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Digital Nomads in Athens: A Guide to Digital Nomads Visa Application Procedures
If you’re a digital nomad planning to visit Greece, the first step is to understand the digital nomads visa application procedure. Depending on your nationality and the purpose of your visit, you may require a visa to enter Greece. The types of visa available include:
Reasons to become a digital nomad in Greece
- Greece is one of the countries with the best climate of the world, with over 300 sunshine days a year
- Being surrounded by like-minded people who value work-life balance and wellbeing
- Low cost of living for accommodation, transport, eating out and entertainment, making Greece a VFM (Value for money) country.
- Greek language features an unique word for describing the hospitality with strangers called filoxenia. You’ll be made to feel at home when you become part of the digital nomad community in Greece
- Rich history of 2500 years old. Museums, archaeological sites and cultural experiences being a part of life everywhere. It’ll feel more like tradition interwoven with Greek history of a country known as the cradle of western civilization
- Culinary revolution. Greek food goes beyond the freshness and health benefits.
- Explore mountain and sea all year round, visit the 3000 greek islands and walk at Athens riviera.
- Greece’s internet speed has significantly increased recently. Fibre optic technology is now standard in many neighbourhoods and the 5G network offers 97% coverage in Athens and 90% in Thessaloniki, with the speed in some areas passing 1 Gbps.
- Greece observes Eastern European Time (UTC +02:00). While you work in Greece, you won’t have any trouble setting up those calls and meetings and keeping a healthy work-life balance. If you’re a night owl, you could even manage to squeeze in a few extra hours of sleep! In keeping with other European nations, daylight saving time is observed from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October, moving one hour ahead to UTC +03:00.
Through the amendments made by the Greek Law 4825/2021 to Article 14 of Law 4825/2021 digital nomads are now able to obtain a 12-month visa to enter Greece.
Under EU law, if you are a citizen of the EU or the EEA, you are free to enter and exit Greece. If you are a non-EU or EEA national and would like to live and work in Greece without any difficulties, you can apply for a Digital Nomads Visa as follows:
- You must not be employed or engaged in any business activity in Greece.
- You must have clients or be employed by a company located outside of Greece.
- You have to be able to provide your services and fulfil your work responsibilities using a stable internet connection and a laptop, which includes information and communication technology.
- If you are self-employed, you need to provide evidence of your business activity, corporate purpose and business address, while also noting that your business cannot be registered in Greece.
- To be granted a Digital Nomad Visa for Greece, you must demonstrate that, as the primary applicant, you make at least €3,500 (after taxes) or that you have enough money to cover your stay. You will need to budget extra money if you intend to provide your partner/spouse or child a longer residency visa. For example, the minimum financial requirement will increase to €4,200 for a spouse or partner. Furthermore, the requirement will rise by €525 for every child. Put another way, your monthly income after taxes must equal €4,725 for you, your spouse, and one child, and so on.
Types of Digital Nomads Visas
- Schengen Visa: This is a visa that allows you to travel to any country within the Schengen Area for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. If you’re a digital nomad planning to visit Greece for a short period, this may be the visa for you.
- National Visa: If you’re planning to stay in Greece for a longer period, you may require a national visa. This visa allows you to stay in Greece for up to 365 days.
- Freelance Visa: The Greek government recently introduced a new visa for digital nomads, known as the “freelance visa.” This visa allows you to stay in Greece for up to a year and work remotely.
How to apply for a digital nomad visa in Greece?
Applying for a Greek Digital Nomad Visa is done through the Greek consular office that is closest to you. Your request can be sent in by registered letter or email. Within ten days, the consulate is required to confirm receipt of your application and its status. Your visa will be issued by the Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum if your application is approved.
The duration of your Greece Digital Nomad Visa is one year. If you still meet the visa conditions from your first application, you can apply for a Digital Nomad Residence Permit after this time to extend your stay for an additional two years.
Here is a list of the Greek Consular Offices’ contact details located throughout the globe.
The required documents for applying for digital nomad visa in Greece, as followed:
- Declaration Letter: A formal declaration stating that the applicant will not work for or perform freelance services for a Greek-based employer and that they plan to use their national entry visa for remote work.
- Proof of Employment: This can be provided by 1. An independent contractor, an open-ended employment contract, or documentation of employment with a natural or legal employer located outside of Greek territory. If the contract has a set term and the remaining duration extends beyond the granted national visa, this proof can also be used, 2.An unrestricted contract of employment or independent services; alternatively, if the foreign national is self-employed and works for many employers outside of Greece, they may have a fixed-term employment contract with remaining duration that covers the validity of the visa given, 3. information about your position within the organization and, in the event that you work for yourself in a business outside of Greek territory, details about the company’s registered office, trade name, industry, and corporate goal.
- Proof of Sufficient Funds: Documentation demonstrating your ability to support yourself throughout your visit without placing an undue strain on the nation’s social welfare system by maintaining a steady income level and sufficient resources. The work contract, independent services, employment certificate, or bank account can all serve as evidence of sufficient funds.
- Greek Digital Nomad Fee: The application fee you’ll need to pay will be a total of €75 plus an administrative fee of €150 for each family member applying with you.
In addition to your signed application form, you will need to include the following: Passport, a certificate of criminal record, a medical certificate and your travel insurance
Furthermore, the aforementioned applicant may bring family members with him or her. however, they are not permitted to work as dependents or participate in any type of economic activity within the nation. The applicant must demonstrate that he or she has adequate
Sufficient monthly income (3.500€) to meet living expenses without placing an undue strain on the country’s social welfare system.
Once obtained, the permission may be renewed every two years for the family members traveling with the “digital nomad” in our nation upon request.
Lastly, the residence permit holder may leave the country for up to six months each year without the permit not being able to be renewed.
Why choose the best Digital Nomad lawyers in Greece of Economou & Economou law office in Athens to guide you obtain the digital nomad visa in Greece?
At Economou & Economou law office, we specialize in providing legal services to digital nomads in Greece. We understand the unique challenges faced by digital nomads, and we have the expertise and knowledge to help you navigate the legal system obtaining the digital nomads visa in Greece.
Our services include:
- Visa Application Assistance: We can assist you with the entire visa application process, from identifying the right visa to submitting your application.
- Legal Advice: We can provide you with legal advice on a range of issues, including taxation, employment law, and intellectual property.
- Company Formation: If you’re planning to set up a business in Greece, we can help you navigate the legal requirements and set up your company.
- Real Estate Services: If you’re planning to buy or rent property in Greece, we can provide you with legal advice and assistance.
Greece is an attractive destination for digital nomads, with its stunning scenery and rich culture. However, navigating the visa application process can be challenging, which is where our law firm comes in. We can assist you with the entire visa application process and provide you with legal advice and assistance on a range of issues. If you’re a digital nomad planning to visit Greece, contact us today to see how we can help.
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