The Greek Golden Visa is a residency-by-investment visa & it is one of the most popular investment programs. It is designed to attract foreign non-Eu citizens to obtain the right of residency and/or citizenship in Greece.
The Greek Golden Visa program requires the lowest investment compared to other real estate residency visa programs in Europe, making it the most popular one. On top of that, Greece offers you many opportunities, both in terms of investment and lifestyle.
Applicants must have a clear criminal record and medical insurance when staying in Greece. However, there is no language requirement, medical test or interview for applicants so far.
The application process is fast and straightforward with a high approval rate, making it the world’s largest Golden Visa program. Out of all the European residency schemes, the Greek program offers the lowest real estate investment level.
This program is open to all nationalities. As of the first quarter of 2019, the vast majority to receive Greek Golden Visa Residence Permits as property owners/investors are from China (58%) with 2,416 permits issued, followed by Russia (10%), Turkey (9%), and Egypt (3%). In total, 4,154 permits were issued between January and April 2019.