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How is it possible to start a company in Greece as a Golden Visa holder?

I recently obtained my Golden Visa for my family. I live in Athens and am interested in starting a business here. How can I do this, become the chief executive, and work under my Golden Visa status? Are there any limitations to the types of business a foreigner can operate?

  • Energopiisi SA Investment Consulting Services
    August 08, 2019

    In no case does the resident permit for property owners provide access to any type of employment. Employment, according to paragraph 6, article 20, of Law 4251/2014, does not include the exercise of economic activity in the capacity of a shareholder or a chief executive officer for an already existing company. So under the above roles you could proceed to a business activity.

  • Penny Konitsioti
    August 07, 2019

    As you already obtained the Greek Golden Visa, there are no limitations in relation to that procedure. You may start a business and select a company type that fits to that best in relation to ongoing taxation law applicable.

  • Stilianos Ch. Proestakis
    August 07, 2019

    A Greek Golden Visa holder cannot work in Greece but he could set up a company as a shareholder or be a CEO.