Golden Visa Law

Varnavas Law Firm is a 40-year awarded Law Firm with expertise in Real Estate Law and Investment Migration. Back in 2013, we advised the Government on the development of the Greek Golden Visa Law which grants Non-European real estate investors and their families with permanent Residence Permits (RP) enabling passport-free movement across the EU/Schengen Area in return for an investment of minimum value 250,000 EUR.

Since 2014, we have established a Special Golden Visa Desk backed by a dedicated team of highly trained lawyers and notaries. Our clientele includes satisfied families from many different countries like China, USA, Turkey, South Africa, India, Russia, Mexico, Dubai, Katar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Japan, etc.

Our commitment to excellence is deeply ingrained in our corporate culture and it has been recognized by the industry: As a result, in 2017, our partner Alexander Varnavas has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Investment Migration Council (IMC), the worldwide association of professionals dealing with residency and citizenship by investment, which is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Golden Visa process requires not only specialized legal advice but also independent and unbiased legal advice, in order to avoid any conflict-of-interest situations. In simple words, the property seller or the developer or the real estate agent cannot introduce the lawyers of their own trust to the potential buyer. The potential buyers have to appoint their own independent legal advisor in order to keep them safe and harmless as far as the real estate transaction is concerned.

Please feel free to download our Law Firm's Golden Visa Guide as well as to contact us for any further questions or clarifications.

Download our Golden Visa Guide

Our key areas of expertise and experience:

  • Provide assistance with negotiations
  • Conduct the real estate legal Due Diligence
  • Draft PoA, preliminary and final contracts
  • Ensure anonymity with NDA agreements
  • Official translation of all documents required
  • Issue a Greek Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  • Open a bank account in a Greek bank
  • Conclude official property contracts in-house
  • Ensure secure transfer of funds
  • Handle all related taxation issues
  • Register the new owner at the Land Registry
  • Represent owners in front of utilities
  • Prepare the files of the RP application
  • Monitor processing & collect the final RPs
  • Act as permanent tax representative annually
  • Act as a depository of all public documents

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