Greece 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.

BENEFITS

  • Moderate required income
  • Bring family
  • Renewable after 1 year
  • Access to health care
  • Children can enroll in school
  • Favorable tax terms

INTRODUCTION

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.

INTERNET SPEED

Fixed broadband: 37.71 Mbps download/8.05 Mbps upload Mobile: 86.68 Mbps download/17.60 Mbps upload Greece Speedtest

COST OF LIVING

No. 37 globally

INCOME REQUIREMENTS

$2,400 per month income or $3,613 per month for a family

Bank balance of $77,000 also accepted

FEES

$220+ in fees for visa application and residence permit

APPLICATION PROCESS

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.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

  • 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.

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