Cyprus citizenship can be obtained by foreign nationals through naturalization.
A person can become a Cypriot as a result of fulfilling certain requirements over a period of time. The following requirements are necessary when an individual is applying for citizenship by naturalization:
The individual must be over 21 years old;
The individual must have lived in the country for a period of seven years (this has been reduced to five for individuals who have children of Cypriot descent or PR status);
Individuals must have a legal and continuous residence in Cyprus for a year prior to the date of application;
The individual must be of good character with no criminal record.
Benefits of Cyprus Citizenship – a European Union Country Member: the right to live, work, own and operate a business, travel and study in any EU country; visa free entry to 173 countries.