This type of residency permit is issued for a period of 2 years and can then be extended every 2 years, on the condition that
the holder of the residency permit maintains his/her income. This temporary residency permit category
does not include the right to work and does not allow changing one’s temporary residency category.
You and your family will have the right to not only live year-round in Greece, but also stay without any time limitations in the Schengen area.
Holders of temporary residency have the right to buy real estate, register and manage a business, and send their children to Greek and European schools.
You are not obliged to stay in Greece for any fixed period of time, and you are not required to have your own property or business.
Holders of a Greek temporary residency permit have the right to receive permanent residency after 5 years, and following that they can freely claim Greek citizenship.
Ways to obtain temporary residency in Greece?
real estate over
250 000 euro –
for a 5-year period
for entrepreneurs –
for 1 year
important investments -
for 10 years
for top managers
of companies –
for 2 years
Temporary residency for
– for 2 years
Just one condition for receiving temporary residency
in Greece as a financially independent person
The sole condition for receiving and extending this type of residency visa is
THAT THE MAIN APPLICANT HAVE A STEADY INCOME FROM OUTSIDE OF GREECE,
WHICH IS CALCULATED BASED ON HIS/HER FAMILY MAKEUP:
income of at least
2000 euro per month
+20% over the income
of the main applicant
Children under 18
+15% over the income
for each child
A Greek temporary residency permit for financially independent applicants is issued for a two-year period with further
extension for another two years and so on until the holder receives permanent residency of Greece. The only
condition for extending the temporary residency permit is that the applicant maintains a stable income.
What documents you need
All documents must be officially translated into Greek or English.
Processing an application for temporary residency takes 3 months.
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