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  • Greece enters U.S. visa waiver program in 2010
    There was no such story I read Greek and checked plus news this big would have appeared in their English edition and never did This is why I independently verify all stories On May 20 the Athens News Agency reported Progress has been made June 2009 On June 28 two documents a memorandum of understanding MoU and a cooperative agreement to fight crime were signed as steps toward Greece entering the U S visa waiver program July 3 2009 The Athens News published a misleading headline that made it sound as if it was a done deal and a new era had begun It was not and did not August 2009 Greek passports will now and finally include a digital fingerprint which is a VWP requirement for travel documents from all countries wishing to be in the program See New Greek passports Why wasn t this incorporated in 2006 2007 when Greek citizens were forced to swap old passports and kill two birds with one stone It s a mystery September 2009 Parliament ratified an agreement to cooperate with the USA in combating crime and terrorism a requirement of all countries entering the U S waiver program February 2010 In the ministry of foreign affairs first press conference for 2010 MFA Spokesman Gregory Delavekouras said According to the information we have from the U S side this process has essentially been completed and formal finalization is all that remains U S diplomats expressed two concerns impact on security after the Delta incident on Christmas plus Greek officials not sending a representative to finalize signatures in November 2009 but the U S side announced that they are awaiting the internal process to complete Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas visited the USA and would not answer to rumors that his visit implied entry and indeed nothing happened March 2010 A Hellenic association hails entry to visa waiver program but criticizes America for delays saying Greece exceeded program requirements though no specific examples were given and there is no proof of such April 5 2010 Greece official enters the visa waiver program American ambassador to Greece sees off first Greek citizens traveling on VWP at the Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport June 3 2011 Greece tops Europol s terrorism list As two thirds of all visitors and tourism income come from VWP member countries it is not in the United States interest to discriminate against anyone and is therefore without motive It has more to do with Greece s continued non compliance of established requirements ill timing of terrorist attacks in both countries and a VWP freeze on all countries since 9 11 Now that Greece has entered the U S VWP it must continue to meet requirements and pass DHS inspection every two years to continue in the program and it s worrisome that terrorism is still an issue Related posts Deksi xeri sas parakalo story of a Greek getting his U S visa Greek passport Sources U S Visa Waiver Program U S Department of State Will Greece ever enjoy visa less travel link broken Athens News Rate of Refusal by Nationality in 2007 U S Department of State Expand the Visa Waiver Program to Eligible Countries Free Trade Iraqi with forged Greek passport is jailed York Press Iranian assassin enters Canada with Greek passport National Post Six Iraqis with Greek passports detained at Mexican border San Diego Union Tribune 21st century slaves article removed The Sunday Herald Migrant women forced into cheap ex trade The Guardian Iraqi refugee crisis deepening Washington Post Eleventh victim discovered in Superfast III garage ANA Man only helping Iraqis Sydney Morning Herald Landmark ruling boosts political refugees BBC Issuance of Greek passports Greek Consulate Washington DC USA Greek and American Perceptions Compared Kathimerini U S Visa Waiver Program Passport Requirements Timeline Department of Homeland Security Non Immigrant Visa Stats U S Department of State EU terror list 2007 Greece is a terrorist transit route Kathimerini MFA Briefing of diplomatic correspondents January 22 2010 ISRIA com Περιμένουμε τις ΗΠΑ για τη βίζα Ta Nea Πάλι στο ράφι η βίζα Ta Nea Σε ένα μήνα καταργείται η βίζα για ΗΠΑ Ta Nea Από πότε και για ποιούς ισχύει η κατάργηση της βίζας Eleftherotypia Hungarian nationals caught with fake Greek passports Shouldn t we drop Greece from the visa waiver program Center for Immigration Studies Man with fake Greek passport obtains six driver s licenses in Australia The Age http bit ly GRwaiver Permalink 8 Comments The Scorpion wrote February 8th 2008 at 10 11 Outstanding article and research as always it all boils down to this Greeks themselves are not a risk to US Security but their shady passport