Greece

Greece
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ABOUT GREECE

Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization, Greece features a vast number of islands – between 1,200 and 6,000, depending on the definition, 227 of which are inhabited – and is considered a non-contiguous transcontinental country. Crete is the largest and most populous island; Euboea, separated from the mainland by the 60 m-wide Euripus Strait, is the second largest, followed by Lesbos and Rhodes.

Benefits of the Greek Golden Visa

  • Visa-free travel within Europe’s Schengen Area
  • No requirement to reside in Greece
  • Residence permits can be acquired within 30–60 days
  • Unlimited expiry date of residence permit
  • Opportunity to rent out the investment property
  • Residence applicable to the whole family (married spouse, children under 21 years old, and parents of the main applicant and spouse)
  • Eligibility to apply for citizenship after seven years of residence
  • Ability to hold shares and receive income from the dividends of a company registered in Greece (but not to be employed in Greece)

Investment Options for the Golden Visa for Greece:

To qualify for a Golden Visa for Greece, you must make one of the following investments:
  • Purchase a real estate property worth at least €250,000
  • Sign a lease agreement with a hotel or tourist establishment for at least 10 years
  • Make a capital investment of at least €400,000 in a company registered in Greece
  • Make a €400,000 investment in Greek government bonds.
  • Make a €400,000 investment in bonds or shares of real estate investment companies.
  • Make a €400,000 deposit in a Greek bank.
  • Make an €800,000 investment in corporate or government bonds.
VISA-FREE TRAVEL TO 186 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES

Visa requirements for Greek citizens

  Greece
  Freedom of movement
  Visa not required / eTA / eVisitor
  Visa on arrival
  eVisa
  Visa available both on arrival or online
  Visa required prior to arrival

Greece Summary

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LOCATION:Southeast Europe
CAPITAL CITY: Athens
TOTAL AREA: 131,957 KM
TIME DIFFERENCE: UTC+2
LANGUAGE: Greek
GOVERNMENT TYPE: Unitary parliamentary republic
CURRENCY: Euro
GDP (PER CAPITA): : $29,045 USD
POPULATION: 10,724,599

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