Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Programme

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Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Program


Cyprus offers two golden visa programmes through real estate investment – one for citizenship and another for permanent residency. The two Cypriot immigration investment schemes are fast and efficient at granting a residency permit and second passport. Cyprus is a full member of the European Union and English is widely spoken on the island.

1. Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Programme

  • Fixed term 5 year investment of minimum 2M Euro plus VAT Investment in Real Estate, can sell off after this period.
  • 150,000 Euro Government Contribution (75,000 into Research and Innovations Fund and 75,000 Land Development Fund)
  • Issued within 6/7 months. Passport includes Investors Spouse and dependent children up to 28 years old.
  • Open to all Nationalities.
  • No Residency requirements – never have to visit Cyprus again once issued.
  • Member of the European Union.
  • Only need to visit Cyprus a maximum of 2 times to complete everything.
  • Visa free Travel to 170 Countries and rising.
  • Can spread Investment over several properties which can be rented to create income source.
  • Lowest crime rate in Europe and 5th safest Country to live in the World.
  • Inclusive friendly Country, includes many Nationalities.

Video Guide

The following video from our partners at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates gives an update on the amendments to the Cyprus Investment Programme, effective May 2019. Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti discusses the changes to the programme and how one can still apply under the current regulations.

2. Cyprus Permanent Resident (PR) Programme

  • 300,000 Euro plus VAT investment in Real Estate.
  • Includes Spouse, Parents of the Main Investor, Parents of the Spouse of the Investor and dependents up to 25 years old.
  • Permanent Residency granted within 2 Months.
  • Open to all Nationalities.
  • Access to the European Union.
  • Only need to visit 1 day every 2 years to retain.
  • Can achieve Citizenship after 7 years through this channel.
  • Cyprus in the only Country in the European Union that offers Permanent Residency for life.


To find out more about the Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Programme and Cyprus Permanent Resident (PR) Programme, as well as acquiring a property in Cyprus, please contact us.

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