NOTE: In 2020, Cyprus discontinued its CIP pending a review. A new Cyprus CIP is reportedly in planning.
The Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Programme
This program page is sponsored by Astons Immigration Attorneys
PROGRAM TYPE: Citizenship
TOTAL INVESTMENT RAISED: US$7.5 billion
TOTAL PASSPORTS ISSUED: 3,300
VISA-FREE DESTINATIONS: 173
See the official website of the government entity responsible for processing applications to the program.
See program essentials such as prices, requirements, timelines, investment options
The official list of companies and individuals licensed to submit applications to the government under the program.
See the most frequently asked questions about this program, along with their answers.
Statistics on this program
Recent articles about this program
40 years have passed since countries first began selling citizenships. See our timeline of the history of citizenship by investment programs.
Karl Haddad is incensed about venal Cypriot officials, kept busy all day by his newborn child, and finds solace in the poetry of The Prophet.
Despite the Commission’s protestations, Cyprus kept processing applications pending since the CIP’s termination – but rejected most of them.
In the wake of last year’s scandal, Cyprus aims to revoke 45 citizenships. Investors will get no refunds but will retain their properties.
An excellent climate (not only for doing business), a top-notch lifestyle proposition, a great buy-to-let value: Welcome to Limassol.
As a 780-page report on the inquiry concludes more than half of naturalizations were illegal, Ahmad Abbas summarizes the Cyprus CIP debacle so far.
The European Commission has sent a “Reasoned Opinion” to Cyprus and an “additional letter of formal notice” to Malta.
The accused reportedly face 37 distinct charges, based on the findings of a specialized government panel tasked with investigating the now-defunct program.
The report noted shortcomings in transparency (and the potential or actualized corruption that such opacity engenders) among five CIPs.
Applicants to the Cyprus Permanent Residency program now have more investment options than ever, writes Eleni Drakou.