Residence Permit in Greece

RESIDENCE PERMIT IN GREECE

RESIDENCE PERMIT IN GREECE under the category «GOLDEN VISA».

Validity: 5 years

Real estate investment threshold: 250.000€ / 500.000€

New threshold of 500.000€ based on georgraphic criteria:

  1. Central Athens Regional Unit:
  • Athens
  • Filadelfia-Chalkidona
  • Dafni-Imittos
  • Galatsi
  • Kaisariani
  • Vyronas
  • Zografou
  • Ilioupoli
  1. Southern Athens Regional Unit:
  • Glyfada
  • Palaio Faliro
  • Alimos
  • Agios Dimitrios
  • Elliniko-Argyroupoli
  • Kallithea
  • Moschato-Tavros
  • Nea Smyrni
  • Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni
  1. Northern Athens Regional Unit:
  • Kifisia
  • Marousi
  • Agia Paraskevi
  • Chalandri
  • Filothei-Psychiko
  • Irakleio
  • Lykovrysi-Pefki
  • Metamorfosi
  • Nea Ionia
  • Papagou-Cholargos
  • Penteli
  • Vrilissia
  1. Municipality of Thessaloniki
  2. Islands: Mykonos & Santorini

The circle of persons entitled to a residence permit:

– applicant (investor-property owner)

– spouse

– children under the age of 21

– parents of the investor-property owner

– parents of the spouse of the investor-property owner

Advantages and additional benefits:

  • One of the lowest real estate investment thresholds in Europe
  • A wide range of persons acquiring the right to a residence permit along

with the property owner

  • Possibility of commercial use and leasing of real estate upon purchase
  • The right to year-round residence in Greece
  • The right to unrestricted visits to the Schengen member countries
  • Unlimited renewal of residence permit subject to confirmation of the fact

of ownership of the property

  • No obligation to reside in Greece in order to renew the residence permit
  • Opportunity to establish a company and run a business

Stages of obtaining a residence permit

  1. Fulfilling the investment conditions (purchase of a property with a total

value of 250.000€/500.000€)

  1. Collection of necessary documents for applying for a residence permit.
  1. Submission of a request for appointment at the authorized department

of the ministry or the migration service.

  1. Payment of the necessary state fees.
  2. Submitting an application on the due date and obtaining a temporary

residence permit (“blue certificate”) that allows you to stay legally in the

territory of the Hellenic Republic.

  1. Collection of biometric data (on the day of application submitting)
  2. Obtaining a residence permit card.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR OBTAINING A RESIDENCE PERMIT

Investor-property owner

  • A power of attorney drawn up in Greece, if the application is

submitted by a lawyer – PREPARED BY A GREEK NOTARY PUBLIC OR AT A

GREEK CONSULATE or if outside of Greece PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT

and verified by Apostille stamp

  • A Purchase and Sale Agreement – PREPARED BY A GREEK NOTARY

PUBLIC

  • Certificate of registration of the Purchase and Sale Agreement in the

real estate register – FILED BY A LAWYER

  • A Deed of payment of the full price, if the Agreement was concluded

on a post-payment basis (i.e. under the resolutory condition) – PREPARED

BY A GREEK NOTARY PUBLIC

  • Certificate of registration of the Deed of payment of the full price in

the real estate register – FILED BY A LAWYER

  • Photograph (passport type, dimensions 4×6 cm), times 4, also saved

on a disk (CD) – MADE ON THE DAY OF BIOMETRICS SUBMISSION AT THE

LOCATION OF THE MIGRATION SERVICE OR A FEW DAYS BEFORE

  • Health insurance contract in Greece – FILED BY A LAWYER
  • Photocopies of all pages of the international passport – PROVIDED BY

THE APPLICANT

  • Birth certificate, ORIGINAL being verified by Apostille

stamp/or double-certified (prior translated to English in case the

applicant was born in Lebanon/China/Iran/Egypt/UAE etc.) –

PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT

  • If the surnames in the passport and the Birth Certificate are different,

the Certificate of change of surname or Marriage Certificate, which

indicates the fact of the change of surname, verified by the Apostille

stamp/or double-certified (prior translated to English in case the applicant

was born in China/Iran/Egypt/UAE etc.) – PROVIDED BY APPLICANT

  • State fees (2000 euros + 16 euros) plus receipts for their payment –

DRAWN UP BY A LAWYER VIA THE INTERNET, PAID BY THE APPLICANT

 

