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About Cyprus Official Name: Rep. of Cyprus Population: 838,900 Capital: Nicosia Currency: Euro Languages: Greek & English Timezone: GMT+2 Member of: EU, UN & British Commonwealth
About Cyprus Cyprus is an island situated in Eastern Mediterranean and has been the crossing point between Europe, Asia and Africa People living in the island enjoy the warm Mediterranean climate, the high standard living, excellent health care, safety, low crime rate, sophisticated infrastructure and much more
About Cyprus On the 1st May, 2004, Cyprus became a full member of the European Union. Cyprus' new EU path brings with it the added benefits of heightened security, increasing employment opportunities and the lowest property prices for comparable EU locations. Investing in Cyprus has long proved to be a sound decision as prices have been steadily on the increase.
Cyprus Culture CULTURE EATING HABITS FOR CYPRIOTS SIMILAR AS CHINESE MORE THAN 20 DIFFERENT PLATTER FAMILY ORIENTED STRONG BONDS BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS HOSPITABLE PEOPLE VERY FRIENDLY TO FOREIGNERS HIGH LEVEL EDUCATED PEOPLE RELIGION PEOPLE ARE FREE TO WOSHIP ANY RELIGION THEY WISH MOST CYPRIOTS ARE GREEK ORTHODOX ARTS / MUSIC
China’s Closest European Destination Flights from China to Cyprus Through: Abu Dhabi Dubai Many Others
Cyprus Advantages Member of the European Union Strategic Geographic Location - Europe, Asia and Africa Warm Mediterranean Island with 320 days of sunshine New Marinas & Golf courses Sophisticated infrastructure Free hold property ownership English-speaking population Upgraded Airline connections and Telecommunications Good business and financial services
ECONOMY Tourism More than 2 m/ year Tourism More than 2 m/ year Energy Gaz extraction more than 30 billion Energy Gaz extraction more than 30 billion Real Estate 30 % of the local market Real Estate 30 % of the local market International Trade Point of exchange between Europe, Asia and Africa International Trade Point of exchange between Europe, Asia and Africa
About Paphos History and Tradition Rich History and Culture Huge Historical & Archeological Treasure Afrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty, born in Paphos Economy / Life Rapid Economy Activity in all Fields, especially Tourism Ideal Place for Elegant Living Excellent Location Sun / Nature Perfect ClimateCoasts and Beaches Favorable Destination for Holiday Home
Top Reasons to Invest in Cyprus EU & EUROZONE STRATEGIC LOCATION TAXATION HUMAN TALENT VALUE FOR MONEY LEGAL FRAMEWORK WELL – DEVELOPED INFRASTRUCTURE EASE OF DOING BUSINESS QUALITY OF LIFE WELL DEVELOPED EDUCATION PROGRAM DOUBLE TAX TREATIES WITH 40 COUNTRIES
Education The Ministry of Education and Culture is harmonizing the Education System in line with the European Standards and guidelines for quality assurance. List of Schools 3 Public Universities 4 Private Universities More than 400 public and private primary schools More than 200 public and private secondary schools All Universities are English speaking and teaching and cooperate with well known European Universities in order to offer programs for study abroad the masters and doctor degrees.
Paphos European Capital of Culture The title “European Capital of Culture” was designed to help bring the peoples of Europe closer together. This was the idea underlying its launch in June The title has since gone from strength to strength in Europe, and has a remarkable cultural and socio- economic impact.
Benefits to Paphos of ECC 2017 There will be tourism developed, thus thousands of visitors from all over Europe will visit the city The creation of modern infrastructure city will ameliorate the image and the aesthetics of the city and it will turn Paphos into a modern and developed city The bonds with other European countries will be enhanced The city will be better known in Europe, thus it will gain recognition from other countries as well
Cyprus – China Relations The relations between two countries are excellent Diplomatic relations established more than 30 years ago while cooperating has been steadily developed In the sector of education and training, is worth nothing that the two countries assist and facilitate each other through the granting of scholarships and training programs to students and professionals In the sector of Real Estate more than 1500 Chinese citizens have already bought their property in Cyprus and a lot of Chinese companies are investing billions in the country Cyprus is the entrance gate to Europe, Chinese investors have the opportunity to get Permanent Residence permit in less than 2 months
Permanent Residence Permit The Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus announced on May 2013 the new and accelerated procedure for granting immigration permits to applicants who are third nationals and intend to invest in Cyprus The new procedure is faster and has more favorable outcome for most of the applicants as the process should not take longer than 2 months No interview, no personal visit to the ministry Very simple procedure that the layer of the client can prepare
Procedure for Permanent Residency Individuals who purchase a property with a value of over € have the right to apply for Cyprus Permanent Residence (PR). Once they purchase the property they are able to live in the country immediately with a temporary residence permit. However there is no minimum residence time required in Cyprus. Once the property is purchased the clients can fly back to their country and they will be issued with a multiple- entry visa allowing them to enter Cyprus as often and as many times as they like. After a short period no more than 2 months, applicants will receive from the government of Cyprus their Permanent Residence. The permit applies to husband, wife and all children under the age of 18, however for unmarried dependent children older than 18 to 25 years a separate application can be submitted. The Cyprus Permanent Residence is for lifetime.
Guaranteed Permanent Residence Permit We offer the clients a procedure that guarantees the Permanent Residence Permit in maximum period of 2 months If Permanent Residence Permit is not approved then you take your money back
Buy now and Save Thousands New VAT Rules The new law introduces a reduced rate of 5% applicable for any purchase of a property The current full rate of VAT is 18% So SAVE 13 % VAT on the selling price For example for a house of € plus VAT you save 13% which means € No transfer fees Upon receiving a title deed for your property normally transfer fees apply If you buy now or before the end of 2014 you will pay no transfer fees and save thousands For example for a house of € plus VAT you save transfer fees of more than € 17000
Ampelos Views 10 Luxury Houses in the centre of Paphos Key Features 10 minutes to the Airport Close to amenities & facilities Walking distance to the sea Close to American Academy Private School High quality construction
Marina Sea View Pegeia, the tourist area in Paphos situated 10 minutes from Paphos Key Features Sea & Country Close to amenities & facilities Close to Akamas National Park 5 minutes drive from coral bay tourist area Private access to project
Elysium Villas Key Features Sea & Country Views Close to amenities & facilities Close to Akamas National Park 5 minutes drive from coral bay area