Cyprus is one of those countries that are quite popular among migrants. Many foreigners seek to buy property in Cyprus in order to subsequently move there for permanent residence.
Naturalization is one of the most budgetary ways to obtain Cypriot citizenship, but it is a rather lengthy process. It involves living in this country for at least 7 years. Before applying for citizenship, you cannot leave the republic during the last year. The future Cypriot must be financially independent, healthy and completely law-abiding.
Citizenship of this country can also be obtained by marrying a local resident and living with him for at least three years. However, you will have to go through a special commission to prove the reality of your union. If the marriage turns out to be fictitious, the citizen of Cyprus faces criminal liability, and you will be deported without the right of return.
You can become a citizen of Cyprus by birth and descent. Thus, a child born into a family of local residents receives a republican passport automatically. In addition, citizenship is given to children adopted by Cypriots or taken into foster care.