Humanlinks – Open Online Dialogues January – April 2022

Humanlinks – Open Online Dialogues January – April 2022

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Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (PEGP): Applications for the May 2022 exams have started

Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (PEGP): Applications for the May 2022 exams have started

  From Monday 10/01/2022 until Friday 11/03/2022 (23:59:59), those who wish to take the exam for the acquisition of Greek citizenship can apply on the platform of the Ministry of Interior. The application concerns exclusively the examination which will take place on Sunday, May 8, 2022. We remind you that the PEGP replaces the oral interview procedure that was in force until 31/03/2021. In other words, […]

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New extension of residence permits and blue certificates until 31/03/2022

New extension of residence permits and blue certificates until 31/03/2022

According to a Ministerial Decision, published in the Government Gazette yesterday 27/12/2021, the residence permits and the certificates of submission (blue certificates) that have been extended until 31/12/2021, get a new extension until March 31, 2022. This provision applies to permits and blue certificates with expiration date from 01/01/2020 until 31/12/2021. Note: *The renewal process for residence permits that have expired or are about to […]

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Ταχύρρυθμο εκπαιδευτικό πρόγραμμα “Ένταξης & Απασχολησιμότητας” για νεαρούς πρόσφυγες | Faros Horizon Center

Ταχύρρυθμο εκπαιδευτικό πρόγραμμα “Ένταξης & Απασχολησιμότητας” για νεαρούς πρόσφυγες | Faros Horizon Center

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Creation Workshop | Open Call

Creation Workshop | Open Call

Are you a female interested in learning how to turn your creative idea into a creative business? The Creation workshop is for you! The CREATION project invites women and men, interested in culture and creativity to join this one-day workshop that is aimed at showcasing basic steps to transform artistic ideas into cultural projects. Participants who come from marginalised backgrounds (migrants, refugees and asylum seekers) […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Δεκέμβριος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Δεκέμβριος 2021

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The online renewal of residence permits starts on November 16

The online renewal of residence permits starts on November 16

According to the announcement of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, tomorrow, on Tuesday 16 November 2021, the process of renewal of all expired residence permits is expected to begin. This procedure will only be done online through the platform, which will be available on the website of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum. Attention: 1) All supporting documents must be in the form of […]

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Which is the minimum adequate income needed for naturalization?

Which is the minimum adequate income needed for naturalization?

The new naturalization process started in April 2021, after the changes made by Law 4735/2020. All those who are going to apply for naturalization or have already applied but have not been examined by the Naturalization Committee until 31/03/2021, must first successfully pass the examination process to obtain the Certificate of Adequacy of Naturalization (greek abbreviation: PEGP). Then, the Directorate of Citizenship, to which applicants […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Νοέμβριος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Νοέμβριος 2021

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The exams for Naturalization on 07/11/2021 – Useful information about the process

The exams for Naturalization on 07/11/2021 – Useful information about the process

The exams for the Certificate of Adequacy for Naturalization (PEGP) are held twice a year, every May and November. The next exams will take place on Sunday, November 7, 2021. These will be attended by the candidates who have declared their participation in the electronic platform of the General Secretariat of Citizenship until September 5, 2021. For those who are interested in taking the PEGP […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Οκτώβριος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Οκτώβριος 2021

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Registrations are still open for the new school year at the Second Chance School (SDE) of Peristeri

Registrations are still open for the new school year at the Second Chance School (SDE) of Peristeri

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Submission of new applications and examination of second generation pending cases at the Regional Directorate of Citizenship of Attica

Submission of new applications and examination of second generation pending cases at the Regional Directorate of Citizenship of Attica

In October 2020, the new Regional Directorate of Citizenship of Attica was established, which is now responsible for cases of acquisition of Greek citizenship, due to birth and attending school in Greece or attending school in Greece according to articles 1A and 1B of the Greek Citizenship Code. Until recently, it was not fully operational, so applications were sent to the former competent Citizenship Directorates. […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Σεπτέμβριος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Σεπτέμβριος 2021

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Αύγουστος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Αύγουστος 2021

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Changes in the Item Bank for the November 2021 exams for naturalization

