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How can I get Greek citizenship as a student?

I have been studying in Greece for six years since I was 16 years old. I’ve been holding a student visa and I can speak Greek. Is there anyway for me to apply for citizenship now or in the near future? What are the requirements?

  • Foutsis & Partners Law Firm
    June 29, 2020

    As a student, you can get residence for studies during your studies period. When your studies finish and you have at least seven years of legal residence, you can apply for Greek citizenship.

  • Energopiisi SA Investment Consulting Services
    June 28, 2020

    Following to the Greek Citizenship Law, in principle, people who have attended a school that implements the Greek mandatory curriculum, and have a residence permit as yours, are eligible to apply for Greek citizenship by naturalization under specific conditions. The application can be submitted if you primarily fulfill one of the below prerequisites: after successfully concluding nine school years at the elementary and secondary education level, or after concluding six school years at the secondary education level, or when having graduated both from a Greek High School (Lykio) and a Greek University (ΑΕΙ or ΤΕΙ). For a more efficient and reliable approach, you should assign your case to an experienced legal advisor.