Greece Citizenship by Investment

Golden Visa in Greece can lead to citizenship after permanent residency


There is no direct route to citizenship by investment in Greece. A period of 7 years residency in Greece is required before applying for citizenship. Residency is possible by investing a minimum €250,000 in real estate to gain a golden visa in Greece. The applicant, spouse and children up to the age of 18 can qualify. Dependent children over age 18 and parents can also qualify. Greece offers the most affordable residency through real estate investment in Europe.


The first step for applicants looking to gain citizenship by investment in Greece is to apply for residency through the golden visa programme. An investment of €250,000 in real estate will lead to a golden visa typically within 40 days. This residency visa lasts for 5 years and can be renewed once it expires providing the investment level is maintained. After 7 years of permanent residency, applicants and their families can apply for citizenship of Greece.

Greece is a full member of the European Union. Citizenship in Greece and a second passport means EU citizenship which allows the holder to live, work, study and travel anywhere within the European Union. Prior to citizenship, holders of the Greek residency card granted with the Greek golden visa are able to travel visa free throughout the Schengen visa zone.



Next Steps

Research the programs

We have extensive information available on our website and we encourage clients to read up and assess all aspects of the programs. The main citizenship by investment programs are:

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Unfortunately we don’t publish everything here. For greater depth use the contact form available and we can forward more detailed information particular to your circumstances.

Consult with our experts

Every client is different in their situation and needs and it is important to get the right advice one to one and tailored for you before proceeding. Book an appointment by phone, skype video call or arrange an appointment at one of our offices.

Apply and visit

When ready you can move to the next stage of application or visit the country in question with our consultants and partners particularly where real estate investment or local attendance is required for the process.


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