GREECE RESIDENCY

Greece Investment Residence Permit (GIRP)

Greek passport holders have the right to study, work, and live in any country in the European Union. A five-year Residency Permit can be granted to Non-EU citizens who own or purchase real estate in Greece, the value of which exceeds 250,000 euro. The duration of this type of Residence Permit is 5 years and it can be renewed indefinitely (for a 5-year period each time) provided that the real estate property is still owned by the applicant.

ADVANTAGES

  • By investing in Greece, you become a resident of a European Union (EU) member country.
  • Fast processing: For successful applicants the GIRP is issued within 6 months from the date of submission.
  • No language, education, residency or business experience requirements.
  • Very flexible investment options.
  • Full residence rights in Greece for the applicant and direct family members with access to free education.
  • The GIRP is valid for 5 years and can be renewed for a further 5 years if the investment is still held.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The applicant must be a Non-EU citizen.
  • The applicant must be over 18 years old & in good health.
  • Make a qualifying real-estate investment.
  • The investment must be held for the entire duration that the residence permit is required.
  • Proof that the applicant has no criminal record.

ADVANTAGES

  • By investing in Greece, you become a resident of a European Union (EU) member country.
  • Fast processing: For successful applicants the GIRP is issued within 6 months from the date of submission.
  • No language, education, residency or business experience requirements.
  • Very flexible investment options.
  • Full residence rights in Greece for the applicant and direct family members with access to free education.
  • The GIRP is valid for 5 years and can be renewed for a further 5 years if the investment is still held.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The applicant must be a Non-EU citizen.
  • The applicant must be over 18 years old & in good health.
  • Make a qualifying real-estate investment.
  • The investment must be held for the entire duration that the residence permit is required.
  • Proof that the applicant has no criminal record.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

The applicant must invest 100% of the specified investment.

  • Minimum investment €250,000 in property.
  • Property can be held Freehold or Leasehold.
  • Property can be either Commercial or Residential.
  • Investment can be made singly or jointly providing each applicant invests at least €250,000.
  • Leases must be for a minimum of 10 years with a minimum prepayment of €250,000.
  • The investment can be made personally or through a wholly owned company.
  • The investment can be made in a single property or multiple properties providing the combine value of the properties is at least €250,000
  • A wide range of high quality beach front properties are available in beautiful locations such as Chania, Santorini and Paros.

PROCESS

  1. Must apply to Greek consulate in the applicants country domicile.
  2. Submit application documents, health certificate and copy of contract for qualifying investment.
  3. Approval is typically within 2 months.
  4. Following approval the applicant must obtain an entry visa and visit Greece for issuance of the GIRP.
  5. Family members have the option to visit Greece at a later date to collect their permits.

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GENERAL INFO

* As Greece is part of the EU Schengen Agreement, holding residency grants you the ability to travel to all EU Schengen countries visa free. Once residency requirements for 7 consecutive years have been fulfilled, you will be allowed to apply for citizenship.

If the Greek Passport & Citizenship is granted to you, you will hold one of the strongest EU Passports, with visa free access to 174 countries, and the ability to live, work and open up businesses in any EU country.

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