Extension of residence permits due to the coronavirus

Extension of residence permits due to the coronavirus

By decision of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum, residence permits and residence permit application certificates (blue certificate) will be extended for 5 months due to the suspension of public reception from 12/3/2020 until 10/4/2020 at the Immigration Services of the Decentralized Administrations, as well as the Department of Migration Policy of the Ministry.  This means that: Any residence permits, residence cards and permanent residence […]

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Information on the coronavirus and provisions for the vulnerable people

Information on the coronavirus and provisions for the vulnerable people

Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید বাংলা Information and provision for hygiene products The volunteer team STEPS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, informs those living on the streets of Athens about the coronavirus, distributes flyers and self-protection instructions, and tries to provide as many soaps and antiseptics as possible. Social Pharmacy of KYADA: However, there is a shortage of antiseptics as […]

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Who can pay a reduced rent due to the coronavirus

Who can pay a reduced rent due to the coronavirus

Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید বাংলা In the context of the emergency measures to address the consequences of spreading risk of coronavirus COVID-19, an Act of Legislative Content was issued on 20 March 2020, which provides as follows: Those who work in companies that have stopped operating temporarily due to the implementation of emergency measures to prevent the spread […]

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Instructions on how to move around due to the coronavirus

Instructions on how to move around due to the coronavirus

Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید বাংলা From Monday 23/03/2020 at 6 am, a restriction on the movement of residents was imposed throughout Greece, in accordance with the State’s plan to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The measures will be in place until Monday 06/04/2020 at 6am. Instructions on how to travel: Movements of residents for their essential needs […]

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Online Process of Checking the Citizenship Acquisition Status

Online Process of Checking the Citizenship Acquisition Status

To track your citizenship application, follow the steps below: Visit www.ypes.gr  and click on the ‘Citizenship File Tracker’ icon Fill out the form below and click on the Search field. Service: e.g. DI Southern Attica, Piraeus and Islands File Number: (Fill in your file number) Last Name: (In capital Greek characters) Name: (In capital Greek characters) Type the characters in Greek for confirmation: (Type the […]

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Information on the store operation due to the coronavirus

Information on the store operation due to the coronavirus

The store operation is amended from 18/03/2020 until further notice, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In the following infographics you will find relevant information about which stores are open and which are closed, available in Greek, English, Arabic, Farsi and Kurdish.

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Citizenship Services closed to the public due to the coronavirus

Citizenship Services closed to the public due to the coronavirus

Upon our communication with the Citizenship Services we inform you that they will be closed to the public from today, Monday 16/03/2020, until further notice as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Interested applicants are requested to send their naturalization and citizenship applications by registered mail or courier and be inquired on the application status electronically. During this period all scheduled […]

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Closure of all Immigration Services for a month due to the coronavirus

Closure of all Immigration Services for a month due to the coronavirus

By order of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum, the Department of Migration Policy of the Ministry, as well as all Immigration Services of the Decentralized Administrations will be closed to the public from Thursday 12/03/2020 until Friday 10/04/2020, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the Ministry’s announcement, all residence permits, residence cards, permanent residence cards and application […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάρτιος 2020

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάρτιος 2020

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Φεβρουάριος 2020

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Φεβρουάριος 2020

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Update on opening hours and days of the Citizenship Services

Update on opening hours and days of the Citizenship Services

Upon our communication with the Citizenship Services we inform you about the hours and days of operation The Civil Status Directorate of Athens (Ypatias 6)  To inquire on the application status Citizenship Department: every Wednesday from 10:00 to 14:00  Naturalization Department: every Tuesday from 09: 00 to 14:00    To submit new applications Citizenship Department: every Wednesday from 10:00 to 14:00  Naturalization Department: every Tuesday and Thursday […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιανουάριος 2020

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιανουάριος 2020

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Opening days of the services of citizenship and residence permits during the holiday season | December 2019-January 2020

Opening days of the services of citizenship and residence permits during the holiday season | December 2019-January 2020

Upon our communication with the Services of Citizenship and Residence Permits we inform you about their operation during the holiday period. The Civil Status Directorate of Athens (Ypatias 6), will not be open to the public for submitting applications for citizenship (Law.4332/2015) as well as for naturalization from Monday 23/12/2019 until Tuesday 7/1/2019. The Civil Status Directorate of Central and Western Attica (Favierou 58), will […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Δεκέμβριος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Δεκέμβριος 2019

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Νοέμβριος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Νοέμβριος 2019

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Οκτώβριος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Οκτώβριος 2019

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Changes in the receipt and application for re-issuance of residence permits

