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Axesa - Citizenship By Investment Cyprus


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Cyprus Citizenship By Investment - Passports, Guidelines, Application, EU

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  2. 2. W h y I n v e s t i n C y p r u s The Cyprus Investment Programme (CIP) is now considered to be one of the most reputable and attractive program for investors due to the following:  Its approved by the European Union (EU).  The €2 Million investment must be held for 3YRs only.  The Cyprus Citizenship is granted for perpetuity, so long as a main residence is kept (worth €500,000).  Applicants are not required to reside in/relocate to Cyprus or Europe but they do have the option to do so if desired once they receive their Cyprus citizenship.  The applicant is granted a Permanent Residence Permit within 5 days of submitting application.  Investment does not include a donation to the local government, unlike other programs globally.  The application process takes approximately 6 – 7 months for Cyprus (EU) citizenship.  There is no public disclosure on source of wealth.  One visit is required to provide biometrics and documentation, no medical testing and no local language requirements are involved.
  3. 3. B e n e f i t s of C y p r u s C i t i z e n s h i p Live and Work in Europe  Travel, reside, study or work within 28 EU Member States, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Children of CYP nationals have the right to lower tuition fees within the EU. Free Movement of Services  Individual citizens and their companies who have a Cypriot Citizenship can offer services within the EU Member States without any obstacles. Free Movement of Capital  Cypriot Citizens may transfer funds between EU Member States, purchase property in any preferred EU Member State and invest in any type of activities. Free Movement of Goods  All goods produced in Cyprus, being an EU Member State can be freely transferred between other EU Member States.
  4. 4. Visa Free Travel  No visa is required for travel by Cypriot Citizens within the EU nor for travel to over 159 non-EU countries, including the UK. Dual Citizenship  Cyprus allows its citizens to hold dual citizenship. Attractive Tax Framework  Cyprus offers the most attractive tax regime in Europe corporate tax and individual tax. Individuals who opt to reside in Cyprus for 90 days can benefit from the exemption on tax for worldwide sourced dividends, interest and funds from the disposal of securities. Transferable Rights and Succession  The rights of the Cyprus Citizenship are transferable to children and future generations, allowing for a positive succession and positive prospects for family successors to come. B e n e f i t s of C y p r u s C i t i z e n s h i p
  5. 5. 5 CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT A W O R L D O F O P P O R T U N I T Y I N Y O U R H A N D S The Cyprus Investment Programme (CIP) is one of the leading investor programs in Europe offering a swift, robust and effective solution to wealthy entrepreneurs and investors seeking a holistic solution that can offer global mobility and a return on investment in a booming, secure economy within the European Union.
  6. 6. L e g a l F r a m e w o r k The legislation to apply for Cyprus Citizenship by way of the Cyprus Investment Programme (CIP) is governed by the Naturalisation of Investors in Cyprus by Exception Scheme, based on subsection (2) in Section 111A of the Civil Registry Laws of 2002 which was approved by the Cyprus Council of Ministers on the 13 September 2016 and updated in May 2018. E l i g i b i l i t y C r i t e r i a The Ministry of Interior (MoI) requires the local licensed service provider to submit a complete file on the applicant and their eligible family dependents. Each applicant must demonstrate a clean criminal record from their country of origin and/or residence and must not be subject to any EU sanctions or lists of persons whose property is ordered to be frozen. In addition to the applicant’s spouse and underage children they may (subject to criteria) also include their parents and any dependent adult children (18-28) who are currently undertaking their university degree.
  7. 7. I n v e s t m e n t O p t i o n s The CIP is one of two Citizenship by Investment programmes approved by the European Union and provides an efficient framework to eligible applicants. OPTION 1 €2 Million investment in Residential property for 3 years (either one €2 Million villa sold by end of Year 3 whilst investing in parallel in a €500,000 Residential property, or a €1.5 Million villa which is sold by the end of Year 3 plus a €500,000 Residential property retained indefinitely for residential use/to let). Timeframe: 3 Years Investment of €1.5 Million or €2 Million (excluding VAT) in Residential Real Estate to be sold at end of 3 Year term * Timeframe: Indefinitely Purchase of €500,000 Residential Real Estate to be held indefinitely
  8. 8. I n v e s t m e n t O p t i o n s OPTION 2 €2 Million investment in Eligible Investments (see list below) for 3 years plus the purchase of a €500,000 Residential property which is to be retained indefinitely for residential use/to let. Timeframe: 3 Years Investment of €2 Million (excl. VAT) in either of the below:  Residential, Commercial, Infrastructure, Land  A Cyprus Company as shareholder employing 5 Cypriots/EU Nationals *  Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) or CySec financial assets  Interest bearing (0.75%pa) Cyprus Government bonds Timeframe: Indefinitely Purchase of €500,000 Residential Real Estate to be held indefinitely
  9. 9. A p p l i c a t i o n P ro c e d u re Consultations over 2 – 3 weeks to review eligibility, assess best route for citizenship or residency and identify property/other eligible investment options. Visit to Cyprus to provide biometrics and receipt of Permanent Residency within 1 week of submitting the Citizenship application. Preparation, collection and assessment of all required application documents and certifications. Preliminary due diligence and file submission to Ministry of Interior & CRMD. Upon successful approval of all due diligence and application file, Ministry of Interior confirms Citizenship application within 6 to 7 months. Issue of Certificate of Naturalisation and delivery of Passports within 1 – 2 weeks.
  10. 10. 10 CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT A W O R L D O F O P P O R T U N I T Y I N Y O U R H A N D S Innovation, Determination, Integrity We pride ourselves in delivering a tailored service and ensure this by providing a comprehensive, transparent and professional assessment of their circumstances. We personally accompany our clients their site visit in Cyprus, coordinating all aspects of their itinerary, agenda and meetings with local regulated processing agents, real estate developers and government offices. We deliver value at competitive fees and set the benchmark for premium service in EU Citizenship and Residency solutions. Our team is service driven and passionately focused on delivering solutions to an international base of clients seeking increased global mobility and exposure. Our lead directors are based London and Cyprus, travelling extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, LATAM and SE Asia. O u r M a r k o f D i s t i n c t i o n
  11. 11. 11 Regulatory The content denoted herein should not be regarded as an offer or solicitation to conduct investment business as defined by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Past performance of investments is not necessarily indicative of future performance. The value of any investments may fall as well as rise and the income from investments may fluctuate and is not guaranteed. Investment advice should always be sought from respective professional advisors on investments prior to any investment being made. The nature of the content presented herein is informative on the current opportunities available for the Cyprus Investors Programme. Follow Us @axesaglobal Contact Us E: T: +44 (0)2 0 314 38 314