|LOCATION||Greece is located in southeast Europe, close to both Africa and Asia.|
|POLITICAL STATUS||a Parliamentary Republic|
|SIZE||131,957 sq km (50,949 sq miles)|
|LANGUAGE||Greek is the official language spoken in Greece.|
|TIME||GMT +2:00 hours|
|DATE OF INDEPENDENCE||25th of March,1821|
|GOVERNMENT TYPE||Parliamentary Republic|
|LEGAL SYSTEM||Greek law belongs to the civil law tradition. The era of modern Greek|
Greece is one of the ancient European civilizations whose scientists made great progress in philosophy, medicine, mathematics, and astronomy. Their cities were central to the development of democratic forms of government. The historical and cultural heritage of Greece remains resonated throughout the modern world – in literature, art, philosophy, and politics.
Greece Located near the crossroads of Europe and Asia, while it forms the southernmost part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe. It has more than 2,000 islands in the Aegean Sea and the Ionian Sea of which 165 are inhabited in addition Mount Olympus is the highest point in the country.
Greece Mediterranean climate is tempting; its cosmopolitan main cities are balanced by hundreds of islands that charm visitors with their beaches as well as authentic local traditions and hospitality. All this is a strategic geographical location with excellent connections by air to major centers in the East and West.
Benefits of Greece residency program:
Benefits of the program:
THE MAIN STEPS TO GET GREECE RESIDENCY BY INVESTING:
The process may be simplified into the following steps:
Entering Greece by valid visa then prepares the necessary documents, submits the application, and pays the fees.
Obtain a property which valued 250,000 Euro. This investment can be for a single property or more (residential, commercial or both).
After complete preparing the necessary documents and paid the fees, the application must be submitted either personally or via the legal representative.
Once the application is approved, you will obtain the European ID card after giving your biometrics.
THE “INVESTOR’S PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMIT”
“Permanent Resident’s Residence Permit”
The law provides a renewable five-year Greek residency visa for foreign nationalities that invest at least € 250,000 in residential properties located in Greece.
A person entre into a timeshare agreement or rent for accommodation in hotels or tourist residences furnished in a tourist facility Joint in Greece for a minimum of 10 years the same amount not less than 250,000 euros.
Once the application is approved, the applicant will receive permanent residence for the investor valid for five years (from the first day) and can be renewed by providing the property. This option does not give you a work permit for the work position.
The following persons are considered to be family members for the purposes of the foregoing:
Foreign investors (non-EU nationals) who have a fixed annual income level to cover their living expenses may apply for a two-year residence permit. These individuals may be joined by family members who obtain the content of the residence permit
The amount of income may be determined through an external pension, bank account or other evidence that the person who has sufficient income of legal origin to cover his expenses without employment or independent economic activity in Greece.
The residence permit for independent persons is issued for two years and may be renewed. However, this type of residence permit does not allow access to the labor market.
The members of boards of directors- shareholders- managers-legal representatives and senior executives of Greek corporate entities as well as subsidiaries and branches of foreign companies may apply for the permit. The above-mentioned persons may also be accompanied by their family members, a family reunification permit may be granted.
It is worth mentioning that the requirement to employ at least 25 persons does not apply in case of members of boards of directors, shareholders, managers, legal representatives and senior executives of subsidiaries and branches of foreign companies legally exercising a business activity in Greece.
This type of residence permit is issued for 2 years or for a period equal to the expected duration of the applicant’s stay in Greece and is renewed every three years while the exercise of a specific profession is allowed.
A person having been granted a residence permit may be joined by his/her family members (spouse and unmarried children under 18 years old), who may be granted residence permits on the ground of family reunification.
The residence permit is granted for a period of 5 years with the possibility of renewing it for equal periods of time provided that the investment activity continues. In addition, it allows for business activity.
Through this type of investment, the investor can obtain a Visa type “D” (if required), up to 10 citizens from third countries can be allowed to enter the country and apply for a residence permit
While the person who has obtained a residence permits, together with family members (spouse or unmarried children under the age of 18) may obtain residence permits on the basis of family reunification. Also, the law provides for the possibility of accompanying assistants in the case of persons with disabilities.
The residence permit for Strategic Investments is issued for 10 years with a possibility of renewal for an equal period of time provided the relevant requirements are met.
The investment characterized as “strategic” according to the decision of the Ministerial Committee on Strategic Investments. This relates to public and private projects on a large scale. the Investments are eligible to be “strategic investments” if they are productive investments, generating quantitative and qualitative results of great importance to the national economy as a whole, and which promote the country’s exit from the economic crisis.