Residence permits in Greece-Formalities for a long stay in Greece
To stay in Greece for more than three months, you must first register with the foreigners’ service of the local police. This allows nationals of European Union countries to stay there for up to five years. This can be done before leaving by contacting the Greek embassy or consulate in your country of residence. The registration fee is currently in low euros. After five years, you will apply for a residence permit. For knowing more about Greece Residency click on the highlighted link and visit our site.
Obtain a permanent residence permit in Greece
A residence permit offers many advantages. You have succumbed to the charms of Greece and its people; you can no longer do without ouzo, neighbor’s wine, braised mutton, juicy oranges, olives growing above Hania and the sweetness of life. It’s normal! Five years already! Having resided in Greece for five years, you can apply for a residence permit which will allow you to no longer need a visa to travel to the countries of the Schengen area, regardless of your nationality. EU citizens obtain a permanent residence permit automatically when they have stayed uninterruptedly in another EU country, of which Greece is a part. This makes it your country of official residence. You just need to contact the immigration services. The length of stay is not affected by absences for national service, absences of less than six months per year, an absence of 12 months for major reasons such as childbirth, serious illness or vocational training.
You can take residence permit for the purchase of real estate
People acquiring real estate in Greece can apply for a residence permit immediately regardless of the time that has elapsed since arriving in the country. When buying real estate with a value, obtaining this permit is simplified. Another possibility is to show that one is economically independent. By purchasing real estate , the wife, husband, parents and minor children are also entitled to a permit and free access to medical care. It also gives you the possibility of registering your vehicle (car, motorbike, boat) in the country.
Residence permits for company directors
Persons with a responsible professional situation in a foreign company having commercial activities in Greece can apply for a residence permit. This type of permit is intended for CEOs, directors of subsidiaries, directors, legal representatives and managers. To do this, you must provide:
A photocopy of his passport;
- A type D visa;
- A medical certificate from a public hospital in Greece;
- The duly completed permit application;
- Payment of state tax;
A photocopy of the public monitor with the information of the establishment and photocopies of changes of name or legal status, address, statutes may in certain cases be required;
- A certificate of sickness and work accident insurance;
- A photocopy of the public monitor on the designation or election for a manager, director or legal representative;
- A certified photocopy of your employment contract for directors, vice-directors and CEOs
Residence permit for retirees
Are you going to retire in Greece? You will get your residence permit if you have lived there for at least three years permanently or if you have worked there during the last year. You have to show that you are economically independent or invest in real estate.
Good to know:
Members of your family who have stayed with you in Greece for more than five years are also entitled to a permanent residence permit. Please note, you lose your right of residence when you are away from the country for more than two consecutive years. For more info visit our site which is mentioned in the first paragraph.