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What will happen to dependents’ Greek Golden Visa applications if the principal applicant passes away during the adjudication period?

My family submitted our Golden Visa application last month, with my father being the principal applicant. However, he had a heart attack two weeks ago and passed away. My mother and I have no interest in pursuing our Golden Visas anymore, but we have signed a contract with a real estate developer to purchase a house in Athens. Our immigration consultant said we might be able to proceed with the case even if the principal applicant has died. How can we keep our application at this point?

  • Papalois & Associates Legal
    March 05, 2019

    Depends on if you want to buy it or cancel the purchase.

  • Energopiisi SA Investment Consulting Services
    March 05, 2019

    I would like to clarify a point to the given data. Since your application, as family members of your father, has been submitted, it means that the acquisition of the property has already been concluded. If you are still interested in proceeding with the Golden Visa, the submitted purchase contract should be checked by a lawyer and, following a communication with the competent authorities, the necessary corrective actions could take place.

  • Aggeliki G. Androutsou
    March 05, 2019

    It is not mandatory to do the procedure after a family member has died. The real estate agent wants to continue the procedure, naturally, for the money. The contract can be cancelled.