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Do you have Cypriot origins? Did you know that you might be eligible to acquire the Cypriot citizenship?

There are several ways for a person to acquire the Cypriot citizenship. One of those ways is due to his/her Cypriot origins. Have a look at the following list, to find out whether you are eligible to apply for the Cyprus passport.   MINORS (UNDER THE AGE OF 18) Application Type M121 This kind of application is submitted for the issuance of a consular birth certificate. It can be submitted by minors or adults who were born abroad after the 16th of August 1960 and whose father at the time of their birth was a Cypriot citizen, and by individuals born after the...

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Visitor Residence Permit in Cyprus – Pink Slip

The Visitor Residence Permit is a temporary residence permit in the Republic of Cyprus, which is given to non-EU citizens who wish to stay in the island for more than 3 months, without employment rights. Only third country nationals, who have in their possession stable or adequate income deriving from abroad, are eligible to apply for a residence permit under the status of a visitor. The term “adequate income” means a minimum deposited amount of EUR 10,000 for every adult and EUR 5,000 for every minor, per year. These amounts are proven by bank statements and swift confirmations, and are considered...

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Cyprus Tax Residency and Non-Domicile Rules for Individuals

Tax Residency Rules According to the Cyprus Income Tax Law, an individual who spends more than 183 days in the Republic of Cyprus during the tax year is considered to be a Cyprus Tax resident. In July 2017 the Cyprus Income Tax Law was amended to provide for a second way to become a Cyprus tax resident by residing in Cyprus for a period of 60 days. An individual who: does not stay in any other country, for one or more periods exceeding in aggregate 183 days in the same tax year; and is not tax resident in any other country for the...

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Residence Permits in the Republic of Cyprus

CITIZENS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMITS   Temporary Residence Permit for an EU Citizen and his/her Family Members also EU Citizens The application for the issue of a registration certificate is submitted by an EU citizen and his/her family members who are also citizens of a Member State, within four months from the date of entry into the Republic of Cyprus. This residence permit is usually issued for a period of five years, but the permit’s validity always depends on the decision of the Civil Registry and Migration Department of the Republic of Cyprus. Temporary Residence Permit for Non-EU Citizens,...

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Category F Residence Permit

Who may apply? Only persons who do not intend to work, in the Republic of Cyprus can apply for the obtainment of category F residence permit. It is very important to note that holders of this kind of permit, are not entitled to work in the Republic. What are the criteria? The applicant should have in its possession a secured annual income, high enough to allow for a decent living in Cyprus, without having to engage in any business, trade or profession. This income may derive from pensions, dividends, deposits, rents, etc. The annual income required is of the amount of, at least, EUR...

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How can an EU Citizen obtain a visa for travelling to the Russian Federation?

EU Citizens, in order to have the right of entry into the Russian Federation, must first obtain a Russian Visa. A Visa to the Russian Federation is a document, permitting stay in Russia for a specific period of time. To achieve the obtainment of such Visa, the following list of documentation has to be submitted to the Russian Embassy, of the applicant’s country. Application Form; Passport (the passport has to be valid for at least 6 months, following the Visa’s expiration date and has to contain at least 2 blank pages); EU citizens residing in Cyprus have to present a...

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Acquisition of Cyprus Citizenship by Naturalization Based on Years of Residency

Naturalization is the official administrative act, by which a country confers the status of the citizen (citizenship) to someone who until then was a citizen of another or no country. Following its naturalization, the person is provided with all the necessary public documents (identification card, passport, etc.) and is being treated, legally, the same way as the rest of the country’s citizens, regarding both its rights and obligations. Application for naturalization is being submitted by foreigners who have completed seven years of legal residency in the Republic of Cyprus before the application’s submission date, under the condition that the applicant during...

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Changes to the Cyprus Naturalization by Investment Scheme

Naturalization is the official administrative act, by which a country confers the status of the citizen (citizenship) to someone who until then was a citizen of another or no country. Following its naturalization, the person is provided with all the necessary public documents (identification card, passport, etc.) and is being treated, legally, the same way as the rest of the country’s citizens, regarding both its rights and obligations. On the 15th day of September, 2016 the Council of Ministers revised the procedure for the acquisition of Cyprus citizenship by naturalization based on investment criteria, in order to encourage real investments and...

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