EU Citizenship by Investment

The Cyprus citizenship program is the most popular and easy way of obtaining European Union citizenship in a shortest time frame. The Cyprus programme is unique and has no counterparts in the European Union.

THE FREEDOM TO LIVE, WORK AND TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE EU

A Cyprus passport is the gateway to Europe. Choose your own lifestyle.

Major Benefits

Fast and Easy Process

Citizenship is obtained within six months with no language test.

Visa-free

Travel to 158 countries around the world with all the rights of residing, working and doing business in the EU.

Dual Citizenship

Is permitted and the acquisition of citizenship in Cyprus is not reported to other countries.

Passports for all Family Members

Citizenship is granted to the applicant, the spouse and all financially dependent children up to the age of 28.

Low Taxation

Double-taxation treaties with more than 40 countries. No inheritance tax and the lowest rate of corporate income tax in Europe.

Zero Days

No requirement to stay in Cyprus.

Exit strategy

Right for sale of the investment objects in 3 years, however the possession of at least €500,000 worth of residential property is required.

Investment Criteria

Purchase of a residential property for at least €2 million or acquisition of investment property for at least €2 million and residential property for at least €500,000.

Application process

1

Choosing an investment property.

2

Signing a purchase contract.

3

Preparation and submission of documents for obtaining citizenship.

4

Citizenship approval from Ministry of Interior within 3 weeks period.

5

Passport is issued 6 months after the submission of application.

Application Criteria

Passport

Birth certificate

Police clearance certificate from country of origin

Marriage certificate (if applicable)

Detailed biography

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Cyprus Citizenship Program Compared to Programs of Other Countries

Cyprus Malta Latvia UK Spain St. Kits & Nevis
Result EU Passport EU Passport EU Residence for 5 years; passport after 6 years plus exams in the Latvian language and history EU Residence for 5 years (3 years then 2 years); passport after 6 years plus exam in English EU Residency for 5 years Passport St. Kits & Nevis
Time to obtain passport 3 - 6 Months 12 - 14 months 6 years 6 years 10 years 4 - 6 months
Currency EUR EUR EUR GBD EUR USD
Amount of investment 2,000,000 500,000 (or 150,000 plus rent of a property for minimum 16,000 for 5 years) 250,000 2,000,000 500,000 400,000
Donation - 650,000 (plus 50,000 for every adult family member and 25,000 for under 18) - - - -
Duration for investment to be kept 3 years 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years
Assets Bonds or securities of Cyprus companies or Real estate or Business or Deposit Bonds and Real Estate Real Estate Bonds or securities of UK companies (75%) and Real Estate or Deposit (25%) Bonds or Real estate or Business Donation or Real Estate
Physical residence No 6 - 12 Months No Not to be absent for more than 450 days within first 5 years and not more than 90 days within the 6th year Yes No
Dual citizenship Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Visa free travel, residence and work in EU Unlimited Unlimited Free travel in Schengen countries and residence in Latvia, no working permission Residence in the UK, no working permission Free travel in Schengen countries and residence in Spain, no working permission Free travel in Schengen countries and the UK limited to 180 days a year; no working permission

Goverment Fees

Applicant Submission Fee Certificate Issuance Fee Total
Investor €2,000 €5,000 €7,000
Spouse €2,000 €5,000 €7,000
Financially dependent child €2,000 €5,000 €7,000
Minor child €80 - €80

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