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Greece Golden Visa Program Overview

The Greece Golden Visa program enables an entire non-EU family, including dependent children up to age 21 and the parents of both spouses, to obtain permanent residency status in Greece within just 2 months (in some areas it takes less time) with a real estate investment of just €250,000. It is the most competitive permanent residency scheme in Europe.

  • Includes dependent children up to age 21 (s/he can extend till the 24th year of age).
  • Includes the parents of both spouses.
  • 2 month processing time (in some areas it takes less time, i.e. Chania, Crete in 10 days).
  • Gives the right to apply for EU citizenship.
  • Visa-free travel within Schengen zone.
  • Right to apply for citizenship after 7 years.

Processing

STAGE I - Preparation

  • Find property in Greece.
  • Get entry visa to Greece to visit property.

Stage II - Implementation

  • Survey property.
  • Sign the Sales Agreement (and any power of attorney documents if needed).

STAGE III - Submit Application

  • Submit Documents for a Greece Golden Visa.
  • Receive visa.

Greece Overview

  • Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast.
  • Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, Western drama and the Olympic Games.
  • Greece is a unitary parliamentary republic and developed country with an advanced high-income economy, a high quality of life, and a very high standard of living. Its economy is the largest in the Balkans, where it is an important regional investor. A founding member of the United Nations, Greece was the tenth member to join the European Communities (precursor to the European Union) and has been part of the Eur-ozone since 2001. It is also a member of numerous other international institutions, including the Council of Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the Organization international de la Francophonie (OIF). Greece’s unique cultural heritage, large tourism industry, prominent shipping sector and geostrategic importance classify it as a middle power.
  • Capital city: Athens
  • Languages: Greek
  • Visa free countries: 26 (Schengen Area)
  • Currency: Euro €
  • Total area: 131,957 km²
  • Population: 10.72 million (2019)
  • Neighbor countries: Albania, Turkey
  • Time zone: UTC+02:00

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