Your Greek Digital Nomad Q&A Corner 🌍💻☀️
- Who’s Eligible for this Greek-tastic Nomad Visa? 📋
Firstly, you need to work for a company/clients outside of Greece (that’s right, no local businesses). Basically, if you can work with just your laptop and good ol’ wifi, you’re on the right track. But remember, if you’re a self-employed superstar, your business address and activity should be anywhere but in Greece. And of course, remote working capability is a must!
- So, who exactly can apply for this sun-soaked visa? ☀️
It’s tailor-made for non-EU citizens. So if you’re from the EU, EEA, or the Schengen Area, this isn’t the visa for you. Sorry folks!
- How long can I soak up the Grecian sun with this visa? 🌅
This golden ticket lasts for a whole year! And if you’re still vibing with those ancient ruins and feta cheese, you can extend it for two more years through granting a residence permit for digital nomads.
- How heavy will it be on my pocket? 💸
You’ll part with around €75. Not bad for a ticket to paradise, right?
- I’m impatient! How long does the visa processing take? ⏳
Hold your horses! After submitting your application, you’ll get feedback in about 10 days. Once approved, the Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum will send over your visa within a month.
- Show me the money! What’s the financial bar here? 💰
To live the Greek dream, you need to prove a monthly income of at least €3,500. If you’re bringing family along, there’s an additional cost: 20% for your partner and 15% for each child.
- The million-dollar question: What documents do I need? 📄
It’s aligned with the Type D Visa. So, gather up those standard documents and you’re good to go!
- Can I apply for it online while chilling on my couch? 💻
Nope. Either head to the Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum in Greece or your nearest Greek Embassy or Consulate abroad.
- Why should I choose Greece as my digital workspace? 🖥️
Imagine working with a view of the Mediterranean and savoring world-renowned cuisine every day. Plus, you might even get a cool 50% tax reduction!
- Why should Athens be on my radar as a digital nomad? 🏛️
Ah, Athens! It’s not just the cradle of Western civilization but also a buzzing modern city. Think hipster coffee shops perfect for working, combined with evening strolls around ancient ruins. Plus, the digital nomad community here is growing, so you’ll find like-minded souls!
- What makes Evia a digital nomad’s dream? 🌳
Evia is Greece’s second-largest island, and it’s a gem! With lush landscapes, hot springs, and beaches that stretch for miles, it’s the perfect backdrop for inspiration. The island vibe ensures a relaxed pace of life – ideal for when you need a break from the screen.
- Paros – Worth the hype for digital nomads? 🏖️
Absolutely! Paros combines the best of traditional Greece with modern amenities. White-washed buildings, turquoise waters, and delectable cuisine. And, let’s not forget the robust internet connectivity – a true blend of work and play!
- Between Athens, Evia, and Paros, where’s the best spot for networking and community vibes? 🤝
While all three destinations have their unique charm, Athens, being the capital city, has a denser population of digital nomads. This means more networking events, coworking spaces, and a vibrant community feel.
- Any insider tips for settling into these destinations? 🎒
Certainly! In Athens, explore beyond the touristy areas for authentic local eateries. In Evia, take time to explore the diverse landscapes – from mountains to beaches. And in Paros, join local community events or classes (like traditional Greek dance) to immerse yourself fully!