British High Commission

The British High Commission (BHC) in Cyprus maintains and develops relations between the UK and Cyprus. The BHC work closely with the Cyprus government on a wide range of issues, including political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Cyprus. The head of the British High Commission in Cyprus is the High Commissioner.

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Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

The FCDO pursue UK national interests and project the UK as a force for good in the world. The FCDO promote and protect the interests of British citizens, safeguard the UK’s security, defend our values, help to reduce poverty and tackle global challenges with the UK’s international partners.

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The British High Commission Consular Service

The Consular Services of the BHC are provided to help support the interests of UK nationals visiting and living in Cyprus. The Consular department is made up of a small team of dedicated professionals. Consular staff can offer practical advice and in certain circumstances, emergency help and emergency support. There is no Consul General in Cyprus, however there is a Vice Consul located in Nicosia.

The details of the range of services available from a British Consul can be found at the link below. Please note that not all services are available in every country.

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Help Desk

Do you need advice on matters relating to living, working or retiring in Cyprus?

Whether you already live on island or plan to move out to Cyprus, the Cyprus Residents Planning Group can help navigate you through the visa and residency permit procedures.