Greece Immigration Services

​• ​Greek immigration law provides a few options for foreign national workers. Greece is a member of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Area. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility and benefits for accompanying family members vary by permit type.
 
• ​Business visitors to Greece typically use a local version of the Schengen C Visa, unless they are visa exempt. The Schengen Area limits stays to 90 days in a 180-day period. Business visits must generally be limited to a few days; the exact duration of stay is determined by Greek authorities on a case-by-case basis.
 
• The main work authorization categories are the Installation of Equipment Visa, suitable for short-term installation, testing and maintenance of supplied items by technical staff under a service agreement; the Work and Residence Permit for Senior Employees, suitable for long-term work and residence under a local employment contract; the EU Blue Card, suitable for highly skilled local hires; and the EU Intra-Company Transferee (ICT) Permit, ​suitable for intra-company transfers of managers, specialists or trainees from outside the European Union.​
 
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.