Acquisition of Visa and Residence Permit in Greece by Financially Independent Persons
According to the new Immigration and Social Integration, the Greek government gives the favourable option to third-country nationals to issue a residence permit in Greece on the basis that they are financially independent persons.
This is one of the several types of resident permits that the Greek Law provides, and can be acquired on many other grounds such as resident permits for work, independent financial activity, administrators and board members employed at Greek branches of foreign companies, students, etc.
Once the non-EU citizen acquires a residence permit in Greece, then he is allowed to live in Greece, exit and re-enter Greece without a visa and travel to all Schengen countries without further documentation other than his passport and his Greek residence permit.
Issuance of a residence permit to financially independent persons