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Naturalization

BASED ON YEARS OF RESIDENCE

It can be submitted by foreign nationals, who have completed seven years of legal residence in the Republic prior to the date of application. In cases of aliens who are either parents or children of Cypriot citizens the time required is five years rather than seven. 

In any case, the applicant must have resided legally and continuously in Cyprus during the twelve months preceding the date of the application.

CYPRUS INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

A non-Cypriot citizen, who meets certain economic criteria , either personally or through a company/ companies in which he/ she participates as a shareholder – proportionally based on the percentage of participation, or even as a high-ranking senior manager of a company/ companies , may apply for the acquisition of the Cypriot citizenship through Cyprus Investment Programme.

 

A.TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Clean Criminal Record: the applicant must have a clean criminal record. Furthermore, his name must not be included on the list of persons whose property is ordered to be frozen within the boundaries of the European Union.
  2. Schengen Visa: The applicant must hold a valid Schengen visa. Third-Country nationals that do not require an entry visa for travelling in European Union member-states, as well as citizens of European Union Member States are excluded from this obligation.
  3. Residence in the Republic of Cyprus: The applicant must hold a permanent privately-owned residence in the Republic of Cyprus, the purchase price of which must be at least €500.000, plus V.A.T.

The applicant must have made an investment of at least € 2,0 million in the Republic Of Cyprus.