In the wake of its sovereign debt crisis, in 2013 Greece launched its Golden Visa Programme, in order to accelerate the country’s economic recovery. The programme allows non-EU nationals and their families to obtain permanent residency in Greece. It is considered one of the most affordable residence-by-investment programmes that grant investors access to European Schengen Area.
After seven years of permanent residency in Greece, the applicants have the right to apply for the Greek citizenship, considering that they can demonstrate strong ties with the country and knowledge of the culture and language.
WHY CHOOSE GREECE
Greece, officially known as the Hellenic Republic, the southernmost country of the Balkan Peninsula, is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the world. With a very long history, architectural and regional diversity, pleasant Mediterranean climate and more than 2,000 islands – it has a lot to offer. Visitors are drawn to the countless idyllic beaches, crystal clear water, reliable summer weather and delicious cuisine.
As a member of the European Community since 1981, Greece is a developed country with a high-income economy and a very high standard of living.
Benefits of the Greek Golden Visa:
- fast track application process (2-3 months)
- visa free travel through Europe’s Schengen Area
- inclusion of spouse, dependent children and parents
- low residency requirement (only one visit per year)
- potential rental income
- option to obtain a Greek citizenship (after seven years of residency)
- beautiful holiday destination
To qualify, applicants need to fulfil the financial requirement below: