EU citizens can freely flow in EU Member States and 32 European developed countries, such as Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, etc., and enjoy the same rights as local residents in the country of residence (such as education, employment, healthcare, social welfare, etc.)
Article 8.1 of the EU treaty
★ every individual holding the citizenship of any EU member state is a EU citizen.
★ a Cyprus passport enjoys the legal right of free passage, education, work and residence among EU Member States.
★ a mobile phone number can be used between EU member states without any roaming fee.
★ by investing 2 million euros in real estate in Cyprus and directly naturalizing in six months, we can get EU passport in one step.
★ Cyprus passport enjoys visa free treatment in 173 countries around the world.
Advantage of citizenship
With Cyprus passport
Visa - free travel to 173 countries and regions.
Cyprus passport ranked 9th in the world.
Cyprus passport holders can obtain visas (such as the American visa) quickly and cheaply.
European citizens can use Australia's instant online visa application system.
EU citizenship advantage
The concept of EU citizenship was formally put forward by Maastricht Treaty in 1992. Article 8.1 of the treaty states that every individual holding the citizenship of any of its Member States is a citizen of the European Union. Every day, more than 500 million people enjoy the benefits and rights brought by the EU, such as free movement in EU countries, educational resources, working environment, health care, human rights and so on.
The social security agency of the EU provides rights and welfare guarantees for citizens of all EU Member States, including Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The welfare system covers sickness, childbirth, work accident, occupational disease, disability allowance, unemployment allowance, family allowance, retirement and early retirement allowance, funeral allowance, etc.
As a EU citizen, your child can go to school in any EU country and enjoy the same admission conditions as the citizens of that country, including primary school, secondary school and University; when you move to another EU country to work, your child can enjoy free language education in that country to help them adapt to the local education system as soon as possible; similarly, your child will not be refused by Training or education institutions in other EU countries because of nationality.
The tax of EU citizens depends on their living and working conditions in their country of residence. People who normally live more than 183 days a year become tax residents of their country of residence. Many EU countries have signed agreements with China to avoid double taxation.
As an EU citizen, you will get a European medical card. With this card, you can get the same medical care as the local citizens during your temporary stay in other countries needing medical care.
Free work in any EU countries
EU citizens can find jobs in any EU country without applying for a work permit, live legally in the local country, receive the same work and taxation treatment as local citizens. Specific medical and social security benefits can be transferred with EU citizens among Member States. Family members of employees can also travel freely with them, including Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, which belong to the EEA.
As an EU citizen, when you purchase products in any EU country, you will pay the same fees as the local citizens. According to the EU guidelines in 2002, EU member states provide two-year warranty for consumer goods. People have the right to request the repair or replacement of any article purchased in any country of the EU member states if it is defective or does not conform to the advertising description.
EU citizens enjoy the right of free movement and residence within the territory of EU countries, while their family members enjoy the same right of residence (even if they are non EU citizens).
Convenient access to EU countries
Any EU citizen of any nationality can cross the internal borders of the EU countries without border inspection or any passport stamp.
CYPRUS INVESTMENT PROGRAMME
The Government of Cyprus introduced the investor Naturalization Act on June 1, 2014 and revised it on May 15, 2019. The new application conditions are as follows:
Passport immigration application:
A: The applicant must have made an investment of at least 2 million euros for the purchase of single or multiple real estate assets plus 150000 euros for donation (if the property purchased have used for Cypriot citizenship, the investment will increase from 2 million euros to 2.5 million euros.)
B:The applicant must have made an investment of at least 2.5 million euros for residential and commercial real estate portfolio (or hotel equity) plus 150000 euros for donation, of which residential assets should be no less than 500000 euros (if the applicant has invested in housing unit that have already being used for the purpose of acquiring the Cypriot citizenship, the investment will increase from 2.5 million euros to 3 million euros.) After five years, only a value of 500,000 euros of residential buildings need to be retained, and the rest of the assets can be sold.
The principal applicant is at least 18 years old and has no criminal record. Family members include: spouse and unmarried children under the age of 28. If the applicant needs to apply for his/her parents, another 500000 euros investment is needed. Applicant whose application for citizenship in any other member-state of the European Union had been rejected, is not eligible to apply for the acquisition of the Cypriot citizenship.
valid Schengen visa, clean criminal record, birth notarization, marriage certificate, resume; no language, education requirement; no interview and physical examination requirements.
Application Requirement for PR
1. Over 18 years old, clean criminal record.
2. At least 300,000 euros in residential real estate in Cyprus.
3. Fixed deposit of 30000 euros in Cyprus, which can be withdrawn after 3 years.
4. The annual salary income of the applicant should be more than 30000 euros. If he/she wants to apply for spouse or children, the annual income is required to be increased by 5000 euros for each. If he/she wants to apply for parents, the annual income is required to be increased by 8000 euros for each.
WHY CYPRUS CITIZENSHIP
Freedom of Residence
Can live in 31 European countries such as Germany and France.
Free choice of European famous schools, lower tuition and higher enrollment rate.
Freedom of Employment
Start your career in any EU country.
Use your pension in any EU country after retired.
Enjoy the low tax rate at Cyprus, maintain your asset value.
Citizenship can be converted to other EU countries after the applicant meets residence requirements.
The applicant visits to see the Cyprus real estate project in person, selects his/her ideal property, determines the investment project, signs the investment agreement, transfers the funds to the special account designated by the developer as required, and pays all the real estate and application fees.
The applicant shall prepare all application materials as required by the lawyer. The materials shall be officially translated into Greek or English.
The Ministry of the interior shall approve the 10-year residence card within 5 working days from the date of application.
Applicants are required to enter Cyprus for passport and resident ID card after holding PR card for 6 months.
The children and parents of the applicant can submit the immigration application only after the applicant has finished the naturalization formalities. Because the minor children and the main applicant will be approved PR at the same time, the application of the minor children will be accepted 3 weeks after submission. The minor children can enter Cyprus at any time to go through the relevant formalities; the adult children and parents need to apply for PR first as required, and acquired the citizenship after 6 months.
Chinese Embassy in Cyprus
Consul contact: 22352182 22352183
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Chinese Embassy in Cyprus
- Nicosia (capital)
- Song Ping
- Xing Rongchang
- 00357- 99367010
- Ma Binwei
- He Xuwen
- Student abroad
- Meng Zhuo
- Famagusta (north Cyprus)
- Zheng Yi
- 0090 533- 8201 535
- Kyrenia (north Cyprus)
- Zhang Zhaoxi
- 0090- 533 8465042