I am a Chinese Passport holder, living in China and have a valid Schengen residence permit. Last year, I entered Schengen areas with a valid Schengen visa. During my stay in Schengen areas, I was issued a ~2 years residence permit by one Schengen country. When I left Schengen areas, my Schengen Visa was still valid and I didn’t show the residence permit to the customs officer. Now the Schengen visa has expired.
Can I enter Cyprus with the residence permit/card directly? Or do I have to use the residence permit to enter one Schengen country then go to Cyprus?
Thank you guys.