Working and living in Greece

To apply for a EU blue card you should meet these conditions:

  • Valid passport and a visa for the purpose of highly-qualified employment.
  • Valid work contract for a highly-qualified post for at least one year, guaranteeing that the salary is at least 1.5 the average gross annual salary in Greece.
  • Prove highly-specialised professional qualifications either through studies or professional experience.
  • Medical insurance

Procedure for Blue Card Greece

EU Blue Cards are valid for two years. If your employment contract has a shorter term, then the EU Blue Card is of the corresponding term plus three extra months.

Members of your family may accompany you, under the precondition that you can provide for them financially. Family members’ residence permits are issued within six months after the applications are submitted and of the same duration as your own EU Blue Card.

How long will it take to get my Blue Card?

National law foresees that the maximum processing time for issuing a Blue Card in Greece is 90 days.

Greek Ministry of the Interior and Administrative Reconstruction

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How long will my EU Blue Card be valid?

The standard period of validity in Greece is: Two years.

Specific rules: In Greece, the EU Blue Card is issued for a period of two years. If the employment contract is of shorter duration, the EU Blue Card shall be issued for the duration of the contract plus three months. The EU Blue Card can be renewed for a period of three years, unless the employment contract duration is shorter, in which case it will be renewed for the period of the employment contract plus three months.

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