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Granting of Cypriot citizenship by Registration(Type M125) - 11/04/2013

NOTICE
The Civil Registry and Migration Department of the Ministry of Interior informs the foreign national spouses of Cypriot citizens who wish to apply for acquisition of Cypriot citizenship, that according to the relevant legislation and specifically the second exemption provided by subsection (2) of Article 110 of the Civil Registry Law 141 (I) 2002-2011 and the relevant case law of the Supreme Court of Justice ,the granting of Cypriot citizenship by Registration(Type M125) is not allowed to foreign national spouses of Cypriot citizens who entered and / or remained illegally in the Republic, for any period of time.

In relation to the above, the Civil Registry and Migration Department advises the foreign national spouses of Cypriots who have illegally entered and / or stayed in the Republic regardless of any duration, to apply for acquisition of Cypriot citizenship by Naturalization (Type M127) at the Civil Registry and Migration Department or at the local District Administration offices provided that they fulfill the criteria determined by the relevant legislation. (Information is available on the official website of the Department: www.moi.gov.cy/crmd

Please further note that, in cases of foreign spouses of Cypriots who have at least one child with their Cypriot spouse, the period of time required for acquisition of Cypriot citizenship by Naturalization (Type M127) will be five years instead of previously required seven years.

10/4/2013




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