Get Your Greek Citizenship by Descent

If you have Greek ancestors, you may be eligible to obtain Greek citizenship by descent. Keep reading to find out how!

What is Greek Citizenship by Descent?

Greek citizenship by descent refers to the process of acquiring Greek nationality through family ancestors. This means that if a person can prove that they have a Greek parent or grandparent, they can apply for Greek citizenship.

The current Greek citizenship law states that the offspring of a Greek citizen is entitled to citizenship, regardless of where the person was born. However, there are specific requirements that must be met to apply for and obtain Greek citizenship by descent.

Who is Eligible for Greek Citizenship?

You are eligible to obtain Greek citizenship by descent if:

  • You were born in Greece to at least one Greek parent.
  • You were born outside of Greece to at least one Greek parent.
  • You were born outside of Greece and can prove that at least one of your grandparents was a Greek citizen.

If any one of these statements is true, you are most likely eligible. Let’s find out together!

Take the first step today and click below to take our free Initial Eligibility Assessment.

Why Should I Apply for Greek Citizenship?

Enjoying dual citizenship is undoubtedly an advantage, whether you want to move to Greece, reside in a country in the European Union or simply spend some time in Europe. From a personal or financial point of view, an entire continent full of opportunities opens up. There are many reasons to consider obtaining Greek citizenship.

By obtaining Greek citizenship, you acquire rights and privileges, such as the right to reside and work in Greece and any other country in the European Union. Greek citizenship will give you access to many job opportunities in Greece and in other countries of the European Union.

Open the door to a continent of possibilities, for you and your family!!

By becoming a Greek citizen, you will be able to study and work legally throughout the European Union, in countries such as Portugal, Germany, Spain, France, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands, without special permits. As an EU citizen, you will automatically have the right to advanced medical care and treatment in any EU country.

Learn more about the benefits of holding citizenship with an EU Member State here.

What do I need to Apply for Greek Citizenship?

Unlike some other countries, a birth certificate from your ancestor is not enough to prove citizenship. At least one passport from the ancestors is also required, and ideally other documents to prove citizenship.

With the right help, applying for your Greek citizenship is easy! With the help of our network of genealogists, we are able to search for documents to prove ancestry, and our network of lawyers will craft you the perfect application with the highest chances of success.

Keep reading to learn more about how we do this, and to take the first steps on your journey to open a continent of possibilities!


Why EuroPassport?

EuroPassport is the first Canadian company to offer people an easy and affordable way to obtain legal European citizenship. Based in Toronto, Canada, we are a team of trusted immigration lawyers, genealogists and documentation specialists who have pioneered an efficient process for our clients to obtain the Greek Citizenship they seek. Our experts take care of all the paperwork, in optimal deadlines.

  1. We take away the paperwork hassle, bureaucracy, legal complexity – and work on your behalf, using the most efficient route to obtain the citizenship you seek.
  2. Our streamlined process cuts out lengthy waits and confusing roadblocks to citizenship. Look to us to expedite your Greek citizenship and deliver in optimal timelines.
  3. Skip the exorbitantly high legal fees. Our migration experts and a team of Canadian and European legal advisors have refined a process that is considerably more cost-efficient, especially for those with family roots in Europe.
  4. We are a respected Canadian company based in Toronto – so you won’t have to deal with distant overseas law firms. Our track record is remarkable, as the first and only fully registered European Immigration services business in Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions

The process of applying for and obtaining your Greek citizenship is unique to each case, however the average time is currently 2-3 years.

When you apply for citizenship, any previous denial may hamper your chances on subsequent applications. An example of this would be declaring a date that is incorrect according to laws and legislations.

Immigration laws are constantly changing, and we are keeping up with every change, which may affect the required documents.

We also have a network of lawyers and genealogists in Europe who will prepare and supervise your application. We have the potential to prepare the most formidable citizenship application you can have.

Don’t risk submitting an unsuccessful application. EuroPassport does everything for you! Our team cooperates with top-tier lawyers in Greece; we first put together your application locally, and then your documents are sent to Greece to continue the rest of the citizenship process. You won’t even have to visit your local embassy or consulate for the process of getting your citizenship certificate as this will be completed in Greece.

However, once your citizenship process is completed, you will have to visit the nearest Greek consulate to apply for the passport.

You may be eligible to apply for Greek citizenship if you have at least one parent, grandparent or even great-grandparent who was born in Greece. Being Greek automatically qualifies you as being a European citizen with access to the many benefits/freedoms guaranteed in all EU countries.

Learn more about the benefits of holding citizenship with an EU Member State here.

This will depend on the complexity of your specific case and how many documents you require to prove your Greek ancestry. Our pricing starts from $6,000 for the first adult applicant, approximately $5,200 for subsequent adults of the same family, and approximately $4,800 for minors under 18 years old.

We do offer a 4-payment schedule for individuals and 6-payment schedule for families, and a discount of 5% for families of 2-4 people and 10% for families of 5 or more people.

Contact us to learn more about the pricing structure and payment options.

You do not need to speak the language to reclaim citizenship.

Yes, we also conduct genealogy research in Greece. If you are interested in finding out more about your Greek ancestors, contact us for details.

You will only need to pay taxes in Greece if you move and live there at least 6 months of the year. If you move to another EU member country, you may not have to pay taxes in Greece, but you may still have to pay taxes in the European country in which you decide to live, so you would need to consult with the local tax authorities in that country.


Ready to Get Started?

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