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How many days do I need to stay in Greece if I want to naturalize?

I want to apply for a Greek Golden Visa. Although the Golden Visa regulations do not require holders to stay in Greece, I want to apply for Greek citizenship after seven years. In order to do that, how many days do I need to stay in Greece every year?

  • Pantazis & Associates Law Firm
    November 21, 2018

    If you want to apply for Greek citizenship you have to stay in Greece for seven years at row and to be able to prove it with utility bills, etc. However, in my opinion, under the present Golden Visa framework there is no gap for Golden Visa holders to receive citizenship.

  • Right Target Estate
    November 22, 2018

    The law states that you should "regularly" live in Greece. This should be interpreted that you spend at least half of the year in Greece.

  • Energopiisi SA Investment Consulting Services
    November 22, 2018

    According to the decision of the minister of interior number 130181/6353/27.3.2018, published in the Government Gazette 1208/Β/2.4.2018, the resident permits of real estate owners and permanent resident permit for investors have been added to the categories of resident permits that are eligible for the submission of an application for the acquisition of Greek citizenship. In this case, the applicants must fulfill all the preconditions of the Greek citizenship code applied for the acquisition of Greek citizenship by naturalization. The minimum required stay in the country per year in order to prove the legal and continuous stay for seven years in the country, one of the above preconditions for naturalization is 183 days.