Citizenship-by-investment is on the rise worldwide. Obtaining a second citizenship-through-investment has become a quick process, allowing you to obtain your second citizenship within 2-3 months without any requirement to reside in the country.
For those looking to secure European citizenship fast, look no further than Cyprus. Other citizenship programmes are fantastic, but none can match the complete package that Cyprus offers in terms of trade, travel and lifestyle benefits, plus tax advantages and the straightforward investment process. This can all be yours in as little as six months.
The country’s location between Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa has helped it become a major hub for trade and business.
The Republic of Cyprus lies in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, with Turkey to the North, Lebanon and Syria to the East and Egypt to the South. The country’s main languages are Greek, Turkish and English.
Cyprus is highly regarded around the world and is a member of the EU, British Commonwealth, Council of Europe, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, United Nations and World Trade Organization.
The Cypriot citizenship-by-investment programme offers a streamlined process you might not expect from European programmes.
Fast Access to Europe
Obtain your second citizenship and passport in only 6 months with a fast track process. Your permanent residency card is issued within 6 to 8 weeks with no residency required in Cyprus.
As a Cypriot citizen, you get the benefit of visa-free travel to over 170 countries worldwide, including Australia and Canada. You also become a citizen of the European Union with the right to live and work anywhere within the 28 EU countries.
Cypriot passport holders benefit from an attractive tax regime. It is known for having the lowest resident taxation rates in Europe, as well as no foreign income tax, inheritance tax and no withholding tax on interest earned.
Security for You and Your Family
Your citizenship extends to your spouse and dependant children and you can even apply for citizenship for elderly parents.
To qualify for the Cypriot citizenship-by-investment programme, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
Fulfil the investment requirements given by the programme.
Hold a valid passport.
Have a clean personal background and hold no criminal record.
Hold a valid Schengen visa — a copy of which will need to be added to the applicant’s citizenship file.