Greece Citizenship

DONATION

Not Available

REAL ESTATE

€250,000

TIME TO RESIDENCY

2-3 Months

VISA-FREE TRAVEL

180+ Countries

Greece GOLDEN VISA Citizenship

Greece, officially known as the Hellenic Republic, is made up of a rugged peninsula and thousands of islands located in southeast Europe. The northern land borders are shared by the Balkan countries of Albania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Turkey, with the Mediterranean and Cretan Sea to the South, Ionian Sea to the West and Aegean Sea to the East. Athens is the Grecian capital and the country is divided into nine recognized regions: the Aegean Islands, Crete, the Ionian Islands, Epirus, Central Greece, the Peloponnesos, Macedonia, Thessaly and Thrace.

Over eighty percent of the 130,800km2 of the country is covered by mountains, a feature that dominates the landscape alongside the winding coastline that stretches almost 17,000km. It is estimated that the country receives over 300 days of sunshine each year creating the perfect atmosphere to explore the deep historical heritage, dating back to the Bronze Age and evidenced by the numerous UNESCO Heritage sites, monuments and museums across Greece.

As a member of NATO, UN, World Trade Organization and the EU, Greece represents an attractive option for relocation and residence, as well as recreation and investment with the Greece residency by investment program. It is home to a population of around 11 million, known to embrace a peaceful and culturally rich nation. The official language is Greek, and English being the most widely spoken foreign language. The Greece residency by investment program allows potential investors to enjoy the fascinating history, magnificent stone houses, long sandy beaches and warm people that speaks directly to your senses.

VISA-FREE TRAVEL

  • RHolders of the Greece Golden Passport can travel to over 180 countries worldwide, including Australia and Canada.
  • RResidents have the ability to travel throughout the EU and can stay in Schengen nations for up to three months out of every six months.

GOVERNMENT

  • RGreece is a Unitary Parliamentary Republic.
  • RThe prime minister is head of government, the President is Head of State elected for a five-year term, and the Parliament or Vouli of 300 members is elected by universal suffrage every 4 years

CULTURE & SPORTS

  • RGiven its diverse and extensive history, it is no surprise Greece possess more archaeological museums than any other country, the most famous being Athens’ Acropolis Museum, and 18 UNESCO heritage sites.
  • RGreek is known for its olive oil, the 3rd largest producer of olives in the world, but also has a strong winemaking tradition spanning over 3,000 years. There are over 500 wineries found in Greece.
  • RGreeks arts and music are diverse as a result of both eastern and western influences on the culture over thousands of years. There are believed to be over 4,000 traditional Greek dances.

Greece Residency Program Overview

The Greece Golden Visa Program was introduced in 2013 and as outlined by The Immigration and Social Integration Code Law 4146/2013, residence permits are to be issued to individuals acquiring real estate or making strategic investments in Greece. This contains provisions for a 5-year renewable Greek Residency Visa to be offered to foreign nationals conditional upon their investment of a minimum of €250,000 in real estate within the country. Provided the real estate property is still owned by the applicant, the Visa has unlimited renewability. Amendments to Law 4251/2015 also grant non-EU citizens the right to apply for Greek citizenship provided they meet residency requirements over a 7 year period.

Benefits of  Greece Golden Passport

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Greece Golden visa citizenship allows visa-free travel to European Schengen Area and the right to reside in other Schengen counties for up to 90 days out of every 6 month period

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Quick Approval with Lenient Documentary Requirements

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Entire family is eligible

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No Residency Requirements before, during or after the application, or to maintain and renew Permanent Resident status

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Residence is valid for life, indefinitely renewable every 5 years

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Full Residence Status including the right to live in Greece, as well as access to national healthcare and education systems

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Right to apply for Greek Citizenship after residing in Greece for 7 years

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No Income Tax for non-residents on income obtained outside Greece

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Excellent Airlift to and from all major countries worldwide

Application Process

The Principal Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, a non-EU citizen, and able to make the required investment in order to be eligible to make an application for the Greece Golden Visa program. He or she may include any of the following dependents in his or her application:

  • Spouse of the Principal Applicant
  • Children of either the Principal Applicant or his or her spouse who are under the age of 21 years
  • Children of either the Principal Applicant or his or her spouse who are between 21 – 24 years and dependent on the Principal Applicant
  • Dependent parents of either the principal applicant or their spouse

Applicants are required to submit completed Government application forms together with supporting documents which are based on the particulars of both the Principal Applicant and his or her dependents. Contact Us today for a personalized list of required documents for you and your family.

