Greek Residency Application Through Representative
After passing the law 4686/2020 last June to facilitate the purchase of Greek property by foreign investors without having to visit Greece, the Greek government returns with one more measure that gives golden visa investors the opportunity to apply for the Greek residency permit from a distance, via a proxy in Greece.
This complementary law 4764/2020, voted on December 23rd, enables the foreign investor who wishes to apply for a permanent Greek residency permit to appoint a proxy in Greece, who will file the application on his/her behalf and receive the 12-month blue temporary permit for them. The investor and family members can then visit Greece to submit their biometric data (finger scan, digital photo, signature) in a timeframe of 12 months from the application date.
To enter Greece the investor and family members will use the blue temporary permit.
With the new amendment to the Greek investment immigration law, potential investors may complete the property purchase and the residency permit application without even setting foot to Greece. This new decision comes as an added procedure improvement measure, following the restrictions in travelling that were imposed as a result of the COVID pandemic.
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