Cyprus Investment Programme

Acquiring Cypriot citizenship by investing in Cyprus

Admin | 12 Nov 2020


As of 1st November 2020, the Cyprus Investment Programme is closed until further notice. Contact us for further information.

The Cyprus Investment Programme is considered to be one of the most attractive, and it is ranked amongst the ‘top ten in the world’ by global immigration experts. This Programme has a short processing time in terms of process and the required investment is as low as €1.5 million.

Benefits of Cyprus Investment Programme

The short processing time involved in the Cyprus Investment Programme is aimed at high net worth individuals, investors and entrepreneurs, and allows successful applicants and his/her family to enjoy all the benefits of being a Cyprus National. A few of the main advantages are the following:

  • Right to enter & settle down;
  • Visa-free travel in 171 countries;
  • Attractive Tax System
  • High standard of living;
  • Dual citizenship is allowed.

The applicant and spouse, as well as, children under the age of 18 may travel, live, study and work within Europe. The Programme allows for the transfer of funds, purchasing of property and investment in any type of activities.

The Cyprus Investment  program has a residency requirement, meaning they must hold a residence permit for 6 months concurrently with the application processing, resulting in Citizenship within a total of 6 months.

Cyprus Citizenship compared with other Citizenship Programmes

  • No donation required.  Various investment options available.
  • 3 year exit:  Investments can be Liquidated again after 3 years.
  • Application Process takes approximately 6 months.
  • No medical / health checks
  • No local language requirement: Investors are not required to speak Greek. English is widely spoken in Cyprus.

Cyprus enjoys a favourable tax system and is politically stable, and thus obtaining Cyprus Citizenship paves the way for a high standard of living and access to high standard of private schools and private medical facilities. The country also enjoys one of the lowest crime rates in Europe, and it is, therefore, a safe and secure place for families. 

Investment required for Cyprus Investment Programme

To be able to submit an application for Cyprus Citizenship, an applicant must invest a minimum of €1.5 million in residential property. Alternatively, an applicant can choose to invest €2 million in one of the following options:

  • Investment in real estate, land development and infrastructure projects
  • Investment in financial assets of Cypriot companies or Cypriot organizations
  • Investment in Alternative Investment Funds or financial assets of public Cypriot companies licensed by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySec)
  • Combination of the options listed above; when opting for this option, and the applicant may also purchase up to €500,000 in Cyprus Government bonds, which must be retained for a 3 year period.
  • Purchase and maintain a privately owned residence in Cyprus, the value of which must be at least €500,000 excluding VAT;

Documents required for Cyprus Investment Programme Applications

Besides the above-mentioned criteria, the applicant must also fulfil the following conditions:

  • Have a clean criminal record from the country of origin;
  • Confirmation that the applicant’s assets are not frozen or ordered to be frozen.

Our Cyprus Investment practice group is specialised in advising you further on obtaining Cyprus Investment Programme through the investment route, as well as other related requirements including pre-immigration tax planning.

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