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McMillan Woods Cyprus can offer a full range of services to non-European Citizens who are interested in obtaining a Cypriot Citizenship (Passport) or a Permanent Residence Permit in Cyprus.

The Government of Cyprus has introduced a number of new regulations with the intention to attract non-EU Citizens to invest through various options, including buying a property in Cyprus. By investing in Cyprus, investors acquire either a Permanent Residency or Citizenship/Passport, therefore gaining access to all of Europe.

Our company provides the following services regarding Citizenship and Obtaining a Residence Permit:

  • Advising on acquiring a property in Cyprus
  • Advising on the application procedure
  • Answering possible queries that may arise
  • Preparation of the required application documents
  • Submitting on behalf of the interested person the application to the Cypriot authorities
  • Monitoring the progress of the application

Our team of highly experienced professionals can advise you further on obtaining the Cyprus Citizenship or the Cyprus Residency Permit.

Cyprus Citizenship FAQs

What documents do I need to apply for the Cyprus citizenship program?

• Copies of passport • Birth certificate • Marriage certificate (if applicable) • Certificate of clean criminal record • Copy of a utility bill as a proof of the address (not older than 6 months) • CV • Bank reference letter • Individual photos

Are there any categories of applicants who do not meet the requirements of the Program and cannot obtain citizenship of Cyprus?

Yes. (a) Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), who hold or have held public office over the past five years. (b) Persons against whom a criminal investigation was conducted. (c) Persons under criminal investigation. (d) Persons sentenced to imprisonment for serious offenses (eg. bribery, tax evasion, etc.), even though the sentence period has expired. (e) Persons affiliated with legal entities which are under restrictions by the European Union (EU), eg. shareholders or senior executives of companies that are included in a list of sanctions. (f) Persons affiliated with legal entities which have been restricted by the European Union (EU) but are no longer associated with them, eg. former executives of the companies who, at the time the sanctions regime was introduced, controlled them. This condition does not apply to those who had resigned before the sanctions were imposed. (g) Persons who have fallen under sanctions by third countries (eg. US, Russia, Ukraine). (h) Persons related to legal entities who have fallen under sanctions by third countries. (i) Persons investigated or being under investigation, or those who have been convicted for criminal offenses, including persons wanted by EUROPOL or INTERPOL. (j) Persons who have fallen under sanctions by the United Nations Security Council (UN).

How long does the process take to receive the passport?

Usually from the date of application 4-6 months.

Apart from the 2 million euros investment, is there any other criteria’s?

Yes from 15/05/2019 the new amendment requires the applicant to make a donation to the state-owned funds of 150,000 euros in total.

What if I only want to obtain residency and not citizenship? Does the investment amount change?

Yes, the residency program is 300.000 euros plus VAT.

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