Greece

Residence Programs

Residency Program & Benefits

Greece’s residence by investment program, known as the ‘Greek Golden Visa’ was set forth in Law 4146/2013.

The law states that third country nationals who invest the requisite amount in real estate property/ies in Greece either personally or through a legal entity whose shares belong to them in its entirety can apply for a Greek Permanent Residence Permit ‘Golden Visa’.

Residence permits are issued within 2 – 3 months for the investor and his/her family. Permits are valid for 5 years and can be renewed indefinitely as long as the investment hasn’t been liquidated.

Holders of a permanent residence permit can apply for citizenship after 7 years of legal residence in Greece.

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Key Benefits

  • Ability to reside in Greece without restrictions
  • Travel visa-free to any of the 26 countries in the Schengen Area
  • No language requirements
  • No residency requirement or interview to get the permanent residence permit
  • No tax obligation for non-residents
  • Dual citizenship is allowed in Greece
  • Dependent children up to the age of 21 can be part of the same application