All officials have offices in the marina and the process is quick and efficient. Officials must be visited in the following order:
- Port police - Boat registration, insurance and a crew list as well as passports are required.
- Immigration - Cyprus is part of the European Union but not part of Schengen and have the 90 in 180 day rule for people and the 18 month rule for non EU boats. If you or your boat remain for longer periods, inform the officials and in general they will find ways to accommodate your plans.
- Customs - Everybody must report to customs, even if you are an EU registered boat with VAT paid status.Documents required are: Certificate of Registry
; Builder’s Certificate; Certificate of Conformity – if under 24 meters; Bill of Sale (Original); T2L – My understanding is that this is a documents providing proof that the boat was manufactured in accordance with EU standards and
regulations; Document to prove that VAT has been paid. In most cases this would be the original invoice from the factory to its first owner. Custom’s official(s) will visit your boat to verify serial numbers – boat and engine.
Leaving: Plan ahead. The port police office is staffed 24/7, immigration will be called by the port police, the customs office is staffed from 7 AM to
3 PM Monday to Friday. If you are planning to leave when the customs office is closed, clear customs ahead of time during their regular working hours.