As one of the safest and most welcoming, not to mention beautiful, countries in Europe, The Greek Golden visa was always destined for success. With the offer of permanent residency for non-EU investors at stake and a minimum real estate investment of just half of its closest competitors Portugal & Spain (and significantly lower property prices) Greece and it’s thriving property market has since 2018 been the most popular Golden Visa program in Europe.
The majority of Greece Golden Visa investors opt for the real estate investment route.
In order to qualify for the Greece Golden Visa program via the real estate route, investors must purchase property in Greece personally (or through a legal entity in which they own all of the company shares) to the minimum value of €250,000.
The real estate can be both residential or commercial and the total investment of €250,000 can be reached by purchasing multiple properties.
Investors can qualify for the Golden Visa by signing a timeshare for a period of at least 10 years for hotel accommodation or furnished tourist residences in an integrated tourist resort in Greece. In order to qualify the minimum cost of the lease must be €250.000.
Applicants can qualify for the Golden Visa program through a term-deposit of in a Greek banking institution of at least €400,000 with at least one years duration with a standing order for renewal.
Investors can become eligible for the Golden Visa program with a purchase of Greek Government Bonds with a maturity of at least years to the value of at least €400,000 through a financial institution in Greece.
Applicants can qualify for the Golden Visa by making the following capital investments of at least €400,000 for shares into:
Golden Visa applicants can qualify for the program by making a combined investment of €800,000 into shares, corporate bonds or government bonds that are admitted for trading in Greece.
Investors who purchase units to a minimum of 400,000 EUR into a mutual fund that invests solely into shares, corporate bonds and government bonds in Greece are eligible to apply for the Greek Golden Visa program.
Golden Visa investors can qualify for the program with an investment of at least €400,000 into shares or units of an Alternative Investment Fund that invests solely in Greek Immovable property.
Selling your investment is not prohibited however in order to maintain and renew your residency permit you will need to prove that you have maintained your investment.
With its rich culture that stretches back millennia, Greece is one of the timeless jewels of Europe. Composed of the mainland peninsula and an archipelago of stunning islands that adorn the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, much of Greece is made up of mountainous rocky terrain surrounded by turquoise seas.
In an effort to raise funds and kick-start investment in the country after the global financing crisis, the Greek government launched the golden visa program in 2013. The Greece Golden Visa program has since become the most popular Golden Visa program on the market.
Greece who dealt much better with the Covid-19 pandemic than other European countries is once again welcoming tourists!