Greece Digital Nomad Visa will allow remote workers, entrepreneurs to work and live in the country for 12 months


Greece is inviting entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers and even those who are self-employed to work and live in the country through its Digital Nomad Visa.

This was launched through Law 4825/2021, which basically allows non-EU citizens to legally work and live in Greece when they meet its requirements.

Digital nomads may be interested in Greece because it is a beautiful country in Europe, surrounded by blue oceans with thousands of islands. It is sometimes called the cradle of Western civilization.

The country is one of the sunniest places in the world and is home to more than 6,000 beautiful islands and 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Santorini, a popular destination in Greece, is home to black, white, and red beaches.

About the Greece Digital Nomad Visa: To apply for your DNV, you will need to apply for a Greek national visa (type D visa), which allows you to stay for up to 12 months. After that, you can extend your visa for an additional year, totaling a maximum of 2 years.

Like many other visas, Greece’s DNV has its own specific eligibility requirements that you must meet.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You need to work for a company/client remotely outside of Greece
  • As the main applicant, you must prove that you have a monthly income of at least €3,500.
  • For dependents, the minimum amount increases for each dependent that will travel with you. The percentage increase for dependents is as follows:
  • 20% for your partner/spouse
  • 15% per child

Example: If you plan to bring your spouse, the total amount (€3,500) increases by 20%. This is equivalent to a total amount of €4,200. Suppose you plan to travel with your spouse and child; you need a minimum of €4,725 per month, which is the minimum amount after taxes.

If you are self-employed, you must provide confirmation of your business activity, corporate purpose and business address. Your business cannot be registered in Greece.

How to apply: To apply for the Greece DNV, you will need to gather your documents and send them to a Consulate or Embassy.

  • A statement letter
  • proof of employment
  • Proof of Sufficient Funds
  • The Digital Nomad Visa fee, which is €75

As part of your digital nomad visa application, you will also need to acquire the Greek D visa, or national visa. This long-stay visa is issued to third-country nationals and allows them to enter and stay in Greece for a period of more than 90 days and up to one year, or 365 days.

The necessary documents are:

  • visa application form
  • valid passport
  • Two passport size photos
  • proof of accommodation
  • Proof of sufficient financial means
  • Proof of valid and complete travel insurance
  • Clean criminal record certificate
  • return flight ticket
  • medical certificate medical insurance

DNV Processing Time: According to Law 4825/2021, once you submit your Greece DNV, you will receive feedback within 10 days. After approval, your visa will be issued by the Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum.

The government does not specify how long it will take to issue your visa. You can expect to receive your visa within a month. However, the issuance of your DNV can take less than 10 days. It all depends on the Greek Ministry of Migration.

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