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Travel documents for minors – Cyprus

An unaccompanied Cypriot minor is required to have a legally certified authorisation issued by his/her parents before he/she can leave Cyprus. If the minor is accompanied by one parent, they are required to have an authorisation issued by the parent who is not travelling. The Cypriot authorities (at passport control) thoroughly check the minor's travel documents and, where appropriate the authorisation issued by the absent parent before they can leave the country. No additional document is required re-enter Cyprus as this was checked at departure.

Minors from another EU country should have the necessary checks done in their country of departure; no additional checks would normally be made when entering Cyprus. On departure, the Cypriot authorities thoroughly check the travel documents of both the minor and the person accompanying them and, where appropriate the authorisation issued by the absent parent before they can leave Cyprus. In cases where there are serious grounds to suspect that the minor could be the subject of an abduction the Cypriot authorities will intervene.

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