A minimum investment of €2.0 million in property or real estate is required, plus a donation of
€75,000 to the Governments Research and Development fund and €75,000 to the Land
Cyprus uniquely offers a fast-track route to citizenship within just 6 months of making the required investment. This guarantees a Cypriot passport and citizenship of an EU country, giving the holder the right of freedom of movement and work, travel, study and to live anywhere within the EU, including countries such as Germany, France and Italy. The investment may be reduced down to €500,000 after 5 years.
The obvious attraction for high net worth individuals is the rapid citizenship for qualifying real estate investments.