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Red Tape - Residence Certificate
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Resident Permit         Resident Certificate       Registration Certificate      Residence Certificate
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Residence Certificate
in
Greece
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Residence / Registration Certificate in Greece
EU nationals have the right to live and work in Greece without a work permit, however EU nationals staying
longer than 3 months are required to obtain a  
Registration or Residence Certificate.


Residence / Registration Certificate
The Residence Permit (Adeia Diamonis / Adeia Paramonis) has been replaced by the Registration / Residence
Certificate for EU Nationals.

Community legislation provides that every European Union citizen has the right to reside in the host Member
State for a period of up to three months with the only requirement to hold a valid identity card or passport.
See Right of residence for up to three months

EU nationals also have the right to reside in Greece (or any EU Member State) for more than three months in
which case they must obtain a
Registration Certificate, which is subject to the following conditions:

•        You have comprehensive sickness insurance cover there; and
•        You have sufficient resources not to become a burden on the social assistance system during the
residence.

After five years of continuous and legal residence in the host Member State you are entitled to
permanent
residence/ The Registration Certificate can then be changed to the Permanent Residence Certificate.



Registration Certificate for EU Citizens (beige / buff coloured)
Βεβαίωση Eγγραφής Πολιτών Ευρωπαϊκης Ενοσης   
(Vevaiosi Engrafis Politon Evropaikis Enoseis)

EU nationals staying longer than 3 months in Greece must hold this Certificate which will be open dated but is
subject to ongoing status conditions.
Update January 2018
Current advise is that after 5 years the Registration Certificate should be exchanged for the Permanent
Residence Certificate (blue - see below)

























Permanent Residence Certificate for EU Citizens (blue)
Eγγραφο Πιστοποίησης Μόνιμης Διαμονής Πολίτη Ε.Ε

The Permanent Residence Certificate can be applied for by any EU citizen who can show that they have been a
permanent resident of Greece for 5 years, e.g. those holding the beige Registration Certificate for 5 years and
those married to Greek citizens.

























How to Obtain the Registration Certificate
Application should be made to the main police station in the district that you live, with the following documents:

1)  Passport plus 2 photocopies
2)  2 - 4 photos (take 4)
3)  Proof of address –  [a document containing both the applicant’s name and
address e.g. photocopy of the house lease, public utility bill (DEH, OTE, EYDAP) or
statement from Tax Office (Tax Return)
4) Proof of Medical cover (State e.g. IKA book plus photocopy or Private Insurance doc)
5a)  Declaration (form provided by the police) stamped and signed by employer if employed
Or
5b)  Proof that you have sufficient resources to support yourself e.g. proof of a pension or Greek bank account
booklet which must show a minimum balance of €4000, per person.


Changing to a Permanent Residence Certificate (After 5 years residence)
Application should be made to the main police station in the district that you live, with the following documents
1) Passport plus 2 photocopies
2) 2  - 4 photos (take 4)
3) Previous Registration Certificate
4) Proof of Address -  House lease, public utility bill (DEH, OTE, EYDAP) or Tax Office statement
You may also be asked to provide your tax number (AFM) and proof of medical insurance (IKA book or private
insurance)


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Non EU Citizens

Non-EU citizens may enter and remain in Greece for up to 3 months. Check with your Embassy
regarding visa restrictions, residence and work permits.

Passports of non EU Nationals must be valid for at least three months after the period of intended
stay.
Brexit Update for UK Citizens Living in Greece
December 2017

"The current rules are that all UK nationals RESIDENT in Greece should apply for a registration
certificate whatever  their status - see
https://www.gov.uk/world/greece#/world/living-in-greece
Probably a good idea to do this now (if you don't already have one), even while we're awaiting further
details about possible changes to the system.
"
British Ambassador to Greece, Kate Smith CMG. 20th December 2017

Read more on Brexit & Living in Greece here
www.livingincrete.net/brexit.html

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