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Cyprus Citizenship Program

European Citizenship-by-Investment Program

Cyprus Citizenship By Investment

Located to the South of Turkey and surrounded on all four sides by the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus is an island nation that has grown in popularity among expats who wish to settle in Europe. It’s warm climate and mix of Eastern and Western cultures make it a noteworthy tourist hotspot. Known officially as The Cypriot Republic, the country has become an appealing destination for developers and investors who seek citizenship or residency in a European country.

Minimum Investment

EUR 2,000,000

Time To Citizenship

8 Months

Visa-Free Access

172 Countries

Investment Options in Cyprus

To qualify for citizenship, the primary applicant must be over 18 years of age and meet the following application requirements:

1. Fulfill both the below contributions:

a. Donation of EUR 75,000 to the Research and Innovation Fund or another certified innovation enterprise

b. Donation of EUR 75,000 to the Cyprus Land Development Corporation

2. Select one of the following options:

a. Real estate, developments, and infrastructure projects: The applicant must commit at least EUR 2 million to the purchase or construction of real estate.

b. Purchase or establishment of or participation in Cypriot businesses and companies:

* The applicant must commit at least EUR 2 million to the purchase or creation of or participation in businesses or companies that are based and operating in the    republic.

* These businesses or companies should have a demonstrable and tangible presence in Cyprus and employ at least five Cypriot or EU citizens.

c. Participation in alternative investment funds or the purchase of financial assets of Cypriot enterprises or organizations licensed by the Securities and Exchange    Commission: The applicant must purchase units amounting to at least EUR 2 million from alternative investment funds.

d. Combination of the above options: The applicant may choose a combination of the above options, provided that the total amounts to at least EUR 2 million.

In all cases, the applicant must have a clean criminal record. Also, the applicant must not be included in the list of persons who have a freezing or confiscation order of property within the boundaries of the EU. The final decision on the approval of the application is made by the ministry, following strict and detailed due diligence checks. Any applicant who has previously submitted an application or citizenship in any other EU member state and has been rejected will not be eligible for Cyprus citizenship under the Cyprus Investment Programme. All applicants must hold a valid Europe’s Schengen Area visa. In addition, every applicant must be the owner of a permanent residence in Cyprus, with a market value of at least EUR 500,000 plus VAT. It is understood that the members of the same family who submit different applications as investors can buy a residence collectively, provided the total amount of the residence or house covers the amount of EUR 500,000 for each applicant.

Key Benefits of Cyprus Passport

  • Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 172 destinations including Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the UK
  • Right of free movement, freedom to work and study, and security within the social and legal system of the EU
  • Benefits for the whole family of the main applicant
  • Completion in approximately six to eight months
  • Straightforward documentation process
  • Citizenship passed down to future generations

A Short Guide to Cyprus

Generally sunny, the beaches, food and historical points are the primary reasons that attract foreigners to this island country. The culture is heavily influenced by those of its Neighbours - Greece and Middle East.

Albeit geographically situated in Asia, Cyprus is a European Union member. Subsequently a Cyprus passport is a Schengen passport, permitting travel to 172 countries visa free (including all the countries that make up the EU).

“Larnaca International Airport (LCA)” is Cyprus’ primary airport, situated in Larnaca. The country is well connected, with flights to most European and Middle Eastern cities. There are regular ferry services which connects Cyprus to Greece. In the city, public transport (including buses and cabs) is easily available. The healthcare sector consists of both public and private sector, each of which is inexpensive for tourists and nationals alike. Expats who enroll for social insurance will be eligible to avail the benefits of public healthcare with a state medical card.

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