While the process for obtaining an initial visa is surely one of the most complex aspects of relocating to Greece, it is important to note that most visas are initially approved for a limited period only – usually for a period of one year.
English-Speaking Visa Renewal & Long-Term Residency in GreeceSearching for Visa Renewal & Long-Term Residency in Greece Service? Customer reviews to help you select from the best, most experienced Lawyers in Greece
Highly professional, efficient service. Response to our urgent email almost immediately. Our lawyer, very approachable and helpful with the handling of this case and intercepting everything into Engli... [read more]
Highly professional, efficient service. Response to our urgent email almost immediately. Our lawyer, very approachable and helpful with the handling of this case and intercepting everything into English for us. The service provided was excellent value for money.
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10 years ago
Visa Renewal & Long-Term Residency
This service is available across Greece
Who Is This Service For?
Assuming that the visa holder complies with other terms of the visa such as remaining free of any criminal sanctions and maintaining health insurance cover, evidence of their ability to continue supporting themselves, then they will simply need to renew their visa, according to the requirements of the specific visa.
Each visa has its own requirements in this respect, though usually the initial right to residency and/or work is restricted to one year. Some time before expiry the visa holder should begin the process of renewing their visa.
Most countries eventually offer the opportunity to convert the short-term visa into a long-term visa or even to naturalise and become a citizen of the host country at some point.
In Greece, once the visa holder has lived here for 7 years, they have an opportunity to convert to permanent residency.
What Does This Service Consist Of?
- Assistance and advice on the documentation required to effect the renewal of the visa
- Assistance and advice on completing and submitting the forms to the corresponding government department before stipulated deadlines to ensure the renewal is approved
- Similar assistance with renewal applications on behalf of the visa holder’s spouse and family (if required)
Free Support Services Included
When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:
- Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
- Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
- Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
- Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
- All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
- Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
- Continuous quality controls and reviews.
Why choose Advocate Abroad?
Having been internationally trained in Law, International Organizations and European Studies, she has the comparative advantage to have worked for law... [read more]
Having been internationally trained in Law, International Organizations and European Studies, she has the comparative advantage to have worked for law firms, UN-agencies, the Greek State and NGOs, thus building the ability to effectively analyse, interpret and implement a wide set of rules and regulations. She practises in foreign investments, real estate transactions, contract law, corporate law, immigration and nationality law, family law, inheritance law, debt recovery and licensing.
Anastasia did a fantastic job helping us settle a matter with a greedy, dishonest landlord. She was very honest with us from the start, always responded on time, and dealt with a very difficult character on the other party and managed to close the case with success.
We are grateful for his dedication and excellent service. Thank you one more time, Anastasia!
Solicitor with dual qualifications in UK and Greece providing advice and guidance to to expat clients in Santorini and Greece. Focus on business, admi... [read more]
Solicitor with dual qualifications in UK and Greece providing advice and guidance to to expat clients in Santorini and Greece. Focus on business, administrative, tax matters and greek civil code. Member of Law Society of England and Wales and Naxos Bar Association Greece since 2005. Previous experience with Australian law since 1999.
Christopher was very professional and easy to relate with, he carried me along the whole process, it was so easy to communicate with him at the end I got the exact service I paid for within a reasonable timeframe considering the pandemic.
Joanna is a Greek lawyer fluent in English, Italian and Spanish, registered with the Bar Association of Thessaloniki since 2008. She obtained a Master... [read more]
Joanna is a Greek lawyer fluent in English, Italian and Spanish, registered with the Bar Association of Thessaloniki since 2008. She obtained a Masters Degree in Transnational and European Commercial Law & ADR. She has worked as an independent lawyer for more than 10 years and has represented British and International clients before the Greek authorities in that time. She has experience in commercial law, corporate law, contract law, investment law, real-estate law and consumer law, as well as in alternative dispute resolution, having participated in arbitration proceedings and out of court negotiations.
Joanna responded quickly to my enquiry and knew all the information needed to assist.
She was extremely professional, explained everything that would be required, the steps to be taken and gave a timeframe for the work which was met.
She was proactive and chased matters without any prompting from me. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended!
Quick to respond and always in a professional manner with the correct information.
Joanna was great. She was responsive and knew exactly what needed to be done for our case. She gave us a lot of good information and communicated with us throughout the entire process.
Exceptionally happy and satisfied with the service provided, after a while of trying to find the right company to help with my situation, Advocate Abroad exceeded my expectations in regard to their professionalism, ability to understand and explain and provide appropriate solutions, responsive and approachable.
Exceptional customer service and great value for money!
The most professional service for certification. Recommended for everyone to work with her
Very professional and extremely quick, responsive and caring.
Did what she was paid for and of what we asked for. Price is good and fair. Couldn't of asked for any better service than what we were provided with.
Top notch. Keep up the good work. Thank you so much!
Joanna’s determination was exactly what we needed after trying to obtain citizenship for 15 years. Even when we seemed to run into additional obstacles, she found ways around them.
She worked hard, was extremely professional, and explained things well to us considering our Greek is limited. An absolute wonderful value for the money and worth every penny.
