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Foreign Nationals now eligible for Egyptian Citizenship

foreign nationals can obtain Egyptian citizenship provided that they meet specific conditions as outlined in the law

Purchasing a property worth a minimum of $500,000 in one of the areas designated by the relevant authorities in Egypt Investing in a new or existing business of a minimum of $400,000 in accordance with the Investment Law Must pay a non-refundable fee of $250,000 in order to maintain his / her citizenship should eligibility is not being met

By: Fragomen

The Council of Ministers of Egypt issued a decision whereby foreign nationals can obtain Egyptian citizenship provided that they meet any of the following conditions outlined in the law:  

· Purchasing a property worth a minimum of $500,000 in one of the areas designated by the relevant authorities in Egypt; or
· Investing in a new or existing business of a minimum of $400,000 in accordance with the Investment Law; or
· Depositing $750,000 to the Central Bank of Egypt (refundable after five years with no interest); or
· Depositing $1 million to the Central Bank of Egypt (refundable after three years with no interest); or
· Depositing $250,000.00 to the Central Bank of Egypt as a non-refundable payment towards direct revenue to the state.

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Applicants must be able to meet all prescribed eligibility conditions for a minimum of five years (with some exceptions), otherwise they must pay a non-refundable fee of $250,000 in order to maintain his / her citizenship.