Cyprus Investment Programme

Granting of citizenship to investors in Cyprus

Participating in the programme, the investor with his family may obtain Cyprus passports. This is not a residence permit or a visa but rather full citizenship of the EU-member state. The programme requires the amount of €2mln to be invested in Cyprus for 3 years preceding the date of application and must retain the said investment for the period of at least three years from the date of the naturalization. The application must be examined within a 6 month period approximately. The programme has already attracted over 4 billion euros of direct investments into the economy of the Republic of Cyprus.

Advantages of the Programme

The programme is unique in Europe and very appealing:


An investor is free to choose where to invest from a wide choice of options:

Residential properties​

Commercial properties

Development projects

Purchase or creation or participation in Cypriot businesses or companies

Investment funds, financial assets of Cypriot businesses or organizations

Government bonds (maximum €500.000; the balance €1,5mln should be invested in other options like property)

Combination of these options

Requirements for INvestors

An investor must meet the following requirements:


Documents that need to be presented:

Utility bill showing place of residence (apostilled);

The application ‘Form for Civil Union’ completed by both parties;

Presentation of passport.​

Affidavit (made not older than a month from the date of presentation of the which can be sworn in Cyprus or abroad at the Cyprus embassy. Each person intending to enter in the union must present A NON IMPEDIMENT CERTIFICATE (NIC) should be presented by the Director of Civil Registry of those living or residing or have residency in Cyprus for those not then those living abroad by their competent authority confirming that no marriage religious or otherwise or civil union is currently in force which concerns them. All public documents issued in any other country must be certified and apostilled or if not a signatory to the Hague Convention. This document must be translated into English or Greek.