Changes in the Item Bank for the November 2021 exams for naturalization

Following the function of the online platform on 19/07/2021 for the submission of applications to participate in the November 2021 exams for the acquisition of the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (greek abbreviation: PEGP), the General Secretariat of Citizenship updated the questions of the Item Bank and the answers. The questions selected for the previous exams in May have been replaced with new questions. […]

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Instructions for the exemption from the naturalization exams for PEGP

Instructions for the exemption from the naturalization exams for PEGP

Those who have a degree from Greek Universities (Greek abbreviation AEI) or have attended certain years of the Greek school are exempt from the exams for the acquisition of the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (Greek abbreviation PEGP). The last changes to the conditions of the years of study were made by Article 52 of Law 4795/2021, which is in force from the date […]

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Submission of applications for the November 2021 exams for the acquisition of the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (PEGP)

Submission of applications for the November 2021 exams for the acquisition of the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (PEGP)

The Ministry of Interior has put into operation since 19/07/2021 the application platform for the participation in the exams for the acquisition of Greek citizenship through the naturalization process and the platform will remain open until 05/09/2021. This application concerns only the November 2021 exams. Those who pass the exams (with a 70% correct answer rate) will receive the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούλιος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούλιος 2021

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούνιος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούνιος 2021

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάιος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάιος 2021

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Changes to the answers of the topics in the Database Questions

Changes to the answers of the topics in the Database Questions

We would like to inform you that changes have been detected in the answers included in the Database Questions for the acquisition of the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (P.E.G.P.) and the updated answers have been published on the website of the General Secretariat of Citizenship. Currently, changes are detected only in the Greek language topic (comprehension and production of written word). There is […]

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The Details of the Procedure of the Exams for the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (P.E.G.P.)

The Details of the Procedure of the Exams for the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (P.E.G.P.)

The publication of the Ministry of Interior on the Government Gazette, published on 15/04/2021, sets out all the details of the examination procedure for the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (P.E.G.P.) which replaces the oral interview procedure that has been in force until now. For those who have decided to take the exams this year, they should be aware of the following in relation […]

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The Answers of the Database Questions to obtain the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization

The Answers of the Database Questions to obtain the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization

The answers in the topics that the interested candidates will be examined in order to obtain the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (P.E.G.P.) have been uploaded on the website of the General Secretariat of Citizenship, as we have already informed in a previous article. Due to the questions raised about where exactly the files containing the answers are and many people who are interested […]

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The Online Application Process for Residence Permit for Exceptional Reasons Step by Step

The Online Application Process for Residence Permit for Exceptional Reasons Step by Step

Following our announcement on 15/04/2021 about the online platform for the submission of an application for a residence permit for exceptional reasons in accordance with n. 4251/2014 (A’80) being operational, we publish the steps you must take to submit the application. The process takes 30 minutes (half an hour), after that the system will ask you to refresh the page. Applications may be submitted by: […]

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Informative texts on labor issues

Informative texts on labor issues

In the context of the wider action of informing employees and employers of the organization but also following the information on labor issues during the COVID-19 period, we publish 4 texts of substantive issues, of general interest. Work provision by minors Accident at work Moral and sexual harassement in the workplace Termination of employment contract *The texts in Greek were written by Ms. Maria Koufopoulou, […]

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The online platform to apply for Resident Permit for Exceptional Reasons is in operation

The online platform to apply for Resident Permit for Exceptional Reasons is in operation

Yesterday 15/04/2021, the Ministry of MigrationMigration and Asylum launched the online platform to apply for a residence permit for exceptional reasons in accordance with Law 4251/2014 (A’80). At the end of the page there is the category Granting a residence permit for Exceptional Reasons. When you click on it the following image appears: The three categories of people who can apply are displayed in blue […]

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The Answers of the Database Questions

The Answers of the Database Questions

The General Secretariat of Citizenship published on 13/04/2021 the answers to the database questions in which the interested parties will be examined for the acquisition of the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (Π.Ε.Γ.Π). Entering the database page select any topic you wish and the answers are at the beginning of each topic. The answers are in pdf file format which you can download for […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Απρίλιος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Απρίλιος 2021

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Information on participation in the naturalization exams

