NOTE: In 2020, Cyprus discontinued its CIP pending a review. A new Cyprus CIP is reportedly in planning.

The Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Programme

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QUICK FACTS

PROGRAM TYPE: Citizenship
TOTAL INVESTMENT RAISED:
 US$7.5 billion
TOTAL  PASSPORTS ISSUED:
3,300
VISA-FREE DESTINATIONS:
173

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:
See the official website of the government entity responsible for processing applications to the program. 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
See program essentials such as prices, requirements, timelines, investment options

ACCREDITED AGENTS:
The official list of companies and individuals licensed to submit applications to the government under the program.

PROGRAM FAQ:
See the most frequently asked questions about this program, along with their answers.


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Recent articles about this program

Cyprus, Be Careful Not to Throw the Baby out With the Bathwater

Cyprus, Be Careful Not to Throw the Baby out With the Bathwater

Though poorly managed and structured, the CIP was a boon to the Cypriot economy. Michel de Martigny and David Lesperance offer a recipe for how to build back better.

Closure of Cyprus CIP “a Great Travesty”: 10 on the Weekend – Steven Pepa

Closure of Cyprus CIP “a Great Travesty”: 10 on the Weekend – Steven Pepa

Steven Pepa, who admires Mohammed Asaria, believes matching investor migrants with private equity funds can make the latter more humane.

Google’s Ex-CEO Becomes Cypriot Through Citizenship by Investment Program

Google’s Ex-CEO Becomes Cypriot Through Citizenship by Investment Program

Nuri Katz: “Schmidt cannot travel to Europe. He’s like everybody else — like a lot of other high-net-worth people who want to have options.”

Applications Worth EUR 1.5 Billion Pending For Cyprus CIP Following Last-Minute Deluge of Filings

Applications Worth EUR 1.5 Billion Pending For Cyprus CIP Following Last-Minute Deluge of Filings

In the 18 days between the suspension-announcement and the deadline, Cyprus’ CIP received an additional 105 citizenship applications.

As Cyprus’ CIP Officially Closes, Ministry Says No Deadline Extensions

As Cyprus’ CIP Officially Closes, Ministry Says No Deadline Extensions

As the Cypriot program comes to an end, hundreds of applications remain outstanding.

Kochenov: Commission Would Likely Be “Humiliated” If CIP-Matter Goes to Court Over “Genuine Links”

Kochenov: Commission Would Likely Be “Humiliated” If CIP-Matter Goes to Court Over “Genuine Links”

MUST-READ: Prof Kochenov delivers a scathing rebuke of the Commission’s infringement action: “Unquestionably ultra vires and absolutely unacceptable.”

How CBI-Specific Investment Assets Can Create a Moral Hazard Situation

How CBI-Specific Investment Assets Can Create a Moral Hazard Situation

To reduce the room for government officials to trade favors, let CBI-applicants invest in open markets, write Petrov, Shoylev, and Bekyarova.

European Commission Launches Infringement Procedures Against Cyprus, Malta Over CIPs

European Commission Launches Infringement Procedures Against Cyprus, Malta Over CIPs

Cyprus and Malta must now provide “satisfactory” answers within two months or see the matter referred to the European Court of Justice.

The Two Chief Vulnerabilities of Cyprus’ CIP: One Easily Fixed, The Other Intractable

The Two Chief Vulnerabilities of Cyprus’ CIP: One Easily Fixed, The Other Intractable

Cyprus’ CIP may yet re-emerge in a more robust form. Steven M. Pepa highlights the two weaknesses the program should tackle first.

L’ecuyer: Suspending Cyprus CIP is “Right Thing to Do” – Expect Re-Launch in “Near Future,” Says Program Expert

L’ecuyer: Suspending Cyprus CIP is “Right Thing to Do” – Expect Re-Launch in “Near Future,” Says Program Expert

Allegations, demonstrations, resignations, and investigations: Cyprus reels from the Al-Jazeera bombshell and heads have begun to roll.

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