Cyprus offers several options for legal residence for Russian citizens, whether it is tourism or relocation. Thanks to favorable migration policy, obtaining a visa, residence permit or passport is not associated with tiresome red tape, on the contrary, all procedures are as simple and straightforward as possible. Below you will find a table with a list of immigration statuses, methods and terms of their reception.
|Pro-Visa||Visa||Temporary residence permit (Pink Slip)||Permanent residence permit (Fast Track)||EU Citizenship|
|How to get||Apply by email. Pro-Visa is free for Russian citizens.||Submit documents to the Cyprus consulate. Cyprus visa is free for citizens of the Russian Federation.||Apply at Cyprus Migration Department||Issued when buying property for more than €300 thousand||At least €2 million investments required (where not less than €500 thousand is invested in residential real estate)|
|Min / max length of stay||1-90 days||1-90 days every six months during the validity of the visa||The right to live on the island for up to 1 year||Lifetime right to live and start business in Cyprus||Lifelong right to live and work in Cyprus and other EU countries|
|Requirements for the applicant||Fill out a form, provide hotel or apartment reservation||Questionnaire, foreign passport, passport for purchase/sale or rental of property (hotel), proof of funds||Passport, real estate lease or purchase contract, proof of income, insurance||Proof of income (min €30 thousand per year per applicant, plus €5 thousand extra for each family member)
Certificate of criminal record
|Clean criminal record|
|Terms of reception||1 day||3-6 months||2 months||6 months|