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New Criteria for Cypriot Citizenship Announced

The Interior Ministry has set new criteria for obtaining Cypriot citizenship, requiring legal residency for at least 7 years in the last decade and a minimum of 12 months of continuous residency before applying. Applicants must also demonstrate a conversational level of Greek language proficiency, stable financial means, and adequate housing, with special provisions for highly skilled professionals in certain industries.

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