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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A Summary of Investigations, Reports, and Legal Actions on Cyprus CIP So Far

A Summary of Investigations, Reports, and Legal Actions on Cyprus CIP So Far

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.

Eur. Commission Makes Next Legal Move in Malta, Cyprus Infringement Procedures

Eur. Commission Makes Next Legal Move in Malta, Cyprus Infringement Procedures

The European Commission has sent a “Reasoned Opinion” to Cyprus and an “additional letter of formal notice” to Malta.

Cyprus Prosecutor Opens Criminal Investigation of Unnamed CBI-Advisors

Cyprus Prosecutor Opens Criminal Investigation of Unnamed CBI-Advisors

The accused reportedly face 37 distinct charges, based on the findings of a specialized government panel tasked with investigating the now-defunct program.

US State Dept. Human Rights Report Flags Five CIPs for Transparency Concerns

US State Dept. Human Rights Report Flags Five CIPs for Transparency Concerns

The report noted shortcomings in transparency (and the potential or actualized corruption that such opacity engenders) among five CIPs.

Reform for Cyprus’ Permanent Residency Program: New Investment Options

Reform for Cyprus’ Permanent Residency Program: New Investment Options

Applicants to the Cyprus Permanent Residency program now have more investment options than ever, writes Eleni Drakou.

“Jho Low Was Never a Client”: Henley & Partners Respond to OCCRP Report

“Jho Low Was Never a Client”: Henley & Partners Respond to OCCRP Report

Henley & Partners says Jho Low was never their client. The Investment Migration Council says that an internal review is underway.

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.

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