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The process


step 1 - Review & select real estate investment
Select property/ies (through visit to Cyprus or via correspondence). Sign purchase agreement and transfer funds to a secure account. Receipt issued by Pafilia, which is required for application.

step 2 - Preparation of citizenship application – the client will receive a detailed application package and document checklist.
Applicant must gather all necessary papers required for application (see Application Criteria page). The documents must be officially translated into Greek or English and certified with apostille (if in a country which has signed the Hague Convention of 1961) or stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant Cyprus Embassy.

step 3 - Pre-clearance check
The appointed lawyer completes a pre-clearance check

step 4 - Submit applications (PR & citizenship)
The applicant/s must visit Cyprus in order to submit the PR and citizenship applications and to give their biometric data required for the issuance of the permanent residency card, which is issued in 5 days. The payment of the government submission fee of €2.000 per adult applicant for the purpose of the citizenship application, is required at this stage. The citizenship application is lodged, together with the property purchase agreement and all required documents, at the Ministry of Interior.

step 5 - Acquire In Principal citizenship approval
The Ministry of Interior will approve the citizenship application within a period of six months from submission. Payment of the government approval fee €5,000 per adult applicant is required at this stage.

step 6 - Completion of naturalisation, issuance of passport & ID cards
Once the applicant has held a Cyprus PR card for a period of six months, he is able to complete the naturalisation process. The Naturalisation Certificate must be signed by the applicant either in front of a Registrar of a Cypriot Court or a Consular at any Cypriot Consulate abroad within 3 months of receiving approval. In Cyprus the process, including collection of biometric ID cards, takes 1 day, while through a Cyprus embassy abroad the process takes up to 2 weeks.

step 7 - Naturalisation of children & grandparents
Submit the applications of children/parents to be naturalised. Applications of minor children are processed within 3 weeks; they can visit Cyprus anytime to collect their papers. Adult children/parents applications are processed within 2-3 months and are subject to a submission fee of €2,000 and approval fee of €5,000 per person. Once approved passports and ID cards must be collected within three months.



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Head Office:
33 Nicodemou Mylona
Pafos, CY8101
T: +357 26 848 800
F: +357 26 934 910
E: info@pafilia.com
Freephone: 8000 89 89
Limassol Office:
28th October Avenue
Limassol, CY3105
T: +357 25 590 880
E: info@pafilia.com

Moscow Office:
12 Kransopresnenskaia
Poz'ezd 6, Office 1032
Moscow, Russia
T: +7 (495) 258 1970 /71
F: +7 (495) 258 1970 /71
E: russian@pafilia.com
Beijing Office:
Room 3305, No.6 Building
Jianwai SOHO
No.39 East 3rd Ring
Middle Road, Chaoyang
District, Beijing, China
T: +86 136 6102 2984
E: info@pafilia.cn.com
South East Asia Office:
Level 46, Bitexco Financial Tower
2 Hai Trieu Street
District 1
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
T: +84 28 6287 5911
M: +84 777 686 019
E: b.winter@pafilia.com
Athens Office:
Corner 58 Kafkasou &
52 Skopelou Streets
T: +30 210 2717100
E: info@pafilia.gr