Greece End In-Country Digital Nomad Visa Applications from 2024

December 27, 2023

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Starting from January 1, 2024, Greece will implement new regulations, discontinuing the in-country application for the Digital Nomad Visa within Greece.

Greece is often considered a dream destination for many digital nomads. However, if you are planning to apply for Greece's Digital Nomad Visa (DNV) to work in the country, you may need to prepare in advance.

According to the latest regulations from the Greek government, starting from January 1, 2024, anyone intending to enter Greece with a Digital Nomad Visa must apply first at the Greek embassy or consulate in their home country, obtain the visa, and then enter Greece through this channel.

This also means that the previously used "enter first, then apply" process, allowing individuals to enter Greece with a tourist visa and later apply for the Digital Nomad Visa, will no longer be applicable from 2024.

Following the global trend, Greece introduced the Digital Nomad Visa in 2021 to attract digital nomads and remote workers worldwide, even implementing incentives like the "enter first, then apply" mechanism to encourage foreign workers to choose Greece.

With the stunning backdrop of the Aegean Sea as a workplace, this friendly policy immediately proved effective. In 2022, the number of applications for the Digital Nomad Visa increased by 50 times compared to the previous year. Many media outlets and bloggers listed Greece as the top destination for digital nomads in 2023.

Now, with the new regulations set to take effect in 2024, if you plan to embark on a digital nomad journey in the new year, you can refer to the following simplified strategy for applying for the Digital Nomad Visa in Greece:

1. Who is eligible for the Digital Nomad Visa?

Citizens from non-European Union countries.

2. What conditions must be met to apply for the Digital Nomad Visa?

  • Applicants must prove that they are not working for a company registered in Greece (and are prohibited from being employed by a company registered in Greece after obtaining the visa).
  • Demonstrate the ability to work remotely.
  • Prove a monthly income exceeding €3,500 (approximately NT$120,000).

Before applying, you can contact personnel at Greek embassies or consulates worldwide to inquire about the latest rules and the proof required for remote work, income, and financial capacity to increase the chances of visa approval.

3. How long is the validity of the Greece Digital Nomad Visa?

1 year, with the possibility of extending upon expiry.

4. What fees do I need to pay?

Application fee of €75 (approximately NT$2,573).

5. How long does it take to receive the visa after applying?

Typically, results are obtained 2-4 weeks after submitting the application.

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