Cypriot Citizenship /Nationality

With our Cypriot partners, we help you apply for your Cypriot Citizenship, including sourcing old and lost documents.

Stage 1 – Submission for Application for Cypriot Citizenship

Once we have your application form and documents in order (see pre-stages) you will be ready to stamp your application at the Cypriot Embassy in London. We then send your application to our partners in Cyprus who will triple-check it and submit it in Cyprus. This has the double advantage of knowing our professionals on the ground are monitoring your application and it also reduces processing time from around nine months to three months.

Cypriot Passport Application

How Can I Acquire Cyprus Nationality / Citizenship

Citizenship By Birth

  • Born in Cyprus or after August 16, 1960 to at least one Cypriot parent
  • Born abroad on or after 16 August 1960 to at least one Cypriot parent
  • If born to Cypriot mother before 1999 nationality will come via descent.
  • From birth (application by parents)

Citizenship By Descent

  • Born in Cyprus or abroad with a Cypriot on or after 16 August 1960 with Cypriot descent (grandparent, great-grandparent, great-great grandparent)
  • Applicant age: 18 and over

Citizenship By Naturalization

To be eligible for naturalisation the following criteria must be met:

  • age 21 or over;
  • 7 years of residence (reduced to 5 years for those with Cypriot children);
  • continuous lawful residence in Cyprus, 12 months prior to the date of the application;
  • Without criminal record and of good character.

Citizenship By Marriage

  • Marriage to a Cypriot spouse – 5 years without children or 3.5 years with children

What Nationality were your Ancestors?

On 16 August 1960, people of Cypriot origin became citizens of the Republic of Cyprus. Some had previously been Ottoman citizens but on 5 November 1914 Britain declared war on the Ottoman Empire and annexed Cyprus, whereupon all Ottoman citizens ordinarily resident in Cyprus became British subjects by annexation. Provided the residence continued then Cypriot could be passed via the male line. In 1999 women could pass on nationality

Stage 2 – ID number to activation (via Cyprus), completion of forms for Passport and ID

Stage 3: Military Guidance

Cyprus Military Exemption