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๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐„๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐‚๐ฒ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ญ ๐‚๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ณ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ? ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐š ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง

Angelina Alyabyeva, Legal Associate, CYSEC AML Officer, Compliance Consultant, LLB(Hons), LLM


๐—œ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐˜†๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜„ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿต(๐Ÿญ)/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ, ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—น ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜„ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ (๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜„ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿญ(๐—œ)/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ), ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐—•. ๐—”๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—–๐˜†๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€, ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜†, ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜†, ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†, ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ.


Residency Requirements: Foreign nationals aspiring to become Cypriot citizens must substantiate their eligibility by proving legal and continuous residency in the Republic for the preceding twelve months. Unlike prior regulations, brief absences not exceeding a total of 90 days within this period will not disrupt the residency requirement. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate lawful residence or civil service engagement in the Republic for at least seven years in the decade leading up to the twelve-month period.


Good Character Assessment: Applicants must exhibit good character, as evidenced by their adherence to the law, respect for the Republic of Cyprus, and the absence of any involvement in activities detrimental to national interests. The criteria include a clean criminal record, no association with illegal administrations, and compliance with international law.


Language Proficiency: Proficiency in the Greek language at the BI level is a prerequisite for naturalisation. Applicants are required to provide language proficiency certificates specified in an Order of the Minister, obtained through a written examination.


Knowledge of Political and Social Reality: A thorough understanding of contemporary political and social aspects of the Republic is essential. Evaluation by a committee comprising representatives from the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth, and Ministry of Justice determines applicants' knowledge through a specified procedure.


Financial Stability and Suitable Accommodation: Applicants must showcase suitable accommodation and financial stability. This involves demonstrating regular, lawful income, addressing long-term unemployment if applicable, and revealing any financial assistance received during their stay in the Republic.


Genuine Intention to Reside: A genuine intention to reside in the Republic or serve in its civil service is paramount. Residence for naturalisation purposes refers to the physical presence of the applicant, excluding periods as an asylum seeker, holder of international protection order, or holder of a student permit from the residency calculation.

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