How can I withdraw my Greek Golden Visa application?

I purchased a house in Athens three months ago and submitted my Golden Visa application. The case is still pending. Due to personal reasons, I need to sell the property and get my money back. I understand this will make me ineligible for the Golden Visa program. I want to withdraw my application. How can I do this? How long does it take to process?


On May 15, 2019 Penny Konitsioti answered:

In case you need to withdraw this, you don’t need to attend to the appointment set when you made the petition at the competent office and your petition will not be examined. Alternatively, you may provide a written declaration for that at the same date of appointment.

On May 15, 2019 Elissavet (Isabelle) Razi answered:

You lawyer just needs to inform the authorities and cancel the appointment and the procedure.

On May 16, 2019 Stilianos Proestakis answered:

In case you found the buyer of your property, proceed in selling it and only afterwards can you withdraw your application for a Golden Visa. That action will take no time.

On May 16, 2019 Mary Tsiganou answered:

For the described situation you have two options. One, since you had already proceeded accordingly with your application submission under the condition that you had the property in your ownership at the time of the appointment, you take your time to sell the property, independently the status of your application. At the time you had concluded with the sale, your lawyer informs the authorities accordingly for the new status, you deliver either the temporary resident permit or the residence permit card, if already issued and lose your Golden Visa. Second, alternatively, your lawyer informs now the authority, in accordance with the requested legal procedure that you are not interested to proceed in the submitted application, due to your intention to sell the property, and the file is closed.

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