A Golden Visa is a type of residence visa with added benefits, offered by several European countries including Greece. It is an investment scheme that ensures visa-free travel in the Schengen zone to non-European investors and their families.
Greece has established a flexible and fast-track procedure for non – EU/EEA foreign investors who wish to obtain a residence permit for their business activities in Greece. Within the framework of implementation of investment the Immigration and Social Integration Code (Law 4251/2014, Government Gazette 1, no 80) contains provisions that facilitate the granting of residence permits to third country nationals who intend to invest in Greece, for a minimum of € 250,000 and to members of their families.
The Golden Visa Programme in Greece is exceptionally competitive as it features friendly terms, minimizing both the amount of the capital required and with the help of investment consultants it is easy to obtain. It is an investor residence permit and it can be renewed indefinitely as long as the main applicant keeps the investment, while there is no requirement to stay in Greece whatsoever.
Greece offers the most affordable Golden Visa Option, with a minimum of € 250,000, the lowest investment capital required for a European residence permit.