Permanent Residence Program

Cyprus is a low-tax, business-friendly jurisdiction that enjoys a warm, Mediterranean climate. Its permanent residence program has a relatively low investment threshold – in a European context – and enables a path to EU citizenship within just over five years of physical residence. 

Though applicants must visit the country once every two years to maintain their permanent residency status, the program stipulates no physical presence requirements. 

Applicants may include both their nuclear family members as well as their parents in a single application, the processing of which is generally completed within 2-3 months and with very high rates of approval.


Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship5 years
Time to permanent residency2-3 months
Minimum investmentEUR 300,000
Physical presence requirementVisit once every two years to maintain permanent residency
Application processing time2-3 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to176 destinations, including Schengen countries
Contribution types availableDonation, Property Investment, Business Investment, Securities Investment, Bank Deposit, Fund Investment

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