Changes in the receipt and application for re-issuance of residence permits

Immigration Services of A’ Athens As of Monday 02/09/2019 in the Immigration Services of A’ Athens (Petrou Ralli/Perifereia), receiving residence permits will only be done by email appointment at [email protected]  Attention: Online appointments only apply to third-country nationals and not to legal representatives/lawyers. To receive your residence permit you must: Check the status of your application via the online portal “application status” and make sure […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Σεπτέμβριος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Σεπτέμβριος 2019

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Αύγουστος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Αύγουστος 2019

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούλιος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούλιος 2019

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Admission to Greek universities for third country nationals who have graduated from foreign lyceums in Greece and elsewhere

Admission to Greek universities for third country nationals who have graduated from foreign lyceums in Greece and elsewhere

The Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs announced the prerequisites for the admission to higher education of third country nationals. The electronic submission report was launched on Thursday the 18th of July and it will be open until Thursday the 25th of July. All required documents can be found here. The basic criterion for the admission to Greek universities, is the overall mark of the […]

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National Elections 2019 | The parties respond to questions on integration

National Elections 2019 | The parties respond to questions on integration

In light of the forthcoming parliamentary elections, Generation 2.0 RED, in collaboration with Vouliwatch, put forth a series of questions to all the democratic candidate parties regarding specific immigration and refugees related integration policies in Greece. The choice of questions was based on (a) the issues we have been working on the past few years and which we deem outstanding (b) the programs of the […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούνιος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούνιος 2019

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Online appointments at the Immigration Service in Piraeus

Online appointments at the Immigration Service in Piraeus

From now onward, in the Immigration Service of Piraeus, citizens who want to renew or re-issue residence permits will need to make an appointment by email, one month before their residence permit expires. Those who do not have a residence permit or have a blue certificate or are not sure should go to the service to make an appointment, getting a priority number from 07.45 […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάιος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάιος 2019

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Απρίλιος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Απρίλιος 2019

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάρτιος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάρτιος 2019

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Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Φεβρουάριος 2019

Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Φεβρουάριος 2019

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Significant reduction in the fees of certain residence permits

Significant reduction in the fees of certain residence permits

With a Joint Ministerial Decision, the costs of the fees for three year independent residence permit for the adult children of immigrants up to the age of 21, as well as for pensioners, have been adjusted. The fee for both categories has been reduced from €450 and €1000 respectively to €150. As we had mentioned in a previous announcement with article 38 of Law 4546/2018 […]

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Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιανουάριος 2019

Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιανουάριος 2019

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Citizenship: Average waiting times for the processing of applications and pending issues

Citizenship: Average waiting times for the processing of applications and pending issues

Τhe Special Secretariat for Citizenship published statistics on the acquisition of Greek citizenship based on the procedure for the children of migrants as well as by naturalization. In particular, the pending requests per year and per corresponding service, as well as the specific batch of applications each Directorate or Department of Civil Status is currently processing are presented. Data on the number of decisions issued […]

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Update on the opening days of the Decentralized Services during the holiday season

Update on the opening days of the Decentralized Services during the holiday season

The Civil Status Directorate of Athens (Ipatias 6) will not be open to the public for submitting applications for citizenship (Law.4332/2015) as well as for naturalization from Monday 17/12/2018 until Wednesday 9/1/2019.   The Civil Status Directorate of Central and Western Attica (Favierou 58) will also not be open to the public for citizenship applications (Law.4332/2015) as well as naturalization applications from Monday 24/12/2018 until […]

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Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Δεκέμβριος 2018

Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Δεκέμβριος 2018

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Νοέμβριος 2018

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Νοέμβριος 2018

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New statistics on citizenship for the first half of 2018

New statistics on citizenship for the first half of 2018

Based on data provided to us by the Ministry of Interior, Generation 2.0 RED presents the quantitative data on applications for Greek citizenship both by naturalization and under the law 4332/2015 (due to birth or school attendance) for the first half of 2018. The figures presented are on a nationwide level as well as the regional levels of Attica, Athens and Thessaloniki. Law 4332/2015 For […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Οκτώβριος 2018

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Οκτώβριος 2018

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(Ελληνικά) Τηλέφωνο εξυπηρέτησης στη Διεύθυνση Ιθαγένειας

(Ελληνικά) Τηλέφωνο εξυπηρέτησης στη Διεύθυνση Ιθαγένειας

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Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Σεπτέμβριος 2018

Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Σεπτέμβριος 2018

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Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Αύγουστος 2018

Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Αύγουστος 2018

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Update on the Decentralized Services | August 2018

Update on the Decentralized Services | August 2018

The Civil Status Directorate of Athens (Ipatias 6) will not receive applications in person for citizenship (Law.4332/2015) as well as for naturalization from Monday 6th of August until Friday 24th of August. The Civil Status Directorate of Central and Western Attica (Favierou 58) as well as the Civil Status Directorate of Northern & Eastern Attica will not receive applications in person for citizenship in accordance with […]

