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- Greece Country profile
- Benefits of the program
- Investment requirements
- Visa-free and visa-on-arrival country list
About the program
The Greece Residency by Investment program was introduced by the government in 2013. Applicants are granted a five-year residency which can be renewed every five years. The program offers a straightforward residency route, with no stay requirement.
To be able to apply for this program, you should be at least 18 years of age, in good health, and without a criminal record.
In addition, you are required to make a purchase, lease or timeshare investment in real estate.
Freedom of movement
As a permanent resident of Greece, you are entitled to freedom of movement in the Schengen area.
Guaranteed by law
The program is based on the law & is guaranteed by the government since 2013.
Health & Education
You will enjoy access to world-class healthcare systems, have the right to attend schools and universities in Greece.
Strategically located, beautiful natural environment, safe country and sunny Mediterranean climate.
Main applicant requirements
- Main applicant requirements:
- 18+ years of age
- Good health
- No criminal record
- Successfully pass due diligence checks
- Confirmed investment sources
- Eligible dependents
- Spouse of the main applicant
- Children (biological or adopted) under 21 years of age
- Dependant parents
*Parents and children older than 18 must be dependent on the main applicant.
The expected timeframe for the application process is 6 months. The first stage of the document collection can differ in length depending on the applicant’s ability to gather the documents. Our team guides this process with samples and best practice advice.
The reviewal stage is subject to the respective Government schedule and can be impacted by factors which we, as authorised agents have no control over. Savory and Partners collaborates with the Government throughout the entire process, and we aim to provide the quickest and smoothest experience for the applicant.
Read about the process steps in detail here.
On the 18th April 2013, Greece introduced Law 4146/ 2013. It offers a renewable five-year Greek residency visa to foreign nationals who invest at least 250,000 Euros into residential real estate that is physically located in Greece. A residence permit for five (5) years is issued and can be renewed indefinitely (for a 5-year period each time), provided that the real estate property is still owned by the applicant. However, the residence permits do not allow a right to employment of any type.
Q: Can I include my family?
Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application or add them after you have obtained your citizenship for an additional fee. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 25 years, a spouse, and parents and in-laws older than 50 which are financially dependent on the main applicant.
Q: Are there any interviews, language tests, or work experience requirements?
The Government of Vanuatu does not require you to pass any interviews, language tests or have previous work experience to be able to apply for this program.
Q: Do I need to visit Vanuatu before obtaining my citizenship?
You are not required to visit Vanuatu before or after obtaining your citizenship, you are, however, welcome to visit and explore the country.
Q: Does Vanuatu provide a biometric (ePassport) passport?
Yes, the passport of Vanuatu is now a biometric passport, also known as an ePassport.
Q: How many pages does the Vanuatu passport have?
The new biometric passport of Vanuatu has 32 pages.