RESIDENCY IN GREECE

THE OFFICIAL IMMIGRANT INVESTOR PROGRAM

INVESTMENT IMMIGRATION PROGRAMS

RESIDENCY

BY INVESTMENT

Residence permit by real estate acquisition or strategic investment.

CITIZENSHIP

BY INVESTMENT

Unfortunately, at the moment, Greece has no citizenship by investment program.

BASIC FACTS

  • Capital City: Athens
  • Population: 10,775,557 (2014 est.)
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Languages: Greek 99% (official), other 1% (includes English and French)
  • Calling Code: +30
  • Voltage: 230
  • Religions: Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%
  • Government: Parliamentary republic
  • Legal system: Civil legal system based on Roman law
  • GDP per capita: $23,600 US (PPP 2013 est., $267.1 billion US GDP)
  • Climate: Temperate, mild wet winters, hot dry summers
  • Visa-free travel for citizens: 167 countries

ECONOMIC

IMMIGRATION & TAXATION

Greece has a thriving service industry that makes up close to two thirds of gross domestic product, followed by industry and agriculture. Tourism is a major source of foreign exchange earnings and revenue, followed by shipping. Most of the country’s activities take place in Athens, where the majority of its population lives, but there are other important business centers such as Thessaloniki, Patra, Crete, and Kavala. Investor confidence has improved following the recent economic restructuring.

Greece taxes its residents on income earned in any part of the world, but reduces tax liability for tax that was paid in the foreign country in which the profits arose. The tax rates vary depending on the type of income. The country has multiple agreements to avoid the double imposition of taxes.

CALLAMUS LTD can provide assurance, taxation and advisory services in its Athens office.

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