Cyprus Citizenship by Business Investment

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chetcuti | 10 Nov 2017

Cyprus Citizenship By Business Investment

Besides access to a favourable tax regime, the Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Programme offers enhanced mobility rights to over 157 countries, as well as  free movement of goods, services and capital within the European Union, – and these are just some of the reasons why the Programme has been ranked amongst the ‘top ten in the world’.

Cyprus Citizenship by Direct Business Investment

The Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Programme offers various options to investors wishing to obtain EU citizenship in return for a business investment. The options include an investment of at least €2million investment in financial assets of Cypriot companies which funds must be channelled towards the financing of the investment exclusively in Cyprus and based on a specific investment plan. Such companies must have proven physical presence in Cyprus, with significant activity and turnover and employ at least five (5) Cypriots or citizens of European Union Member States.

The second option offers the possibility of investing in Cyprus Alternative Investment Funds, as well as financial assets of public Cypriot companies licensed by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySec).The investment may take the form of bonds, bills or securities issued with the approval of the CySec. Such companies must  have proven physical presence and substantial economic activity in the Cyprus.

Other Investment Options

One may also select alternative options such as investment in real estate, land development and infrastructure projects. With no contribution requirements, the Cyprus Citizenship Programme is considered to be one of the most cost-effective in the world, and the business investment route allows investors and entrepreneurs to obtain a solid return on investment.

Our Cyprus Investment Practice Group is specialised in advising you further on obtaining Cyprus Citizenship through the investment route. In drawing upon expertise from our Corporate and Tax Practice Groups, we are able to provide you with a holistic service and ensure you get the best value for your investment.

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