is carried out by DHL or by TNT Fedex

The main DHL Office is in Lefkosa on the industrial estate.  Coming from Kyrenia, turn left at the big roundabout in Lefkosa ( as though you were going to Famagusta or Ercan).  Continue for approx 1 mile and you will see a Mercedes dealership on the left. Take the first left after the dealership, then first left then second right.  If lost ring 0392-2256828 or 2256954. 

The previous DHL service point at Hire It Trading Ltd, Catalkoy, has now closed but is replaced by The Little Furniture Shop next door. All courier forms and packaging are provided by The Little Furniture Shop.

Please note that The Little Furniture Shop are not responsible for the completion of the passport renewal form and payment; they provide the safe route for return by the DHL service, so it is important to complete the paperwork correctly online before taking the document and passport to The Little Furniture Shop.

For information on the TNT Fedex service contact The Little Furniture Shop. ( Details below ). 

 It costs between 41 - 60 euro depending on weight and contents and takes about 4/6 weeks for return.

 ( Cash only please;TL can be used at the exchange rate applicable at the time. )

The Little Furniture Shop are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. For details ring Leyla Butuner tel. number 0548 882 3332. 

The passport is now returned to your home address, or The Little Furniture Shop. You must request the return of your old passport.

DHL should attempt to deliver your new passport to your home or you can email them and ask them to forward it to Hire It Trading Ltd for collection; the contact is Ahmet Kunt whose email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it If it comes to The Little Furniture Shop, they will text you when it has arrived.

In addition to the passport service any EXPRESS parcels can be sent to The Little Furniture Shop has its own TRNC postcode and they also operate a UK import/export service for larger items.

For members who live in the Karpaz area there is a DHL office located within the Famagusta Port facility. As you enter the port from the direction of Mosque island, take the first left, through the security barrier and then follow the signs for DHL. 

If you are travelling to the UK it is easier, quicker and cheaper to make use the Passport office Premium (1 day) or Fast track one week service while you are there. For more details please click here.  Appointments for the one day service should be made 3 weeks in advance.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANYONE WANTING TO VISIT TURKEY MUST HAVE 6 MONTHS REMAINING BEFORE THE EXPIRY OF THEIR PASSPORT RENEWAL DATE. IF NOT VISIT THE HIGH COMMISSION IN LEFKOSA (RING FOR APPOINTMENT IN ADVANCE) AND THEY WILL ARRANGE FOR AN EXTENSION.

Don’t book travel until you have a valid passport. If you need to travel more urgently, apply for an Emergency Travel Document.

Tracking your application

You can track your application online https://www.gov.uk/track-passport-application

or call the Passport Adviceline. +44 (0) 300 222 0000

Photographs Info

https://www.gov.uk/photos-for-passports