Most of the documents required for the Golden Visa
process are collected in Greece, however a few of them
should be collected and sent by the applicant’s country
of origin. Documents may vary depending on the
applicant’s citizenship or personal status, but these are
the basic documents used in different stages of the
Proper collection of documents
may save important time to finalize
the total investment for the golden
The documents required to open a bank account may vary depending on each bank’s internal policy or even the client’s profile (profession, age, etc.). It is recommended to discuss with your lawyers and cooperate with your bank to get a preapproval of the documents needed before starting the collection or sending the originals. Below is the common list of the documents required usually by the Greek banks.
There are several documents required to be collected by the applicants on their country of origin, especially the ones proving the relationship between the main investor and other qualifying family members. A right and diligent certification should be done for a successful golden visa application.
The main documents that the applicants should collect on their country of origin are:
An important part of the process, and the only requiring the physical presence of all applicants (main investor and family members) is the collection of the biometric data. The applicants may travel to give their biometric data within twelve (12) months after the submission of their application.
According to the EU legislation, the Greek Authorities must collect:
Fingerprints of the index fingers and the thumbs are collected by both hands. In case of applicants who are not in a position to give their fingerprints, due to temporary or permanent inability then it is possible to submit a medical certificate stating the disease concerned.
The photos must be a close-up of the full head and upper shoulders/chest, contain no other objects or people and be in clear contrast to the background.