The Cyprus Papers

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has obtained a leak of documents that name 2,500 people who paid to become Cypriot citizens.

With applicants from more than 70 nations, each required to make a 2-million-euro (approximately $2.5m) investment to qualify, Cyprus’s “golden passport” scheme reveals how citizenship of a small EU nation has become a commodity for the global super-rich.

Cyprus Investment Programme applicants by country

Some documents reveal details of sponsors and other passport holders who acquired Cypriot citizenship before 2017.