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. Adults have the following options:
Application type M71
It can be submitted by persons born prior to the 16th of August 1960, who are citizens of the United Kingdom and its former colonies, who originate from Cyprus form the male side and reside permanently abroad.
Application type M72
It can be submitted by persons born prior to the 16th of August 1960, who are not citizens of the United Kingdom and its former colonies and who originate from Cyprus form the male side.
Application type M123
It can be submitted by adults who were born on the 16th of August 1960 or after and none of their parents at the date of their birth was a Cypriot citizen. Additionally it can be submitted by adults who were born after the 16th of August 1960 and originate from a person, who became a British citizen based on the Annexation of Cyprus Orders in Council 1914 to 1943 or a person born in Cyprus after the 5th of November 1914 and prior to the 16th of August 1960.
Application type M124
It can be submitted by adults of Cypriot origins, who were born either before or after the 16th of August 1960 and are British citizens or citizens of any State of the Commonwealth and have completed 1 year of legal residence in the Republic.
Minors may acquire Cyprus citizenship in the following ways:
Application for Consular Birth Certificate (type M121)
It can be submitted by either a minor or an adult (above the age of 18), who were born abroad after the 16th of August 1960 and whose father at the time of birth was a Cypriot citizen, and by individuals born after the 11th of June 1999, whose mother was a Cypriot citizen at the time of their birth.
Application to register a person (up to the age of 21) as a Cyprus citizen (M126)
It can be submitted for minors, who were born prior to the 11th of June 1999 in Cyprus or abroad and whose mother is a Cypriot citizen and father a foreigner or for minors whose father acquired the Cypriot citizenship after their birth. Additionally the application can be submitted for minors, whose father or mother acquired the Cypriot Citizenship by Naturalization or by Registration due to marriage with a Cypriot citizen.
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