Law on the Nationality of Greece.
Greek legislation on citizenship is based on the principle of jus sanguinis (the right of blood). The citizenship of Greece can be obtained by origin or through naturalization. The Greek law allows dual citizenship, so when you receive it, you do not need to give up your previous passport, if the first Motherland does not. A Greek citizen is simultaneously a citizen of the European Union, and therefore he has all the rights and duties of EU citizens.
A child of a Greek citizen acquires citizenship automatically after birth, but children born to foreigners in the territory of the country do not acquire the right to citizenship. Greeks born abroad can transfer their children’s right to citizenship without any additional conditions. Bastard children become automatically Greek citizens if they have a Greek mother. If the father is Greek, and paternity can be proved (for example, through a test), then the child will become a citizen when the application is submitted, but on condition that the child does not reach the age of 18 years. Foreigners over 18 years of age can obtain Greek citizenship in the order of naturalization.
– An alien who is an ethnic Greek, but residing abroad, can make such a declaration in the presence of the consul of Greece. Further the declaration is transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs together with the corresponding report.
– If a foreigner is not an ethnic Greek, then it is necessary to have 10 years of residence in Greece from the 12 years that precede the application. Or it is necessary to have five years of residence in Greece after the declaration concerning naturalization. The application for naturalization is submitted to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Currently, the registration of marriage does not entitle you to the receipt or loss of Greek citizenship. But in 1984, a woman who married a Greek citizen became a citizen automatically.
Ethnic Greek, enrolled in the Greek Armed Forces, obtains the citizenship of Greece automatically. An ethnic Greek who has entered the Military Academy for studies, receives citizenship automatically. In addition, monks admitted to any of the monasteries on Mount Athos receive Greek citizenship automatically.
A Greek citizen usually does not lose the citizenship of Greece when acquiring a foreign nationality, unless he has applied for resignation. A Greek citizen can voluntarily renounce citizenship by applying the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Athens (FEK 219/2004 Article 18).
An essential advantage of registration is that Greek citizenship is the citizenship of the European Union and gives the right to obtain a European passport. The disadvantage of this option is the negative background associated with the numerous scandals associated with illegally issued passports and deprivation of citizenship. In Moscow, this citizenship for several years, engaged in the infamous Company “50th consultation”, which with a scandal ceased its activities in early 2004. At the present time, only people can be registered as citizens of Greece, who in fact have Greek origins and Greek roots. If you are interested in obtaining the second passports, we recommend that you limit your search to countries where you can implement the procedure for obtaining citizenship quickly and without resorting to a change in nationality: the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Malta.
Answer: It was impossible neither earlier, nor now, because there is no treaty on dual citizenship between Greece and Russia. This does not mean that you can not have two citizenships, just Greece will treat you as your citizen, Russia as your own. In order not to serve in Russia, you need to physically be outside of Russia until the end of the draft age. And the presence of a Greek passport, which allows you to reside in any EU country, can help in this.
Answer: Legislation does allow foreigners who are not EU citizens to obtain residence permits in Greece without the right to work. To do this, you must show 24,000 euros of official income per year to the main applicant + 20% of this amount (4,800 euros) to the spouse. Preference is given to passive income (for example, income from bank deposits or from the delivery of real estate for rent). Dividends are less stable income, as they depend on the commercial success of the business. Unacceptable is the salary income, as he hints at the impossibility of resettlement in Greece. Our company has considerable experience in assisting in obtaining such types of residence permit and can help you if you fit into the criteria of this program.