Permanent Residence Permit (Regulation 6.2) – Accelerated Procedure
for the Permanent Residence Permit (PRP) applies to third country nationals and their family members who wish to have the option to permanently reside in Cyprus and even be able to apply for a Cyprus passport based on the years of stay.
The procedure of obtaining the PRP is simple and fast.
The applicant must meet one of the investment criteria in Point 1 below , as well as the quality criteria in Point 2. It is noted that the money that will be used for the investment must be proven to have been transferred to Cyprus from abroad.
- APPLICATION AND EXAMINATION PROCEDUREThe applications, accompanied with the required documents, must be submitted to the Civil Registry and Migration Department (CRMD) in person or through an authorized representative .Applications submitted through authorised representatives must be accompanied by an authorisation letter signed by the applicant and stating the particulars, full address and contact number of the representative. The application will be handled under an expedited procedure by the CRMD and will be submitted to the Minister of Interior, through the General Director of the Ministry of Interior.
- TIME SCHEDULEIf all the criteria are met and if there are no reasons with regard to either the applicant's criminal record or to public order and public security issues, the application will be forwarded for examination and decision by the Minister of Interior. It is estimated that the examination period of the application from the date of submission of the completed application will be approximately two (2) months.
- FURTHER INFORMATION:According to the provisions of Regulation 6(2) of the Aliens and Immigration Regulations, within one (1) year from the date of the approval of the application, the holder of an Immigration Permit, is obliged to become a permanent resident in Cyprus. At the same time, the holder of such a permit, as well as his dependent persons are obliged not to be absent from the Republic for more than two (2) years. Otherwise, the Immigration Permit is automatically cancelled.