Greece: Type D Visa (Remote Work Visa)
The Type D Visa allows economically self-sufficient people (such as self-employed people, remote workers, startup founders, business owners, or retirees) to move to Greece with their families.
- Moderate required income
- Bring family
- Renewable after 1 year
- Access to health care
- Children can enroll in school
- Favorable tax terms
Greece’s unrivaled history and natural beauty make it a top choice for travelers, and destinations like Athens, Santorini, and Crete are at the top of many people’s lists. Remote workers also benefit from a low cost of living and relaxed, friendly lifestyle. On top of these attractions, Greece made headlines in 2021 for a new law allowing remote workers to pay only 50% income tax for their first 7 years in Greece.
Greece is expected to create a simplified Digital Nomad Visa with an online application in 2021—check back soon for updates! For now, the Type D Visa is the best choice for remote workers hoping to move to Greece.
Fixed broadband: 37.71 Mbps download/8.05 Mbps upload
Mobile: 86.68 Mbps download/17.60 Mbps upload
Cost of living
No. 37 globally
$2,400 per month income or $3,613 per month for a family
Bank balance of $77,000 also accepted
- $220+ in fees for visa application and residence permit
Apply in person with your documents and the application form at your local Greek embassy or consulate.
Visa processes within 3 months.
You will need to apply for a Residence Permit upon your arrival in Greece. Go in person to your local police station with your documents.
- Completed and signed application form
- Valid passport
- Criminal records certificate from your country of origin and other countries where you have lived for longer than 1 year
- Medical certificate from recognized authority
- Proof of travel and medical insurance
Other documents may be required.