Permanent Residence in Cyprus Through Investment in 2024

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Cyprus Permanent Residency through Investment in 2024

 

Cyprus legislation offers a unique opportunity to obtain permanent residency in the EU through investments, providing indefinite residency for the whole family, flexibility in living conditions, and access to a favorable tax system, making Cyprus an attractive place for living, business, and investments.

Permanent residency programs in Cyprus through investment are divided into two main categories:

1.Fast Track Permanent Residency (Category 6.2) 

Permanent residency is granted with investments starting from 300,000 euros in real estate, companies, and investment funds. Known as the “Cyprus Golden Visa,” this investment program offers non-EU citizens the opportunity to obtain permanent residency in Cyprus within about 2-4 months. The first residency card is issued immediately for 10 years with the possibility of renewal.

2. Permanent Residency in Cyprus under Category F (Slow Track Permanent Residence Permit) 

It involves investments in real estate up to 300,000 euros, but the processing time for the application takes from 12-24 months.

Benefits of Cyprus Permanent Residency through Investment

✓ Indefinite Permanent Residency: Unlike other investment programs in EU countries, Cyprus grants permanent residency outright, rather than temporary residency. The initial residency card is valid for 10 years with the option of renewal.

✓ Residency for the Whole Family: Permanent residency extends to the entire family, including spouses and children.

✓ Minimal Residency Requirements: There’s no need to permanently reside in Cyprus – it’s sufficient to visit the country once in the first year and then once every two years thereafter.

✓ Remote Document Submission: The possibility of submitting residency card documents in Cyprus by a lawyer, without the applicant’s personal presence.

✓ Flexibility of Stay: The option to live in Cyprus permanently or visit at any time for leisure.

✓ Tax Optimization: Cyprus residents can benefit from a favorable tax system, including low personal income tax rates, a corporate tax of only 12.5%, 0% tax on dividends, as well as no inheritance tax, gift tax, or annual property tax.

✓ Rental Income: Properties can be rented out, providing a stable passive income.

✓ No Language Requirements: There’s no need to know the Greek language to obtain permanent residency.

✓ Citizenship Acquisition: Upon meeting the conditions, one can obtain Cypriot citizenship in just 5 years. A Cyprus passport allows visa-free travel to 181 countries or visa-on-arrival entry.

 

Investment Options for Cyprus Permanent Residency (Fast Track)

 

The conditions for obtaining residency in Cyprus through investments remain attractive and accessible for investors in 2024. There are several options for obtaining permanent residency in Cyprus through investments, providing investors with flexibility and choice based on their financial goals and preferences.

1.Purchase of Residential Real Estate

This could be a residential property, such as a house or apartment, purchased for a minimum price of 300,000 euros plus VAT.

Investing in real estate in Cyprus is the most sought-after option because property investments on the island offer a unique combination of stability and reliability. This contributes to long-term capital preservation and growth, attracting both investors seeking to acquire housing for personal use or for rental income purposes.

Additionally, Cyprus does not impose an annual property tax, and property owners are not required to pay additional expenses for owning and using their property.

2. Investment in Commercial Real Estate

Investing in commercial real estate, such as offices, shops, or hotels, for a total amount of at least €300,000 (excluding VAT).

A combination of multiple properties is possible, and the purchase of commercial real estate is available in both the primary and secondary markets, allowing investors to choose the most suitable properties for their investment strategies.

3. Investments in Cypriot Companies totaling €300,000

4. Investments in Cypriot Investment Funds totaling €300,000

Permissible types of investment funds include AIF, AIFLNP, RAIF.

Other Requirements for Obtaining Cyprus Permanent Residency through Investment:

 

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    Permanent Residency in Cyprus under Category F (Slow Track)

    The program for obtaining permanent residency under Category F offers property buyers the same benefits as the accelerated program, but entails a longer waiting period for application processing.

