GOLDEN VISA PROGRAM

GREECE




Greece’s Golden Visa Program is a residency by investment program launched in 2013 that allows non-EU citizens and their families to obtain a residence permit in Greece.
TIME OF PROCESSING From 6 months
VISA-FREE TRAVELS TO 29 COUNTRIES
CITIZENSHIP IN 7 YEARS
This residence permit is valid for 5 years and can be renewed indefinitely (each time for a period of 5 years), provided the applicant still owns the property.
After 7 years, the investor and his relatives can apply for citizenship.
The country has something to offer all types of life — from its tranquil secluded beaches and villages where you can retire and relax, to bustling modern cities.
ABOUT THE COUNTRY
Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization, which has contributed to the foundations of mathematics, physics, literature and other sciences. In addition, the country is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world — about 16.5 million tourists visit Greece every year.
With its strategic position in Southeast Europe, Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Greece is a member of the EU, the Eurozone and the Schengen Agreement. Globally, Greece is also a member of the United Nations, OECD and NATO.
GREECE
ATHENS
GET ALL THE ADVANTAGES THAT THE PROGRAM OFFERS
BENEFITS
EASE OF OBTAINING

CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

European residence permit in 2−3 months




There are no interviews, Greek language test (for citizenship only), education, and work experience requirements
Spouse and children under the age of 21 are included in the application without requirements
The program is open to all non-European nationalities
European residence permit in 2−3 months

There are no interviews, Greek language test (for citizenship only), education, and work experience requirements

Spouse and children under the age of 21 are included in the application without requirements

The program is open to all non-European nationalities
Greek residence permit allows you to come to Greece at any time, even if the borders are closed and travel freely to 29 European countries

Moving to the country is an investor’s right, not an obligation: the program does not provide for compulsory residence in the country
After five years of permanent residence in Greece, the investor can obtain permanent residence and apply for citizenship after another two years
Greece allows its citizens to hold several citizenships at once
Greek residence permit allows you to come to Greece at any time, even if the borders are closed and travel freely to 29 European countries

Moving to the country is an investor’s right, not an obligation: the program does not provide for compulsory residence in the country

After five years of permanent residence in Greece, the investor can obtain permanent residence and apply for citizenship after another two years

Greece allows its citizens to hold several citizenships at once
An investor who becomes a tax resident of Greece gets the right to use the preferential tax system



The investor pays a flat tax on world income at rates — EUR 100,000 per year
Close relatives of the investor can also take advantage of the benefits and pay EUR 20,000 per year
An investor who becomes a tax resident of Greece gets the right to use the preferential tax system

The investor pays a flat tax on world income at rates — EUR 100,000 per year

Close relatives of the investor can also take advantage of the benefits and pay EUR 20,000 per year
To be eligible for the Greece Golden Visa under the Residency by Investment Program, the applicant must make an investment in real estate or choose another investment option.
INVESTMENT OPTIONS
COST
Option 1
Investments in real estate
Option 1
Investments in real estate
An investment in one of the Greek Government-approved real estate projects that can be property, hotel stocks, equity ownership or land.

The amount of investment in real estate and state fees is paid after the approval of the residence permit.
An investment in one of the Greek Government-approved real estate projects that can be property, hotel stocks, equity ownership or land.

The amount of investment in real estate and state fees is paid after the approval of the residence permit.
Option 2
Renting a hotel or tourist residence for 10 years
Option 2
Renting a hotel or tourist residence for 10 years
Option 3
Purchase of land for construction or agriculture
Option 3
Purchase of land for construction or agriculture
Option 4
Receiving real estate as an inheritance or under a donation agreement
Option 4
Receiving real estate as an inheritance or under a donation agreement
Option 5
Buying securities or opening a bank deposit
Option 5
Buying securities or opening a bank deposit
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAIN APPLICANT
1
The minimum age is 18 years
2
No criminal record
No open visa denials
3
RELATED COSTS
The only associated costs are agency professional services fees, official application forms, citizenship and passport forms, banking fees, document certification, courier services, and other expenses.

For each case, a detailed description is provided with no hidden costs.
RELATED COSTS
The only associated costs are agency professional services fees, official application forms, citizenship and passport forms, banking fees, document certification, courier services, and other expenses.

For each case, a detailed description is provided with no hidden costs.
Our task is to simplify the collection of documents as much as possible, and if necessary, we receive documents for the client without his participation. After evaluating the specific case, MIRBEZVIZ prepares a personalized document checklist for you.
procedure for obtaining a residence permit
PROCEDURE
Buying
a property
Preparation of documents
Preliminary check
Obtaining
residence
permit cards
Extension
of the residence
permit
1 day
Preliminary check
Lawyer conducts almost the same due diligence as the program department. The verification allows us to identify all risks in advance and reduce the risk of refusal of a residence permit by up to 1%.

