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How to Obtain Greek Citizenship: Process and Requirements Explained

Greeks born abroad keep the customs and tradition of Greece, but this doesn’t mean that Greek citizenship is a matter of course.

Alex Antetokounmpo, Youngest Brother of Giannis, Applies for Greek Citizenship

Alex Antetokounmpo, youngest brother of NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo, submitted an application for Greek citizenship in Athens on Tuesday.

First-Ever Written Exam for Greek Citizenship Slated for May 16

The first-ever written exam for Greek citizenship is scheduled for May 16, 2021, according to an announcement from the Interior Ministry.

New Greek Citizenship Test to Require Language Proficiency

As expected, prospective legislation that was brought before the Greek Parliament on Tuesday stipulates that foreign nationals who desire Greek citizenship must demonstrate proficiency in the Greek language. The prospective applicants must sit for exams and demonstrate proficiency in the...

Number of British Businessmen Seeking Greek Citizenship on Sharp Rise

The number of British businessmen looking to acquire citizenship from countries offering visa-free access to the European Union has risen sharply, investment migration firms say, as prospects of a post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the bloc darken. Investment immigration...

Lawyer Explains How to Obtain Greek Citizenship

Greeks born abroad keep the customs and tradition of Greece, but this doesn’t mean that Greek citizenship is a matter of course.

Rita Wilson Thanks Greece for Granting Tom Hanks Honorary Greek Citizenship

American actress and singer Rita Wilson thanked Greece on Friday for granting honorary citizenship to her husband Tom Hanks, earlier in December 2019. Wilson expressed her gratitude to the country of her ancestors in a post on Instagram, saying ''Thank...

More Than Thirty-four Thousand People Acquire Greek Citizenship in 2017

A total of 34,305 people acquired Greek citizenship in 2017, an increase of three percent compared to 2016, according to Eurostat's latest figures, which were published on Wednesday. Approximately 825,000 people acquired European Union citizenship by applying in one of its member-states in...

Migrants Granted Greek Citizenship After Saving Dozens in Mati Fire

Greece's President Prokopis Pavlopoulos will grant Greek citizenship to three migrant fishermen who helped rescue dozens of people from the sea during the deadly fire at Mati last summer. One hundred people died in the disaster, which struck eastern Attica...

Recipients of Greek Citizenship Up 138 Percent in 2016

There was a 138 percent hike in the numbers of foreign nationals granted citizenship in Greece in 2016 compared with the previous year, according to figures released by Eurostat on Monday. A total of 33,210 individuals received Greek citizenship, of...

Second Generation Migrants Granted Greek Citizenship

More than 6,000 second generation migrants have been granted Greek citizenship, a year after a relevant bill was voted in parliament, the Migration Ministry said on Monday. According to ministry data, the 6,029 applications approved were among a total of...

Bill Tabled for Deliberation Tries to Settle Greek Citizenship Issue for Immigrant Children

Legal residence in Greece of one parent for at least five years before a child's birth and the enrollment of that child in first grade during the citizenship application year are the main requirements for immigrant children to acquire...

Draft Bill on Greek Citizenship Requirements

The Ministry of the Interior is preparing a bill that will give second-generation legal immigrants and their children the right to apply for Greek citizenship, according to Kathimerini. The new bill will essentially replace the 2010 Yiannis Ragousis law on nationality and citizenship issues,...

Immigrants Awaiting New Law on Greek Citizenship

The bill of the Greek Ministry of Interior on the new immigration code, which features many changes and improvements, passed on Friday with a majority in the competent committee of the Greek parliament, having the support of New Democracy...

Thessaloniki: Convictions Made for Illegal Greek Citizenship

The Assize Court of Thessaloniki sentenced seven people today, including four police officers serving at Ano Polis. Specifically, Albanian citizens are condemned because they illegally obtained Greek citizenship through naturalization. The case was revealed after investigations made by Greek...