    Comparison of Permanent Residency Programs in Cyprus: Fast Track vs. Category F (Slow Track)

     Fast Track ProcedureCategory F (Slow Track)
    Investment OptionsReal Estate, Companies, FundsReal Estate
    Minimum Property ValueFrom 300,000 eurosNo minimum property value specified
    Purchase of Secondary Property AllowedNo

     

    Yes
    Financial CriteriaApplicant must demonstrate an annual income of at least 50,000 euros,

    + 15,000 euros for the spouse

    + 10,000 euros for each child

    Applicant must demonstrate an annual income of at least 9,568 euros for the main applicant

    +  4,613 euros for each family member

     

    Can an Applicant Work in Cyprus

     

    Not allowed to work in Cyprus, but applicant can own a Cypriot company and receive dividends

     

    Application Processing TimeApproximately 2-4 months12-24 months

     

    Step-by-step procedure for obtaining permanent residency in Cyprus through investment:

    1. 1. Preliminary Financial Check

    Conducting a preliminary check of the applicant and the source of funds (Due Diligence check) is necessary for ensuring the success of the case and reducing risks. This stage ensures compliance of all provided information with legal requirements and program rules, and helps eliminate possible obstacles and negative consequences in later stages of the residency status process.

    1. 2. Choosing an Investment Option

    The most common option is purchasing real estate in Cyprus. If you choose this path, you should visit Cyprus to inspect available properties or utilize the services of a representative for remote selection.

    1. 3. Document Preparation

    At this stage, all necessary documents for making investments and applying for residency status are collected. This includes various documents that may vary depending on the client’s individual situation: financial documents, a certificate of no criminal record, medical insurance, as well as documents confirming the applicant’s marital status and dependent family members. Feod Group lawyers perform a wide range of tasks, including completing government forms, document translation, and certification of copies.

    1. 4. Application Submission

    Applications are processed by the Civil Registry and Migration Department (CRMD). Clients do not need to be present in person to submit the application, as our lawyer in Cyprus can submit the application to the CRMD on behalf of the client by power of attorney. Processing of the application for obtaining Cyprus permanent residency takes about two months from the date of document submission.

    1. 5. Receipt of Resident Cards

    After approval, the applicant and their family members need to visit the CRMD to provide biometric data. Upon completion of all stages, the applicant and their spouse receive resident cards valid for 10 years, confirming their status as permanent residents of Cyprus.

     

    It is important to consider that each step requires careful planning and adherence to established procedures for successful completion of the permanent residency process in Cyprus.

     

    Our company's lawyers in Cyprus provide support to clients at every stage of this process, offering assistance with all legal matters!

     

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    Our long-term experience and presence in Cyprus enable us to provide a wide range of services and qualified legal support on various matters.

     

    Legal Support in Cyprus by Feod Group is a partnership aimed at achieving success and protecting the client's interests in the long term!

     

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      Cyprus Permanent Residency (PR) by Investment – FAQ
      How to Obtain Permanent Residency in Cyprus through Investment?

      You can obtain permanent residency in Cyprus through investments starting from 300,000 euros by purchasing residential or commercial real estate, acquiring shares in Cypriot companies, or investing in private investment funds.

      Applicants must have an annual income of at least 50,000 euros, pass a reliability check, and prove the legality of the source of funds.

      What does Cyprus Permanent Residency Offer to Investors?

      Investors obtaining permanent residency in Cyprus through investment enjoy numerous benefits. These include indefinite right of residence, with a resident card valid for 10 years, providing stability and security. Moreover, minimal residency requirements allow investors to avoid the burden of continuous residence on the island. Tax optimization is another advantage, enabling residents to benefit from Cyprus’ favorable tax system. Finally, meeting certain conditions allows investors to obtain Cypriot citizenship and a passport in just 5 years, granting visa-free access to 181 countries worldwide.

      How to Obtain Residency in Cyprus through Real Estate Investment?

      An investor can obtain immediate permanent residency by purchasing real estate in Cyprus. Buying new residential property from a developer or commercial property worth at least 300,000 euros qualifies for accelerated application processing (within 2 months).

      In addition to the above-described program for obtaining permanent residency in Cyprus through a real estate purchase of 300,000 euros, there is also a program for obtaining residency through real estate investment of at least 100,000 euros – Category F. However, the application processing time is at least 12-18 months.

      Can Investors Rent Out the Property?

      Yes, you can rent out the property and generate income. Feod Group in Cyprus offers property management services.

      Why Invest in Cyprus in 2024?

      The demand for investments in Cyprus in 2024 continues to remain stable. This is due to the stable economic and political situation, legislation that fully protects assets and capital, favorable tax benefits, high quality of life, safety, developed infrastructure, and an efficient healthcare system, making Cyprus an attractive destination for investors. In 2024, Cyprus remains an attractive investment destination, offering a wide range of opportunities for capital growth.

      Which EU Countries Have Golden Visa Programs?

      Golden Visa programs are available in many European Union countries: Malta, Greece, Portugal, Italy, France, and Spain.

      Golden Visa 2024: Country Comparison.

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