The preliminary check is confidential.
You don’t need a lot of documents — just a passport.
From 2 months
Buying a property
Real estate experts help the investor find the right property. Then we proceed to the conclusion of the sales contract.

A lawyer acts on behalf of the investor in Greece, so the first step is to sign a power of attorney. It is signed in a Greek bank or remotely: the power of attorney is certified with the Apostille stamp and sent to Greece. An attorney by power of attorney receives an individual taxpayer number for the investor, then checks the legal purity of the transaction and prepares documents together with a notary.

The investor or a lawyer can sign the purchase and sale agreement. Then the lawyer submits the contract for registration in the Real Estate Register and receives a certificate of registration.

The buyer is sent a full package of documents for the property with an officially certified translation.
2 months
Preparation of documents and submission for consideration
The documents are prepared simultaneously with the selection and purchase of real estate. The investor receives medical insurance, then provides the lawyers with documents and photographs. Lawyers fill out government forms, translate documents and certify copies, help pay fees and duties.

The package of documents is transferred to a specialized department of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum. Then, the application is submitted personally by the investor, his spouse, an adult relative or a lawyer by power of attorney. Upon submission, a certificate is issued that allows you to stay in the country for one year.

Biometrics are handed over on the day of application. Suppose the investor could not come to Greece, and the lawyer submits the documents for him. In that case, the biometrics are scheduled for the next day. The residence permit card is not issued without biometric data.

You will need a tourist visa if the investor has bought real estate or a D visa if invested under another option to travel to the country.
1 - 2 months
Obtaining residence permit cards
An investor can obtain a residence permit card himself or entrust it to a lawyer.

Upon receipt of documents on a residence permit, the investor’s foreign passport is presented and a certificate of submission of documents for a residence permit is returned.
Every 5 years
Extension of the residence permit
A residence permit in Greece is given for five years, then the status must be extended. The application and the package of documents are submitted within two months prior to the expiration of the card.

If you are going to renew your residence permit, you cannot sell the property.

Five years after receiving a residence permit, you can apply for permanent residence. You need to live in the country for all five years to do this. You cannot be absent for more than six months in a row or ten months in the entire period.
1 day
Preliminary check
Lawyer conducts almost the same due diligence as the program department. The verification allows us to identify all risks in advance and reduce the risk of refusal of a residence permit by up to 1%.

The preliminary check is confidential.
You don’t need a lot of documents — just a passport.
From 2 months
Buying a property
Real estate experts help the investor find the right property. Then we proceed to the conclusion of the sales contract.

A lawyer acts on behalf of the investor in Greece, so the first step is to sign a power of attorney. It is signed in a Greek bank or remotely: the power of attorney is certified with the Apostille stamp and sent to Greece. An attorney by power of attorney receives an individual taxpayer number for the investor, then checks the legal purity of the transaction and prepares documents together with a notary.

The investor or a lawyer can sign the purchase and sale agreement. Then the lawyer submits the contract for registration in the Real Estate Register and receives a certificate of registration.

The buyer is sent a full package of documents for the property with an officially certified translation.
2 months
Preparation of documents and submission for consideration
The documents are prepared simultaneously with the selection and purchase of real estate. The investor receives medical insurance, then provides the lawyers with documents and photographs. Lawyers fill out government forms, translate documents and certify copies, help pay fees and duties.

The package of documents is transferred to a specialized department of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum. Then, the application is submitted personally by the investor, his spouse, an adult relative or a lawyer by power of attorney. Upon submission, a certificate is issued that allows you to stay in the country for one year.

Biometrics are handed over on the day of application. Suppose the investor could not come to Greece, and the lawyer submits the documents for him. In that case, the biometrics are scheduled for the next day. The residence permit card is not issued without biometric data.

You will need a tourist visa if the investor has bought real estate or a D visa if invested under another option to travel to the country.
1 - 2 months
Obtaining residence permit cards
An investor can obtain a residence permit card himself or entrust it to a lawyer.

Upon receipt of documents on a residence permit, the investor’s foreign passport is presented and a certificate of submission of documents for a residence permit is returned.
Every 5 years
Extension of the residence permit
A residence permit in Greece is given for five years, then the status must be extended. The application and the package of documents are submitted within two months prior to the expiration of the card.

If you are going to renew your residence permit, you cannot sell the property.

Five years after receiving a residence permit, you can apply for permanent residence. You need to live in the country for all five years to do this. You cannot be absent for more than six months in a row or ten months in the entire period.
Our specialists will contact you to discuss the problem, conduct an analysis, offer options that suit your request and select the best service provider.
INDIVIDUAL SELECTION OF THE PROGRAM AND SUPPORTING THE CLIENT
CONSULTATION
Holders of a residence permit in Greece can use a visa-free regime or the regime of obtaining a visa upon arrival in 29 countries of the Schengen zone.
ACCESSIBLE WORLD
COUNTRY

* Visa on arrival / eTA
29
COUNTRIES
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