From our first communication, you can tell us your preferences, and we will present you with a series of proposals suitable for your needs and wants.
We are by your side throughout the process required to obtain the golden visa.
We have the experience, training, and a well-organized team to guide you from the beginning to the completion of the process of obtaining the golden visa.
GOLDEN VISA BENEFITS
What is a Golden Visa? Every third country national who obtains a Golden Visa, as well as all the members of his/her immediate family (spouse, children under 21 years of age, parents of both spouses) are entitled to the following benefits:
- The right to enter Greece and the EU for five (5) years.
- The right to reside in Greece for five (5) years.
- The right to renew Golden Visa every five (5) years.
- The right to access the Greek public education system.
- The right to travel freely and stay for over 180 days per year in European countries
European countries that are also members of the Schengen Agreement, within or outside the European Union. A Golden Visa currently permits travel to Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
GOLDEN VISA PREREQUISITES
In order to obtain a Golden Visa in Greece the following requirements must be met:
He/She shall have entered Greece legally.
He/She shall have the full ownership, possession and occupancy or a percentage of undivided ownership of one or more real estate properly/ies in Greece, the total value of which should amount to at least €250.000. As of 01/05/23, the minimum value of property at
the time of acquisition is set at €500.000 for the Regional Units of the North, Central and South Sectors of Athens, the Municipality of Varis – Voulas – Vouliagmeni, the Municipality of Thessaloniki of the Region of Central Macedonia and the Regional Units of Mykonos and Santorini. For the rest of the other regions of the country, the minimum value of the property at the time of acquisition is maintained at €250.000.
Alternatively, he shall have signed a timeshare agreement (lease) for a minimum of 10 years for hotel accommodations or furnished tourist residences in integrated tourist resorts according to article 8, paragraph 2 of Law 4002/2011 (Government Gazette 180A’), provided the minimum cost of the lease also amounts to €250.000. As of 01/05/23, the minimum value of total rent of the leases of hotel accommodation or tourists residences is set at €500.000 for the Regional Units of the North, Central and South Sectors of Athens, the Municipality of Varis – Voulas – Vouliagmeni, the Municipality of Thessaloniki of the Region of Central Macedonia and the Regional Units of Mykonos and Santorini. For the rest of the other regions of the country, the minimum value of the property at the time is maintained at
Alternatively, he/she shall purchase a plot of land or acreage and proceed to erecting a building, provided that the cumulative value of the land purchased and the contract with the construction company also amounts to at least €250.000.
In cases of joint ownership, where the value of property is €250.000 or more, the residence permit is only granted if the owners are spouses with undivided ownership of the property. In all other cases of joint ownership, the residence permit is only granted if the amount invested by each of the joint owners is at least €250.000. As of 01/05/23, in case of investment through the purchase of an undivided co-ownership interest in real estate, the minimum value of co-ownership interest is set at €500.000 for the Regional Units of the North, Central and South Sectors of Athens, the Municipality of Varis – Voulas – Vouliagmeni, the Municipality of Thessaloniki of the Region of Central Macedonia and the Regional Units of Mykonos and Santorini, and the investment is made in a single property. For the rest of the other regions of the country, the minimum value of co-ownership interest is maintained at €250.000 and this may be applied in one or more properties.
If the owner has acquired the property through a legal entity, the applicant shall own 100% of the company shares.
Submission of the application through a proxy, without the obligation to previously enter Greece.
Non-EU citizens who have made an investment through the three options of the Greek Golden Visa program, can apply for a residence permit through a proxy, without the obligation to previously visit Greece. The Power of Attorney for the appointment of a proxy, must be signed before a Greek Consular authority. The non-EU citizen, must enter Greece in a period of 12 months from the date of the confirmation receipt of the application, in order to submit his biometric data.
The legal department of VHD provides the following services:
- Issuance of a travel visa in order to visit Greece, something which presupposes and relates to the necessary and relevant preparation and research in order to have it [the Visa] issued.
- Consideration regarding assistance by natural presence and even by our associates commuting on site accordingly, furthermore by providing services of interpreter/ translator [if needed]
- Issuance of Tax Number
- Opening a bank account in Greece
- Submission of applications regarding issuance of residence permits and follow-up of such procedures
Note: The holder of Golden Visa is entitled to extend all the benefits of their Golden Visa to the immediate members of his/her family, who will each acquire a separate Golden Visa by submitting their own separate applications. Immediate family members include:
- The applicant’s spouse.
- His/Her children, as well as the spouse’s children.
- His/her parents, as well as the spouse’s parents.
In all cases outlined above, the value of the real estate property shall be determined based on the value of the property, or the lease, indicated in the contract of purchase. It should be made clear that the value of the property, according to law 4251/2014, is the amount which has been paid for its purchase, and which is stated explicitly in the contract. The objective, or assessed, value of the property is not relevant, unless it corresponds to the amount which was, according to the contract, paid for the purchase of the property.