Gazimağusa District is a district of the state of Northern Cyprus. It is divided into three sub-districts: Mağusa Sub-district, Akdoğan Sub-district and Geçitkale Sub-district. Its capital is Famagusta (Turkish: Gazimağusa). Its population was 69,838 in the 2011 census. İskele District was separated from Gazimağusa (Famagusta) District in 1998. Famagusta (in Turkish: Mağusa, or Gazimağusa) is a city on the east coast of Cyprus. It is located east of Nicosia and possesses the deepest harbour of the island. During the Middle Ages (especially under the maritime republics of Genoa and Venice), Famagusta was the island's most important port city and a gateway to trade with the ports of the Levant, from where the Silk Road merchants carried their goods to Western Europe. The old walled city and parts of the modern city presently fall within the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in Gazimağusa District, of which it is the capital.
|Visa requirements||Recommendations for visa applicants:
It is recommended to make visa applications at least 1 month in advance of the intended travel date. Visa applications will be processed within maximum 3 working days. It is recommended to contact the nearest TRNC mission abroad to get an appointment before applying for a visa.
Foreigners visiting the TRNC may be granted a visa up to 90 days, depending on its type, at the designated ports and border crossings, provided that they fulfil the conditions stipulated in the Aliens and Immigration Law and they are not deemed unfit to enter the country.
The length of stay granted at the designated ports and border crossings of the TRNC cannot exceed 90 days within a period of 180 days. All foreigners who wish to stay in the TRNC for more than 90 days, are required to obtain a residence permit.
Entry to and departure from the TRNC is possible through designated ports and border crossings with a valid passport or travel document.
Type and duration of the visa issued to the foreigners is stamped on the travel document by the Immigration Officers. Foreigners’ stay in the country cannot exceed the date stamped on their travel documents and they cannot use the visa for reasons other than its original purpose. For example, working with tourist or student visa is considered as visa violation.
Documents required from citizens of the Republic of Turkey for traveling to TRNC:
|Currency used||Turkish Lira (TL)|
|Area (km2)||997,44 km²|
|Country name||North Cyprus|