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Can I still get a Greek Golden Visa even if I was denied a Schengen visa?

About five years ago, I was denied a Schengen based on financial reasons (lack of means of sustenance). However, I have since done well for myself and want to invest in Greece. Will I face any difficulty because of my past denial? Why or why not?


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  • Varnavas Law Firm 1978
    May 26, 2020

    The fact that you have been denied this type of visa in the past is not directly connected with the Greek Golden Visa program. However, you will still need to have a valid Schengen Visa (Type C) or National Visa (Type D) at the time you will enter Greece to submit your application for the Golden Visa.

  • Mila Zosimidou Law Office
    March 21, 2019

    Based on the provided information, you will not face any difficulties in obtaining a Golden Visa.

  • Right Target Estate
    March 20, 2019

    Provided you comply with the specific conditions of the Golden Visa, you may acquire it. The fact that you were denied in the past is irrelevant.

  • Aggeliki G. Androutsou
    March 20, 2019

    It is an issue of the Greek embassy if it adopts the visa for Greece.

  • Stilianos Ch. Proestakis
    March 19, 2019

    If you can now present a substantial ground as far as your means of sustenance, you definitely should have no problem to get a  Schengen visa.

  • Papalois & Associates Legal
    March 19, 2019

    No, it does not affect your Golden Visa at all.

  • Penny Konitsioti
    March 21, 2019

    Please be aware that even if in the past a Schengen was denied, you may still proceed to the Golden Visa procedure, as it is based on other criteria.

  • Key To Success Limited
    March 21, 2019

    As per previous cases, my understanding is that a refusal of a Schengen visa will take six months to be overwritten. Therefore, as you have already been denied the Schengen five years ago, you should have no problems at all re-applying for one. In addition, pursuant to the real estate investment you make, you are eligible for an EU residency permit under the Greek Golden Visa program. This is superseding any Schengen-related difficulties you had in the past.

  • Energopiisi SA Investment Consulting Services
    March 21, 2019

    Following the provided information and because a period of at least three months has passed after the related denial, you should not have any problem with your visa application. In your case, as you have already been denied the Schengen five years ago, you should have no problems at all re-applying for a new one. Furthermore, provided that you are eligible for Golden Visa acquisition under the conditions required by the law in force, the Schengen visa denial in the past does not affect your application at all.

  • Savvas Orphanos
    March 22, 2019

    You will not face any difficulty to get the Greek Golden Visa because of your past denial of a Schengen visa. The acquisition of the Schengen visa is not a prerequisite for the acquisition of the Greek Golden Visa. Furthermore, the Greek migration code does not include any such reason for the denial of the acquisition of the Greek Golden Visa. Consequently, if the financial and all the other requirements are met, you will not face any problem at all for the acquisition of the Greek Golden Visa.