Category 6.2 permanent residency application is a fast-track one and has different criteria than the Category F permanent residency application. For citizenship purposes, permanent residency can be obtained without meeting the criteria either for Category 6.2 or for Category F. It is sufficient to deposit the citizenship application, pay the fees for depositing such application, and complete the relevant form for obtaining a permanent resident permit.
What are the differences between a category F permanent residency application and a category 6.2 permanent residency application?
When doing my research on Cyprus’ CBI program, I learned that there are two different categories of permanent residency in Cyprus: the category F and the category 6.2. I also read about minor dependents losing their Cypriot citizenship after they reach 18 if applying under the F category, but not under the 6.2. Could you please explain why? Which category of permanent residency can CBI applicants apply to?
Category 6(2) is the permanent residency application via fast track, which is issued within two to three months after application, provided that all requirements are met. Category F is the permanent residency application, which takes more time to be examined. This part of your question is not sufficient and will need a better clarification in order to answer. Regarding your other statement, "I also read about minor dependents losing their Cypriot citizenship after they reach 18 if applying under the F category, but not under the 6.2": For applying under CBI program, residency is issued on the same day by exception due to CBI application, provided that the necessary application fees are paid. In case of rejection of the CBI application, permanent residency is not valid anymore.