Cyprus Citizenship by Investment

European Cyprus Citizenship within 6 Months

Cyprus Citizenship By Investment


Cyprus has recently been ranked the 5th best relocation destination in the world by an international lifestyle review (source: 2014 report prepared by Knight Frank, a leading independent, global real estate consultancy firm). Ranked by key business and leisure indicators, Cyprus was the only European country alongside Switzerland to make it into the top five – ahead of London, Madrid and Monaco. Cyprus ranked highly because of its favourable tax regime
for new residents, particularly high net worth individuals.

With at least 320 days of sunshine a year, Cyprus was classified the sunniest European location. Also noteworthy, are recent studies conducted by global immigration experts, ranking the Cyprus Citizenship by Investment program among the “top ten best in the world”.






Country Highlights

CAPITAL CITY: Nicosia LANGUAGES: Greek, Turkish, English
TIME ZONE: Eastern European Time Zone (UTC+02:00) CURRENCY: Euro €
TOTAL AREA: 9,251 km² POPULATION: 1,205,575
NEAREST COUNTRY: Lebanon, 264 km VISA FREE COUNTRIES: 159


Legal Basis

Cyprus Citizenship by Investment is available to investors in Cyprus by Exception pursuant to the Decision of the Council of Ministers dated 13th September 2016 issued as per Article 111A(2) of the Civil Registry Law 2002-2013, of the Republic of Cyprus.
These recent revisions have made the Cyprus Citizenship by Investment programme more beneficial for investors and families. In virtue of this Law, the Cyprus Council of Ministers may grant citizenship by naturalisation to foreign entrepreneurs. Additionally, the Law provides for the granting of the Cypriot citizenship by investment to the spouse, children as well as parents of the investor. Neither the spouse nor the children are obliged to meet any additional financial criteria.


Benefits

  • The process to obtian a Cyprus Citizenship is 6 months which is the fastest route to an EU citizenship;
  • No Minimum Physical Residency prior, during or after Citizenship
  • Once the Cyprus citizenship is obtained the applicant enjoys free movement of goods, services and capital within the EU 
  • Residency Permit Approved within 5 days of Application
  • Once the Cyprus citizenship is obtained it is valid for life and it is also transferable to Descendents;


Eligibility

  • Minimum investment is €1.5m;
  • Minimum investment in Main Residence is €500,000 (plus VAT if applicable);
  • Applicant must be 18 years of age;
  • Clean criminal conduct;
  • One visit required to obtain Biometrics and receive PR Permit;


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Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Managing Partner

+356 22056411

Mr Kenneth Camilleri

Senior Partner

+356 22056414

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