Student Residence Permit

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Visa & Residence Permit for students

If your passport is from a country outside the EU/EEA, then you will need to apply for a Student Visa (national visa type D) and after your admission to Greece for a Residence Permit.

Third-country nationals who have been admitted to a higher education establishment in Greece, in order to attend a full-time curriculum in Greece, may be provided, upon physical presence at the Greek Consular Authority and a corresponding interview, a national visa valid for up to 365 days and then issue a residence permit valid until the end of their studies.


  • Gather documents.
  • Apply with an application at the nearest “One-Stop Service” Foreigners and Immigration Department of the Decentralized Administration of the Ministry of Interior & Administrative Reconstruction.
  • After the submission of the application, you will receive a certificate (when you submit all necessary documentation).
  • You can check the application status online at


12 months



84 Month(s)





P. Residency

60 Month(s)


Processing time

4-6 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Student Residence Permit?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a students from non EU/EEA country.
  • Applicant must have sufficient funds to cover the living expenses during the stay in Greece (equivalent to at least €400 per month during the period of studies).
  • Applicant muust have recent police clearance.
  • Applicant must pay visa fee.
  • Applicant must have valid travel documents.
  • Applicant must have valid travel health insurance.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Student Residence Permit?

10 Document Required

  • A certificate proving registration and payment of fees at the respective education establishment, as appropriate, or a certificate that he/she has been accepted for registration.
  • Evidence proving that they have adequate income to meet study and subsistence costs, amounting to at least €400 per month. The amount of sufficient income is proved by a deposit account, a bank transfer, a scholarship, or a proof of salary in case the student is employed part-time (upon renewal of the residence permit).
  • Consent of the parents or the person exercising parental authority for the planned stay, if under 18 years of age.
  • When the curriculum to be attended by the third - country national requires sufficient knowledge of the Greek language, as a prerequisite for his/her registration, the relevant education establishment shall make the necessary checks and issue the corresponding certificate, which shall be presented to the competent Greek Consular Authority.
  • A fully completed and signed application form for a long - term national visa, accompanied by a recent colour photograph of the applicant, which must meet the relevant standards provided by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The application form stands for the statutory declaration, provided by paragraph 6, Article 22 of Act 1599/1986, that the data reported are true and the supporting documents are not forged or falsified.
  • A passport or other recognized travel document meeting the following criteria: a) its validity exceeds by at least three months the intended date of departure from the territory of the Enhanced Schengen Cooperation Member - States or, in case of more than one visits, after the last intended date of departure from the territory of the Member - States; however, under reasoned urgent circumstances, this obligation may be lifted; b) it has at least two blank pages; c) it has been issued within the previous decade 46.
  • Criminal record certificate issued by the foreign authorities, certifying the criminal status of the applicant in the country of his/her residence. In cases where the applicant lives in a country different from that of his/her origin, for more than a year before lodging the entry visa application, the Consular Authority may, request the presentation of a criminal record certificate issued by the country of origin.
  • Medical certificate issued by a recognized state or private institution, showing that the person concerned does not suffer from a disease capable of constituting a risk to public health, according to the international data of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Union acquis, as well as other infectious, contagious or parasitic diseases, imposing the taking of measures to protect public health.
  • Travel insurance, with a duration equal to, at minimum, that of the visa issued, covering the costs which may arise in case of repatriation for medical reasons, for urgent medical care and/or for emergency hospital care.
  • In order to establish that there are no grounds for refusing entry under paragraph 2, Article 4 of Law 4251/2014, the competent Consular Authority may require that additional supporting documents are filed.

Talent Migration data for Greece

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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