Residence permit when buying a property in Greece

Greece boasts not only a pleasant climate, and beautiful resort areas, but also relatively inexpensive Halkidiki luxury property for sale in comparison with other European countries.

Obtaining a tax number

Registration of a tax number is an essential condition for making any calculations, including for the purchase of villas for rent in Kassandra Halkidiki. Opening a bank account is possible only if you have this document.

Therefore, you should take care of its design before buying an object. In most cases, the sale and purchase transaction is conducted by a lawyer, so it is enough to make an official power of attorney for him, and he can independently issue an AFM at the local tax service.

Opening an account in a Greek bank

If a foreigner plans to purchase property in Greece and subsequently obtain a residence permit, then opening an account in a Greek bank is mandatory. From the documents, you will need:

  • AFM;
  • international passport;
  • proof of permanent place of residence (owned or rented);
  • a certificate from the mobile operator on the ownership of the number by the applicant;

In some cases, they may require an account statement from another bank or a certificate from the place of work. To make cash payments, you need to open a current account.

Submission of documents for a residence permit

Owners of Greek real estate does not need to apply for a long-term visa category D. A tourist entry permit is sufficient. It is necessary to apply for a residence permit at the migration service, for this you should collect the full package of papers indicated above. The applicant’s family members provide a similar list of documents. When submitting documents, a temporary certificate is issued stating that the foreigner has submitted papers for a residence permit.