Cyprus authorities have accepted about 2,500 applications for golden visas.
Since the launch of the Federal state program for the provision of a Cyprus passport through investment, from May 2013 to August this year, 2390 applications for Cypriot citizenship were received.
A larger number of applications are legal and accounting companies registered for foreign citizens wishing to obtain Cypriot citizenship under the investment scheme.
The list of companies participating in the program has been leaked to the media since the end of November.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Cyprus is the company with the largest number of applications (184).
It is noteworthy that among the applicants is the company of the current President of Cyprus, Mr Nikos Anastasiades. And, although Mr Anastasiades claims that since taking office, he has no relation to the law firm and its business, the company’s owners are his daughter.