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When do successful applicants to the Cyprus citizenship-by-investment program receive their Cypriot passports?

Part of what draws me to Cyprus is the speed at which I can secure citizenship and a travel document. I travel over 60 percent of the time for work and visa-free travel to my destinations is the main value of the investment for me. At what point in the process will Cyprus deliver my passport?

  • Vasiliou Law
    September 28, 2018

    The Cyprus investment program is in fact one the fastest programs in the EU. The procedure takes approximately six months from the time that all the required documents are submitted. After you receive the approval for naturalization, you are required to pay the 2,000 fee, and then you must proceed with an oath before the district court or counselor office of the Republic of Cyprus abroad. Then your passport can be issued from the relevant government office even on the same day, provided you pay an extra fee to the government.

  • Kannava, Kitromilidou & Co LLC (KPK Legal)
    September 26, 2018

    Around 3 months.

  • Evagoras Anastasiou & Associates LLC
    September 26, 2018

    The time frame is calculated at about six months. Please check below the schedule for obtaining your citizenship. Once the citizenship application is accepted positively by the relevant board, the following is required to obtain a passport: the applicant needs to have a temporary permit in Cyprus of at least six months (tourist visa is not accepted); if not, the applicant will need to wait for the six-month period to pass (the usual procedure is to obtain the temporary permit before submitting the citizenship application). Then the citizenship certificate will be issued by paying the relevant government fee. Then the applicant must proceed with "an oath of faith" in Republic of Cyprus before the Cypriot court registrar or consular officer of the Republic of Cyprus abroad. Then the passport is issued. Taking into account the above after the citizenship application is accepted, the passport will be obtained within one month from the relevant citizen service center.