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Greece Citizenship

Specifics of international private law
Citizenship Euro > Greece Citizenship


  • Less investment amount with over 250,000€ to buy a property
  • Property can be rented out
  • Quicker process within 2 months to get the visa
  • Free pass to 26 Schengen countries after getting the visa
  • No requirements on living period and time
  • No requirements on explanations for business background and capital source; no requirements on education background and language
  • The family is allowed to immigrate together if one of them have finished the application; Freehold and stable rental income
  •  Access to the local welfare for the whole family
  • No double taxation and the lowest consumption level in Europe

The Greece Golden Visa is granted by virtue of the Immigration and Social Integration Code, 2014 which has introduced provisions to facilitate the stay of non- EU nationals in Greece.

Golden Visa program of Greece offers a 5-year residency visa in return for an investment in real estate. The visa is granted for five years and renewed every five years if the property investment is kept.

European residency or citizenship for investors and their families. Why not live and work in the EU?


Greece is a Mediterranean country located in the center of Europe, is offering residency or citizenship status to foreign investors. The Greek passport is similar to the passports of Germany, Spain, Sweden or any other EU country; Greek passport holders may live, work or study in any country belonging to the European Union.


High net worth individuals, as well as affluent citizens worldwide, consider an alternative residence or citizenship a powerful tool for international tax planning and a safety net should the living conditions at home become unbearable.


Program Information of Greece Golden Visa


The Greece Golden Visa Programme is considered as the most affordable residency by investment route to Europe. The Programme grants visa-free access to the Schengen Zone to the Successful applicants and their families.




1. Purchasing Real estate investment 


a. Property purchase at a minimum value of €250,000;

b. Timeshare agreement – signed for 10 years with the minimum value of the lease amounting to €250,000;

c. Investment in a plot of land – the cumulative value of the land purchase and the contract with the construction company must be at least €250,000.


2. Proof of health insurance coverage that is valid in Greece


Qualifying criteria


1. The applicant must undergo a fit and proper test and be able to produce evidence of a clean source of funds;

2. Applicants coming from non-EU countries are eligible to obtain the Greece Golden Visa

3. All the required documentation that accompanies the application for an immigration permit must be duly certified, along with a translation of the same documents into the Greek language.


Greece (EU) Citizenship


Greek citizenship, meaning the EU passport, allows the applicant to live, work, and study in any of the EU member countries, not just Greece. If desired, citizenship may be applied for after 84 months (seven years) in permanent residency status.


Investment in Real Estate

Investment in Greek real estate valued at a minimum of EUR 250,000

Questions and Answers


1: What is required to obtain Greek citizenship?

Greek residents may apply for citizenship (EU passport) after seven years in permanent residency status.

2: Will the Greek citizenship authomatically grant me European citizenship?

Yes. Because Greece is a member of the European Union its citizens are automatically European citizens. Consequently you are allowed to live, work or study anywhere in Europe.

3: As a citizen am I required to live in Greece?

No. Greece does not require you to be present or reside in Greece after approval of your citizenship application.

4: As a resident or citizen do I need to own real estate in Greece?

Yes. Every main applicant must own real estate (home, timeshare, or land) with a market value of at least EUR 250,000.

5: Will my citizenship under Greece program expire?

No. When you acquire citizenship under the Greek citizenship program, you and your family enjoy full citizenship for life, which can be passed on to future generations by descent.

6: Does Greece allow me to keep my original citizenship?

Yes. There are no restrictions on dual citizenship in Greece.

7: Can you help me to find a real estate in Greece?

Yes. We would be happy to help you find your ideal residential and/or commercial property. Our professional relationships in Greece guarantee to our clients a smooth, comprehensive service. This service includes identifying suitable properties, providing transport for property viewings, drafting/reviewing legal contracts. We also will liaise with local notaries and architects as needed as well.

Our lawyers will consult you on the phone and meet you in person.

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