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Announcement from the Immigration & Citizenship services for 01/08/2018

Announcement from the Immigration & Citizenship services for 01/08/2018

ΑΤΤΕΝΤΙΟΝ: Due to maintenance, the Immigration and Citizenship Information System will not work from Tuesday 31/07/2018 at 14:30 until Wednesday 01/08/2018. This means that the services WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC to receive applications or supporting documents on Tuesday 31/07/2018 at 14:30 until Wednesday 01/08/2018. As of now, the following services have made announcements: – The General Secretariat for Migration Policy of the […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούλιος

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούλιος

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Entry to Greek Universities, for third country nationals who have graduated from foreign schools in Greece or elsewhere: 2018 guidelines

Entry to Greek Universities, for third country nationals who have graduated from foreign schools in Greece or elsewhere: 2018 guidelines

Like every year, the Ministry of Education will publish on its website in July, the guidelines for the entrance into Greek universities of those who: Have attended the last two grades of the Lyceum or the equivalent school in a foreign country Have attended at least the last two grades of a non-EU foreign school that is legally established and operating In Greece. Procedure Every […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούνιος

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούνιος

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάιος

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Manual on regularizations for children, young people and families

Manual on regularizations for children, young people and families

On the 11th of April, PICUM (the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants) published the “Manual on regularizations for children, young people and families”. The Manual focuses on the importance of regularization, while also on the impact of good practices and successful campaigns. Children born in countries where they and their parents are not nationals or do not have a permanent residence status, face […]

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In the face of the new European citizens, Europe falls short on diversity

In the face of the new European citizens, Europe falls short on diversity

Every year the statistical office of the European Union “Eurostat” publishes statistical data on the acquisition of citizenship across its 28 Member States. In 2016, a total of 994.800 people obtained citizenship of a Member State of the European Union (from 841.000 in 2015 and 889.000 in 2014), most of which were citizens of non-EU countries. Compared to last year, this increase of 18% comes […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Απρίλιος

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Απρίλιος

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Manolada: One year after the ECHR sentence, has the situation improved?

Manolada: One year after the ECHR sentence, has the situation improved?

A multitude of greenhouses covers the surface of the land in Manolada. The place, known because of the exploitation of migrant workers in the strawberry fields, was marked in 2013 after a very serious episode. It was the year that field owners opened fire against the Bangladeshi workers, who were protesting because they did not receive their wages for many months. Despite the fact that […]

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Information on the deadlines for citizenship of the second generation

Information on the deadlines for citizenship of the second generation

Find out which categories of second generation have until the summer of 2018 to apply for citizenship As it is known, in 2015 the law 4332 (amending the Citizenship Code) was voted, giving the right to Greek citizenship to the children of migrants born and/or raised in Greece, in that way, restoring the social injustice caused by the decision 460 of the Council of State […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάρτιος

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Course of Greek citizenship applications | Statistics until 2017

Course of Greek citizenship applications | Statistics until 2017

Based on the annual report of the newly created Special Secretariat of Citizenship, the number of positive decisions on the acquisition of Greek citizenship for the year 2017 was 33.718. More specifically, we see that 73.51% of the positive decisions concern applications based on birth/school attendance in Greece. The largest percentage of these (92.07%) concerns applications from citizens of Albanian origin. As far as naturalization […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Φεβρουάριος

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Φεβρουάριος

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Migration and citizenship services out of order on a national level

Migration and citizenship services out of order on a national level

UPDATE Generation 2.0 RED and MIC sent a letter to the Ministry of Migration Policy about the techical problems of the IT system. You can read the letter here. PRESS RELEASE We have recently expressed our concern about the delays regarding the renewal of residence permits in the last months. Despite the intensive efforts of the personnel, the expected increase in the number of applications […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιανουάριος

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιανουάριος

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Δεκεμβριος

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Δεκεμβριος

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Presentation of the new electronic residence permit

Presentation of the new electronic residence permit

The electronic residence permit Since February 2017, residence permits have changed form and now are autonomous from passports, with biometric data which make them more difficult to forge. This change was made because it was imposed by a Regulation of the European Union (EC 1030/2002 with amendment of EC 380/2002) in all countries. What are the biometric features? The biometric features are unique, measurable elements […]

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From Lesvos to Samos: Asylum Seekers speak out

From Lesvos to Samos: Asylum Seekers speak out

“Once I asked a camp worker, ‘How can I live in this situation?’. ‘Try to survive’, he answered.” By Silvia Giulini November, 2017 In the last weeks, Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality and Diversity visited Lesvos and Samos, two of the Aegean Islands that are hosting the majority of the asylum seekers arriving in Greece. The result is a report based on the testimonies of […]

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