Due to cutbacks by the Government there is no longer any facility in Cyprus for dealing with passports. For uptodate information please go to UK Passports. The collection of passports will still be carried out by DHL.
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. Ask for Aydinet.
There is a DHL service point in Girne at Cafe Boss, 4 Agustos Sok, Girne. Agustos Sok is the street where the main HSBC branch is on the corner. All courier forms & packaging are provided by Cafe Boss. It costs 38 Euros and takes about 3/4 weeks for return.
( Cash only Please but TL can be used at the exchange rate applicable at the time) For details ring Steve or Rowena on 0533-8718213 or email
. In addition any UK parcels can be sent there as it has its own TRNC postcode.
The passport is returned to the High Commission Office in Lefkosa. They will ring to advise you when you can collect. Directions to BHC is shown on the following link High Commission Location
It is recommended that you copy the residency page in your passport and the page with your photo and details as a safeguard. You must also request the return of your old passport.
How long does it take?
Your application will take at least 4 weeks from when it’s received by the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) in the UK. Applications may take longer if the IPS needs to ask you for more information or the documents and photographs you send are rejected.
Don’t book travel until you have a valid passport. If you need to travel more urgently, apply for an Emergency Travel Document.
You’ll have to pay a fee for your passport and a courier fee of £19.86. The courier fee pays for your passport and supporting documents to be sent back to you securely. Adult fees, including courier fees are £101.36 and a Child passport costs £81.50
You will pay by credit card or debit card’ form for each passport you’re applying for and submit it with your application. Your credit or debit card will be charged in sterling. You can use Mastercard, Visa, Electron, Diners Club and JCB.
Download ‘Paying by credit card or debit card’ (PDF, 803KB)
How to apply
- Download the application form.
- Use the ‘Applying for a passport if you’re outside the UK’ guidance notes to help you fill in the application form.
- Include 2 identical new photos of you (or your child, if it’s a child passport application). Follow the rules about passport photos or your application may be delayed.
- Check the guidance notes to find out which supporting documents you must send with your application.
Download ‘British passport - overseas application form’ (PDF, 355KB)
Download ‘Applying for a passport if you’re outside the UK’ (PDF, 214KB)
Download ‘Supporting documents you must send with your application’ (PDF, 85KB)
Where to send your application
Identity and Passport Service
Law Society House
90-106 Victoria Street
Getting your passport
Your passport and supporting documents will be delivered separately by courier. See above.
Tracking your application
Call the Passport Adviceline. +44 (0) 300 222 0000