We’d like to express our gratitude to Theresa Villiers MP for her dedication and support to our community. Ms Villiers’ representations to the Home Office last week about the Passenger Locator Form made a meaningful difference to UK Cypriots and Cyprus.

Theresa Villiers MP, Chipping Barnet
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will remove the reference to the so-called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus from the list of locations included in the Passenger Locator form on www.gov.uk and replace it with the north of Cyprus, consistent with the longstanding policy on Cyprus of successive UK Governments.”

Kevin Foster MP, Minister for Future Borders and Immigration
“The Passenger Locator Form has been amended to ensure it reflects Government policy in respect of the name applied to the north of Cyprus.

“The ‘Country of Issue’ drop down list for travel documents was amended to ‘Cyprus, northern’ and made available for users on 6 March 2021.”