Non-EU citizens who wish to invest in Greece and meet certain investment criteria are eligible to apply for a Greek Golden Visa. Residence permits may also be issued to the investors’ immediate family members.
Three generations are eligible to apply with only one investment.
Since November 2020, the Greek government has accepted that minors, i.e. children aged under 18 years, may also apply as the main investors for the Golden Visa programme.
The downside, in this case, is that your parents and parents-in-law do not qualify for a residence permit. The upside is that you secure lifetime Golden Visas for your children and their future families, without having to worry about what to do when your children turn 21.
If you finally do decide to make your minor child the principal applicant, there are further issues you should take into consideration, for example, depending on the age of the child, you may need to receive a Court Order before proceeding with the investment.
Your family structure may not allow you to proceed with a straightforward investment and enjoy the Golden Visa benefits.
This is very common in mixed-nationality couples (EU and non-EU) who are not married or in people who already have a second citizenship in another European country and they are seeking a residence permit in Europe for their non-EU parents.
The EU nationality of the person who has the money to invest may prevent them for applying for the Golden Visa.
We may also find tailored solutions, for each individual case.