Requirements for document translation. Associated costs for residency permits

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Requirements for document translation and accredited institutions.

All documents that are to be submitted for residency permit processing must be in Greek, with exception of originals issued by a foreign government body which are either

a) apostilled i.e. given an Apostille of Hague Convention if the document is from a country that undersigned this Convention and enabled notaries to issue apostilles for verification of authenticity

or

b) in rare exceptions verified by the respective consulate.

For Apostille: Greek government divisions accept apostilled documents unless such a document is from a country that is listed in special circumstance list by Greece

For consulate verification: documents that are issued by countries that have not undersigned the Hague Convention must be verified by a Greek consulate in such country

Translation of official documents can be conducted either by

a) the translation service of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs

or

b) a lawyer who is admitted to the Greek Association of Attorneys which certifies the expert’s signature.

Costs associated with residency permit issuance in case of property acquisition.

Applicable individuals must pay a government fee of 500 Euro for processing a 5 year residency permit, aside from all necessary translation of documents.

Aslanidis Estate in Crete