Spouse (including under a cohabitation agreement)

  • A power of attorney drawn up in Greece, if the application is

submitted by a lawyer – PREPARED BY A GREEK NOTARY PUBLIC OR AT A

GREEK CONSULATE or if outside of Greece PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT

and verified by Apostille stamp

  • Photograph (passport type, dimensions 4×6 cm), times 4, also saved

on a disk (CD) – MADE ON THE DAY OF SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICATION

AT THE LOCATION OF THE MIGRATION SERVICE OR A FEW DAYS BEFORE

  • Health insurance contract in Greece – FILED BY A LAWYER
  • Photocopies of all pages of the international passport – PROVIDED BY

THE APPLICANT

  • Birth certificate ORIGINAL being by Apostille stamp/or

double-certified (prior translated to English in case the applicant

was born in Lebanon/China/Iran/Egypt/UAE etc.) – PROVIDED BY

THE APPLICANT

  • If the surnames in the passport and the Birth Certificate are different,

the Certificate of change of surname or Marriage Certificate, which

indicates the fact of the change of surname, verified by the Apostille

stamp/or double-certified (prior translated to English in case the applicant

was born in China/Iran/Egypt/UAE etc.) – PROVIDED BY APPLICANT

  • Marriage certificate verified by Apostille stamp/or double-certified

(prior translated to English in case the applicant was born in

China/Iran/Egypt/UAE etc.) – PROVIDED BY APPLICANT

  • State fees (150 euros + 16 euros) plus receipts for their payment –

DRAWN UP BY A LAWYER VIA THE INTERNET, PAID BY THE APPLICANT

 

Children (under 18)

  • A power of attorney drawn up in Greece, if the application is

submitted by a lawyer – PREPARED BY A GREEK NOTARY PUBLIC OR AT A

GREEK CONSULATE or if outside of Greece PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT

and verified by Apostille stamp

  • Photograph (passport type, dimensions 4×6 cm), times 4, also saved

on a disk (CD) – MADE ON THE DAY OF SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICATION

AT THE LOCATION OF THE MIGRATION SERVICE OR A FEW DAYS BEFORE

  • Health insurance contract in Greece – FILED BY A LAWYER
  • Photocopies of all pages of the international passport – PROVIDED BY

THE APPLICANT

  • Birth certificate ORIGINAL being verified by Apostille

stamp/or double-certified (prior translated to English in case the

applicant was born in Lebanon/China/Iran/Egypt/UAE etc.) –

PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT

  • State fees (16 euros per child) plus receipts for their payment –

DRAWN UP BY A LAWYER VIA THE INTERNET, PAID BY THE APPLICANT

 

Children (18-21)

  • A power of attorney drawn up in Greece, if the application is

submitted by a lawyer – PREPARED BY A GREEK NOTARY PUBLIC OR AT A

GREEK CONSULATE or if outside of Greece PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT

and verified by Apostille stamp

  • Photograph (passport type, dimensions 4×6 cm), times 4, also saved

on a disk (CD) – MADE ON THE DAY OF SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICATION

AT THE LOCATION OF THE MIGRATION SERVICE OR A FEW DAYS BEFORE

  • Health insurance contract in Greece – FILED BY A LAWYER
  • Photocopies of all pages of the international passport – PROVIDED BY

THE APPLICANT

  • Birth certificate ORIGINAL being verified by Apostille

stamp/or double-certified (prior translated to English in case the

applicant was born in Lebanon/China/Iran/Egypt/UAE etc.) –

PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT

  • State fees (150 euros + 16 euros per child) plus receipts for their

payment – DRAWN UP BY A LAWYER VIA THE INTERNET, PAID BY THE

APPLICANT

 

Parents of the investor-property owner

  • A power of attorney drawn up in Greece, if the application is

submitted by a lawyer – PREPARED BY A GREEK NOTARY PUBLIC OR AT A

GREEK CONSULATE or if outside of Greece PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT

and verified by Apostille stamp

  • Photograph (passport type, dimensions 4×6 cm), times 4, also saved

on a disk (CD) – MADE ON THE DAY OF SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICATION

AT THE LOCATION OF THE MIGRATION SERVICE OR A FEW DAYS BEFORE

  • Health insurance contract in Greece – FILED BY A LAWYER
  • Photocopies of all pages of the international passport – PROVIDED BY

