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How long does it take to receive your Cyprus passport after an applicant has been approved for the citizenship-by-investment program?

I am a Vietnamese businessman and am trying to grow my business in a couple of new markets. It is getting harder and harder to travel out of Vietnam, which could have a significant impact on by business aspirations. As a result, I am looking at a number of citizenship programs, including Cyprus. Time is of the essence, so I am curious as to how long it takes to receive your passport after you have been approved for the program? What can I do to speed up the process?

  • L Papaphilippou & Co LLC
    September 18, 2018

    Once the application of an applicant is approved for the Cyprus investment program by the Council of Ministers, it is noted that the applicant will need to make payment for the issuance of the certificate of naturalization at the Civil Registry & Migration Department in order to proceed with the oath of allegiance in Cyprus. The certificate of naturalization is usually issued within seven working days. Once the certificate of naturalization is issued and the oath of allegiance is taken in Cyprus, the applicant can proceed and file an application for a passport application in an expedited manner and it can be issued on the same date of filing of the passport application.

  • Kannava, Kitromilidou & Co LLC (KPK Legal)
    September 18, 2018

    It takes around 3 months.

    September 18, 2018

    Please note that once your application has been approved, your passport may be issued immediately, provided you are in Cyprus for the taking of biometrics. Once biometrics have been taken, the passport is issued on the same day we arrange collection and delivery on your behalf.