Dual Citizenship in Cyprus

Dr . Antoine Saliba Haig | 08 Jan 2018

Dual Citizenship in Cyprus

Dual nationality is the right to hold the citizenship of two countries concurrently and in Cyprus dual citizenship is allowed under Cypriot Citizenship law. Nationals of the Republic of Cyprus can hold dual or multiple citizenships without any legal restrictions.  A Cypriot passport holder may acquire a foreign citizenship with no need to register it or renounce the previous one, and likewise in case of foreigners acquiring Cypriot citizenship. In addition, due to the fact that Cyprus is a full EU member state, holders of Cyprus Citizenship are automatically also citizens of the European Union.  These are the findings of the European Edition of Chetcuti Cauchi's Dual Citizenship Report, presented recently to the Secretary of the Council of Ministers by our Managing Partner Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti at the Palace in Nicosia.

Benefits of Cypriot Dual Citizenship

Having Cypriot Dual Citizenship is associated with a number of benefits, including visa-free travel to over 160 countries and freedom to live, work and do business in any other country within the European Union. Coupled with another foreign passport, be it the US, Chinese or Russian one, it can ensure an even higher level of international mobility and investment opportunities.

How to Obtain Cypriot Dual Citizenship

A foreign national with no Cypriot origins may become a citizen of the country by investment – after having fulfilled the requirements of the Cyprus Investment Programme, an official citizenship by investment programme that gives high-net-worth individuals the opportunity to be naturalised in Cyprus within 6 months in return for investing €2 million in the country’s economy.

Our Cyprus Citizenship Practice

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates boasts more than 15 years of successful experience in Cypriot Citizenship applications as well as applications for Cyprus Permanent Residence, having helped numerous families from different parts of the world to obtain the residency and citizenship in Cyprus. From our office in Limassol, our Cypriot citizenship law advisors work handles applications for Cyprus citizenship holistically under the Cyprus Investment Programme, providing a top-notch holistic service encompassing immigration, tax, investment and property advice.

Get in touch  with our specialized Cyprus immigration professionals – find out if you qualify for becoming a Cypriot citizen!

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Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Global Managing Partner & Founder

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Mr Kenneth Camilleri

Senior Partner, Global Immigration & Tax

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Dr Antoine Saliba Haig

Legal Associate

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