Greece

Financially Independent Person (FIP) Visa

The Greek FIP visa grants third-country nationals who can demonstrate sufficient independent income a renewable residency visa.

After five years of temporary residency, the applicant is eligible for permanent residency in Greece and, after seven years (and subject to integration in Greece, which includes, among other elements, mastery of Greek), the applicant is eligible to apply for citizenship.

To retain their residency status, applicants must be physically present in Greece for at least half the year, thereby also becoming tax residents.

 

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Program at a glance

Program TypeIndependent Means Visa
Time to citizenship7 years
Time to permanent residency5 years
Minimum investmentNone. Proof of EUR 2,000 monthly income
Physical presence requirement183 days per year
Application processing time2-3 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to185 destinations, including Schengen countries
Contribution types availableNo investment required

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