Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Program

The Citizenship-by-Investment program of Cyprus is one of the fastest to lead to residence and citizenship in Europe. Applicants benefit from its access to over 150 countries around the world.

On 25 May 2013 the Council of Ministers passed a decision amending the existing Investment Citizenship program making it easier for investors to obtain Cyprus Citizenship.


  • Fast-track procedure allowing for direct path to citizenship within three months;
  • No physical residence requirements during or after the application procedure (the only requirement is for one visit every 7 years);
  • No language requirements for residence or citizenship;
  • No obligation to relinquish current nationality;
  • Low tax rates and free trade within the EU;
  • Unrestricted right to live, work and study in Europe;
  • Right to own land in an EU member state;
  • Strategic geographical location, forming a bridge between the EU, the Middle East, and North Africa with direct access to the Mediterranean Sea;
  • Low crime rate, excellent education system with a number of high standard schools and universities and first-rate healthcare;
  • An outstanding holiday destination.