Golden Visa Program

The Golden Visa Program was launched in 2013 to attract foreign residency in Europe via a real estate purchase. It is also the only European program offering immediate permanent residency. The Immigration and Social Integration code, 2014 introduced provisions to facilitate the stay of non-EU nationals, who are granted a five-year residency visa, in return for a real estate investment of EUR 250,000. This visa can be acquired under 90 days and is renewable every five years, if the property investment is retained.

Capital City


Visa free countries

26 (Schengen Area)

Total area

131,957 km²




Euro €


10.8 million (2017)

Time Zone

Eastern European (UTC+02:00)


Visa-free travel in the Schengen Area

Minimum €250,000 real estate investment

Fast-track two-month application process

No requirement to live in Greece

Application Process


Consult with Global RCG


Prepare your documents


Submit the application


Receive your residency

Greece Golden Visa
Application Process

To qualify as an investor under the Golden Visa, you need to make any of the investments below and keep it for at least five years.

Investment Requirements

Other requirements:

Week 1
Week 1
Initial due diligence, examination of client eligibility and choice of investment.
Week 1
Month 1
Month 1
Sign client agreement, complete government forms and provide supporting documentation.
Month 1
Month 2
Month 2
Before submitting your application, you must make your investment in order to have the relevant documents for the Golden Visa application.
Month 2
Month 3
Month 3
Submit your application with all the supporting documents to the Greek authorities.
Month 3
Month 5
Month 5
Receive your approval and travel to Greece to give your biometric data and receive your permit
Month 5

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Required & Non-Required Visa Countries


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