There are couple of options to receive Cyprus passport :
1. If person legally stayed in Cyprus for more then 7 years of which last 12 months you did not leave the country.
Regulations Governing EU Citizens in Cyprus and Their Family Members [...]
This type of visa available for those people who stayed in Cyprus legally for at least 5 years. Excludes students, refugees, housemaids, workers. Requirement : examinations in Greek. [...]
The Cyprus Residence programme is attractive to those that are attracted to the Mediterranean style Greek-island-influence living that Cyprus offers. The Cyprus Residence programme is very affordable and easy to comply with and allows for the investor to [...]
Anybody who would like to receive longer stay visa have to apply one of the following visas ( which are the only visas that exist for third countries people in Cyprus ), and acquire an ID ( before this document called- pink slip ) [...]
A non-Cypriot citizen, who meets one of the following economic criteria (A), either personally or through a company/ companies in which he/ she participates as a shareholder - proportionally based on the percentage of participation, or even as a high-rank [...]
The UN with the Geneva Convention in 1951 states that a refugee is a person who leaves the country of origin or habitual residence, having a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social gr [...]