International business executives, investors, VIPs as well as affluent citizens worldwide consider an alternative residency or citizenship a powerful tool for international tax planning and a safety net should the living conditions at home become unbearable.
Live, work or study in any of the EU countriesThe Greek Immigration by Investment programs provide for affluent persons of impeccable standing and repute, including their families, to receive the Greek residency or citizenship (EU passport) on the basis of an investment in Greece. Once citizenship is granted, the applicant may live, work or study in any of the member countries of the European Union.
Visa free travel to over 170 countries, INCLUDING the USAThe Greek residency (also know as the "Greek Golden Visa") provides for visa-free travel to the 26 member countries of the Schengen zone. The Greek citizenship offers full European Union benefits, including visa-free travel to more than 170 countries in the world, including the USA, Canada, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and most countries in North, Central and South America.
A better quality of life for the familyGreece is a safe country that enjoys a low cost of living index. The country has long been a vacation spot for Europeans and high net worth individuals who flock to the island for its sunny and warm climate year-round. Greece offers a modern infrastructure ranging from reliable phone and internet service to secure banking to well-established air and sea routes connecting the island to the European mainland and international destinations.
Greece is a democratic and developed country with an advanced high-income economy, a high quality of life, and a very high standard of living. The economy is service-based, with tourism and shipping being two of the key industries.
Greece Golden VisaResidency allows the applicant to live in Greece as long as desired. You are not required to live in Greece prior or during the Golden Visa residency application, or even after residency has been granted. The processing time for residency is about two months.
Residency can be obtained through an investment in Greek real estate valued at a minimum of EUR 250,000. The Golden Visa allows you to obtain absolute ownership of your property and get your own title deed. The residency is permanent with renewal every 5 years and as long as you keep the property under your ownership.
You and your family will have free access to the Greek health system and also your children will be free to attend the Greek educational institutions (schools, universities etc.). New residents may not be employed in Greece, but new residents may set up their own business and register a company in Greece.