Greece

Greece Golden Visa Program

Passport Rank

9

Visa Free Countries

184

Investment Amount​

250,000 Euro

Processing Time

4 Months

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About Greece Golden Visa

 

The Greek government launched the Greece Golden Visa Program in 2013  as one of the many ways to boost its economy. This program creates a win-win situation for both the Greek economy and the investor, where it gives the opportunity to obtain a renewable permanent residency valid for five years for interested investors and their eligible family members. 

Investors are required to make an investment in the real estate sector (flat, house, shop, land plot or a combination of real estate assets) with a minimum investment of 250,000 Euro to qualify. The permanent residency is renewable and the only requirement for renewal is to maintain ownership of the property.

 

Benefits of the Program

 

  • All the family members will have the Freedom of movement throughout the Schengen countries.
  • No residency is required from the investor and their family members for renewing the permit
  • Spouse and the children of the investor under the age of 21 are included, as well as parents with no age restrictions.
  • Lowest property transfer tax in Europe.
  • The right to reside in Greece and get the social benefits & access to the educational system.
  • Ownership of property with the ability to rent property & gain a return on investment.

Greece Golden Visa Qualifications & Requirements for Investors

 

Main applicant requirements:

  • Have a clean criminal record.
  • Have insurance coverage in Greece.
  • Submit an entry visa to the Greek consulate in their country of origin or residence.
  • Have adequate funds to make the required investment

Eligible Family Members that can be included in an application:

  • Spouse of the Investor
  • Children of the investors below 21 years old.
  • Parents of Investor 

Cost of obtaining Greece Golden Visa

 

The minimum investment amount cited by the law is $ 250,000.

*Additional charges apply such as the application and administrative fees and property related expenses.

Process and steps

 

  • Step One: Collect all the required documents and forms.
  • Step Two: Locate the property in Greece and arrange for purchase.
  • Step Three: travelling to Greece to submit the application for the  permanent residence permit 
  • Step Four: investors and included family members will be issued a one year permit that allow them to reside legally in Greece until the decision of the application is made. 
  • Step Five: When the application is fully processed (Within approximately two months) the government will issue a decision regarding the application.  .
  • Step Six: upon approval the biometrics information will be required to issue a 5 years permanent residence permit for applicants.

Our Services

 

  • Provide real estate investment options.
  • Provide consultation services for your case and what is required for this program.
  • Assist in reviewing and preparing your documents and forms.
  • Schedule and organize your exploratory visit to Greece (remote purchase is available).
  • Follow up on the application status and update you frequently
  • Permanent residency cards are delivered to where the investor is located.

FAQ's

maintain the investment ownership.
No, there is no residency requirement to maintain the residency or renew the residency.
Yes, it is allowed under Greek law to rent out the property you own and obtain a return from it.
Investors who hold the golden visa will be eligible to apply for Greek citizenship in 7 years of continuous residency, and accordingly, be issued a Greek passport.
The Republic of Greece is part of the European Union, located in southeastern Europe, on the borders with Albania, Bulgaria, and Macedonia to the north, and Turkey to the east. It consists of 13 regions, with a total area of ​​128,900 square kilometres, the country has a total population of more than 10,7 million people, and the most populated city is the capital, Athens, with a population of more than 3,1 million, where the locals use Greek as the official language of the country. The country is characterized by its mainly Mediterranean climate, which is relatively warm and dry summers and rainy mild winters. In terms of the terrain, it is mostly mountainous, as the highest peak is located in Mount Olympus with 2,917 metres above sea level. Greece also has a long coast with many beaches and world-renowned islands such as Santorini and Mykonos.
Yes, Greece signed the schengen agreement. The residence permits issued by Greece are valid in all Schengen states.
Greek passport is currently ranked 9th according to Reach Immigration Passport Index, providing access to 184 destinations around the world and is considered one of the most desirable passports as it gives its holder the highest degree of mobility between various destinations.
Greek passport allows entry to 141 countries without a visa according to Reach Immigration Passport Index, and the countries were distributed as follows: Europe:albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, France, Finland, French Guinea, French Polynesia, French west Indies, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Palau, Poland, portugal, Romania, Reunion, San Marino, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United kingdom, Vatican. Americas: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire Saint Eustatius and Saba, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Island, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, falkland island, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, marshall islands, Mexico, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niue, Panama, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, slovakia, slovenia, Spain, saint maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela. Asia: brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macau, Malaysia, Micronesia, northern mariana islands, Oman, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan. Africa: Botswana, Cape Verde, Eswatini, Gambia, Jamaica, Mauritius, Morocco, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, South africa, Tunisia.
Greek passport allows entry to 43 countries with a visa on arrival according to the Reach Immigration Passport Index, and the countries were distributed as follows: Asia: Bangladesh, Bahrain, Cambodia, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia. Africa: Burkina Faso, Comoros, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Americas: Saint Helena Island.
No, you must submit your application through an authorized agent, as applications for residency must be dealt with by certain specialists who have experience and are recognized by the government of the country.
Yes. You can purchase more than one property to qualify for Greece’s Golden Visa as long as the amount invested is equal to or greater than 250,000 Euro.
Yes, co-ownership is allowed as long as each person invests an amount starting from 250,000 Euro.
Family members who can be included are the spouse of the main applicant, all dependent children under 21, and dependent parents of the applicants above 65.
Obtaining Greece golden visa takes a period from 2 to 4 months from the date of applying.
No, the application can be done remotely, but you have to travel to Greece to see and choose the property
No. Greece's golden visa does not entitle you to work for yourself or your family members in Greece.
Yes, by obtaining a golden visa for Greece, you and your family members can travel to a number of European countries without a visa upon arrival, according to the Reach Immigration Passport Index.
The residence permit you get with the Greece Golden Visa is valid for 5 years, after which you can renew it indefinitely every five years as long as you keep the real estate investment.
There are no stay requirements in order to renew a Golden Visa Residence Permit.
Yes, Greece allows you to have more than one nationality in addition to its own.

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