The Greece permanent residence permit program enables an entire non-EU family, including dependent children up to age 24 and the parents of both spouses, to obtain permanent residency status in Greece within just 3 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.
Permanent residency in Greece enables visa-free travel to all countries of the Schengen zone, for up to 90 days in each 6 months period. It also offers an insurance policy for the future ensuring you always have a second place to call home. Recent legislation changes now enable PR holders to apply for Greece (EU) citizenship as well.
“Permanent residency offers your family the freedom to live freely in the EU and to travel with ease, it provides access to excellent education and health care, or simply offers an insurance policy for an uncertain future.”
Permanent residency status means that your family has the right to live freely in Greece or continue to live in your home country and use the permit whenever you need it. Greece is a superb base for traveling throughout Europe with its excellent flight connections to Europe and the rest of the world. Additionally, it offers a high quality of life, including modern medical facilities, shopping, natural beauty, sports, cultural events, a warm climate, and many private schools and universities with English as a teaching language. As a PR holder, you are able to enjoy the same health and education rights as Greek nationals.
The residency permit applies to the investor, their spouse, unmarried dependent children up to age 24 and the dependent parents of both spouses. The permit is permanent as long as the buyer keeps possession and is renewed every 5 years by presenting to the authority the title deed of the property. Obtaining permanent residency and eventually, EU citizenship offers a legacy to your and later your children’s families.
The Greece program requires a real estate investment of €250,000 (net of vat). The investment can be made in land, off-plan, new or resale properties as long as the minimum value is met. Investors have the right to sell the property before the expiration of 5 years to another foreign citizen, who can also apply for permanent residency, however, the original investor must forfeit his permit to do so.
Permanent residents have the right to apply for Greek citizenship after living in Greece for 7 years, in accordance with legal provisions. Their children may apply if:
An EU citizen is free to live, work, travel, receive healthcare or pursue education anywhere within the EU, including the UK. In fact, travel benefits extend way beyond Europe with Greek passport holders being able to travel visa-free to an extensive list of countries.
STEP ONE: ISSUE ENTRY VISA and VISIT GREECE TO FIND THE RIGHT PROPERTY
STEP TWO: PURCHASE PROPERTY AND SIGNING THE SALES AGREEMENT (and any power of attorney documents if needed)
STEP THREE: FILING DOCUMENTS FOR A RESIDENCE PERMIT (through our independent Lawyers)
a) A valid copy of passport.
b) 3 recent color photographs.
c) Copy of the final sales contract of property or properties with a minimum value of €250,000.
d) Transfer Certificate (of title deed) from the Land Registry.
e) Residence Permit Application: €2.000 per adult person.
– For the Applicant’s family members (spouse, children): additional recent certificate of marital status, translated and stamped APOSTILE, proving the relationship.
The Applicant can sign the final sales contract and submit the application of RP through a power of attorney.