GOLDEN VISA

Greece Golden Visa Program

The Greece Golden Visa Program is a residence-by-investment program that enables non-EU citizens and their family members to obtain permanent residence permits in Greece. The residence permits may be renewed every five years.

It is the most competitive permanent residency scheme in Europe. The key advantages are:

  • Visa-free travel within Europe’s Schengen Area

  • No requirement to reside in Greece

  • Residence permits can be acquired within 30–60 days

  • Unlimited expiry date of residence permit

  • Opportunity to rent out the investment property

  • Residence applicable to the whole family (married spouse, children under 21 years old, and parents of the main applicant and spouse)

The Greece Golden Visa program requires a real estate investment of €250,000 (net of V.A.T.). The investment can be made in land, off-plan, new or resale properties as long as the minimum value is met.

  • In cases of joint ownership, where the value of the property is €250,000, the residence permit is only granted if the owners are spouses with undivided ownership of the property. In all other cases of joint ownership, the Golden Visa is only granted if the amount invested by each of the joint owners is at least €250,000.

  • If the applicant has acquired the property through a (Greek or EU) legal entity, the applicant must own 100% of the company shares.

  • The investment can be in a single property with value exceeding €250,000 or in multiple properties with total value exceeding €250,000.

Non-EU citizens who have made an investment through the Greek Golden Visa program, can apply for a residence permit through a proxy, without the obligation to previously visit Greece. The Power of Attorney for the appointment of a proxy, must be signed before a Greek Consular authority. The non-EU citizen, must enter Greece in a period of 12 months from the date of the confirmation receipt of the application, in order to submit his biometric data.

With our team of lawyers, architects, engineers, constructors and accountants, our company provides a full range real-estate, construction and property rental and management services, offering our customers all the necessary support throughout the sales process and residency issues.