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Learn Basic Greek And Get EU Citizenship in Cyprus in as Little as 3.5 Years

Charles SavvaCyprus

Cyprus's new rules allow for the naturalization of certain qualified individuals in as little as three years and legally oblige the government to handle naturalization applications within eight months.

On November 30, 2023, Cyprus' House of Representatives enacted a transformative amendment to the Civil Registry Law to modernize the framework for naturalizing foreign nationals and enhancing both qualification criteria and the due diligence process. 

This development is particularly important to the investment migration industry because Cyprus now becomes the only EU country with a golden visa program that has officially codified the processing time for naturalization applications, setting a cap of onl...


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