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Can biometrics data be gathered abroad for Greek Golden Visa applicants?

I heard about Greece needing biometrics information for applicants, but can this be done at an embassy? If so, can I do it at any embassy? Do I have to give biometrics? Are there any alternatives?


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  • Aggeliki G. Androutsou
    June 11, 2019

    Biometrics data is available in Greece, where you buy the property.

  • Stilianos Ch. Proestakis
    June 08, 2019

    First, pick your favorite property options. Then open a Greek bank account and registering a Greek tax number. Due-diligence checks for your property options are carried out by a team of experts. The final property is chosen and purchased. An application for a Golden Visa is submitted and a temporary resident permit is issued. For the above you don't need to pay a visit. But the applicant needs to visit Greece for biometrics tests and collection of their temporary resident permit. After 20 days, a Golden Visa is issued.

  • Energopiisi SA Investment Consulting Services
    June 08, 2019

    The biometrics submission from the applicant is an obligatory step in the procedure of acquiring a Greek permanent resident permit for investors and has to take place only in Greece, with the presence of the applicant in front of the competent authorities. There is no alternative option for the time being.

  • Papalois & Associates Legal
    June 07, 2019

    Not, it cannot be done in the embassy, only in Greece.

  • KMD Law Firm
    June 07, 2019

    There are no other alternatives. You have to come to Greece for the biometrics.

  • Penny Konitsioti
    June 07, 2019

    Please be aware that there is an interview scheduled to the office where the application is made, so is obligatory to come for that purpose to the competent office in Greece. There are no other biometric tests applicable, apart from an obligatory medical insurance that needs to be made for the territory of Greece.

  • Stephanos I. Giannakopoulos
    June 07, 2019

    No. You cannot gather biometrics data abroad and bring them over to Greece. The procedure must be done at the appropriate office, while you are staying in Greece.

  • Right Target Estate
    June 06, 2019

    No alternative, I'm afraid. For the time being, you can only do this in Greece.