Overview of the Greek Residency Programme

As Greece is a member of both the European Union and Schengen Zone, Greek Permanent Residence Permit holders can freely travel across all EU and Schengen member states.

The programme requires a minimum investment of €250,000 in Greek real estate, which must be held for 5 years.

The permit is valid for 5 years and can be renewed after that provided the individual maintains ownership of their property. The application processing period lasts between 1-2 months.

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Investment

If you wish to become eligible for Greek Permanent Residency, an investment of €250,000 in real estate is required.

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Visa-Free Travel

Visa-free movement across all EU and Schengen zone countries.

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Fast Procedure

Once an application is duly submitted along with all supporting documentation, you should receive your Permanant Residency Card in 1-2 months.

Permanent Residency in Greece: Key Benefits

  • The right to live work and study without restriction in Greece, a stable European country with an agreeable climate and a friendly population.
  • Strategically located near countries in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and other Asian countries.
  • Permanent residency is also applicable to the main applicant’s entire family, including their spouse, children under the age of 21, and parents of both the main applicant and their spouse.
  • Holders of Permanent Residency can become eligible for Citizenship following 7 years of continued residency.
  • Dual citizenship is permitted.

Greek Permanent Residency Criteria

  • A minimum investment of €250,000 in Greek real estate, plus applicable taxes.
  • The applicant must be over the age of 18.
  • The applicant must have a clean criminal record.
  • Health insurance must be obtained from a company based in Greece.
  • A valid Greek Visa for entry into Greece so the Golden Visa application process can be initiated.

Step-by-Step Application Procedure

Visit Greece

Secure a valid Greek Visa and visit the country to initiate the Golden Visa application process.

OR

Appoint an authorized representative.

Qualifying Investment

Select the property you wish to invest in.

Application Submission

Duly submit your application alongside all necessary documents and have your biometrics recorded.

About Greece

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Geography

Greece is a Mediterranean nation consisting of a peninsular mainland and thousands of islands in the Aegean and Ionian Seas. It has a total area of 131,957 km².

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Population and Language

Greece has a population numbering 10,720,000 people.  The official language is Greek.

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Tourism

Greece is a very a popular tourist destination with an increasing influx of tourists every year, having received 34.2 million tourists in 2019 – more than three times its resident population.

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Education

Pre-primary, primary and secondary school is compulsory for students aged between 4 to 15 in Greece. Most Greek students then proceed onto upper-secondary education, either at a general or a vocational Lykeio, of which there are both daytime and evening ones. The country also has a thriving tertiary education system, with some of the highest-ranking universities in the world.

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Health Care

The country has a history of providing publicly funded or subsidised health care through the National Health System (ESY).

Greece Factsheet

  • Continent: Europe
  • Population: 10.72 m
  • Government: Unitary Parliamentary Republic
  • Capital: Athens
  • Language: Greek
  • Currency: Euro (€)
  • Total area: 131,957 km2
  • Time zone: Eastern European (UTC+02:00)

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