Greece

Introduction

The cradle of Western civilisation, Greece is steeped in ancient history, a rich culture and is home to the world-famous rock-top ruins of the Acropolis, perhaps the most iconic ancient monument in Europe. To the west, Olympia – spiritual home of the Olympic Games; the ancient citadel of Mycenae, the Mani. Scattered in the Agean sea are Sporades, Rhodes Mykonos, Santorini and many others.

Whether your lifestyle leaves you craving constant adventure or lavish relaxation, Greece is well-placed to cater to your every need. Sun-soaked days flow from one to the next under infinite blue skies and a sparkling sea dotted with islands of white sand and green palms. Discover ancient Byzantine footpaths, venture into volcanoes, swim with dolphins and sea turtles, or explore lush forests. Meander through verdant olive groves, charming villages and prehistoric petrified forests.

Greek cooking puts most 100-mile diets to shame – Greek cooks draw many of their famously high-quality ingredients directly from their back yard. Basic ingredients such as feta and olive oil are ubiquitous across Greece, but produce and cooking styles vary across different regions, making your travel here a culinary adventure.

Local fare includes mountain greens you’ve never heard of, bread baked with olives, and fresh fish straight out of the sea. Currently, Greek cuisine is experiencing something of a renaissance with top chefs elevating time-honoured recipes to new gourmet heights, making now an excellent time to visit.

Building on its ancient democratic traditions, socialising is more than merely pastime here – it’s a way of life. Local cafes and restaurants with locals young and old animatedly discussing events past, present and future. Long tables host celebratory gatherings and friends jubilantly carouse in town squares. The Greek people are quintessentially passionate about life, even at the most difficult of times. The result is a vibrant society with a rich culture that continues to captivate and enthrall, even thousands of years after its inception.

Program Advantages

Visa-free travel within Europe’s Schengen Area

Quick and efficient application process

No minimal residence requirements

No expiry date on your residence permit

Ability to rent out investment property

Viable route to Greek citizenship if you are able to meet language and residence requirements

Dependants including spouse, children under 21 and parents can be included in your application

Program Requirements

THE GREEK GOLDEN VISA PROGRAM REQUIRES A PERSON TO MAKE AN ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION TO THE COUNTRY. IN EXCHANGE, AND SUBJECT TO A VERY THOROUGH APPLICATION PROCEDURE INCLUDING DETAILED DUE DILIGENCE AND BACKGROUND VERIFICATION CHECKS, THE APPLICANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE GRANTED PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN GREECE.

To qualify for permanent residence, the main applicant must be over 18 years of age and meet all of the application conditions. The contribution requirements are as follows:

Option 1

Option 1

Purchase property with a value of no less than EUR 250,000

Option 2

Option 2

Invest no less than EUR 400,000 into one of the following:

Capital contribution to a company based or headquartered in Greece

OR

Acquire shares in real estate investment company trading exclusively in Greece

OR

Purchase government bonds with a three-year holding period from a Greek credit institution

OR

Hold a term deposit for a minimum of 12 months fixed term with a permanent renewal order

OR

Invest in a large mutual fund that exclusively invests in Greek stocks and bonds

Program Features

Your residence in Southern Europe

Greece’s exquisite sun-drenched beaches, authentic local traditions and famous hospitality make it a prime destination for travel and recreation. Importantly, the Golden Visa Program allows visa-free access to Europe’s Schengen Area. Enjoy the wonders of Greece or take advantage of unhindered holidays all over Europe – the choice is yours!

Application Timeline

Stage 01

Choose your investment

From a list of approved options

Select your preferred investment option based on your budget and expectations for future returns. Our advisors can discuss the available options with you in order to ensure that you select an investment that suits your goals.

Stage 02

Submit application

Our team prepares and submits your documents

The application and supporting documentation are submitted for processing and due diligence. If you elect to purchase real estate, the time-frame under this option may vary depending on the status of your chosen development.

Stage 03

Make your investment

Make your selected investment

Once your application is approved, you will be requested to pay all government fees and make the investment under your chosen option.

Stage 04

All done!

Receive your permanent residence card

Following approval you will be issued with your Greek residence permit. The entire process will take three to six months from submission of your application to issuance of the permit assuming there are no areas of concern with the application.

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