Navigating the EU Golden Visa Landscape: Portugal vs. Greece

Navigating the EU Golden Visa Landscape: Portugal vs. Greece


Portugal Golden Visa vs Greece Golden Visa

Investment amount:

  • Portugal: €500,000
  • Greece: €250,000

Investment type:

  • Portugal: Funds
  • Greece: Real estate

Legal fees:

  • Portugal: €8,000 - €12,000
  • Greece: €5,000 - €8,000

Government fees:

  • Portugal (single/family of 4): €8,500 / €34,000
  • Greece (single/family of 4): €2,000 / €2,000

Time to residency:


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  • Portugal: 12-18 months
  • Greece: 2-3 months

Stay requirements:

  • Portugal: 7 days/year
  • Greece: None

Leads to permanent residency?

  • Portugal: Yes
  • Greece: No

Leads to citizenship?

  • Portugal: Yes, subject to A2 language requirement
  • Greece: In practice, no

Investment can be sold after?

  • Portugal: 6-7 years (when permanent residency or citizenship is obtained)
  • Greece: Must be kept to maintain residency

Include children over 18?

  • Portugal: Children of any age who are not married, studying full-time, and dependent for the entire duration of residency
  • Greece: Children up to age 21 who are not married, studying full-time, and dependent (or up to age 24 if they are students in Greece)

Include parents?

  • Portugal: Parents 55+ if they are dependent, or 65+ with no dependence required
  • Greece: Parents of any age with no dependence requirement

Deadline:

  • Portugal: None
  • Greece: 10% property deposit by August 31, 2024

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