Cyprus Permanent Residence Permit


Become a residence

In August 2012, the Government of the Republic of Cyprus introduced new legislation under the provisions of regulation 6(2) of the Aliens and Immigration Regulations 1972-2013, based on the Aliens and Immigration Law, Cap.105, which was revised in May 2013. This legislation enables non-EU nationals to obtain a Cyprus residence permit, with unlimited duration, within 60 days. The permit is valid for the entire family including dependent children over 18 years of age, subject to certain conditions being fulfilled. Furthermore, the process is extremely straightforward and can even be arranged through your representative, without your physical presence in Cyprus.

Happy Children
Cyprus Residency by Investment 

Residency in Cyprus, a member of the European Union, offers many benefits, which is why the Government’s Residency-by-Investment Program has been so well received by non-EU citizens.

BAN1320_CitrineEstates_S080_EXT_(House T
Residency by Investment
at a Glance

Having a second home in Cyprus will allow you and your family to enjoy so many factors that contribute to an excellent quality of life:

  • Simple criteria, compared to other destinations

  • Process can be conducted from abroad

  • 100% approval rate if all criteria are fulfilled

  • Quick approval within 3 to 8 weeks maximum

  • Lifetime residency for the whole family

  • No language proficiency, academic qualifications or physical examination required

  • Requirement for a short visit once every two years

  • Schengen visa can be arranged in Cyprus within 7 days and is valid for 2 years

  • Employment is not permitted, but permanent residents may be the shareholders of a locally registered company and benefit from it.

  • Freehold property ensures permanent property rights and the opportunity to generate rental income.

  • Residency is a stepping stone to full citizenship

Studying & working in Cyprus

One of the most valuable benefits of Cyprus residency is that it allows you to legally reside on the island indefinitely.

Residents’ children can attend any schools and may apply to all colleges and universities.

Science Class