How do you qualify for Greek citizenship?
In general, all those who wish to become Greek citizens must:
- Be an adult (above 18 years of age), at the time of the application.
- Not have been irrevocably convicted of a crime/offense committed intentionally, during the last decade before the application for Greek citizenship.
- Not be under a deportation order.
Is it easy to become a citizen of Greece?
Yes, you can become a Greek citizen by making an investment in Greece and obtaining a Golden Visa. However, unlike residency, you cannot apply for Greek citizenship without actually living there and paying taxes. You must live in Greece for at least seven years before being eligible to apply for citizenship.
Can you become a Greek citizen by marriage?
Those who are married to a Greek citizen with at least one child and have resided in Greece for at least 3 years may apply for naturalization (reduced from the typically 10 year residence requirement). However, before 1984, a woman marrying a Greek citizenship acquired Greek citizenship automatically.
Can I move to Greece after Brexit?
Living in Greece after Brexit
From now on British expats will have to follow non-EU application procedures with one notable exception – you can still stay in Greece for up to 3 months without a visa. After this, you will need to apply for permanent residency.
How powerful is the Greek passport?
The Greek passport has moved up one place, ranking seventh on the Henley Passport Index 2021, offering its holders visa-free access to 185 countries. The Henley Passport Index compares the visa-free access of 199 different passports to 227 travel destinations.
Can I move to Greece from USA?
U.S. residents can visit Greece for up to 90 days without needing any kind of visa or permit. If you want to stay more than 90 days, whether for business or another reason, but you still plan to live permanently in the U.S., then you will need to apply for a visa.
Can I live in Greece if I marry a Greek?
Marriage to a Greek or E.U.
If you are married to a Greek citizen, you are eligible to live in Greece. Greece also offers a civil union option for same-sex couples. If you are married to an E.U. citizen living in Greece, this too gives you resident permit options.
Can I live in Greece with a Greek passport?
Q: Will the Greek citizenship automatically grant me European citizenship? A: Yes. Because Greece is a member of the European Union its citizens are automatically European citizens, which means you are allowed to live, work or study anywhere in Europe.
Is Greek a nationality or ethnicity?
The Greeks or Hellenes (/ˈhɛliːnz/; Greek: Έλληνες, Éllines [ˈelines]) are an ethnic group native to the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea regions, namely Greece, Cyprus, Albania, Italy, Turkey, Egypt and, to a lesser extent, other countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.