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Three Generations, One Application

Greece is one of the few EU programs designed for extended families – allowing investors and spouses to include their parents on the application.

The #1 Golden Visa program in the world and the lowest investment requirement for EU residency – the Greece Golden Visa. The Greek residency by investment program is not only residency with real ROI, and the highly-coveted EU Plan B, but access to one of the world’s most lucrative property markets and best performing economies.

**Greece is raising the threshold for real estate investment from €250,000 to €800,000 in the most developed regions. Investors may still apply under the current minimum threshold if they reserve a property with a 10% deposit by 31 August 2024. Schedule a Free Consultation to keep the 2023 thresholds**

Greece’s Residency by Investment Program was introduced by the Greek government in 2013 to attract entrepreneurs, investors, and families to invest in the country’s local economies as well own their own slice of European paradise and its booming tourist market.

The benefits of Greek residency are significant. As an EU member state, Greek residents enjoy visa-free travel throughout the Schengen area, including Switzerland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, and Malta.

And let’s not forget, this corner of Europe is where the gods called home and their footprints remain historical marvels – the Temple of Delphi, the Acropolis of Athens, the ruins at Mycenae, Mount Olympus – the list is endless.

The Greece Golden Visa represents the top echelon of residency programs – location, lifestyle, luxury, low investment, and a lucrative ROI opportunity. Schedule a free confidential and comprehensvie consultation with Astons to get your questions answered, such as:

  • What are the investment options for the Greece Golden Visa?
  • Can I use property to generate income under the Golden Visa program?
  • Are the Greek Isles included in the Greek Golden Visa program?

For the Greek Golden Visa, it is best to begin with our Free Confidential and Comprehensive Consultation, and Astons’ experts will analyze how your specific wants, needs, goals, and demands align with the program and provide you with the best solutions.

Trust Astons – a better life awaits.

Program Benefits

Residency in Just 60 days

Renewable 5-year residence permit

Lowest cost entry in EU

Min Investment of only €250,000

Favorable Non-Dom tax program

Exempt from paying SDC tax and capital gains tax

Entire family are eligible

Spouses and children

No residency requirements

Prior to or after residence permit has been granted

High standard of schooling

Access to many prestigious universities at lower EU tuition fees

Visa-free travel

To Schengen Zone for 90 days within any six-month period

Property Investment

Your summer residence in the Mediterranean
Program Requirements

The criteria for the Greek residency by investment program is as follows:

  • Due Diligence: Greece is very privacy-forward and focused and implements the least intrusive due diligence requirements of EU programs. Though Greece does not require criminal background checks, that does not mean certain issues won’t arise. If this is a concern for you, it is best to schedule a Free Confidential and Comprehensive Consultation with an Astons’ expert.
  • Investment Options: The Greece residency program is real estate based, but includes real estate purchase, real estate rental, and hotel/timeshare options. In addition, the real estate purchase can be a single property or multiple properties that collectively satisfy the minimum requirement. Golden Visa holders can use the properties for personal use and or to generate rental income
  • Investment Threshold: The Greek Golden Visa has a required minimum investment of €250,000 [approx. $270,000]. However, certain regions in the country, such as parts of Athens and certain Greek Islands require a minimum investment of €500,000 [approx. $545,000]
  • Investment Hold: To maintain the Greece Golden Visa, the investment must also be maintained. However, if Golden Visa holders acquire Greek citizenship, they are no longer obligated to maintain their investment
  • Physical Presence: Applicants are required to visit Greece for the property search and to submit biometrics, however there are no additional requirements to be physically present in the country and relocation is not mandatory
  • Health: Applicants must provide proof of health insurance that covers everyone while in Greece
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    Visa-free travel to 26 European states

    Greece Residence by Investment offers visa-free access within Schengen Zone — get visa-free access to 26 EU states, including Switzerland, Luxemburg, Italy and Germany. Go on a last-minute business trip or take your family on a spontaneous holiday in Europe — open up Europe with Astons.

    Which is right for me?
    Investment Options

    Greece offers the most affordable residency program within Europe offering fast application processing in just 2 months. Investors can purchase real estate for a minimum of €250,000 or choose a Real Estate Lease or Timeshare option with the same investment threshold.

    Option 1 / Real Estate Acquisition to the Minimum Value of €250,000

    • Residence permit granted for 5 years.
    • The investor can invest in one or several properties to a total value of €250,000.
    • The residence permit can be renewed for another 5 years each time, provided that the applicant still owns the property.

    Option 2 / Real Estate Lease or Timeshare to the Minimum Value of €250,000

    • Residence permit granted for 5 years.
    • Lease for at least 10 years or invest in a timeshare for hotel accommodation or furnished tourist residencies in a combined tourist facility, as the above facility must be registered with Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

    Greece Residency Acquisition Process

    Astons’ focus is to provide a hassle-free and seamless service, assisting you with a residency application. We will hand-hold you through the EU residency acquisition process with due diligence and care, ensuring that your application is submitted correctly and followed up to application approval.

