The Ministry of Interior has the power to grant a certificate of naturalization, upon application by an alien who fulfils certain criteria (special circumstances) for naturalization. The time frame for the examination of the application by the Ministry of Interior is approximately three (3) months. As soon as the applicant, to whom the certificate of naturalization is granted, makes, under oath, an official declaration of faith to the Republic of Cyprus, he becomes a citizen of the Republic by naturalization.

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