CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION AFTER 3 OR 4 YEARS OF LEGAL STAY IN CYPRUS FOR HIGHSKILLED EMPLOYEES OF COMPANIES OF FOREIGN INTEREST
On 30.11.2023 the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus voted for an amendment to the Civil Registry Law. Now highly skilled foreign employees of companies of foreign interest may apply for the Cyprus citizenship after their legal stay in Cyprus for 3 or 4 years instead previous 7 tears. The main condition is the knowledge of Greek confirmed by language exam. The applicants who passed the exam for the Level A2 can apply for citizenship after 4 years and the applicants who passed the exam for the Level B1 can apply for the citizenship after 3 years. Such applications will be examined within 8 months and the family members will be able to apply for the citizenship on the same conditions including the condition for Greek language exam.