One of the main objectives of the economic policy of the Republic of Cyprus is to further encourage foreign direct investment and to attract high net worth individuals to settle and conduct their business in Cyprus. Key factors that make Cyprus an attractive destination for investment, is the highly specialized human capital, the reliable legislative and regulatory framework, the stable tax system and the safety and stability conditions prevailing in the country. Within this framework and taking into account the strong investor interest, the Government of Cyprus has established and revised the “Cyprus Investment Programme”, with specific incentives, terms and conditions and control procedures. On the basis of the Programme, a non-Cypriot citizen and his family may apply for the acquisition of the Cypriot citizenship through naturalization by exception, if he/she fulfils the certain financial criteria, either personally or through a company/ companies in which he/she participates as a shareholder – in proportion to his/her holding percentage, or through investments done by his/her spouse or jointly with the spouse or even as a high-ranking senior manager of a company/ companies that fulfils the specific financial criteria. The program requires a minimum amount of €2 million to be invested in Cyprus over a period of 3 years. Citizenship is granted within 6 months from the day of application submission.
In other words, investors who participate in the program can all obtain Cypriot citizenship and their families, citizenship of an EU-member state, and we are glad to make the process of obtaining Cyprus citizenship easy for you.