control procedures may allow terrorists to utilize Greek Passports Don t be afraid of Greeks but rather terrorists with Greek Passports I hope it works out for the Greeks so more of them can travel to the USA and see that many of their conspiracy theory views on the USA are false Mili wrote February 8th 2008 at 12 42 hello I ve found ur site by chance it s really great i love it cause for the first time i can read abt greece sth that has been written by a xenos who really does know the situation here i ll be droppin by kisses dealsend wrote February 8th 2008 at 13 34 Did you watch the new film with Tom Hanks Dont remember the title might sound irrelevant but it isn t graffic wrote February 8th 2008 at 20 23 Perfecto I didn t know much about the VWP But this has been one of the best readings of the week Good work Kat wrote February 9th 2008 at 11 37 The S I agree If GR had met the original deadline in 1999 there would have been no problem Even when the EU set guidelines in 2004 that should have been a warning bell but GR wasn t listening It took being backed into a corner

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  • Collecting U.S. retirement benefits while abroad
    was wrong Thank you Ron Kat Reply June 3rd 2011 at 00 08 Hi Ron There was a delay in answering you because I needed to consult someone with several years expertise in handling cross border cases involving taxes and SS retirement He gave me permission to relay what he told me to help you It s true that you will not need to file U S tax returns when you no longer have U S income related to business activities earned income as the IRS defines it from the USA and are no longer a permanent resident However depending on what country you take up residence whether it s your native England or somewhere else there is typically tax on U S social security or pension payments even if you don t file a U S tax return In Greece for example a flat 30 percent tax is withheld from all U S payments regardless of citizenship or tax filing status in the USA In other countries the percentage of withholding tax may be less or even nil but U S social security payments are under most conditions still considered taxable income by laws in your country of residence and may be subject to taxation IRS publications 519 and 901 can explain most of what you need to know Click and download at Publications and Notices Thank you for your question Dale wrote January 5th 2012 at 10 45 Is VA Disability Compensation taxable income in Greece Kat Reply January 5th 2012 at 13 51 You didn t provide enough information for me to help you Please see my advice under Have a question and all best Vladimir wrote January 9th 2012 at 04 50 There is prohibition for receiving SSA payment while living in Russia But there are exception if I would agree to visit US Embassy monthly and do ti in advance In advance of what 1 Before I start to receive my benefits in USA 2 Before I start to live more than 30 days in Russia 3 Both Are there any special conditions to get permission agreement for this exception Kat Reply January 9th 2012 at 10 12 Please refer to my advice under Have a question All best Stamatia wrote January 24th 2012 at 11 41 i am an american citizen age 60 and i want to know about my pention pension benefits now i leave live in greece would you please inform me and give me some details and what ever else you need to know about my social number etc i thank you so much Kat Reply January 24th 2012 at 20 53 As I say above in the section Social Security Assistance in Greece you need to call the U S Embassy in Athens Federal Benefits Unit Use the information I provided and call them jenn wrote February 21st 2012 at 11 31 Can an American who lives abroad and collects SSDI take dual citizenship and continue to collect SSDI Kat Reply February 21st 2012 at 17 58 Continuing to collect SSDI has more to do with one s medical condition and ability to work not whether you opt to take dual citizenship You can contact the federal benefits unit at the American embassy consulate nearest you in Jordan to confirm and take a look at the dedicated web page http www ssa gov disability paul wrote March 20th 2012 at 21 02 I recieve social security disabilaty benefits and workers compensation in NYC I would like to relocate to greece and live there Do you forsee an issue in moving to greece and living there Kat Reply March 20th 2012 at 21 32 Your question was vague issue with what and you didn t provide enough information about your background for me to customize an answer You need to be an EU citizen or have dual citizenship with the EU in order to move to Greece Otherwise you need to qualify for a residence permit as explained in How non EU citizens can move and live in Greece If