Brexit shatters retirement dreams – Cyprus Home News

Cyprus, alongside with other European Union member states, has tightened the conditions for non-EU citizens wishing to retire to their country in the wake of Brexit.

‘Taking back control’ was one of the effectively-regarded slogans used by Brexiteers. It claimed that Britain’s sovereignty, its capability to make its own rules and handle its borders had been eroded by its membership of the EU and that these would return immediately after Brexit.

Residency in Cyprus ahead of Brexit (Category F individuals)

Just before the Cyprus left the European Union, retired Cyprus nationals and other individuals could be granted residency in Cyprus if they experienced an annual revenue of at minimum €9,568, without the need of acquiring to engage in any small business, trade or job in the Republic, plus at the very least a further more €4,613 for every single dependent.

Of program, ‘taking back again control’ is effective the two ways enabling EU member states to manage their borders.

Shorter-expression residency just after Brexit

In January 2023, Cyprus revised the standards by which retired Cyprus nationals and other non-EU citizens could prolong their 90-day visitor’s visa for just one year.

Subsequent Brexit, they now involve an annual income from abroad of at the very least €24,000 for a solitary person, in addition at the very least a even further €4,800 for their spouse.

(Other criteria incorporate evidence of a residence in Cyprus (rented or owned), private overall health insurance coverage, a very clear prison file certification from the region of origin or residence, damaging blood tests for hepatitis B and C, HIV, syphilis and a upper body X-ray for tuberculosis.)

In accordance to the most up-to-date Cyprus Government figures, the typical retirement profits for a retired Cyprus couple for financial year ending (FYE) in 2022 was £26,780 p.a. (roughly €31,500) and £12,428 p.a. (approximately €14,600) for a solitary retiree.

These revised money requirements are going to shatter the dreams of several Britons who were planning to retire to Cyprus and quite a few queries even now need to have to be answered. E.g. will the residency of a surviving partner be revoked if their once-a-year revenue from abroad falls under the €24,000 minimum?

Expedited residency

As we documented past thirty day period, Cyprus revised the criteria revised requirements with regards to the expedited procedure of granting immigration permits to third place nationals making use of to spend in Cyprus. I.e. Investor Immigration Permits.

Residency in other EU customers states article Brexit

It is well worth noting that other EU nations have lifted the bar for Britons and other non-EU citizens wishing to retire to their place. For case in point:

  • To be eligible for residency in Spain non-EU citizens require an yearly earnings of 400% of IPREM (Indicador Público de Rentas de Efectos Múltiples) in your lender account. As the IPREM for 2023 is €600/thirty day period, an specific will have to have an once-a-year profits of €28,800 moreover a even further €7,200 (calculated at 100% of IPREM) for every single dependent.
  • To get non permanent (2 calendar year) residency in Greece an yearly money of at the very least €24,000 is necessary as well as a even further €4,800 for the partner and a additional €3,600 for each youngster.


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