Citizenship for Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals

Citizenship for Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals

By: AGP Law |  A.G. Paphitis & Co Law Firm

On November 30, the Cyprus Parliament approved important changes on the Article 111 of the Population Register Law of 2002 (141(I)/2002.

This is a significant deal for professionals from third countries, as they can now apply for Cypriot citizenship faster-around 3-4 years.

Key requirements:

  • It is essential to lawfully reside in the Republic of Cyprus and continuously for the 12 months preceding the submission of the naturalization application;
  • Knowledge of the Greek language;
  • Clean criminal record;
  • Entry or exit through unrecognized territories, illegally and any threat to public order and the safety of the Republic of Cyprus are grounds for disqualification;
  • Financially self-sufficient – minimum steady income exceeding 2,500 euros;
  • High academic and professional qualifications are vital;
  • The examination process for this application will follow the fast-track route.

Processing of such citizenship applications would take no longer than eight months.

For all enquiries please contact our team of experts at agp@agplaw.com At AGP Law we make sure that your application meets the standards and will have a higher chance of approval.

The information provided by AGP Law | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC is for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional or formal legal advice. You should not act or refrain from acting based on any information provided above without obtaining legal or other professional advice.

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