Only Cyprus residents who can prove they have lived in the country for six months are eligible to apply for a Cyprus learner driving licence and take a Cyprus Driving Test. This to comply with EU Directives.
EU provisional / learner / student licences are valid and can be used to drive and book a test providing you are old enough to drive in Cyprus.
Form T.O.M. 25B is available and an English translation with full instructions can be downloaded here.
The test fee is €20.
It is possible to pay an extra €34.17 to take the test out of hours. This is to pay the examiner to work overtime. The test will be in the afternoon, after normal working hours. However, 21 days must elapse between the issue of a provisional licence and the test.
If you fail the test an interval of 30 days must elapse before it can be retaken.
Download the website details and instructions here (The instructions and the site are currently in Greek Only)
You will be required to produce:
Consists of a short verbal theory test, in Greek or English, on traffic signs and the highway code, similar to that taken when applying for a provisional licence.
The practical test takes about 35 minutes and consists of a drive on the local roads and includes some maneuvering for example parallel parking.
The result is given at the end of the test.
If you take your test in an automatic car and pass, you will only be able to drive automatics on your full licence. A pass in a car with a manual gearbox will enable you to drive both types of vehicle.
The waiting list for a test is currently between three and four months.
The Department of Transport have put out to tender for the supply of computers required for adopting a UK style driving theory test for Cyprus.