Benefits of Greece Golden Visa

A Greek Golden Visa is one of the most competitive Golden Visas in the EU and is accompanied with the following benefits:

  • The threshold investment options are relatively lower than in most other EU countries with Golden Visa routes.
  • You can extend the visa to include your family members, like your spouse, (unmarried) children under 21 years of age, and dependent parents of either yourself or your spouse. If your child is over the age of 21, but no older than 24, and they are a student, they may also be included in the Golden Visa application.
  • You and your family members will enjoy visa-free travel to the Schengen Zone.
  • There are no requirements to live in Greece for any duration to renew the residence permit.
  • You can choose to rent out your property after purchase.
  • You can apply for a renewal of your residency after 5 years. Greece is an EU Member State, so you would have access to the EU free market and visa-free travel to more than a hundred countries.
  • You can live and invest in Greece.
  • You have access to Greek education.

As a resudent in Greece:

  • You are not taxed in Greece for your global income.
  • You can register unlimited number of assets without restrictions.
  • You pay the lowest property tax in Europe (~€5 per sq. meter annually).
  • You do not pay capital duty or net wealth tax.
  • You can open unlimited number of bank accounts.

In co-operation with "Romanou- Law Firm" in Greece.

Who is Eligible for a Greece Golden Visa?

Eligibility criteria for a Greek Golden Visa are:
  • You must be over the age of 18.
  • You must not have any history of criminal records, in any country in which you have lived.
  • You must make an investment of at least €250.000 in real estate in West and East Attica.
  • You must have obtained health insurance from a company operating in Greece.
The Law 4251/2014 in bullets:
  • Minimum investment amount €250.000 per family, the cheapest in Europe.
  • The investor may offer residency to all family members: spouse, children (up to 21 years of age), parents d spouse’s parents.
  • Residency permit holders may travel freely to all Schengen countries.
  • Residency permit holders may stay  in Greece.
  • Investors have the legal right to apply, after 5 years, to renew their residency, for him/her and for his/her family, only if they still hold the investment.
  • There is no obligation for the investor or family members to stay in Greece to maintain the residency right.
  • Residency permit holders may sell and/or rent their property.
  • Their children have access to the Greek educational system.

Duration of a Greece Golden Visa

The Golden Visa for Greece is issued for five years and can be renewed indefinitely if you maintain the investment.

If you ultimately choose to live in Greece, then after five years of continuous residence, and holding the investment, you can renew the residency in Greece for another five years.