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Citizenship & Golden Visa.

Our Office provides its clients with all services in order to help them to obtain the European Passport by investing in Greece or Cyprus.

We manage your applications for A to Z. Citizenship by Investment program in Greece and Cyprus. Greek Golden Visa & permanent residency by investment in Greek real estate or financial market.

As citizenship it is called the administrative act with which foreigner citizens obtain the status of the Greek ones and become assimilated with them. Citizenship or naturalization requires formal requirements such as the applicant’s majority, no previous criminal record, legal stay in Hellenic Republic for at least 7 years etc and after its issue the applicant receives the all Greeks’ privileges recognized by the Greek State and  the European Union.
In Cyprus, the status of the ‘ Cypriot citizen’ shall be granted to foreign investors in public bonds, companies, real estate assets or bank deposits of the amount of 2.000.000,00 €. These investors acquire the citizen status combined with their business actions and receive the benefit to move and line among all the European Union under the same prerequisites with the natives. Currently, a lot of voices ask for the introduction of this potential in the Greek Body of Laws in an effort of expanding and exporting business and trading.
Makris Law Office disposes skilled partners in Cyprus and Greece willing and experienced to support legally the business activity and the naturalization procedure of foreigners principals, who aim to be integrated in the Cyprus and Greek State respectively.

Third – countries’ citizens and their families are entitled to issue a quinquennial permission of living in Greece on the condition that they invest in the Greek economy. This permission is renewable for the same term and provides its beneficiaries with the privilege to travel all around the European Union countries and those, that have validated ‘Schengen Treaty’ without a visa type D. This privilege exists either the beneficiary stays permanently in Greece or not. Due to the geographical position of Greece, this privilege provides entrance to the Europe to numerous citizens from Asia and Africa. Our attorneys are well versed to the processing of the issue of the living-permission and they can provide our principals with the ‘ ticket’ to Europe at the earliest convenience.

Initially, third countries citizens can issue ‘golden visa’ permission by owning real property in Greece of the value of 250.000 € at least. This property shall be bought or leased and after its conveyance, the foreigners can submit their application to the competent immigration bureau of Hellenic Republic so as to obtain the ‘Golden visa’ permission. This application can be submitted before the conveyance, but in this case the permission is granted only after its completion. Certificates of the legal situation of the property and of the personal state of the applicant are submitted jointly with the ‘golden visa’ application. The whole procedure can be completed by a lawyer via a Power of Attorney without physical presence of the applicant, who can travel to Greece at an advantage stage before the issue of the permission only to provide their biometric data. After the permission grant, the beneficiaries shall take advantage of their real estate by different means, such as renovation, re-sale, short or long term lease etc.

Also, the current Immigration legislation allows investors to issue the quinquennial ‘golden visa’ permission under the followings cases

  • If they own shares at the increase of share capital or debentures at the issue of bond loan of value at least 400.000,00 € of companies established in Greece and listed at the stock exchange
  • If they inject capital at least 400.000,00 € in companies invest in properties established in Greece on their increase of share capital
  • If they bought Hellenic Republic bonds of the value at least 400.000.00 € and with minimum term 3 years by a credit institution established in Greece.
  • If they have a long time deposit at least of 400.000,00 € in a Greek credit institution with minimum annual term and standing renewal order
  • If they bought shares, company’s bond or Hellenic Republic bonds of value 800.000,00 € at least listed at the stock exchange
  • If they own shares of value 400.000,00 € at least in mutual funds established in Greece or another country, the last ones investing in securities listed at the Greek stock exchange. Mutual funds shall have minimum asset 3.000.000,00 €
  • If they bought shares of value of 400.000,00 € at least in alternative investment organizations established in Greece or European Union, investing in properties established in Greece.

Our great experience in all the ‘ Golden Visa’ cases can ensure the grant of the permission to the third-countries citizens on time at the least possible expenses all at once with the legal supervision and check of the service of the investment corporation.

Citizenship

As citizenship it is called the administrative act with which foreigner citizens obtain the status of the Greek ones and become assimilated with them. Citizenship or naturalization requires formal requirements such as the applicant’s majority, no previous criminal record, legal stay in Hellenic Republic for at least 7 years etc and after its issue the applicant receives the all Greeks’ privileges recognized by the Greek State and  the European Union.
In Cyprus, the status of the ‘ Cypriot citizen’ shall be granted to foreign investors in public bonds, companies, real estate assets or bank deposits of the amount of 2.000.000,00 €. These investors acquire the citizen status combined with their business actions and receive the benefit to move and line among all the European Union under the same prerequisites with the natives. Currently, a lot of voices ask for the introduction of this potential in the Greek Body of Laws in an effort of expanding and exporting business and trading.
Makris Law Office disposes skilled partners in Cyprus and Greece willing and experienced to support legally the business activity and the naturalization procedure of foreigners principals, who aim to be integrated in the Cyprus and Greek State respectively.

Golden Visa

Third – countries’ citizens and their families are entitled to issue a quinquennial permission of living in Greece on the condition that they invest in the Greek economy. This permission is renewable for the same term and provides its beneficiaries with the privilege to travel all around the European Union countries and those, that have validated ‘Schengen Treaty’ without a visa type D. This privilege exists either the beneficiary stays permanently in Greece or not. Due to the geographical position of Greece, this privilege provides entrance to the Europe to numerous citizens from Asia and Africa. Our attorneys are well versed to the processing of the issue of the living-permission and they can provide our principals with the ‘ ticket’ to Europe at the earliest convenience.

Initially, third countries citizens can issue ‘golden visa’ permission by owning real property in Greece of the value of 250.000 € at least. This property shall be bought or leased and after its conveyance, the foreigners can submit their application to the competent immigration bureau of Hellenic Republic so as to obtain the ‘Golden visa’ permission. This application can be submitted before the conveyance, but in this case the permission is granted only after its completion. Certificates of the legal situation of the property and of the personal state of the applicant are submitted jointly with the ‘golden visa’ application. The whole procedure can be completed by a lawyer via a Power of Attorney without physical presence of the applicant, who can travel to Greece at an advantage stage before the issue of the permission only to provide their biometric data. After the permission grant, the beneficiaries shall take advantage of their real estate by different means, such as renovation, re-sale, short or long term lease etc.

Also, the current Immigration legislation allows investors to issue the quinquennial ‘golden visa’ permission under the followings cases

  • If they own shares at the increase of share capital or debentures at the issue of bond loan of value at least 400.000,00 € of companies established in Greece and listed at the stock exchange
  • If they inject capital at least 400.000,00 € in companies invest in properties established in Greece on their increase of share capital
  • If they bought Hellenic Republic bonds of the value at least 400.000.00 € and with minimum term 3 years by a credit institution established in Greece.
  • If they have a long time deposit at least of 400.000,00 € in a Greek credit institution with minimum annual term and standing renewal order
  • If they bought shares, company’s bond or Hellenic Republic bonds of value 800.000,00 € at least listed at the stock exchange
  • If they own shares of value 400.000,00 € at least in mutual funds established in Greece or another country, the last ones investing in securities listed at the Greek stock exchange. Mutual funds shall have minimum asset 3.000.000,00 €
  • If they bought shares of value of 400.000,00 € at least in alternative investment organizations established in Greece or European Union, investing in properties established in Greece.

Our great experience in all the ‘ Golden Visa’ cases can ensure the grant of the permission to the third-countries citizens on time at the least possible expenses all at once with the legal supervision and check of the service of the investment corporation.