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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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 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 February 1, 2021: Movement and travel only by sending an SMS to 13033 or by […]

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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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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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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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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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Residence permit renewal appointments have begun for permits with expiration date from 1/7/2020 to 19/7/2020

Residence permit renewal appointments have begun for permits with expiration date from 1/7/2020 to 19/7/2020

As part of their reopening to the public after their closure as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus (covid-19), the Immigration Services of the Decentralized Administrations of Attica have begun accepting applications for the renewal of residence permits with expiration date from 1/7/2020 until 19/7/2020. Below you will find information on how to book an appointment for renewal at the Immigration services […]

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The non-recognition of the extension of residence permits disrupts the naturalization process too

The non-recognition of the extension of residence permits disrupts the naturalization process too

On June 24, a document of the Secretary-General of Citizenship was published to provide clarifications on the extension of residence permits relating to naturalization and second generation citizenship procedures. Based on these clarifications, “since for the submission of an application for Greek citizenship, both in the naturalization process as well as in procedures based on the provisions of Law 4332/2015 (birth/ school attendance in Greece) […]

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Residence permits in state of emergency

Residence permits in state of emergency

Generation 2.0 RED through its daily contact with the immigrant population and following communication and meetings with the authorities and public services has identified a number of urgent issues that have arisen, as a direct consequence of the precautionary measures against the spread of the coronavirus (covid-19), taken by the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, between March 11, 2020 and April 24, 2020. These measures […]

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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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Protect the most vulnerable to ensure protection for everyone

Protect the most vulnerable to ensure protection for everyone

‘Restore legality to protect refugees and the society at large amidst the pandemic’ Open letter signed by 132 Organizations To The President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou The President of the Hellenic Parliament, Constantine An. Tassoulas The Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli The President of the European Council, Charles Michel The President of the European Commission, Ursula […]

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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. These measures, which were initially valid until April 6 and were extended until April 27, now they are extended again until May 4. […]

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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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Suspension of public reception at Generation 2.0 RED offices

Suspension of public reception at Generation 2.0 RED offices

Following the instructions of the World Health Organization and the Ministries of Health and Education, Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity will suspend public reception until further notice to protect all of us from the spread of the new virus. For any information, you can contact us at [email protected] or call us at 2130884499. Please pay attention to official instructions and protect yourselves and […]

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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

***UPDATE: By joint decision of the Ministries of Immigration and Asylum, Health and Interior, the Department of Migration Policy as well as all Immigration Services of the Decentralized Administrations will now remain closed to the public until Friday 15 May 2020. **For information on the 5 month extension of all residence permits and blue certificates please click here.  By order of the Ministry of Immigration […]

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