    3–4 DAYS

    Free Consultation with Astons' Experts

    Astons Immigration advisers will evaluate your personal circumstances and help you select the most suitable program and real estate option.

    In order to apply you must:

    – be at least 18 years of age;
    – have no previous criminal convictions;
    – have a medical certificate from a Greek hospital confirming that you are free of any contagious diseases;
    The main applicant may also add dependents to a residency application, including his/her spouse, and children.


    Visit Greece to view properties and evaluate investment options

    Based on your requirements we will carefully select the most suitable properties for you and arrange direct viewings in Greece.

    3–4 DAYS
    Prepare documents

    Prepare documents

    A detailed checklist will be provided, and you will be guided through the documents collection stage. Experienced immigration advisers will be checking a scan of each document for compliance to ensure all requirements are met, including proof of investment documentation.


    Submit residency application

    The complete application for a residence permit by real estate acquisition along with all supporting documents confirming investment in real estate will be submitted to the Directorate of Foreign Citizens and Immigration.


    Processing of application and proof of submission

    Processing of the application usually takes approximately 60 days. After the application has been submitted, the applicant receives a proof of submission, which is valid for one year and allows the holder to travel to and from Greece as often as they wish.


    Receive residence permit

    Once the application is reviewed and the decision is made by the Secretary-General of the Decentralised Administration, the applicant will be notified. The applicant will receive their five-year residence permit which will allow them to enjoy living in Greece for a five-year period, as well as visa-free travel within the Schengen Zone.

    Properties to invest in

    As buying agents, we offer a whole range of services in commercial and residential real estate. We only ever act on behalf of the the investor, enabling our clients to secure the advantage and placing them ahead of the competition, when it comes to finding and obtaining the right property in highly sought after areas.

    Frequently Asked Questions
    What is life like in Greece?

    There’s a reason the gods chose to call Greece their home – what more needs to be said. Life in Greece moves as fast or as slow you decide it does. Greece offers everything from modern city center living in large European metropolises to owning your own Mediterranean oasis on any one of Greece’s 200+ islands. Regardless of where you are, three things will be standard – amazing food, mind-blowing history, and a daily life that you simply never want to end.

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    Why Our Clients Choose Us

    Trust Astons

    33 years of industry leadership and dominance - ASTONS is one of the original firms that molded the investment immigration industry. Founded in London in 1989, Astons has evolved into a family of global companies now headquartered in Dubai.

    Communicate on your terms

    Astons personally serves clients via our global footprint with offices in Istanbul (Turkey), Limassol (Cyprus), Dubai (UAE),Athens (Greece), Fort Lauderdale (USA) and Saint Julians (Malta). As well as, via text message, WhatsApp, Telegram, or email.

    Globally licensed firm

    ASTONS maintains licensed partnerships with the official governmental agencies operating the CBI and RBI programs. ASTONS operates in strict accordance with the laws and regulations of every country where we do business - cooperating with local regulators and government officials, ensuring no risks for you, your reputation or brand, and your investment.

    Earned reputation

    ASTONS, on average, helps nearly 300 clients a year. With historical totals of:
    More than 9,000 clients
    A clientele from over 50%+ of the world’s nationalities
    $2.6 Billion+ USD in immigration and real estate investments

    100% success rate

    100% of clients who pass the Astons’ due diligence review have their applications approved. The Astons due diligence team of seasoned UK lawyers and industry experts advance our clients’ interests by maintaining direct and constant contact with government officials - leveraging our experience, expertise and methodology of the British law school to conclude the immigration process in our client’s benefit.

    Client focused Service

    ASTONS offers only the best the world of investment immigration and luxury real estate has to offer. We expertly select citizenship and residence programs that can deliver solutions to virtually any client. As well as premium real estate in 11 countries to appease the most discerning buyer or investor. Our experts find the most advantageous solutions to address every client’s wants, needs, and demands.

    Internationally relied upon experts

    ASTONS experts are regularly relied upon by global media outlets and publications to provide expert insights and comments for investment immigration; including: Bloomberg, The Times, CNN, The Telegraph, El Tiempo, El Pais, El Economista, MSN UK, SchengenVisainfo and many others.

    World leader in immigration services

    ASTONS didn’t create the world of immigration investment, we perfected it for the benefit of investors. Astons consistently ranks as a TOP-25 firm in the international immigration industry by Uglobal Immigration Magazine, Best European Citizenship Advisor 2018, and Best Full-Service Investment Immigration Firm 2019.


    Schedule A Free Consultation

    Connect with Astons via our website, email, WhatsApp, or Telegram, to schedule a consultation. Together we’ll find the perfect residency by investment program for you and your family. In the consultation, we will:

    • Define and understand your wants, needs, goals, and demands
    • Create a list of the best strategies and solutions for you
    • Discuss and explain the various investment options available

    Susanna Uzakova

    Citizenship, residence permit and real estate investment expert
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