Acquisition of The Cypriot Citizenship by Registration or Naturalisation

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Registrations of minors (under the age of 18)

(a) Applications for registration of minors who were born abroad after 16/08/1960 and their father is a Cypriot citizen or after 11/6/1999 and their mother is a Cypriot citizen are submitted on form M.121. A birth certificate of the child, identity card, passports and certificate of marriage of the parents are attached.

(b) Applications for registration of minors who were born either in Cyprus or abroad after 16/08/1960 and either their father or mother acquired the Cyprus citizenship after their birth or before 11/06/1999 and their mother is a Cypriot citizen are submitted on form M.126 by the parent who is a Cypriot citizen. Two photographs and a birth certificate of the minor, photocopies of the passports of the parents and consent of the parent who is not a Cypriot citizen are attached.

Registration of adults (over the age of 18)

(a) Persons of Cypriot origin who were born before 16/08/1960 submit an application on form M. 71 or 72 and attach their birth certificate.

(b) Persons of Cypriot origin, regardless of the place of their residence, who were born after 16/08/1960 submit applications on form M.123 (in duplicate) and attach their birth certificate.

(c) Persons of Cypriot origin, born either before or after 16/08/1960, who are British citizens or citizens of any commonwealth country who are legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus for a period of one year they may apply on form M.124 (in duplicate) and attach their birth certificate, a good character certificate issued by the police and a photocopy of their passport.

Registrations as a result of marriage with a Cypriot citizen

A person of full age and capacity who has contracted a marriage to a citizen of Cyprus may submit an application on form M.125 (in duplicate) after completing 3 years of marriage and harmonious cohabitation with their Cypriot spouse. Provided that the above mentioned provisions shall not apply where the alien entered or stays illegally in Cyprus. A marriage certificate, a certificate of cohabitation of the two spouses, a birth certificate of the applicant, good character certificate issued by police and particulars of the Cypriot spouse are attached.

Acquisition of Cypriot Citizenship by Naturalisation

An application on form M.127 may be submitted by persons of full age and capacity who were legally residing in the Republic of Cyprus and who in the last 8 years before their application accumulated more than 5 years of residence or more than 7 years of residence, if they are sports players, sports technicians or coaches or work in International Business Companies, or work for Cypriot employers etc. They should attach a birth certificate, their passport, a good character certificate issued by the police, 2 photographs and the publication in a Cypriot newspaper for 2 consecutive days of their intention to apply for naturalisation.

Renunciation of Cypriot Citizenship

Applications for renunciation of Cypriot Citizenship are submitted on form M.130 (in duplicate) and a certificate or affirmation that the applicants are holders of any foreign nationality is attached.

Applications for registration of death

Applications for the registration of death of a citizen of Cyprus who died abroad are submitted on form M.138 by the next of kin of the deceased and a death certificate from the country where the death occurred is attached.

Note: All the above applications are signed before a Judge or a Court Registrar, if they are submitted from Cyprus or before a Consular Officer of the Republic of Cyprus, if they are submitted from abroad.

Table of Fees Payable

Matter in which fee is payable

Cash

Revenue stamp

Total

Issue of Consular Birth Certificate
(Application M 121)

3,42

8,55

11,97

Issue of Registration Certificate of Minor
(Application M.126)

51,30

8,55

59,85

Issue of Citizenship Certificate
(Application M.71 or M.72)

3,42

1,54

4,96

Registration of Adults of Cypriot Origin born after 16.8.1960
(Application M.123)

25,65

17,10

42,75

Registration of Adult of Cypriot origin, British citizen or citizen of any Commonwealth country
(Application M.124)

25,65

17,10

42,75

Registration of Person who contracted a marriage with a Cypriot
(Application Μ. 125)

171,00

17,10

188,10

Naturalisation of Alien
Naturalisation of Person of Cypriot Origin
(Application M.127)

342,00
34,20

17,10
17,10

359,10
51,30

Renunciation of Cypriot Nationality
(Application M.130)

17,10

8,55

25,65

Registration of death of Cypriot who died abroad
(Application M.138)

3,42

0,00

3,42

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