Sometimes there’d be a lapse in communication because we were waiting on the appropriate authorities and we’d get worried, but Joanna would always come through.
Ours was a tough case that many had abandoned (including us at points)!
Very responsive, punctual. Very professional and gave the greatest service ever. Very decent price with her service.
She knows the law very well. Very fast to get the job done in time. Very honest and detail oriented.
She also followed up the mail which is been sent by her to me in Canada every week. Very caring. She does not look at you as "Money".
Just saying thank you for what she did was not enough. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who lives abroad and need to get the job done fast with no issue. You can 100% put your trust in her.
Joanna made my life very easy she is very fluent, very professional and made sure the process ran smoothly and was finalised even throughout Covid she made sure I got everything I needed finished.
A pleasure to work with would recommend her highly if you wish to buy land in thessaloniki.
Joanna was very professional from the beginning until the end of the project.
Moreover, she was very patient and adaptable in assisting us with all the purchase process, in spite of all the problems that appeared with the papers, owners, delays because of pandemic seizures.
I will definitely recommend her and will work with her in the future.
Joanna is an excellent lawyer.
The necessary information about my case was collected and verified, she was understanding and responsive, she was able to explain to me my options and to provide the appropriate solutions.
The promised results was delivered on time. I definitely recommend her to my friends.
Very friendly, professional and very honest. She made an excellent job, making sure to charge us the fairest amount and not more. We appreciated that very much and look forward to work with her again in the future.
Joanna was amazing. I couldn’t have done the purchase without her. I will continue to be in contact with her as she is a very trustworthy and knowledgeable person and very professional!
This professional was excellent in all respects. She was helpful understanding and was also very kind. We would definitely recommend her. We wish more solicitors were like this.
The service we received has been excellent and we would use your organisation again as well as recommending.
Joanna did an outstanding job and completed the project on time. She is multilingual and has excellent communication skills.
Great legal work based on the initially discussed objectives and deliverables. She is also pleasant to work with, and a great listener aimed at achieving the best possible outcome.
I have recommended Joanna's legal services to my friends.
Tasos M., PhD, MBA
Houston Texas USA
Maria graduated with merit from Greece's most prestigious Law school of Athens (EKPA), with additional studies outside Greece. She specialises in Civi... [read more]
Maria graduated with merit from Greece's most prestigious Law school of Athens (EKPA), with additional studies outside Greece. She specialises in Civil Law, Property Law, Visa and Immigration Law. and has for years been assisting clients in these areas in one of the languages that she speaks, namely Greek, English, Russian and German.
Maria was very responsive and understanding. She answered all of my questions in great detail.
Maria responded immediately to my needs and was able to provide instant solutions. Her knowledge of English is faultless and her explanations clear and accurate. She is approachable and answers any query or concern without delay. Her professionalism is perfect.
I would not hesitate in recommending Maria to anyone since she provides an outstanding service!
From the first phone call, Maria put my mind at ease and provided clear steps and options to resolve my immigration issue.
Her advice was comprehensive and very good value. I feel she went above and beyond in empathising with and being adaptable to my changing circumstances. Maria anticipated things that might concern me (like overstaying my 90 days) and told me clearly the consequences and ways we could avoid them.
She has a lot of initiative, knowledge, and local connections with immigration and tax services. She always responds quickly.
I wholeheartedly recommend Maria to anyone who needs her help.
Maria was so very helpful to me, she updated me every single step she made, I'm gonna recommend her to my friends 😉😉
Very communicative throughout the process. Professional and friendly.
Did an amazing job at working through our project in a timely manner.
Very responsive and attentive to detail, Fees seem reasonable and fair.
Maria was quick to respond she was very helpful and to the point providing me with the necessary informations.
The professional was very helpful and always replied quickly.
It was a great experience. Highly professional and dedicated team of professionals. I would highly recommend. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]
I recently logged into Advocateabroad regarding a Visa Issue for Greece, I was put in touch with Maria.
The issue I was facing was due to a new type of Digital Nomad Visa for Greece. Maria made contact with me very quickly, took all the details and made extensive enquiries on my behalf, both at the local Immigration Department, as well as the Embassy, and soon came back with a solution which I successfully followed. Thank you Maria, highly recommended. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]
The service was very smooth and Maria was very patient with me when it came down to explaining the processes and providing the appropriate solutions. Maria was also very approachable when I needed to give her updates on my case.
Maria is friendly and put a lot of time and effort into my case. Thank you! [View all G o o g l e Reviews]
Very understanding and immediate response
I recently had to contact Advocate Abroad to track down my original marriage certificate from when I married in Zante in 2003.
I was put in touch with a lady named Maria who was very helpful, and she managed to work on my behalf, and she obtained my certificate and forwarded this to me.
I am extremely grateful for all her help, and the Foreign office here in the UK was not at all helpful. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]
We are very satisfied with Maria's services.
She did not hesitate to help us even when we were fighting against time, she always looked for solutions and responded promptly to our requests. We recommend her from the bottom of our hearts, and we thank her again for everything she has done for us!