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About Citizenship

Your citizenship is your freedom

In a constantly changing world and increasing challenges, obtaining a second citizenship can be a wise decision and investment in your future.

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The Cyprus Investment Program offers to investors the most simple and efficient means of obtaining Cyprus citizenship, which provides full EU rights, permitting unlimited access to an EU member state boasting a robust business sphere, and supreme quality of life.

An EU citizen is recognized any person who holds the nationality of any EU country.

Cyprus current legislation enables foreign investors to become a Cypriot citizen and obtain a Cypriot passport through naturalizsation. Non-Cypriot Investors can acquire Cyprus Citizenship by naturalization by exception on the basis of the Civil registry Laws 2002-2013.

This program propositions to investors acquiring property with the opportunity to become a part of Mediterranean and EU communities.

The program requires an investment of €2M in residential real estate, an investment which must be retained for a period of five years and €150.000 contribution.

All nationalities are eligible to apply.

The application examination period is 6 months.

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Dual citizenship permitted

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Visit requirement only 1 visit required for biometrics

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No tax consequences

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Cover family investor, spouse, dependents up to age 28 & parents of main investor

Freedom

The freedom to live, work, travel and study anywhere in EU as well as with European Economic Area countries such as Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein.

Business

Free trade within EU business and establishment of free movement of goods and services.

Mobility

Unrestricted rights to live, work, study and travel anywhere in EU. Visa-free travel to over 170 countries.

Security

Right for protection by the diplomatic or consular authorities of any EU country in any third country (country outside the EU) where your home EU country is not represented by a consulate.

Education and Health

Rights to attend schools/universities within any EU country or with reduced tuition rates as locally applicable Access to the established first-class EU healthcare systems.

Key stages of the program

The procedure consists of 6 stages


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Review and select real estate investment

Select one or more properties for investment while visiting Cyprus or correspondence.

Sign purchase agreement and transfer funds to a secure account.


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Preparation of citizenship application. The applicant shall gather all the necessary papers required by application.

The client will receive a detailed application packaged and documents check list.

The documents must be officially translated into English or Greek and certified with an apostille (if in the country which has signed the Hague Convention of 1961) or stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant Cyprus embassy.


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Pre-clearance check

The appointed lawyer completes a pre-clearance check.


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Submit applications (PR and citizenship), issuance of Permanent Residency Card.

The applicants must visit Cyprus in order to submit PR and citizenship applications and to give their biometric data required for the issuance of the Permanent Residency Card. Permanent Residency Card is issued in 5 days. The payment of the government submission fee of 2,000 Euros per adult applicant for the purpose of the citizenship application is required at this stage. The citizenship application is lodged together with the property purchase agreement and all required documents at the Ministry of Interior. In addition, PR application fee 500 Euro per family and 70 Euro per person are required.


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Completion of naturalization, issuance of Cypriot passport and ID cards.

The Ministry of Interior will approve the citizen application within a period of 6 months from submission.

At the stage submission payment of the government approval fee of 5000 Euro per Adult applicant is required.

Once the applicant has held Cyprus PR card for a period of 6 months, he is able to complete naturalization process.

The Naturalization Certificate must be signed by the applicant either in front of the Registrar of the Cypriot Court or at a Consular abroad in any Cypriot Consulate abroad within three months from receiving approval.

In Cyprus, the whole process, including collection of biometric ID cards 1 day, while through the Cyprus Embassy abroad this process takes up to 2 weeks.


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Naturalization of children and parents

Submit applications of children and parents to be naturalized. Applications of minor children are processed within 3 weeks; They can visit Cyprus any time to collect the papers.

Adults/children applications are processed within three months and are subject to submission fee of 2000 Euro and approval fee of 5000 Euro per person.

Once approved passports and ID cards must be collected within 3 months.

Dual citizenship

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Provides an effective tool for international tax planning.

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Financial privacy for banking and investment.

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Increased personal security, mobility and freedom of movement.

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Access to advanced healthcare and education opportunities.

Your citizenship of choice is for life, your spouse and children can be included, and there is no need to give up your present nationality while you enjoy the benefits of a legal second passport.

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