The Greece Golden Visa Program
One of the most attractive and efficient investment visas in the EU – is a residence by investment program launched in 2013 that enables non-EU nationals and their family members to obtain permanent residence permits in Greece
Real estate investment of EUR 250,000 or 500,000 is required (the amount of 500.000 applies only to properties in specific municipalities in Athens, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, and Santorini)
- Visa-free travel within Europe’s Schengen Area. The Golden Visa status in Greece offers to whomever is a beneficiary owning this certain visa, the advantage of free movement within the zone as provided by the Schengen Convention (“Schengen Convention Area”).
- No requirement to reside in Greece. As opposed to other EU residency programs, the Greek Legislation does not require a minimum number of days which must be spent in the country to prove physical residency.
- Unlimited expiry date of residence permit
- Opportunity to rent out the investment property
- Residence applicable to the whole family
- Eligibility to apply for citizenship after seven years of residence. Golden Visa offers the option of acquisition of citizenship in Greece and that of Greek-European Passport and after seven years’ time from the time of acquisition of Golden Visa.
Our Law Firm provides the following services in a very realistic way, always providing the truth about the process, costs, timelines, without any hidden information nor unpleasant surprises:
- Power of attorney draft
- Pre contract property’s deeds check at the local Mortgage office
- Issuance of Greek tax number
- Opening a bank account in Greece
- Communication with the seller’s attorney
- Pre contract preparation draft according to residence application terms
- Attendance on date of the signing of the final contract completely finalized and settled accordingly at the notary’s office
- Registration of the agreement with the competent Land Registry, in order for the actual Transfer of Deed to take place and receipt of the relevant Certificate
- Golden Visa applications filled in and accordingly signed
- Arrangement of an appointment for the biometric data before the competent Decentralized Authority
- Accompany the client during that day of appointment
- Receipt of the residence permit and forward them via regular post to you accordingly
- Legal advice until the completion of the procedure
- skype / zoom / teams meeting
A Power of Attorney shall suffice, and we can do all the paperwork and the purchasing of your real estate on your behalf, without the need to travel, until the appointment for biometrics. You or your dependents don’t have to enter Greece during or prior to the application process.