Greece Golden Visa

Living by the Sea and traveling across Europe Visa-Free - For Just €250,000


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About Greece's Golden Visa

Greece Golden Visa program was launched in 2013. To participate, applicants make a minimum investment of €250,000 and receive a 5-year residence permit. The most commonly opted investment option is buying residential or commercial property.

Investors can include family members in their applications, such as spouses or partners, children who are under 21 years old, and parents of any age. With a Greece residence permit, you can live in Greece and travel to other countries within the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.

Greece requires the lowest real estate investment among EU countries that offer residence permits by investment. Additionally, investors can rent out the property. In 5 years, the investor can obtain permanent residency and sell the property.

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Benefits of Greece's Golden Visa

EU’s most affordable Golden Visa. Greek Permanent Residency in just a few months with real estate investment of €250,000. You can live, work, study in Greece and travel in the EU.

The application process is quick and offers the option to pursue citizenship after 7 years.

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Residency in Just 60 Days

5-year Renewable Residency

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Lowest Cost in EU

Investment of just €250,000


Include All Your Family

Spouses, Children & Parents


Thriving Real Estate Market

Rent out your Summer House

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To all EU Countries in Schengen Zone


High Standarts of Living

Excellent Healthcare & Education with very low cost


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No obligation to live in Greece


Optional Tax Residency

€100,000 flat income tax on worldwide income

Investment Options of Greece Golden Visa

Greece presents an exceptionally cost-effective residency program in Europe, featuring swift application processing in a mere 2 months.

To be eligible for a Greece Golden Visa, you can invest in various types such as real estate, time share and government bonds.

Option 1: Real Estate Acquisition

  • A minimum of €250,000 to purchase real estate in Greece
  • Visa residence permit granted for 5 years

To renew your Golden Visa residence permit for another 5 years, you must still own the property.

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Option 2: Real Estate Lease or Timeshare

  • A minimum of €250,000 on a 10 years lease agreement, signed for a hotel accommodation or furnished tourist residence registered with the Greek National Tourism Organization.


  • Visa residence permit granted for 5 years

Option 3: Bonds & Shares

  • An investment of minimum €400,000 investment in either:

    • Greek government bonds
    • Shares or Bonds or a real estate investment company in Greece
    • Shares or bonds of a private equity or venture fund headquartered in Greece


  • Visa residence permit granted for 5 years
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Greece Golden Visa Program Steps and Timeline

We will assess your individual case and assist you in choosing the most appropriate program and investment path for you and your family, inform you of all relevant costs and thoroughly walk you through the entire process.

Work with our trusted advisors remotely, or travel to Greece and select your investment. If you choose to visit Greece, you can appoint a lawyer to handle the conveyancing on your behalf. With Power of Attorney, the property purchase can be completed at the notary even if you are not present.

Prepare documents for your Golden Visa application:

Gather all required documents and finalize paperwork for investment:

  • real estate property or
  • more general investment option

Submit your Golden Visa application:

  • Open a bank account in Greece
  • Obtain a Greek non-resident tax number
  • Transfer the required investment sum to your Greek bank account
  • Submit your application to the Greek government. You can hire a lawyer to assist you in this step

To obtain the Greece Golden Visa, you must conduct legal due diligence on your real estate property and complete the necessary legal procedures. During this process, you’ll receive a temporary residence permit that will enable you to travel to Greece. You can then acquire the promissory sale and purchase agreement as well as the public deed to the property.

Processing of application takes approximately 60 days.

Once your Golden Visa application is approved, your Greek Permanent Residency permit is valid for five years. This permit can be renewed every five years as long as you maintain your Greek real estate investment.

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Greece Golden Visa Frequently Asked Questions



What is Greece’s Golden Visa program?

Golden Visa program in Greece offers non-EU/EEA citizens the opportunity to obtain permanent legal residency in Europe through an investment in the country. This investment can be made through purchasing real estate, buying shares in a Greek company, or investing in public debt.

What are the benefits of applying for Greece Golden Visa program?

The program offers various advantages such as:

  • Visa-free entry to the EU.
  • Residency for the whole family
  • Owning real estate property with the option of renting it out for revenue and returns.


In addition, there are many double tax treaties in the country. Furthermore, by obtaining non-dom status, Golden Visa holders can pay a yearly lump-sum tax and avoid Greece’s progressive tax rates.

What are the restrictions for purchasing and owning real estate in Greece?