Information on participation in the naturalization exams

Since 20/03/2021, the Ministry of the Interior has put into operation the application platform for participation in the exams to obtain the Greek citizenship through the naturalization process. Those who will pass those tests (with a 70% correct answer rate) will receive the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (ΠΕΓΠ). According to the new law (Law 4735/2020). The Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (ΠΕΓΠ) replaces […]

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New extension of residence permits and blue certificates until 31/12/2021

New extension of residence permits and blue certificates until 31/12/2021

A new extension until the 31st of December 2021 is provided by Ministerial Decision to those residence permits and blue certificates that have expired or are about to expire: From 01.01.2020 to 31.07.2020, the validity of which was extended until 31.03.2021 From 01.08.2020 to 31.03.2021, the validity of which has been extended for 8 months from their original expiry date From 01.04.2021 to 30.12.2021 If […]

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Instructions on citizenship procedures for those with an extended residence permit.

Instructions on citizenship procedures for those with an extended residence permit.

The General Secretariat for Citizenship on 18/03/2021 published a circular with new clarifications on how Directorates of Citizenship will accept expired residence permits and blue certificates that have been extended due to measures for the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the following apply: To file a new citizenship/naturalization application Those who have not been able to renew their resident permits or their blue certificates, which have been […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάρτιος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάρτιος 2021

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Labor issues during the COVID-19 period

Labor issues during the COVID-19 period

One of the main consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is changes in the workplace. In the ever-changing landscape, there is a need to inform employees and employers about the rights and obligations that arise. As part of our information activities, we publish a series of texts on the main occupational issues related to the pandemic. Special purpose leave Absence of employee from work due to […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Φεβρουάριος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Φεβρουάριος 2021

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Announcement of Immigration Services: appointments for exceptional reasons begin

Announcement of Immigration Services: appointments for exceptional reasons begin

The Immigration Services issued an announcement on the process of granting new appointments for the submission of the residence permits for exceptional reasons. Specifically, those who are interested to submit an application for this specific category of residence permit, you must send the requests for an appointment to the email of the service of your place of residence. In this email you must attach the […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιανουάριος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιανουάριος 2021

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Residence permit for exceptional reasons: Requests for new appointments are expected to start soon

Residence permit for exceptional reasons: Requests for new appointments are expected to start soon

According to a document of the General Secretariat of Immigration Policy of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, the Immigration Services are called to immediately give the possibility of issuing new appointments for the submission of the residence permit for exceptional reasons. Within the next few days the Immigration Services will post on their websites the electronic contact addresses (email) to which appointment requests will […]

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Instructions for issuing the extension certificate of residence permits for Third Country Nationals

Instructions for issuing the extension certificate of residence permits for Third Country Nationals

Following the extension of validity which was given on 23.12.2020 to residence permits, residence permit application certificates (blue certificates) and international protection applicant cards (tri-fold cards), the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum now allows the electronic issuance of a document, which will certify the extension of residence permits and blue certificates. You can use the extension certificate to facilitate your transactions with public services, banks […]

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New extension of residence permits, blue certificates and asylum seeker cards

New extension of residence permits, blue certificates and asylum seeker cards

With article 156 of Law 4764/2020 which was published in the Government Gazette on 23.12.2020, a new extension is given to residence permits, residence permit application certificates (blue certificates) and international protection applicant cards (tri-fold cards). This new extension follows the decisions of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum taken as part of the preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). Specifically: The […]

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Information on free covid-19 tests and medicines

Information on free covid-19 tests and medicines

Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا 1. Free covid-19 tests Below is a list of points where free Covid-19 tests are taking place: Attention: In order to have a free test at any of the following points you must have covid-19 related symptoms (e.g. runny nose, dry cough, fever and breathing difficulty) or to have come into contact with a confirmed case (where the possibility of […]

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

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

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Information on the new 400 € allowance of ΟΑΕΔ for the long-term unemployed

Information on the new 400 € allowance of ΟΑΕΔ for the long-term unemployed

Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا In the context of the emergency support measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the manpower employment organization (ΟΑΕΔ) is proceeding with a new allowance of 400 euros for the long-term unemployed. The allowance will be granted once, in one single payment (lump-sum).   A) Who is entitled to the emergency one-time allowance of 400 €? Those who are registered in the unemployment […]

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Information on rent reduction and allowance for suspended employees

