A Guide on How to Get a Greece Golden Visa

An applicant for a golden visa to must have a valid passport with validity of the passport exceeding the end of the proposed trip by at least 6 months. Two recent colored close-up photos with a photocopy of the data page of the passport.

Some additional documents, such as proof of means of subsistence, airline ticket reservation (a minimum of three days of stay should be prepaid), or an affidavit from the host attesting to his willingness to accommodate. A Greek government official must sign and authenticate this declaration.

If the host is Greek, a certified copy of his/her ID card is required; if the host is not Greek, a certified copy of his/her valid residence permit is required. Hotel reservations made via the internet are not accepted. Original marriage and/or birth certificates, according to Wikipedia, will also be required if the applicant travels with their spouse or children.

It must be agreed that Greece will be responsible for examining an application for a short-stay or transit visa only when Greece is the intended visit’s sole or main destination or the first Schengen country of entry.

The applicant is expected to pay a non-refundable administrative fee and schedule a phone interview after receiving information about the requirements and the application form.

The following additional requirements must be met when applying for a business visa: An invitation letter from a Greek company to the applicant. The respective company should fax a copy of this invitation letter to the Embassy’s Consular Section. The applicant must also provide the Certificate of incorporation (original + one copy) proving their business status, as well as six months of business or personal bank statements (original + one copy).

Documentation as evidence of the former transactions and ongoing business between Greece and Nigeria (i.e. Invoices, bills of lading, contracts, etc)

Applicants for tourist visas must submit pay stubs from the previous three months (if they are employees or civil servants) as well as bank statements from the same time period (for self-employed). The employer’s reference and a letter of leave of absence must also be included.

On the expected day of visa collection, a successful applicant must have a confirmed airline ticket and a travel health insurance policy valid for all Schengen countries, covering the entire period of the applicant’s stay and insuring him for medical costs up to 30,000 Euros.

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