Currently, there are no restrictions on buying properties in Greece, and foreigners can buy any type of property in any region. To be eligible for the Golden Visa program, the real estate investment must have a minimum value of €250,000. However, starting from July 31, 2023, the minimum investment amount will increase to €500,000 for real estate investments in certain areas, including northern and central provinces, the South Athens Attica region, and the municipalities of Thessaloniki, Mykonos, and Santorini.

How long does it take to get Greece’s Golden Visa?

Typically takes three to five months for the Greece Golden Visa application to be processed on average. After approval, it normally takes around 20 business days to receive the residence permit.

Do I need to go to Greece for my application?

It is not necessary to visit Greece while you are applying for a visa. However, it is required to travel to Greece to provide your biometric data after your visa has been approved.

What family members can I include in my application for the Greek Golden Visa?

The Golden Visa program allows third-country nationals to apply for visas for their entire family. This includes their spouse, unmarried dependent children under 21 years old, unmarried dependent children of their spouse under 21 years old, as well as their parents and grandparents.

Am I allowed to work in Greece with a Golden Visa?

To be able to work in Greece, Golden Visa holders need to obtain a separate work permit as it is not included in the Greece Golden Visa.

Can I get a Greek citizenship through the Golden Visa?

To become a Greek citizen, you must reside continuously in Greece for at least seven years with 183 days of physical presence each year and demonstrate fluency in the Greek language through a proficiency test. However, the Greece Golden Visa offers an opportunity to live in the country long enough to meet these requirements.

What other Golden Visa programs are available in Europe?

There are multiple Golden Visas available in various European countries. The Greek program is similar to the Portugal Golden Visa, which enables foreign investors to obtain residency in Portugal through investment. If you wish to compare the Greece and Portugal Golden Visa programs, you can read this article. However, note that the Portugal Golden Visa is currently being revised, and the new regulations will soon be implemented.

Can British Citizens retire in Greece after Brexit?

Post Brexit, British expats must follow procedures for non-EU/EEA citizens to apply for Golden Visas. Although, British passport holders can stay in Greece for a maximum of three months without needing a visa, they still need to apply for legal residency before their travel permit expires.

Do I need a lawyer to collect all the Golden Visa documents?

To ensure compliance with Greek immigration law and related requirements, it is advisable to enlist the services of a lawyer who can assist you in obtaining all the necessary documents in accordance with the regulations of the appropriate Greek authorities.

Can non-EU citizens travel to other EU countries with the Greek residency permit granted by the Golden Visa Program?

Investors who are not citizens of EU countries will be granted a permanent residence permit which allows them to enter the EU Schengen zone without requiring a visa.

Can commercial property, or a combination of commercial and residential property in Greece qualify for the Golden Visa?

In Greece, it is required by law that the purchase contract states a minimum price of €250,000, regardless of whether the property is commercial or residential.

*On July 31, 2023, the minimum investment requirement for real estate will go up from €250,000 to €500,000. This change will affect certain areas in Greece, including the northern and central provinces, the South Athens Attica region, and the municipalities of Thessaloniki, Mykonos, and Santorini.

Can Americans apply and get a Golden Visa in Greece?

US citizens can apply for Golden Visas in Greece. Several Americans residing in Greece have already taken advantage of this program.

Can I get Greek citizenship by investment?

To be clear, getting citizenship by investment is not part of the Greek Golden Visa program. If you want to obtain permanent residency in Greece, you’ll need to invest in property privately or commercially or significantly contribute to the country’s economy. It’s not possible to buy Greek citizenship through investment directly. However, if you live in Greece legally for seven years and meet the residency and Greek language requirements, you can apply for citizenship through naturalization.

What is the Investment needed in Greece to get a Golden Visa?

To be eligible for the Greece Golden Visa, you must either buy a real estate property costing at least €250,000* or invest a minimum of €400,000 in government bonds or capital shares.

*On 31 July 2023, the minimum threshold for real estate investment will be raised from €250,000 to €500,000. This increase will only apply to purchases in northern and central provinces, the South Athens Attica region, and the municipalities of Thessaloniki, Mykonos, and Santorini.

Can I get a mortgage for a Golden Visa?

Yes. If you’re applying for the Greece immigration investment program, you may obtain a mortgage to purchase a property as long as the loan amount doesn’t exceed the required minimum investment. It’s important to note that the investment must be financed entirely using funds from overseas for the Golden Visa application.

Are unmarried partners entitled to residency through the Golden Visa in Greece?

Greece Golden Visa program does not cover unmarried partners or couples who cohabitate for family members.

Can I rent the real estate property in Greece to third parties?

If you are a third-country national who has acquired a Greece Golden Visa through buying property, you are allowed to rent out the property to other third parties without losing your visa status.

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