Revision of the Cyprus Investment Programme
Employment of non-EU nationals in Cyprus- Standard Procedure
The Department of Labour examines applications from employers for the employment of foreigners, for the satisfaction of pressing, short term needs in the labour market, in certain economic fields and occupations according to the Ministerial Council’s decision No. 33.210 dated 15/3/1990.
Cyprus Long -Term Residence Permits
A Long-Term Residence Permit is granted to individuals who have resided legally and continuously within the controlled areas of the Republic for 5 years prior to the submission of the relevant application and posses valid residence permits.
Brexit: How can UK nationals maintain their EU citizenship status?
The UK’s immigration policy is currently in a state of flux due to the referendum decision of 23.06.2016 by which the UK public voted to leave the EU.
Acquisition of Cypriot citizenship due to Cypriot origins
Acquiring Cyprus citizenship entitles a person, amongst others to live and work in Cyprus without any restriction as well as travel without any formalities within the EU.
Registration certificates of EU Citizens and their family members in Cyprus
Registration of EU citizens in Cyprus
EU Citizens are free to enter, leave, travel and live in Cyprus and may also engage in any economic activity, either as paid employees or self-employed persons, service providers or engage in any educational opportunity in Cyprus, under the same conditions as Cypriot citizens.
Cyprus citizenship by marriage
Such applications may be submitted by foreign spouses of Cypriot nationals who have completed 3 years of marriage and harmonious cohabitation with the Cypriot spouse and two years of residence in Cyprus prior to the date of application (for spouses of overseas Cypriots please see below).
Revision of criteria for granting residence permits (Regulation (2))
“Dependent persons” of the applicant
The term “Dependent persons of the applicant” has been reviewed to include the following:
Changes to Cyprus Temporary/Long-Term Residence Permits and Immigration Permits
Introduction of a card and procedural amendments
The changes and procedural amendments affect ONLY those who have applied for residence or an immigration permit and their application is still pending examination as at 08.02.2016.
Residence & Citizenship by investment programs- A comparison of various EU jurisdictions
Acquisition of Cypriot citizenship by investment
As a part of its policies aiming to attract foreign investors in Cyprus, the Council of Ministers on 19.3.2014 revised the “Scheme for naturalization of Investors in Cyprus by exception” and established the new financial criteria based on which Cypriot citizenship may be acquired.
Ways to apply for Cyprus citizenship
Acquiring Cyprus citizenship entitles a person, amongst others, to live and work in Cyprus without any restriction as well as travel without any formalities within the EU. There are essentially 4 ways in which an alien can acquire Cyprus Citizenship: (a) by naturalization, (b) investment by exemption, (c) through marriage to a Cyprus citizen, and (d) due to Cypriot origins.
Residence permits in Greece for Foreign (Non-EU) Investors
Law 4146/2013 gives the opportunity to foreigners who intend to invest in Greece. Such residence permits are available to foreign (non-EU) natural persons (the Applicants) and the members of their family or legal persons in which such natural person(s) is the sole shareholder.
Documents required for the application of permanent residence permit in Cyprus
Permanent residence does not require the applicant to renew his/her residence permit in Cyprus every year, as the name suggests. Furthermore, Schengen countries grant travelling visas with more ease and flexibility once such permit is issued.