Greece introduced the law No 4251/2014 that allows citizens from any non-European countries to acquire a European residence permit by investment, granting them free movement to travel within the Schengen Zone (26 countries). Αll non-European citizens are eligible to apply for a Golden Visa, as long as the main applicant is over 18 years old and the total investment is no less than 250000 euros. The Golden Visa Programme in Greece is exceptionally competitive as it features friendly terms, minimizing both the amount of the capital required and with the help of investment consultants it is easy to obtain. It is an investor visa and it can be renewed indefinitely as long as the main applicant keeps the investment, while there is no requirement to stay in Greece whatsoever.
Children under 21 years of age, parents, spouse or partner with a co-habitation agreement (concluded in Greece) and in-laws of the main investor can benefit from the same investment of 250000 euros and above and issue a permanent European residence permit too.
There is an abundance of choice when you are interested in investing in Greece for a Golden Visa. Whether you are investing in residential or commercial real estate, you can buy your property either as an individualor jointly with other investors, or alternatively as a legal entity (owning 100% of the company shares).
Types of proeprties eligible for a Golden Visa application are incredibly varied, ranging from apartments, detached houses, villas and entire buildings, to shops, offices, hotels and even plots of land.