THE APPLICANT

  • Birth certificate of the applicant ORIGINAL being verified by

Apostille stamp/or double-certified (prior translated to English in

case the applicant was born in Lebanon/China/Iran/Egypt/UAE

etc.) – PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT

  • Birth certificate of the investor-property owner verified by Apostille

stamp/or double-certified (prior translated to English in case the applicant

was born in China/Iran/Egypt/UAE etc.) – PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT

  • If the surnames in the passport and the Birth Certificate are different,

the Certificate of change of surname or Marriage Certificate, which

indicates the fact of the change of surname, ORIGINAL being verified by

the Apostille stamp/or double-certified (prior translated to English in case

the applicant was born in China/Iran/Egypt/UAE etc.) – PROVIDED BY

APPLICANT

  • State fees (150 euros + 16 euros) plus receipts for their payment –

DRAWN UP BY A LAWYER VIA THE INTERNET, PAID BY THE APPLICANT

 

In-laws of the investor-property owner

  • A power of attorney drawn up in Greece, if the application is

submitted by a lawyer – PREPARED BY A GREEK NOTARY PUBLIC OR AT A

GREEK CONSULATE or if outside of Greece PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT

and verified by Apostille stamp

  • Photograph (passport type, dimensions 4×6 cm), times 4, also saved

on a disk (CD) – MADE ON THE DAY OF SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICATION

AT THE LOCATION OF THE MIGRATION SERVICE OR A FEW DAYS BEFORE

  • Health insurance contract in Greece – FILED BY A LAWYER
  • Photocopies of all pages of the international passport – PROVIDED BY

THE APPLICANT

  • Birth certificate of the applicant ORIGINAL being verified by

Apostille stamp/or double-certified (prior translated to English in

case the applicant was born in Lebanon/China/Iran/Egypt/UAE

etc.) – PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT

  • Birth certificate of the investor-property owner ORIGINAL being

verified by Apostille stamp/or double-certified (prior translated to English in

case the applicant was born in China/Iran/Egypt/UAE etc.) – PROVIDED BY

THE APPLICANT

  • If the surnames in the passport and the Birth Certificate are different,

the Certificate of change of surname or Marriage Certificate, which

indicates the fact of the change of surname, ORIGINAL being verified by

the Apostille stamp/or double-certified (prior translated to English in case

the applicant was born in China/Iran/Egypt/UAE etc.) – PROVIDED BY

APPLICANT

  • Marriage certificate of the investor and the spouse ORIGINAL being

verified by Apostille stamp/or double-certified (prior translated to English in

case the applicant was born in China/Iran/Egypt/UAE etc.) – PROVIDED BY

APPLICANT

  • State fees (150 euros + 16 euros) plus receipts for their payment –

DRAWN UP BY A LAWYER VIA THE INTERNET, PAID BY THE APPLICANT

NOTA BENE

  1. The presence of a person applying for a residence permit in Greece is

required once in order to collect biometric data.

  1. The deadline for issuing a residence permit is within 1-3 months from

the date of submission of biometric data.

  1. Apostille must be placed on the original documents, and not on

notarized copies

  1. The exact place of birth (city, village, settlement) must be indicated in

the Birth Certificate.

  1. Validity of a residence permit for a property owner: 5 years from the

date of application. The residence permit of other family members expires

at the same time as the owner, regardless of the date of application. If

before the supposed expiration of the residence permit, the child of the

property owner turns 21 years old, his residence permit is valid until this

date. However, in this particular case, it is possible to extend the residence

permit for another 3 years.

  1. In the event that both parents are not present when submitting the

application of the minor, the consent of the absent parent to issue a

residence permit, drawn up by a notary and certified by the Apostille seal,

is required.

  1. When a minor child turns 6 and 12 years old, his residence permit will be

valid until he reaches this age, therefore it will be necessary to apply for a

RENEWAL residence permit. If by this time the residence permit is not yet

ready, then it will be necessary to re-submit fingerprints (upon reaching

this age).

  1. After submitting an application for a residence permit online, a

certificate will be sent to the e-mail specified when submitting, on the basis

of which you can stay in Greece without a limit of 90 days and without the

need for a visa to enter, but only to Greece. This does not apply to other

Schengen countries. Subsequently, an invitation to take fingerprints with a

specific date and time should be sent to the same e-mail.

  1. In the case of an investment in the above-mentioned 500,000 euros

investment areas, and the investment is allowed ONLY in a ONE property.

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