Information on rent reduction and allowance for suspended employees

Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا Due to the economic consequences of the emergency measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, the state has taken special supportive measures for businesses and employees, such as the reduction of rents for September, October and November 2020 and the emergency allowance for suspended employees in November. Below you will find detailed information:  Rent reduction: 1. Optional reduction of 30% – September […]

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How will citizenship directorates operate during the new lockdown

How will citizenship directorates operate during the new lockdown

According to a circular issued by the Ministry of Interior, during the period of the new restrictive measures, all public services in the country will serve exclusively urgent cases and only by appointment. Regarding the operation of the citizenship directorates of Attica, upon Generation 2.0 RED’s communication, we inform you that the citizenship and naturalization procedures in the citizenship services proceed as follows: The submission […]

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Information on the operation of the Immigration services during the new lockdown

Information on the operation of the Immigration services during the new lockdown

During the new restrictive measures against the spread of the coronavirus (covid-19) that came into force on Saturday, November 7, 2020, the Immigration Services of the Decentralized Administrations as well as the Directorate of Immigration Policy of the Ministry of Μigration and Asylum, will be adjusting their operation according to instructions of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum (circular 2158/06.11.2020). During this period they will […]

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Instructions on movement during the new lockdown

Instructions on movement during the new lockdown

Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید *This text will be updated each time the measures are modified From Saturday 07/11/2020 at 6 am, the whole country will enter a second lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The following measures are valid until 03 May, 2021 at 6:00 am: The country is divided into “red” (high risk) and […]

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

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

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Citizenship procedures for those who have a residence permit or a blue certificate with an extension

Citizenship procedures for those who have a residence permit or a blue certificate with an extension

On October 23, 2020, a Circular of the Ministry of Interior was published, regarding the naturalization and second generation citizenship procedures for those whose residence permits or blue certificates have been extended due to COVID-19. The possibility of submitting and issuing a decision for the above categories was frozen, creating a big issue in the last 4 months, which is corrected with this Circular. As […]

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Renewal appointments have reopened for residence permits that expired from 1/12/2019 until 30/6/2020

Renewal appointments have reopened for residence permits that expired from 1/12/2019 until 30/6/2020

As of today Wednesday 21/10/2020, those with residence permits which expired exclusively in the period from 1/12/2019 to 30/6/2020 can now schedule an appointment to renew their residence permit through the electronic application for third country nationals (e-appointment) of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum. According to the announcement of the Immigration Services of the Decentralized Administrations of Attica, the possibility of scheduling the appointment […]

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What can you do when the extension of your residence permit is not recognized

What can you do when the extension of your residence permit is not recognized

In the last four months, given the background of the precautionary measures against the spread of the coronavirus (covid-19), residence permits and international protection applicant cards were extended,with relevant decisions of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum. Specifically, all residence permits and blue certificates that expired or were about to expire until June 30, 2020 were extended until 31 December 2020 and all residence permits […]

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

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

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Information on the announcements of the Immigration Services

Information on the announcements of the Immigration Services

From 11 March 2020 to 24 April 2020, a series of preventive measures were taken against the spread of the coronavirus (covid-19) which affected the operation of the Immigration Services of the Decentralized Administrations. However, the lack of the organization of a central operational plan for all of the services has resulted in scattered and different announcements from each service. For this reason we urge […]

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

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

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

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

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New extension of residence permits expiring between 20/7/2020 until 31/12/2020

New extension of residence permits expiring between 20/7/2020 until 31/12/2020

In accordance with a new decision by the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum, all residence permits and residence permit application certificates (blue certificate) expiring from July 20, 2020 until December 31, 2020 will now be valid for an additional 8 months from their expiration date. This decision comes in line with a series of decisions taken as a precautionary measure against the spread of the […]

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Step by step instructions on how to use the e-appointment platform for residence permits

Step by step instructions on how to use the e-appointment platform for residence permits

The Ministry of Migration and Asylum has launched an electronic platform (e-appointment) since June 19, 2020, where third-country nationals can book an appointment to get or renew their residence permit from the Immigration Service. However, due to the difficulties that have arisen with the booking of appointments because of the availability of the application only in Greek, we inform you about the exact steps you […]

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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 Tuesday the 14th of July and it will be open until Monday the 20th 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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