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How long does it take to get permission to buy near the Greek border?

I am interested in a property for a Golden Visa but it is near the border. How long does it take to get my application considered, and what factors are there to determine if it is approved or not?

  • Energopiisi SA Investment Consulting Services
    July 02, 2019

    For properties located in border regions, some additional rules are applied, but it does not mean that properties in these areas are not eligible for Greek Golden Visa program. Individual or legal entities that are interested in buying properties in these areas should follow an additional procedure before the property acquisition. They could request the lifting of the ban for the border regions, along with their application, which should clearly state the intended use for the property. The decision to lift the ban is made by the Minister of Defense following the submission of an application. It should take place before the property purchase contract.The related procedure needs one to three months.

  • Penny Konitsioti
    July 01, 2019

    Please be aware that regarding borders, it usually is forbidden to buy property. So you will need to be more accurate regarding your petition and place so as to be examined.