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Does Greece have a family-based immigration system?

I received my Greek Golden Visa about three years ago. My plan is to apply for citizenship when I meet the physical presence requirement for naturalization in four years. I know that in some countries, citizens can file immigration applications for their siblings. Does Greece have a family-based immigration system? I want to apply for Greek permanent residency for my brother when I become a citizen.

  • Dimitra Mella & Partners
    October 01, 2019

    Your brother is not included in the family members who are entitled to permanent residency on the basis of the pertinent provisions of family reunion. Accordingly, you cannot proceed with such application for him.

  • Right Target Estate
    May 02, 2019

    Your brother will need to apply separately and meet the requirements personally.

  • Stilianos Ch. Proestakis
    May 02, 2019

    The immigration policy as far as the principle of family union is concerned involves nuclear family members who are the couple and their dependent children, regarded as a basic social unit. There is no immigration application for their siblings in Greek immigration law.

  • Energopiisi SA Investment Consulting Services
    May 05, 2019

    According to Greek citizenship law, the Greek state’s policy is concerned on the basis of family union and the family members included are the spouse and the dependent children. There is no immigration provision for the siblings in Greek immigration law. Your brother has to apply separately if he fulfills the related requirements.

  • Key To Success Limited
    May 06, 2019

    Applications for citizenship in Greece are subject to a variety of factors and personal interview with the competent committee in the MOFA and Ministry of Justice. You will have to engage a lawyer in Greece to guide you through the step by step procedure as it is lengthy and can be perplexing to a foreigner. In any event for your brother to be given citizenship rights, you will have to first complete your own citizenship.

  • Penny Konitsioti
    May 07, 2019

    Please be aware that this system is applicable mainly for sons or daughters if minors (under 18 years old) and not for brothers or sisters, so I don’t believe you will find an easy way to acquire Greek permanent residency for your brother with these criteria.