Criterion Minimum investment of 2000000 euro of property in residential, commercial or tourism sector or other infrastructure projects. Development of a new property project is also acceptable and maybe the best way to combine citizenship with a good investment.
Criterion The applicant must have invested in Cypriot companies or businesses minimum 2000000 euros. This capital must be channeled for the funding of investment purposes of such businesses only in Cyprus, on the basis of an investment project. Such companies must have an office presence in Cyprus with significant financial activity and an important cycle of activities and must employ at least 9 EU citizens.
Investment in Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) or financial assets of Cyprus businesses that are licensed by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission may be an option.
In the case of AIFs the applicant must have bought units of a value of 2 million euro in AIFs regulated in Cyprus by the CySec and of which the investments are conducted in Cyprus. Such investments must be kept on for at least 5 years, the auditor of the AIFs that qualify the specific citizenship granting plan shall notify the Ministries of inferior and Finance every year.
When an applicant buys assets in Cypriot businesses or entities such an acquisition must be over 2000000 euro and it may include bonds that have been issued with the authorisation of the CySec, for companies with a substantial financial activity in Cyprus and which aim at the funding of investment purposes of those entities/businesses only in Cyprus, and on the basis of an investment project.
Investors will be required to make a mandatory donation of €100,000 to the ‘’Research Promotion Foundation’’ in order to promote the creation of an entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem.
Investors will be required to make a mandatory donation of €100,000 to the ‘’Cyprus Land Development Corporation’’ aimed at contributing to the integrated housing policy, specifically for the purpose of implementing affordable housing projects and the implementation of other housing plans / measures.
Criterion It is possible for the applicant to combine the investments in criteria 1-3 above under the condition that the total value of the investment is minimum 2 million euro.
Time frame In all four cases the applicant must have effectuated the relevant investments within the 3 years preceding the application and the investment must be kept for 5 years after the granting of Cypriot passport.
Criteria for family members
Family members of the applicant who has been granted citizenship can apply for Cypriot passport as well.
For the above purposes , family members are the following:
2. Civil partner
4. Children up to and including the age of 17.
5. Unmarried financially dependent adult children between the ages of 18 to 28
Adult family members can apply for citizenship at the same time as the main investor. This significantly reduces the time it takes to obtain citizenship for adult family members.The parents of an investor and his/her spouse can also apply (for an additional investment of 500000 euros plus VAT). It is allowed for the parents of both spouses to buy one property for at least 1 million euros.The Cypriot Passport is regarded one of the best options worldwide, for businessmen who want to expand their operations abroad in a safe and economically helpful environment.