The application of the Greece permanent residence by investment process takes between 30-90 days from the date of submission of the application. CCS has developed a Streamlined and Interactive Process (SIP) that is effective and easy for clients to follow. It enables CCS to provide guidance, assistance and advise to its clients throughout the process. Contact Us now to get started.

Streamlined and Interactive Process (SIP)

 

SIP Step 1: Preliminary CCS conducts one-on-one dialogue with clients to answer questions, clarify elements of the Program as well as determine eligibility. The client and CCS execute an Engagement Letter detailing the services to be provided including a quotation of all fees and costs. Clients choose their preferred option for citizenship and their real estate property if applicable.
SIP Step 2: Preparation and Submission of Application  CCS Citizenship Specialists provide clients with both comprehensive application kits (comprising application forms, checklists, notes and sample documents to guide the preparation of their applications) as well as other assistance and guidance as required. CCS undertakes a robust review of each client’s documents before the application is submitted to the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU).
SIP Step 3: Due Diligence & Decision At this stage, the CIU will conduct its due diligence exercise in relation to the application. Any queries emerging from the due diligence process are responded to effectively and quickly. At the end of this process, the CIU will issue one of the following decisions: Approved in Principle; Delayed for Cause or Denied.
SIP Step 4: Issuance of Certificate of Citizenship & Passport Once a client’s application has been approved in principle, the balance of the Government processing fees becomes payable as well as the investment or donation amount. The passport application is submitted to the CIU. Upon satisfaction of these requirements, the CIU issues the Certificate of Registration and passport for the client. CCS ensures that these documents are safely and securely delivered to the client.

A person who falls into any one of the following categories will be deemed ineligible for residency of Greece:

  • EU Citizens
  • Persons with a criminal record

Investment Options And Fees

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Option 1: Real Estate Purchase of a Minimum of €250,000

The €250,000 minimum property investment may be in a single property or across multiple properties. These may be either commercial or residential properties and can be held either leasehold or freehold. Investments may be made jointly provided each individual applicant meets the minimum investment threshold.

Our Citizenship Specialists would be pleased to provide a complimentary fully-customized quotation for you and your family which will detail the costs including professional fees associated with your application for residency in Greece.

Visa-Free and Visa-On-Arrival Countries

EUROPE

Albania

Andorra

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

Georgia

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Kosovo

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

North Macedonia

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russian Federation

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Vatican City

EUROPE

Albania

Andorra

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

Georgia

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Kosovo

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

North Macedonia

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russian Federation

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Vatican City

EUROPE

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Asia

Armenia

Bangladesh

Cambodia

Georgia

Hong Kong

Indonesia

Iran

Jordan

Laos

Lebanon

Macao

Malaysia

Maldives

Nepal

Philippines

Qatar

Singapore

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Timor-Leste

EUROPE

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Africa

Botswana

Cape Verde Islands

Comoros

Egypt

Eswatini (Swaziland)

Gambia

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Lesotho

Madagascar

Malawi

Mauritania

Mayotte

Mauritius

Mozambique

Reunion

Rwanda

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

St. Helena

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

EUROPE

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North America

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Bermuda

British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands

Costa Rica

Cuba

Dominica

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

French West Indies

Greenland

Grenada

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Jamaica

Montserrat

Nicaragua

Panama

Saba

St. Eustatius

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Maarten

St. Vincent

Turks and Caicos Islands

EUROPE

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South America

Aruba

Bonaire

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Curacao

Ecuador

French Guiana

Guyana

Peru

Suriname

Trinidad and Tobago

Venezuela

EUROPE

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Oceania

Cook Islands

Fiji

French Polynesia

Kiribati

Micronesia

New Caledonia

Niue

Palau

Samoa

Solomon Islands

Tuvalu

Vanuatu