Cyprus joined the EU in 2004 and became a member of the Eurozone in 2008. The country’s special characteristics and advantages make Cyprus citizenship a desirable asset for many internationals. The Cyprus citizenship program offers the simplest and efficient means of obtaining EU citizenship, all nationalities are eligible to apply and the requirements along with process application are very straightforward. Investors and their families gain the right to full EU rights, including the ability to live, work and study in all EU member countries.
Cyprus has changed the legislation that enables foreign investors to become a Cypriot (EU) citizen and obtain a Cypriot passport through naturalization, making it more accessible and affordable. An EU citizen is any person who holds the nationality of an EU country. EU passport holders are entitled to enter, reside, study and work in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Norway. Non-Cypriot Investors can acquire Cyprus Citizenship by naturalization by exception on the basis of the Civil Registry Laws 2002-2013.