Law 4825/2021 for Digital Nomads and Investors


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New Greek Law ( L.4825/2021) to attract Digital Nomads and Investors

Visas for Digital Νomads in Greece.

With the new Law 4825/2021, Greece finally joined the list of other European countries offering national visas to Digital Nomads.

These visas or work permits allow digital nomads to work remotely from Greece for a specific time. In particular, the new law provides for the granting of a National Visa (VISA TYPE-D with a duration of stay in the Greek territory of up to twelve months) to third country citizens (self-employed/freelance professionals or employees), who work remotely using digital technology and means that substitute their physical presence at the workplace, with employers or customers outside Greece, who undertake that they will not in any way provide work or services or work to an employer with a registered office or branch in Greece.

  • Duration of Visa

    Remote workers can apply for a 1-year visa. Upon expiration, they can request and extension for an addition year. Maximum 2 years in total.

  • Requirements for obtaining visa

    The above residence permit may also be granted to family members and is renewed every two (2) years upon application by the person concerned (provided that the legal requirements are met).
    Family members are defined as:
    a) one of the spouses or spouse or partner with whom the third-country national is living
    (b) unmarried couples; (c) unmarried persons children of the spouses or civil partners under the age of eighteen (18) years of age, including those who have been legally adopted by a foreign court a foreign judgment which is automatically enforceable or has been declared enforceable has been declared enforceable or has been declared res judicata
    (c) other children under the age of eighteen (18) years of age, unmarried children of the breadwinner or the other of one of the spouses or cohabitees, if custody has been
    the children of the breadwinner or of the other spouse or children of the other spouse
    the children of the breadwinner to him or her, and of the children of the other of the
    of the children of the other spouse or partner.

  • Family Members

    The above residence permit may also be granted to family members and is renewed every two (2) years upon application by the person concerned (provided that the legal requirements are met).
    Family members are defined as:
    a) one of the spouses or spouse or partner with whom the third-country national is living
    (b) unmarried couples; (c) unmarried persons children of the spouses or civil partners under the age of eighteen (18) years of age, including those who have been legally adopted by a foreign court a foreign judgment which is automatically enforceable or has been declared enforceable has been declared enforceable or has been declared res judicata
    (c) other children under the age of eighteen (18) years of age, unmarried children of the breadwinner or the other of one of the spouses or cohabitees, if custody has been
    the children of the breadwinner or of the other spouse or children of the other spouse
    the children of the breadwinner to him or her, and of the children of the other of the
    of the children of the other spouse or partner.

  • Requirements for obtaining visa

    Digital nomads must fully work remotely and:

    – if they are employees, should not provide any services to an employer based in Greece (proof of employment to a non-Greek company is required).

    – if they are self-employed, should provide proof regarding their business’ activity, corporate purpose, registered address which should be located outside of Greece.
    have a stable monthly income of more than €3,500. This amount is increased by 20% for accompanying partners/spouses and 15% for each child.

Long Stay D-Type Visa

A national “D” visa allows you to enter Greece in order to apply for a residence permit. It can be issued for a set of reasons (i.e. work, studies, training, etc. ) and has a long-stay validity for a maximum of one year. Holders of national visa have the obligation to apply for a residence permit to Greece immediately after their first entry to the country.

Documents required are as follows:

1. Long Stay (D Visa) application form fully completed in English or Greek and signed by the applicant.

2. Passport valid for at least 3 months after the date of expiry of the D visa, issued within the previous 10 years and containing at least 2 consecutive blank pages.
Photocopies of data page, residence permit (in case of a new passport, photocopies of the old passport).

3. One (01) recent passport-size color photograph not older than 6 months, white background, no head or face cover(s) that prevent(s) full visibility of the facial features.

4. Travel medical insurance valid for a period of no less than the length of the D visa, covering any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment.

5. Medical fitness certificate, stating that the applicant is free of any disease capable of putting public health at risk, according to the international situation and the World Health Organization, as well as of other contagious, infectious or parasitic diseases which would require the adoption of public health protection measures (see attached template).
Medical Certificate For D Visa Example
Medical Certificate Form For D Visa

6. A copy of the applicant’s criminal record issued by the foreign authorities, certifying the applicant’s criminal status.

How to Apply for a Visa as a Digital Nomad?

Apply now for your immigration / residency Visa for Greece. As soon as you contact us, one of the members of our immigration law team will take all the work off your hand with your application, get all the required permits organised, provide the processing time, costs, document-checklist and keep you informed through the process. Contact us to know more.

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