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GROUNDS ON WHICH THE CYPRUS CITIZENSHIP GRANTED MAY BE REVOKED BY THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

In accordance with the Article 113, of the Civil Registry Laws of 2002-2019, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus may order the revocation of the Cyprus Citizenship, on the following grounds:

1. In the event the Cyprus Citizenship was obtained by way of a fraud, false representation or concealment of any essential fact(s).

2. In the event the holder of the Cyprus Citizenship has engaged in any of the following:

  • In acts or words, has demonstrated lack of loyalty or disgrace to the Republic of Cyprus; or
  • In any war carried out by the Republic of Cyprus illegally engaged in a transaction or communicated with the enemy or engaged in the conduct or engaged in any operation which, to his knowledge was conducted in such manner as to assist the enemy in that war; or
  • Within a period of ten (10) years from the registration or naturalization, the Cypriot Citizen has been convicted in any country for imprisonment for a particularly abominable offense or for an offense involving moral turpitude, provided that the conviction in question is an offense which constitutes a particularly abominable offense or involves moral turpitude in the Republic of Cyprus and which carries an imprisonment penalty.

3. If the Council of Ministers is satisfied that the Cypriot Citizen has usually resided in other countries for a continuous time period of seven (7) years and if during this period, has not:

  • Served at any time in the service of the Republic or of an International Organization of which the Republic is a member, OR ALTERNATIVELY
  • Annually notified any Consulate of the Republic, in a specified manner of the intention to retain the Cypriot Citizenship.
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