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Provision of Aerophotography Services


In order to provide aerophotography services in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain the licence for the aerophotography of Cyprus Areas by the Department of Civil Aviation, of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works.

The term "aerophotography" refers to the taking of photographs of the ground from an elevated position. The term usually refers to images in which the camera is not supported by a ground-based structure.

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During the assessment of the application for aerophotography of Cyprus Areas, the Department of Civil Aviation takes into account air traffic rules, opinions, criteria and recommendations of other services, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Cyprus Police and any other Government Service involved or affected by Aerial photography.

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The application for Aerophotography of Cyprus Areas can be submitted either electronically through the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the competent authority. Please note that the submission of the aforementioned online application form necessitates the use of an electronic signature, which has to be under the sole control of the applicant.

Department of Civil Aviation
27 Pindarou Street
1429, Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel.: +357 22 404 122/136
Fax : +357 22 766 547
Email: director@dca.mcw.gov.cy, sstephanou@dca.mcw.gov.cy, mioannou@dca.mcw.gov.cy
Website: http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/dca

The application should be accompanied by the following document:

  • copy of the Map with the areas, sites and flight routing of the Aerial Photography;

The competent authority may request additional certificates and/or information, such as:
  • copy of Air Operator Certificate (AOC) or, the, Special Operations Certificate;
  • copy of Aircraft Registration Certificate;
  • copy of Aircraft Certificate of Airworthiness;
  • copy of crew' licenses;
  • copy of Insurance Certificate for third party liability and passengers;
  • copy of Work permit of the company (in case of legal entity);
  • copy of company's Representatives at the Airport (in case of legal entity);
  • copy of any other licenses obtained by other Services;
  • purpose of Aerophotography and usage.

On site inspections may be carried out by the Department of Civil Aviation
a) of the aircraft to ensure the flight's safety;
b) in case landing will be required in areas outside the airport (helicopter).

In the case when the aerial photography flights are carried out by a foreign organization, the Department recommends the assignment of a local representative to facilitate the approval procedure and assist in the coordination of the aerial photography works.

The applicant is informed regarding the authorisation decision within ten working days from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted. In case, other Ministries are involved, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of Defence, the applicant may be informed regarding the authorisation decision within one-two months.

The duration of the license for the aerophotography of Cyprus Areas depends on the application.

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In case of approval, the written consent of the applicant together with a statement of acceptance and full and strict compliance of all the terms and conditions contained in the permit is required.

Authorised persons for aerophotography of Cyprus Areas are obliged to comply with the terms and conditions of the license and specifically, among others, are required to present the films/ memory sticks used to the Headquarters of the Cyprus National Guard for inspection at the day of aerophotography.

The Department of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Defence supervises the licensed Aerophotography of Cyprus Areas.

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