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Can becoming a permanent resident of another country hurt my Cyprus permanent residency?

I am a citizen of Jordan and permanent resident of Cyprus. I am ultimately looking to immigrate to the United States, however, using the American EB-5 program, which will give me U.S. permanency residency at first. Will this make me lose my Cypriot permanent resident permit? Also, is it true if I don’t visit Cyprus for a period of time, I can lose my residency? What options do I have? I don’t want to lose my residence I bought there.

  • Vasiliou Law
    May 02, 2019

    As a holder of a permanent residency, you and your family members should visit Cyprus at least once every two years. In different case PR will not remain valid. Regarding obtaining another PR, I would suggest to receive a confirmation from the relevant ministry, as it is not clear how it will affect your Cyprus PR.

  • Giorgos Landas LLC
    March 29, 2019

    If the permanent residence has been acquired through the purchase of property, the applicant has the obligation to visit Cyprus at least once every two years. If the applicant does not visit Cyprus once in every two years, the Cypriot authorities have the right to recall the resident permit. In such a case the applicant (if she/he wishes so), can apply again and undergo the whole procedure and examination. Permanent residency of another country does not affect the permanent residency in Cyprus that is acquired through purchase of property.

  • Meridian Trust - Corporate and Fiduciary Services Limited
    March 29, 2019

    They may be cancelled when the holder of such permit remains outside the republic of Cyprus for over two years and obtains a permanent resident permit in another country. The permanent resident permit holder must visit Cyprus at least once every two years.

  • Fidescorp Chartered Accountants
    April 01, 2019

    Getting a second (or third) residency does not automatically create any problem for your Cyprus residency. However, you will need to be declaring your main residence to various authorities. Further, visiting Cyprus at least once every two years is required in order to maintain your status.

  • P. Angelides & CO LLC
    March 29, 2019

    Once the PRP (permanent residency) has been granted, successful applicants must visit Cyprus within one year to obtain the actual permit and have biometrics taken by the authorities (for issuance of PR card), and subsequently once every two years thereafter. But when can a PRP be revoked When the PRP holder was granted a permanent resident permit in another country (other than the country of his nationality); when the PRP holder does not visit Cyprus for a period longer than two years. By obtaining a U.S. permanent resident permit you are at risk of the Cyprus authorities revoking your residency in Cyprus. Also, if you do not visit Cyprus for a period longer than two years your permit will be revoked. Unfortunately, performing any of the above puts you at risk of losing your residency in Cyprus. The only way to surpass the above is to obtain U.S. citizenship, which does not violate the above criteria for revocation.

  • Yiannis Papazacharia LLC
    April 03, 2019

    Cancellation of the permit will occur if the holder of such a permit stays outside of the republic of Cyprus for more than two years. Therefore, the holder of a migration permit should visit Cyprus at least once every two years. The same applies to the dependent members of his family who should also visit Cyprus at least once every two years. Absence of the permit holder from the republic of Cyprus for a period of more than two consecutive years leads to annulment of his permit, which also affects his dependents irrespective of whether they visit Cyprus more frequently. In such a case it is necessary for the initial applicant to submit a new application. In cases where any of the dependents do not visit Cyprus for more than two years, the permit is annulled but it can be renewed by resealing the passport and payment of a specific fee. The two-year period begins from the date of stamping the applicant’s and dependents’ passports.