ACQUIRING CYPRIOT CITIZENSHIP (Naturalisation of Investors in Cyprus by Exception)
The Cyprus citizenship program offers the most simple and efficient means of obtaining EU citizenship, it is the only direct EU citizenship program as it has absolutely no residency requirement and passports are issued in just 3 months. Investors and their families can obtain full EU rights, including the ability to live and work in any EU country practically immediately!
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Spouse, dependents up to age 28 &
parents of main investor
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Dual citizenship offers an effective tool for international tax planning and provides financial privacy for banking and investment. It improves personal security, enables freedom of movement and allows access to the best healthcare and education opportunities.
Cyprus citizenship by investment
In March 2014, Cyprus changed the legislation that enables foreign investors to become a Cypriot (EU) citizen and obtain a Cypriot passport through naturalisation, making it more accessible and affordable than ever. An EU citizen is any person who holds the nationality of an EU country. EU passport holders are entitled to enter, reside, study and work in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
Non-Cypriot Investors can acquire Cyprus Citizenship by naturalization by exception on the basis of the Civil registry Laws 2002-2013.
Financial Criteria Investment in Real Estate
Cyprus citizenship may be obtained through a secure property investment, the financial criterion is as follows: €2 Million investment in residential real estate (the investment can be in a single property or portfolio).
Parents of the main investor can be included in the application provided that they purchase a permanent residence property with a value of at least €500.000. This amount can be pooled in the main investment, if preferred.