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How long does it take to process a Golden Visa application now?

I learned that now it is possible to submit a Golden Visa application to any immigration bureau in Greece. With this new rule, how long does an investor need to wait between applying to getting a resident permit?


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  • Penny Konitsioti
    October 31, 2019

    Please be aware that the time estimation for the process is around one year due to high volume of petitions.

  • Energopiisi SA Investment Consulting Services
    October 24, 2019

    Following the legal procedure, the Golden Visa application can only be submitted to the authorities after all the procedures of acquiring a property have been completed. The faster the implementation of property acquisition, the earlier the appointment settlement date. The location where you submit your application and biometrics data is the key. Within Athens at this moment, the related appointments are delayed due to backlogs and the large quantity of applications. However, following a recent legal amendment, applications for resident permits for property owners can be submitted to any authority of the Ministry of Migration Policy outside Athens. This ensures better time framework, so there is no need to worry. In any case, at the time of submission a temporary resident permit is issued, and within a two-month period afterwards, the permanent resident permit is ready.

  • Stilianos Ch. Proestakis
    October 23, 2019

    When it comes to immigration bureau shopping, then just few days faster could be a benefit. This is because there are fewer applications at a certain bureau.