Immigration to Greece. Residence permit and Greek citizenship.

Since 1992 Feod Group has been providing a wide range of immigration, business and legal services in Greece:

Immigration services:
✔ Residence permit in Greece for the whole family
✔ Golden Visa
✔ Moving to Greece for permanent residence
✔ Assistance in extending residence permit in Greece
✔ Representation of interests by a Greek lawyer
Legal and business services
✔ Business registration and purchase of companies
✔ Opening a bank account in Greece
✔ Rent and purchase of real estate in Greece
✔ Change of tax residency

The company includes Greek lawyers.



Immigration to Greece


Greece is a member of the European Union and one of the most popular countries for emigration.

In order to move to Greece, you need to obtain a long-term visa in your country of residence, and after emigrating to Greece, you must apply to the department for foreigners with an application for a residence permit.

Usually a residence permit in Greece is issued for 1-2 years with the right to extend, or under the Golden Visa program, you get permanent residence for 5 years at once.

After at least 7 years of residence, you can apply for Greek citizenship and a Greek passport.

Greek immigration law provides for several grounds for granting residence permits to foreigners.

Grounds for obtaining a residence permit in Greece

✓ Financially independent foreigners without the right to work
✓ Permanent residence in Greece by investment (Golden Visa)
✓ Business immigration to Greece
✓ Opening a branch or representative office


Residence permit in Greece without the right to work for financially independent foreigners


Immigration to Greece for financially independent foreigners is suitable for third-country nationals who do not plan to work in Greece and have sufficient funds to cover their living expenses. Residence permit is also issued to family members of the main applicant.

Conditions for obtaining a Greek residence permit for financially independent foreigners in 2021:

Permanent residence in Greece by investment - Greece Golden visa


Permanent residence in Greece for investments can be obtained by third-country nationals and their family members who have invested in Greek companies, bank deposits, government bonds or bought real estate in Greece.

A distinctive feature of the Greek Golden Visa residence permit is that after making an investment, you do not need to move to Greece. That is, you and your family receive permanent residence in Greece without the need for residence and freedom of movement across all Schengen countries.

The main conditions of the investment program “Golden Visa” Greece 2021:

Business immigration to Greece


Third-country nationals have the opportunity to enter Greece to carry out business activities if the following conditions are met:

The submitted package of documents goes to the Immigration Service of region where the applicant plans to conduct business.

A special commission examines the proposal and makes a decision whether or not the district needs the proposed type of business.

In case of a positive decision, the region immigration authorities issue a permit to engage in the specified type of activity and send it to the consulate.

In case of a negative decision, the foreigner is not entitled to submit documents for a new immigration application for one year.

A residence permit is issued to the applicant and his family members for 2 years with the right to renew, provided that the business is actively working and pays taxes.

We accompany all our clients wishing to start a business in Greece, and at the same time provide a full range of services for obtaining immigration status for the entire family of the client.



    Opening a branch or representative office of a company in Greece and transferring employees through Intra Company Transferee


    The Intra Company Transferee category allows you to obtain a residence permit in Greece for the heads of the branch and his family members.

    The advantage of the proposed immigration program is that there is no compulsory residence condition in Greece for 6 months + 1 day for holders of residence permits.

    Further, there is no requirement in Greek law regarding the scope of a branch’s activities.

    To register a branch of a foreign company in Greece, it is necessary to obtain permission from the prefect of the region in which the foreign company is going to establish its branch.

    ✓ How to move to Greece for permanent residence in 2021?

    You can leave to live in Greece for permanent residence under the “Golden Visa” program, which is issued immediately for 5 years with the right of extension.
    In other cases, the status of permanent residence in Greece can be obtained after obtaining a temporary residence permit (residence permit) on the basis of:

    • Residence permit for financially independent foreigners without the right to work
    • Business immigration to Greece
    • Transfer of employees by Intra Company Transferee
    • Residence permit through family reunification
    ✓ How to obtain Greek citizenship?

    A foreigner can obtain Greek citizenship through the naturalization procedure.

    To do this, you need to live in Greece legally for at least 7 years, integrate into society, pay taxes regularly.

    Persons who are officially married to a Greek citizen can apply for citizenship after three years of cohabitation.

    ✓ Is it possible to apply for a residence permit in Greece with closed borders?

    Yes, the Consular Section of the Greek Embassy accepts applications for most national types of visas.

    In addition, under the category “Golden Visa” or business immigration, you can submit documents within Greece by a local accredited attorney under a power of attorney, without your personal presence.

    Why clients choose Feod Group

    Since 1992, Feod Group has been providing a wide range of legal, business and immigration services in Europe, the USA and other countries of the world.

    The company has accredited western lawyers, experts in various fields of law and jurisdictions of the world.

    Having offices in Europe and the USA, Feod Group provides rapid paperwork and maximum customer comfort.

    We provide our clients with related services, such as relocation and adaptation abroad, organizing family relocation abroad, enrollment of children in schools and many other services.

    Countries where we offer visa and immigration support:

    Our experts
    Elena Georghiou
    Founder and Managing Director
    George Georghiou
    Managing Director
    United Kingdom
    Tetyana Lementarova
    Managing Partner
    William Slattery
    Managing Рartner
    Chryso Christofidou
    Managing Director
    Christopher Pelentrides
    United Kingdom
    Peter Petrou
    United Kingdom
    Daniele Papone
    Jerome Da Ros
    Stefan Toffol
    Luhina Iryna
    Head of department
    Visas and Immigration
    Rimma Dontsova
    Senior Adviser
    Visas and Immigration
    Anastasia Taran
    Head of Corporate Services
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