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How can I get a 10-year Golden visa?

I know that a normal Golden Visa is valid for five years. When it expires, for hone long can I extend it? How many times can I apply for an extension? I learned that with a strategic investment, one could get a long-term visa that is valid for 10 years. Is there any way that I can get a 10-year Golden Visa?

  • Energopiisi SA Investment Consulting Services
    September 11, 2019

    The initial duration of the permanent residency for property owners is five years and can be renewed an unlimited amount of times for five years each time, under the condition that the Golden Visa holder keeps the property in his/her ownership. The title of this permanent residency gives to the holder the right to apply for Greek citizenship after living in Greece for seven years in accordance with legal provisions in force. The mentioned 10-year resident permit is related to strategic investments and is not applicable in our case.

  • Penny Konitsioti
    September 11, 2019

    Please be aware that there is no immediate possibility to obtain a 10-year Golden Visa, but the five-year one according to the existing legislation with the ability of renewing.

  • Papalois & Associates Legal
    September 10, 2019

    The resident permit will be renewed every five years for five years, with a limit.

  • Stilianos Ch. Proestakis
    September 10, 2019

    A Greek Golden Visa is valid for a five-year period and you could extend it for another five-year time if you wish. Permanent residents have the right to apply for Greek citizenship after living in Greece for seven years in accordance with legal provisions. Their children may apply if they attend any school in Greece for nine years, attend a secondary school in Greece for six years or they attend a university in Greece. An EU citizen is free to live, work, travel, receive healthcare or pursue education anywhere within the EU, including the U.K. In fact, travel benefits extend way beyond Europe with Greek passport holders being able to travel visa-free to an extensive list of countries.