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Immigration Law

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Issuance of residence permit to members of the Board of Directors of a Greek SA company, subsidiary to a foreign company

Under Article 17 par 1Α of Law 4251/2014 and by decision of the General Secretary of the Region, a two-year residence permit is granted to a member of the Board of Directors of a Greek SA company subsidiary to a foreign company, provided that the third-country national has obtained the relevant D type visa and satisfies the requirements set below (see phase two-specific supporting documents)....

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Granting of residence permit to owners of property in Greece

Pursuant to the applicable legislation, a five-year residence permit may be granted to third country nationals who own property with minimum value of €250,000. Such a permit may be renewed and these persons may be accompanied by members of their family. The same applies to third country nationals having entered into timeshare for ten years minimum under Law 1652/1986 or a ten-year lease of hotel accommodation or furnished tourist residences in tourist accommodation complexes referred to in Article 8(2) of Law  4002/2011, the lease charges for which amount to €250,000 minimum. Please note that third country nationals shall be any person who...

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Issuance of residence permit to financially independent persons

Under Article 20 Α of Law 4251/2014 and by decision of the General Secretary of the Region, a two-year residence permit is granted to a third-country national provided that the third-country national has obtained a special visa and is in possession of sufficient resources corresponding to a stable annual income to cover the living expenses, which may be renewed every three year subject to the fulfillment of the other requirements provided for in the applicable law. The amount of the sufficient resources is laid down in a Joint Ministerial Decision pursuant to para. 7 of Article 136 of the aforementioned...

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Categories of residence permits

The categories of residence permits are as follows: A) Work permit for business purposes: A1. Employees with dependent employment relationship - provision of services - provision of work Α2. Special purpose employees A3. Investment activity Α4. Highly qualified employment - ‘EU Blue Card’   B) Temporary residence (employment with a national visa) B1. Seasonal work B2. Fishermen B3. Members of art ensembles Β4. Third-country citizens transferred from a company established in a Member State of the European Union or the European Economic Area in order to provide services Β5. Third-country citizens transferred from a company established in a third-country in order to provide services Β6. Leaders of organised tourism groups B7. Athletes, coaches Β8. Third-country...

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Residence permits for foreign employees and legal representatives of offices established pursuant to Emergency Law 89/1967 (Law 3427/2005)

Article 17(1)(d) of Law 4251/2014 (the Hellenic Immigration Code) allows third country citizens who are employees and legal representatives who will work exclusively in companies in the Law 3427/2005 scheme to enter Greece after they have obtained a Greek entry visa. These third country citizens will be given a 2-year residence permit or a permit valid for the length of their planned stay in the country, which may be renewed every 3 years provided they continue to meet the conditions laid down by the law. Third country citizens may be accompanied by family members who will receive a residence permit...

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Explanatory Circular no 58037/2014

Athens 8 of April 2015 Pr. No 58037/2014 Holders of residence permits for other reasons  Third country citizens entering or permanently residing in Greece for one of the reasons cited in Law 4251/2014 who apply to obtain or renew a residence permit of a type which allows them to be insured with a private insurance provider, can submit: • Insurance contracts entered into abroad, provided those contracts expressly indicate that they cover the person concerned for such time as he resides in Greece or • Insurance contracts entered into in Greece. The contracts will be accepted if they do not include deductibles and special additional covenants...

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Ministerial Decision no 53821/2014

A. Third country citizens entering or permanently residing in Greece for one of the reasons cited in Law 4251/2014 who apply to obtain or renew a residence permit of a type which allows them to be insured with a private insurance provider, shall be obliged on the date they submit the relevant request, to submit: a) Insurance contracts entered into abroad, provided those contracts expressly indicate that they cover the person concerned for such time as he resides in Greece or b) Insurance contracts entered into in Greece. B. To meet the provisions of Article 6(e) of Law 4251/2014 the coverage under the...

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