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What is required of the criminal record certificates for Cyprus CBI applications?

Do all Cyprus citizenship-by-investment and permanent resident applications require a criminal record certificate as part of the application? What kind of certificate is needed in this context, and what do I do if I am unable to fulfill this requirement? Are other background checks acceptable?

  • Vasiliou Law
    August 23, 2019

    A non-criminal record certificate is a mandatory requirement. Other background checks are also carried out internally by a firm as well as by the government.

  • Fidescorp Chartered Accountants
    August 23, 2019

    A clean criminal record certificate from one's country of origin (birth) and country of residency, if different, is a hard requirement of both the Cyprus Investment Program as well as the Cyprus PR program. These need to come from an official authority of the country of issuance and be properly attested.

  • Costas Indianos & CO – Advocates & Legal Consultants
    August 22, 2019

    A criminal record is necessary for all applications in Cyprus related to citizenship, permanent residency or residency and work permits.

  • Kannava, Kitromilidou & Co LLC (KPK Legal)
    August 22, 2019

    You need a clean criminal record from the place that you currently reside and from Cyprus. This can be obtained from the police. If you cannot obtain it, then you cannot proceed with the application.

  • CA Advocates (Pourgoura & Aspri LLC)
    August 22, 2019

    A criminal record is needed for applying for the Cyprus investment program or the resident permit. Without the criminal record the application will not be accepted.

    August 22, 2019

    No application for PR or citizenship will be considered or processed without a police criminal report.