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Overview

Cypriot citizenship and second passport program is the only fast track program in Europe. You and your family will be able to live and work anywhere in Europe with this second passport without ever residing in Cyprus to obtain or maintain your citizenship.

You and your family will obtain an irrevocable dual citizenship and second passport without having to move away or renounce your current nationality. 

Cyprus is currently the only European country which by law offers citizenship and a second passport in 6 months without having to live in the country. On the 24 May 2013, pursuant to subsection (2) of section 111A of the Civil Registry Laws of 2002-2013, the Cypriot Government has enforced favorable immigration policies, further fostering a way of obtaining Cyprus Citizenship by Investment.

Timeline: 6 months
Nationalities supported: Open to all nationalities
Visa free travel: Instant visa-free travel to 146 countries, including the Schengen countries, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong
Investment type: Real Estate Investment in Cyprus
Investment cost: Real Estate Investment of EUR 2,000,000

Benefits

Personal Freedom

Personal Freedom

Instant and irrevocable citizenship and second passport


Obtain citizenship and second passport in 6 months


Cypriot PR card is issued immediately while waiting for your second passport


No need to reside in Cyprus


Dual Nationality Allowed


Open to all nationalities

Visa Free Travel Countries

Visa Free Travel Countries

Second Cypriot passport allows instant travel to 146 countries.


Visa-free access to Australia and Canada


Cypriot citizens have the right to live and work anywhere within the 28 countries in the European Union.


More countries are constantly added to the visa free list.

Business Advantages

Business Advantages

Beneficial tax regime for Cypriot second passport holder


No foreign income tax, no inheritance tax, no withholding tax on interest earned and lowest taxation rates in Europe for residents

Family Security

Family Security

Main Applicant, wife and dependent children below the age of 28 obtain citizenship and second passport


The invaluable benefits are passed onto your grandchildren and future generations via naturalization


Elderly parents above 65 can also apply for citizenship as dependents.


Outstanding lifestyle with a safe environment.

Costs

The citizenship and second passport program of Cyprus requires making a real estate investment of EUR 2,000,000. 

The property investment must be kept for 3 years and once it is sold a property worth EUR 500,000 must be kept indefinitely.

Option - Real Estate investment

The total investment amount will be held on an escrow account and not released until the citizenship application has been approved by the Government.
In the rare case of rejection, the total investment will be returned to the applicant.

View costs
Real Estate InvestmentEUR 2,000,000 (min)

Include both parents of main applicant for an additional

USD 500,000

For a full breakdown of Government Fees, Due Diligence Fees and other payable applications fees for your specific case please contact us.

Timeline

Month 1
Month 1

Client signs CI Retainer Agreement and pays the retainer invoice.

Client (or his/her representative) is flown Business Class to Cyprus to select and reserves the property, paying a fully refundable deposit into an approved Escrow account.  

Once contracts are approved, the client pays the remaining balance in full into an approved Escrow account, which will be fully refundable in case of rejection.  

Documents are collected, CI submits the application alongside with the SPA (Property, Sales and Purchase Agreement) which will be submitted to the government.

The client pays the Submission invoice of CI Professional Fees.

Month 2-5
Month 2-5

PR card is issued within weeks of purchase while waiting for your passport. The client may need to revisit Cyprus to complete his/her biometric details for the PR card prior to issuance. (This sometimes can be done via your local Cyprus Embassy).

Citizenship approval is received, the client with the spouse must visit Cyprus for one day to take an oath of Allegiance in person and to receive Cypriot citizenship certificates. At this stage the client pays the remaining of CI professional fees and government approval fees per applicant (for husband and wife).

The funds will be released from the Escrow Account to the developer based on the Escrow Agreement and SPA.

At this point, the applicant’s dependent children may apply for Cyprus Citizenship and the relevant government fees are paid.

The client pays the Approval invoice of CI Professional Fees.

Month 6
Month 6

Passport is issued 3 months after approval and in total 6 months after the PR card is issued.

Children must travel to Cyprus to collect Citizenship Certificates and second passports. Alternatively, they can be collected at a Cypriot Embassy abroad (the last alternative might take longer).

Visa Free

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146 COUNTRIES VISA-FREE

AMERICAS

Antigua & Barbuda

Argentina

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Bolivia*

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Dominica

Dominica Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Grenada

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Jamaica

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

Uruguay

Venezuela

AFRICA

Botswana

Cape Verde*

Comoros*

Djibouti*

Egypt*

Gambia

Guinea-Bissau*

Kenya

Lesotho*

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi*

Mali*

Mauritania*

Mauritius

Morocco

Mozambique*

São Tomé and Príncipe

Senegal

Seychelles

Somalia*

South Africa

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo*

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

EUROPE

Albania

Andorra

Austria

Belgium

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland (Rep.)

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia (FROM)

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Vatican City

ASIA

Armenia

Bahrain*

Bangladesh*

Brunei

Cambodia*

Hong Kong*

Indonesia

Iran*

Israel

Japan

Jordan*

Laos*

Lebanon

Macau*

Malaysia*

Maldives

Nepal*

Oman*

Palestinian Territories

Philippines

Qatar*

Singapore

South Korea

Tajikistan*

Thailand*

UAE

OCEANIA

Fiji

Kiribati

Marshall Islands

Micronesia

New Zealand

Palau

Papua New Guinea*

Samoa

Solomon Isl.*

Timor-Leste

Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

EVISA

Australia

Gabon

Kuwait

Myanmar

Rwanda

Sri Lanka

Turkey

* Visa on arrival

The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government's policy and so is access to these countries.

General info

The Republic of Cyprus joined the European Union on May 1st,  2004 and joined the Eurozone on January 1st, 2008.

Soon after independence in 1960, the Republic of Cyprus became a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth, the Non-Aligned Movement and the Council of Europe. Cyprus subsequently became a member of other international organizations, including the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the World Bank.

Cyprus falls is in the Mediterranean Sea, a short distance from Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Egypt. The country enjoys an idyllic Mediterranean lifestyle, beautiful beaches, 340 days of sunshine a year and welcoming friendly people in a relaxed environment.

Cyprus offers a high standard of living, modern transport, and infrastructure, excellent academic institutions, access to quality medical services, a stable government and a robust legal framework which is based on British law and fully harmonized with EU directives. 

Not only does Cyprus have the lowest and most favorable tax rates in Europe, it also has many tax exemptions for non-residents.  Non-residents are only liable to pay taxes in Cyprus for income generated in the country. Moreover, there is no withholding tax on interest income derived in Cyprus or dividends earned in the country.  Cyprus has signed a Double taxation treaty with 43 countries to ensure that taxable income derived in Cyprus is credited from the country of tax residence of the individual.

Cyprus is a favored business destination for international companies for its strategically geographical location between Europe, Middle East and Africa. Cyprus is considered a great hub for offshore banking not only for companies registered in Cyprus but for those which are registered in other tax jurisdictions such as UK, BVI, Seychelles, Belize, etc. The Cypriot banking system has a good understanding of International Trust law and the use of nominee services for those who wish to have anonymity, privacy and desire the highest level of confidentiality. The Central Bank of Cyprus permits all major currencies to be held and traded in Cyprus.

Cypriot second passport and citizenship program is the only European citizenship program that could grant you and your family a second passport in 6 months. It is also one of the world’s most reputable and well-established Citizenship by Investment Program.  

To know more about investing in a Cypriot second passport and dual citizenship program, please contact us or send a call back request and one of our specialists will contact you to discuss your needs.