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Cyprus Offshore Jurisdiction

Why should you consider Cyprus?

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, located east of Greece. Since this beautiful country became a member of the European Union (in May 2004), it is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most European citizens. This makes the tourism industry one of Cyprus’ most resilient economic sectors and attracts dozens of investors and developers every year.

Offshore Services

We offer a variety of Offshore services for the Cyprus Jurisdiction.

Cyprus Offshore Company Formation

International Business Corporation
Limited Liability Company

The Cyprus International Business Company (IBC) is an entity designed for foreign investors who want to open companies in Cyprus with the purpose of e.g. acquiring movable and/or immovable assets in other countries or to avoid capital gains tax.

The profit tax for offshore companies and branches with a management board in Cyprus is 12,5%, thus making it one of the lowest tax rates in Europe. There are no withholding taxes for dividends nor interests or royalties paid by offshore companies.
Cyprus is cryptocurrency, fx and fintech friendly.

Benefits

  • Low taxation rate
  • Asset protection
  • Cryptocurrency recognition
  • Double tax treaty with over 50 countries
  • UE membership

Cyprus incorporated the Limited Liability Company under the Companies Law Cap 113, which is based on the British Companies Act 1948.

An LLC requires one or more founding members (up to a limit of 50 shareholders) and can be established as a general trading company or a holding company that holds title to properties and other assets.

The profit tax for offshore companies and branches with a management board in Cyprus is 12,5%: one of the lowest tax rates in Europe. There are no withholding taxes for dividends nor interests or royalties paid by offshore companies.
Cyprus is cryptocurrency, fx and fintech friendly.

Benefits

  • Low taxation rate
  • Asset protection
  • Double tax treaty with over 50 countries
  • Cyprus is a member of the UE
  • Cryptocurrency recognition

Cyprus Brokerage Accounts

The main regulatory framework for listing and trading activities in Cyprus is the Securities and Exchange Commission Law established in 2001, also known as the Establishment and Responsibilities Law. The Commission ensures that investors and public companies listed on the Stock Exchange in Cyprus are protected from fraud or illegalities.

The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) is the main stock exchange in the country and it is located in Nicosia. Its operations began in 1996 and it launched another platform in collaboration with the Athens Stock Exchange in 2006

How to choose the right Cyprus Broker?

  • Have reasonably sized customer support
  • Fall under regulation from a jurisdiction that can hold a broker responsible for its misgivings; or at best play an arbitration role in case of bigger disputes.
  • Ability to get deposits and withdrawals processed within 2 to 3 days.
  • International presence in multiple countries. This includes local seminar presentations and training.
  • Have a history of at least 2 years.

Some of the the best licensed Brokers in Cyprus

Cyprus Citizenship

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, located east of Greece.Since this beautiful country became a member of the European Union (in May 2004), it is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most European citizens. This makes the tourism industry one of Cyprus’ most resilient economic sectors and attracts dozens of investors and developers every year.

In September 2016, the Cypriot Government decided to establish the Citizenship by Investment Program, which is currently the easiest and fastest way to get EU citizenship.

Requirements
Investment Opportunities
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Requirements

  • Cyprus offers citizenship to individuals over 18 years of age, with a clean criminal record from their country of origin and the country of residence (if it differs).
    1. Applicants may submit applications together with family members such as:
      Their spouse
      Dependent children under the age of 17
      Adult children between the ages of 18 to 27, provided they are students working towards either: a first university degree, or a first graduate degree Parents (for additional €500,000 per parent)
  • The investor’s name cannot be on the list of people whose property are ordered to be frozen
  • You cannot be a ‘politically exposed person (PEP) over the past five years
  • The investor must hold a valid Schengen Visa (prior to applying)
  • Applicant cannot be previously rejected for citizenship by any EU country

Advantages of obtaining citizenship in Cyprus

  • Membership of the European Union
  • Visa-free travel to more than 170 countries
  • Low tax rates and free trade within the EU
  • Free movement of Capital from one EU member state to another
  • Right to live, study and work in EU
  • Quick process – citizenship within 6-8 months
  • Access to top-rated Universities and excellent health care
  • Citizenship can be passed to future generations

€2,150,000 in Real Estate and Donations

Applicants must invest minimum €2,000,000 (exclusive of VAT) into residential real estate, with the condition to hold for a minimum 5 years, and make a donation for:

  • At least €75,000 to the Research and Innovation Foundation
  • At least €75,000 to the Cyprus Land Development Corporation

Combination investment in the amount of €2,650,000

1. Applicant must invest €2,000,000 in any one or a combination of the following:

  • Real estate (including residential, commercial, infrastructure and land)
  • Purchase or participate in Cypriot companies or organizations
  • Government Bond
  • Financial assets
  • Alternative Investment Funds or financial assets of Cypriot companies or Cypriot organizations that are licensed by CySec.

2. Ownership of a permanent private residence in Cyprus with a purchase price of at least €500,000 (plus VAT)

3. Make a donation:

  • At least €75,000 to the Research and Innovation Foundation
  • At least €75,000 to the Cyprus Land Development Corporation

Please note:

1. Applicants who invest at least €2,0 million for the purchase or participation in companies or organizations established and operating in the Republic of Cyprus, must prove that the companies have a physical presence in Cyprus and employ at least 5 Cypriot or EU citizens.

2. The applicant must maintain these investments for a minimum of 5 years from the date of naturalization.

3. If you are not planning to live in Cyprus, you can rent your private residence.

We highly recommend investing into a Cypriot Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) Fund which will not only grant you full citizenship, but also allow a rate of return.

Cyprus Investment Options

Cyprus has been attracting foreign investors for many years. The key factors that make Cyprus an attractive place to invest include a highly specialized human capital, a credible legal and regulatory framework, a stable tax system and the country’s security. Another important aspect is that investment in Cyprus will allow you to become a resident of this country, which opens the door to the European Union.

Real Estate

Purchase residential or commercial developments, and/or developments in the tourism sector. To be eligible to apply for citizenship, the investment must be at least €2.0 million.

Funds

You can invest into one of the following:

  • Alternative Investment Funds
  • Registered Alternative Investment Funds
  • Financial assets of Cypriot companies
  • Cypriot organizations that are licensed by Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission

Purchase, Establishment or Participation in Cypriot Companies or Businesses

Invest for the purchase or participation in companies or organizations established and operating in the Republic of Cyprus. The invested funds shall be channeled towards the financing of the investment objectives of these companies exclusively in Cyprus, based on a specific investment plan.

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