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Property Owners Fret Over Inability to Visit New Homes in Greece and Get Their Golden Visas

September 2, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Many bought qualifying homes in 2019 and were on the verge of finalizing their residence permits before the outbreak. Now, they’re out EUR250,000 and unable to enter Greece. At least 120 Chinese families that invested in property in Greece as part of their golden visa application...

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club , editors-picks , europe , golden-visa , greece , greek , policy-updates , risvas , rozakis , varnavas

Weak Q3 Expected for Greek Golden Visa, But Flurry of Reforms May Bring a Roaring Q4

May 18, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Greece was first among the major European golden visa countries to close its immigration processing operations as part of a broad early response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has earned the country much international praise. Before the pandemic, however, the program’s administrators – the decentralized authorities’...

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club , europe , fip-visa , golden-visa , greece , greek , policy-updates , residence-by-investment , rozakis

Greek Amendments to Reduce Golden Visa Investment Risk, Demand Physical Presence for FIP-Visas

May 15, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   The Greek Parliament this week voted to pass Law 4686/2020 which, among other changes, enables the investor to pay in full for the property directly from abroad, rather than by first opening a Greek bank account. Technically, golden visa investors in the country have always been...

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athens , editors-picks , europe , golden-visa , greece , greek , processing , processing-times , residence-by-investment , risvas , rozakis , varnavas

Greek Capital-Region Immigration Offices Not Taking Any New Golden Visa Applications

October 22, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Immigration offices in the Greek capital region are turning away golden visa applications due to a lack of capacity. Fortunately, regional offices are picking up the slack. In June this year, Greek authorities moved to permit applicants to Europe’s most popular residence by investment program to...

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editors-picks , europe , golden-visa , greece , greek , policy-updates , rozakis , tax

Greek Golden Visa Stakeholders Rejoice as New Govt. Eliminates VAT on Property Investment

August 20, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Greek property just got a whole lot cheaper for foreign investors. The country’s new center-right government has declared it will not collect VAT on real estate investments for the next three years. Still 25% below its pre-crisis peak, Greece’s GDP is set to grow by more...

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europe , golden-visa , greece , greek , mahmoudi , opinion , portugal , portuguese , residence-by-investment , rozakis

Rozakis: The Greek Golden Visa – NOT The Portuguese – Is The World’s Best

May 28, 2019

Panos RozakisCo-Founder of Greek Residency   I just read Kianoush Mahhmoudi’s article Why Portugal, Objectively Speaking, Has the Best Golden Visa in the World” on imidaily.com.  The opinion piece is an accolade to the Portuguese golden visa-to-citizenship program, although it is clearly not objective as several of the key...

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