The Greek Golden Visa Program

In 2013, the Greek government introduced the “Greek Golden Visa” program. This entitles foreign property owners in Greece to obtain a residence permit in the country.

The residence permit is valid for five years after which the holder may renew it provided he or she still owns the property. It is a simple process, with no further requirements, it is not even necessary to stay in the country. It also offers the opportunity to apply for citizenship soon after it is renewed.


The Greek Permanent Residency Program is the most cost-efficient in the EU and includes the entire family.

All you need to do is invest a minimum of €250,000 in Greek real estate and in 2 months you have your residence permit and visa-free access anywhere in the Schengen Zone.

Residence Permit in 60 days

A  5-year renewable residence permit.

Most economic entry in EU

Just a mere €250,000 investment

Travel without a visa

Visit Schengen Zone for 90 days during any six months

Investing in Property

Your Mediterranean summer paradise

The entire family shares the benefits

Spouses and children.

Top-notch living standards

Free  Greek medi-care available


Visit 26 European Countries without a Visa

Greek Residence by Investment offers visa-free travel anywhere in the Schengen Zone — travel visa-free to 26 EU Countries, including Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland.

Go on an urgent business trip or surprise your family with a dream holiday in Europe.


Real Estate Purchase with just €250,000

Residence Permit Valid for 5 years

The investment may include more than one property provided the total value amounts to at least €250,000

The residence permit can be renewed for another 5 years, as long as the investor still owns the property


Greek Residency Acquirement Procedure

1. Choice of Investment Course and Property

To accomplish this step, you must set your standards and select the property you wish to invest in.  There is a wide range of options you can choose from. But remember the total value must amount to €250,000 or more.

2. Legal Steps

Before completing this step you need to obtain a Greek Non-Resident Tax number and open a Greek bank account. At this point it is advisable to draw a Power of Attorney.

3. Property Purchase

At this stage, the lawyer will complete the ‘Legal Due Diligence’ of the property as designated in the Power of Attorney.  Hereafter, you need to acquire the promissory sale and purchase agreement and the execution of a public deed.

4. Before Applying

All the required documents regarding the Golden Visa application must be prepared, by now. Assigning a lawyer is a wise decision as all the paper work may be too complicated.

5. Visit Greece

All the original documentation must be submitted to the Greek authorities involved.

6. GOLDEN VISA Approval 

Once your Golden Visa application is approved, you are issued a Golden Visa Residence Card.

7. Renewal

Your Golden Visa residence card must be renewed every five years, so as to maintain your residence in the country.

8. Applying for Citizenship

After seven years of residence in the country and paying taxes you are eligible to apply for citizenship and a Greek passport. However, the program only started seven years ago, so getting citizenship is rather new and there is not much information available on it, for the time being.


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