Cyprus Residency Programme

Cyprus is an island situated in the Mediterranean Sea, known for its tranquil beauty with an array of sandy beaches and expanse of rugged mountain peaks. Along with their membership in the European Union, the strategic location of the island has played an important role in establishing Cyprus as a business hub.

Adding to this, Cyprus has an efficient and comprehensive tax system that offers expatriates a beneficial tax environment for income, investments and pensions. It’s the ideal place to stay, if you’re looking for an exotic island that offers the stability of being inside the EU.

Coupled with its low cost of living, one of the top reasons for staying in Cyprus besides the financial benefits is its incredible weather. Warm summer months and mild winters can be enjoyed in its lush diverse landscapes. The weather is complimented by its family-oriented lifestyle, that can be enjoyed in a safe environment with one of the lowest crime rates in Europe.

Cypriot hospitality is legendary. The island is known for being home to some of the world’s friendliest people, and you will face no language barriers because English is widely spoken.

With its robust infrastructure and high standard of health care, this beautiful island, with its modern international airports and excellent educational institutions, is the perfect place to live.

Idyllic environment

Alongside its stunning crystal-clear sea with Blue Flag beaches, Cyprus also has extensive forests with scenic nature trails nestled in the mountains. Executive hotels, spas and golf courses dot the terrain and offer entertainment and relaxation in every quarter.

Safety and Security

Cyprus was recently voted the 5th safest country in which to live and has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe.


A mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters. The island experiences close to 340 days of golden sunshine every year.

Quality of life

Compared to the UK and other locations in Europe, the cost of living in Cyprus is extremely low, affording all residents a high quality of life in a family friendly environment.

Easy Travel

With Cyprus having recently applied for membership of the Schengen Zone, permanent residency holders can hopefully soon apply for a multi-entry Schengen visa valid from 6 months to 5 years. (Subject to certain conditions which are dependent upon the passport held and frequency of travel).

Country information

There are six beautiful cities in Cyprus, with each serving as the capital of its own district.

Each of these cities has its own unique character and despite its small size, Cyprus is known for its vastly ranging diversity.

At a glance

Warm Climate

Mild Winters

Stable Economy

Excellent Education

Excellent Health Care

Low Crime Rate

Historically and culturally rich society

One of the lowest Taxation Rates in Europe

Member of the EU

Two International Airports

A wealth of historical and archaeological sites dating
back to the 4th century BC. 

The remains of tombs, ancient palaces and fortresses have given Cyprus the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Permanent Residency Programme

Option 1
No pre-defined investment value requirement.

Option 2
Fast Track (Category 6.2) - Purchase a new residential or commercial property of at least €300,000.

Programme Benefits

Government tax incentive of 50% reduction in property transfer fees

Pensions attract a flat 5% tax rate for residents

Zero inheritance tax

Stable legal and tax environment (based on Anglo-Saxon law)

High-quality and reliable national health care system - 'GESY'

Excellent Public and Private Education

English is widely spoken

Ideal geostrategic location

Programme Criteria

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