Greek Golden Visa
Through the Golden Visa in Greece, non-European citizens can obtain a residence permit in Greece and move freely within the Schengen area.
The basic requirement for obtaining a residence permit through the Greek Golden Visa Program is the ownership of property in Greece worth at least 250,000 euros.
The property can be owned personally or through a legal entity, provided that the applicant owns 100 percent of its shares.
In determining the value of the property (or properties), the amount paid for the purchase as stated in the purchase and sale agreement is taken into account, not the property’s financial and commercial value.
The residence permit obtained in Greece is valid for five years and can be renewed without limit, provided the owner remains in possession of the property acquired.
As with Greek citizens, the residence permit obtained gives access to the Greek health care system and public education.
In addition to the applicant, the residence permit is extended to his wife, children under 21, and the parents of both spouses. Family members may be granted an individual residence permit, which, however, expires, is renewed, and may be revoked concurrently with the guarantor’s residence permit.
After seven consecutive years of holding the residence permit, the investor and his or her family members may apply to acquire Greek citizenship.
Our Golden Visa Services
Golden Visa in Greece: we will assist you throughout the process
Real Estate Legal Due Diligence
Before purchasing a property, we will conduct extensive due diligence on the legal status of the property to ensure that it is free from legal encumbrances of any kind and that third parties do not dispute the property.
We assist you in negotiating with the property owner, and we will draft or check purchase contracts to ensure that your interests are properly protected.
Greek Bank Account and Tax Number
We assist you in opening a Greek bank account and obtaining a Greek Tax Identification Number (TIN)-which is necessary to purchase a property.
Conclusion of the purchase contract
We will conclude the purchase contract in the presence of highly qualified notaries. We will be present with you when the purchase contract is registered with the notary, or we will act on your behalf through a power of attorney if you cannot travel to Greece.
In Greece, the transfer of ownership of a property does not become effective until the purchase contract is registered with the land registry: we will take care of this on your behalf.
We prepare all the necessary documents to apply for a residence permit, constantly monitor the process, and collect the residence permit as soon as it is issued.
Frequently Asked Questions
Golden Visa Greece: FAQ
What kind of property can I buy in Greece to get a residence permit as an investor?
Can I rent out my property?
Can I get a residence permit for my family members as well?
Can I work in Europe once I have obtained my Greek residence permit?
According to the law, however, the holder of a Golden Visa can own shares in a company, work as a CEO or serve on a board of directors.
After obtaining a Golden Visa, can I apply for Greek citizenship?
Why apply for a Golden Visa in Greece?
Moreover, Greece has proven over the years to be a thriving real estate market with great investment opportunities and large profit margins.
Will I be able to move freely in the Schengen Area?
Keep this in Mind!
Greece Golden Visa: what to know
Apply for a Greek golden visa after buying a property
The ideal way to obtain a Golden Visa in Greece and a residence permit is to apply after buying the property.
The interested person can then travel to Greece, find and purchase a property, and apply for a visa and residence permit.
Applying for a Golden Visa before having purchased a property
It is also possible to apply for a Golden Visa and residence permit before purchasing property in Greece.
In this case, however, it is necessary to enter into a contract with a real estate agent to purchase a home and then submit the application based on this contract.
In addition to the contract with the real estate agent, the applicant will also have to provide documents proving the economic viability of the transaction, i.e., the existence of bank accounts, bonds or shares capable of covering the investment of at least 250,000 euros envisaged for obtaining the residence permit.
Greece Golden Visa: the procedure for obtaining it
The procedure for obtaining a residence permit in Greece through a Golden Visa is divided into two parts: the application for a special visa and the application for a residence permit.
To apply for a Golden Visa in Greece, the applicant must provide the following:
- Copy of the purchase contract for one or more properties with a total value of at least 250,000 euros prepared by a notary public in Greece
- A certificate from the notary certifies that the purchase contract meets the legal requirements under the law
- Proof of registration of the transfer of ownership with the land registry or the relevant cadastral office
- Legalized certificate of family status
The procedure for obtaining the Golden Visa then involves a brief interview at the Greek consulate, subject to an appointment that we will make.
To apply for a residence permit in Greece, the applicant must provide the following:
- Passport valid for at least three months after the expiration date of the visa
- Certificate provided by the authorities in the country of origin regarding criminal record
- Medical health certificate stating that the applicant is not suffering from a disease dangerous to public health
- Application made to a health insurer for insurance to cover medical expenses during the stay in Greece
- Documents related to the purchase of the property
We help you buy property in Greece and get your Greek residency permit
Please write to us if you are interested in the Greek Golden Visa Program and obtaining a residence permit in Greece through the purchase of property.
+30 2310 284408 (Thessaloniki)
+49 30 88702382 (Berlin)