Exceptional Reasons

Exceptional Reasons (for holders of a definitive title of residence during the last decade before the submission of applications) – 2 years

Documents (8)

  1. 4 photos with passport standards
  2. Copy of passport (1st page)
  3. Photocopy of expired residence permit, which has expired during the last decade before submitting the application
  4. Fee (paravolo) for 2 years 300€ (from KEP and then paid to the bank)
  5. Fee (paravolo) for the card 16 € (from KEP and then paid to the bank)
  6. Valid health book or proof of payment for social insurance stamps (ensima) (you can buy ensima at IKA after 1st December)
  7. House contract /residential lease printed by taxisnet or private lease of residence agreement or declaration hospitality & house contract of the one who signs the declaration
  8. Documents certifying affiliation with the country after the expiry of the residence permit and until the date of submission of the application


  • Certificates of greek language courses
  • Certificates/ diplomas of greek school
  • Copies of tax declarations from previous years
  • Approved documents of insurance (IKA, OGA, TEBE, OAEE)
  • Proof of existence kinship with greek
  • Certificates diplomas of educational institutions
  • Evidence of bank transactions
  • Notarial act which were drawn in the presence of the applicant
  • Old copies of residence permits

If you wish to print the documents needed, download the PDF file here.