Greece: Post-Brexit Guidance Issued for UK Nationals

February 9, 2021 Lucy Halse

Key Points

  • The Greek government has provided new post-Brexit transition guidance for UK nationals
  • UK nationals must apply for a new residency permit by June 30, 2021
  • Applicants must schedule an appointment for biometrics collection at the local police station
  • UK nationals can prove their residency rights before December 31, 2020 with certain documents
  • Applicants with at least five years’ residency in Greece can apply for a 10-year residence permit
  • Accompanying non-EU family members can apply for a corresponding 10-year residence permit

Overview

The Greek government has issued new guidance for UK nationals following the Brexit transition.

What are the Changes?

UK nationals must apply for a new residency permit by June 30, 2021.  Individuals can prove their residency rights before December 31, 2020 by showing proof of their EU residence registration, a lease agreement, or pay stubs. Individuals can show their residency status with their EU residence registration and proof of application filing when available.

UK nationals who have been residents of Greece for at least five years can apply for a 10-year residence permit. Non-EU family members of UK nationals with at least five years’ residency as of December 31, 2020 can apply for a corresponding 10-year residence permit at the Migration office through June 30, 2021.

What Should Employers and Applicants Know?

Applicants must submit biometrics to receive their new biometric residence permit. Appointments must be scheduled in advance at the local police station. Applicants must appear in person.

An application fee of EUR 16 applies for UK nationals and their family members.

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Content in this publication is not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an Envoy-affiliated attorney or another qualified professional.

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