About the Program

In May 2013, the Government of the Republic of Cyprus introduced the program of C.I.P. (Cyprus Investment Program), allowing foreign investors to obtain the citizenship of Cyprus through special invesment types and cretiria .

On February 2019, and with effective date set on May 15, 2019, the program had been modified. However, the key concept of the program remain the same. Applicants will continue investing in real estate or in other alternative investment types including the shipping sector and apply to obtain the citizenship of Cyprus within 6 months for all family members including parents.

Advantages

  • Dual citizenship permitted Citizenship of an EU member state, and as an EU citizen you enjoy the right to freedom of movement; freedom to work and study, and security within the social and legal system
  • Full citizenship with passport is granted to the applicant and family
  • A Cypriot passport allows visa-free travel to 159 countries including Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the UK
  • Flexible options with 6 month residence required, and granting of citizenship within 180 days

Program Benefits

The Cyprus Investment Program currently offers the fastest route to citizenship within the EU; in just 180 days from the application submission you granted a Cyprus passport. It is a simple, straightforward process,since the Permanent Residency Permit (PRP) is being applied simultaneously, and issued in only 7 days.

We can assist clients from application submission process, through to issuance of naturalisation certificates and Cyprus IDs.

YOUR GATEWAY INTO EU

Passport granted in 180 days

ATTRACTIVE TAX REGIME

With zero tax for Non Domiciled Individuals

VALID FOR LIFE

Transferable to, descendants

ENTIRE FAMILY ARE ELIGIBLE

including spouse, adult dependants and parents

EU FREEDOMS

Movement of People, Services, Goods & Capital

DUAL CITIZENSHIP

Cyprus allows for dual citizenship

ONE-TIME VISIT TO CYPRUS

Required to provide biometrics for the PR Permit, which must be held for 6 months prior to naturalization,(equiv. to processing time)

VISA FREE TRAVEL

to 159 countries including 28 EU countries including Switzerland, Liechtenstein & Canada
  • POPULATION 1,205,575
  • VISA FREE COUNTRIES 159
  • LOCATION South Eastern Europe, island in the Mediterranean Sea
  • CAPITAL Nicosia
  • TOTAL AREA 9,251 sq. km.
  • LANGUAGE Greek
  • RELIGIONS Orthodox Christian
  • GOVERNMENT TYPE Republic of Cyprus: presidential democracy
  • CURRENCY Euro (EUR)

Investment Options

Investing in Cyprus has never been so attractive. Sophisticated investment in high quality properties will ensure, not only High Returns but also the opportunity to acquire a European Passport for all family.

OPTION 1

Residential real estate– €2,000,000

Minimum investment of €2,000,000 (exclusive of VAT, if applicable) in residential real estate.

OPTION 2

Combination of investment – €2,500,000

This option allows you to invest €2,5000,000 in any one or a combination of the below:

  • Real estate including residential, commercial, infrastructure and land (provided the land has approved permits for construction development in place).
  • Creation, participation or acquisition in a Cyprus company, (certain criteria apply)
  • Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) or Cyprus entity of financial assets which are CySEC regulate with activities in Cyprus
  • Investments in shipping sector

Applicants must donate €75,000 to the Cyprus research and innovation fund, and an additional €75,000 to the Cyprus Land development agency. In other words, a total of €150,000 must be donated to the Cyprus Government for further social and economical support. (Effective from 15/5/2019).

Cypriot Citizenship Acquisition Process

Focus is to provide a hassle free and seamless service, assisting you with a citizenship application. We will hand-hold you through the citizenship process with due diligence and care, ensuring that your application is submitted correctly and follow up to application approval. We want to ensure that your EU Passport application is a successful and enjoyable experience.

3 -4 DAYS
Preparation
Talk to Immigration advisors
Our specialist immigration advisors will evaluate your personal circumstances and assist you in selecting investment options most suitable to you, matching the requirements with the application criteria, to ensure successful application.
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2-5 DAYS
Visit Cyprus to view properties
Visit Cyprus to view properties and evaluate investment options

Based on your requirements we will carefully select the most suitable properties for you and arrange direct viewings in Cyprus.

We are here to guide you through the purchasing process of the property or other investment options, providing impartial advice for your benefit. We engage with our group lawyers acting on your behalf, assisting you in your purchase and ensure that your property acquisition will be handled correctly.

We recommend planning for a 2 to 5 day visit

"Applicants must have a Schengen visa as a mandatory requirement to apply for Cyprus citizenship by investment scheme. This also means applicants are previously vetted by EU member states. Those who are refused of Schengen visa cannot apply"

Sign a Contract of sale & submit Biometrics

While you are in Cyprus, and after selecting the property, you'll be required to sign a contract of sale and provide biometrics at the Civil Registry and Migration Department (CRMD).

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180 DAYS
Processing time
Prepare & submit Citizenship application

Our immigration specialists and lawyers will evaluate all documents with due diligence and care and submit your citizenship application to the Ministry of Interior, for preliminary approval.

Receive an application approval

Once you receive an application approval from the Ministry of Interior, the procedure for the acquisition of the Cypriot citizenship will be concluded, following the completion of a 6 month period holding the residence permit.

Acquire a Cypriot Passport in 180 days

In just approximately 180 days, you can become a Cypriot citizen and enjoy all the freedoms that EU citizenship offers, including visa free travel to 159 countries worldwide

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  • Step-by-step instruction
  • Requirements towards applicants
  • Necessary documents