In all of 2015, the year before Britain voted to leave the European Union, there were only 30 applications for Cypriot citizenship at the Cyprus High Commission in the UK. After the EU referendum that number has increased by 670% to ~200 in the UK Consulate in 2018 already and there are certainly many more UK Cypriots that are interested in obtaining Cypriot citizenship.
The Federation represents the UK Cypriot community and with an increased demand for Cypriot citizenship we want to ask for your opinion on this process. We’ll use our findings to make representations to the Cypriot Government about the process and the criteria.
Also, as the Brexit negotiations enter a crucial period, we want to hear directly from our community on this important issue. We regularly meet with Ministers, Shadow Ministers, Parliamentarians and other stakeholders, so hearing your voice will enable us to advocate on your behalf.
Listen to the Consul General of Cyprus to the UK, Theodoros Gotsis, and Assistant Executive Officer of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK, Christos Tuton, talk on LGR about the new systems at the Cyprus High Commission and about Brexit:
Our Cypriot Citizenship & Brexit survey has now closed. Thank you for taking part! Please look out for the results on our social media platforms (@ukcypriotfed).