Greece: The digital nomad residency you won't want to miss in 2023
Today we are diving into a topic we’ve covered before on our blog, digital nomad visas. However, what makes this even more exciting is that it is in Greece, one of Europe’s most famous, and popular, nations for visitors and expats across the continent, and further afield too!
Digital nomads, or remote workers, are people who work either for themselves or a company, but without a fixed location from where they must complete their job. This means there is an abundance of opportunity for these workers to move across the globe without having to find a new job wherever they end up next.
This means many nations are taking note of this, especially following the pandemic, and therefore, these specially developed visas don’t just speed up relocation processes for you, they also come with some specialised benefits that suit you as a digital nomad!
Greece finds itself in Southeast Europe, at the crossroads between Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, making it an extremely exciting nation to make your new base, facilitating adventures across some of Earth’s most exciting and diverse landscapes.
It is considered the birthplace of Western civilization, having contributed to the basis of mathematics, physics, literature, and other sciences, meaning culturally speaking, you won’t be running out of museums and location to explore any time soon.
As a member state of the EU, Greece offers its residents and citizens a number of reassuring benefits including high levels of safety and security, excellent education opportunities, robust healthcare options, and a stable governing system.
The country is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide about 16.5 million tourists visit Greece every year, and from the cultural metropolis of Athens to the quieter islands, the country has something to offer for all types of lifestyle. So, whether you prefer calm, secluded beaches and villages where one can retire and relax, or a buzzing modern city, Greece is the perfect country for you.
What are the steps?
Here are the requirements, as these are important to understand before looking into the formal procedures:
- Provide a passport photo
- Prove an income of at least €3,500 per month
- Prove your status as a remote worker
- Proof of medical insurance and certified health check
- No criminal records
- Proof of address in Greece
So, with that out of the way, this is how the steps will run:
1. Gather your documents and submit them alongside the application form, now wait for news of your acceptance (within 10 days)
2. Register for your residency permit once you arrive in the nation
Yes, it really is this simple! Once you are accepted, your initial visa is valid for one year but can be renewed for an extra year so long as you still comply with the requirements.
So, if you are interested in finding out more about Greece as a Digital Nomad or Remote Worker, contact us today! Below this article you will find a link to set up a free fifteen-minute consultation with us to discuss your options further.
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