Why would you want a residency visa to a country in the EU? From sun-soaked beaches to frosty mountain tops and bustling cities, Europe offers a truly
Don’t let figures and stories on the news discourage you from checking out this ancient paradise. Greece is possibly not the easiest country in the world to land a job right now but there are still plenty of reasons to be optimistic.
For the first time in years the Greek economy is expected to grow and huge progress has been made with the EU. While finding employment off your own bat is not easy at present, moving to Greece for retirement or on a foreign posting is still a very attractive prospect.
Numbers show Greek entrepreneurship is on the rise, as are the number of tourists visiting the country. So, whether you’re looking to open a bed and breakfast on a heavenly island or put your feet up in one, Greece still has a lot to offer.
With a low cost of living, strong social bonds, depth of culture and amazing variety of natural beauty Greece is an amazing part of Europe.
Greece is part of the EU so people with citizenship of countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) can move, live and work freely in Greece.
Youth Mobility Visa
- If you are an Australian or Canada citizen between the ages of 18-30, you may be eligible under the Working Holiday Maker programme.
To find out if you need a tourist visa to visit Greece, please use the VisaHQ tool below.
- If your spouse is a citizen or permanent resident of Greece, you are probably eligible for residency. Please note that your status of spouse needs to be legally recognised in this country.
Here are some of the ways to get citizenship of Greece:
- If one or both of your parents were citizens when you were born, you are probably also a citizen.
- If your partner/spouse is a citizen of Greece you can apply for citizenship after being resident in Greece for ten years (or three years if there are children) in the last twelve years. Please note that your status of spouse needs to be legally recognised in this country.
- The Greece Golden Visa program grants residence permits to third country nationals and to the members of their families if they invest more than €250,000 in real estate in Greece.