What is a residence permit?
Residence permit is considered any kind of certification provided by the Greek authorities, based on which a third country citizen is allowed to stay legally in the country, in harmonization with the provisions of the European Union (Regulation 1030/02, as in force).
There are different categories of residence permits, as well as types of permits for each category. Depending on the type of residence permit, the holder is given the right to work in Greece.
Applications for the Golden Visa and the renewal of residence permits are submitted to the competent Office for Foreigners and Immigration of the Decentralized Administration, situated in the place of residence or stay of the applicant, except for certain special categories of permits where applications are submitted to the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Immigration.