you are a Greek male between the age of 19 and 45 you will be required to serve national service unless qualifying and leaping through bureaucratic hoops to declare an exemption as explained in Mandatory military service in Greece Regarding social security see the section Have a question in the article above Regarding worker s comp inquire directly with NY WCB at http www wcb ny gov Good luck Henriette wrote March 25th 2012 at 15 21 I was a permanent resident in the USA until my retirement I still pay my taxes in the USA but now I am living in France Getting old 80 it is getting very difficult for me to travel back as often as I wish Every time I go to the USA to visit my family I am subjected to a lot of questions It is becoming an harrassment Is the 6 months requirement still on What can I do Thank you HLA Kat Reply March 25th 2012 at 21 38 Six month requirement for what Visa residency taxes Questions about what I d love to help you but I m confused because your comment provides no background and this post is about collecting retirement while abroad Andrew wrote April 24th 2012 at 16 30 I worked in the USA for approximately 4 5 years and paid into the social security system I am of retiring age I am a green card holder with a social security number I was informed sometime ago that I would have to work at least 40 quarters in order to claim a pension or if not would get my money back that I paid in for the 4 5 years Would I get any money from my American employers if they have a pension scheme How do I go about getting in touch with the companies that I worked for Most of the companies were taken over by others and difficult to trace them Could you help Kat Reply April 24th 2012 at 18 42 Please see my advice under Have a question All best Jose wrote July 6th 2012 at 09 53 I am 53 I am a green card holder lived in America for 32 years worked for 30 years and now live in South Africa will I be able to receive my social security when I am 65 years old but living in South Africa Kat Reply July 6th 2012 at 23 14 Please see my answer in the section Have a Question Thank you F Alan wrote July 6th 2012 at 23 45 Sirs I have lived and worked in the U S as a legal permanent resident Green Card Holder for 55 years Life is getting a little expensive in the States and I am considering moving to the Philippines because living is cheaper Could I still claim my SS and have it paid into my U S bank account Last question would I still be eligible for Medicare Thank you for your help Kat Reply July 6th 2012 at 23 49 Please see the section Have a question Thank you susan wrote August 1st 2012 at 17 27 hi we are planning to move to USA from uk because my husband is USA ciziten citizen and works there but my child is autism so is she eligible for ssi or not Thank you Kat Reply August 1st 2012 at 21 17 There is no way I or anyone can help you based on the little information you provided Please use the link I provide under SSI or see the advice I give under Have a question and be prepared to answer detailed questions kiriazhagg wrote October 2nd 2012 at 15 46 hello i was born in greece but my parents lived for a long time in usa and after they came back to greece they got me a usa passport at 1986 it expired at 1992 they renewaled it and then expired back at 1997 can you tell me if back then they got me a ssn too because i want to renewal my passport again and i don t now if i have one and if not how can i get one ps sorry if my english aren t too good Kat Reply October 2nd 2012 at 17 47 I m a private citizen not a representative of the U S government As it says in Have a question you need to contact the SSA directly or the Federal Benefits Unit at the U S embassy your English is fine but they have multilingual representatives to assist you http www ssa gov george wrote October 3rd 2012 at 15 04 Hello I was born in Greece served in the navy and came to the usa when I was 36 years old and married an american citizen I was a permanent resident in the usa for 30 years and paid into the system for that time I returned to Greece 3 years ago am now 63 and would like to know if I am able to collect social security but more importantly how would I get healthcare from the usa I can not get healthcare from Greece because I haven t paid into the system long enough since I was working 30 years in the usa Thank you Kat Reply October 8th 2012 at 11 08 First there s no way I can know if you re eligible to collect SS benefits based on so little information Read the first section Do I qualify and follow the link given or contact SSA directly In Social Security Assistance in Greece I also give information on how to contact someone in Athens The information can only help you if you help yourself Second as I ve said to previous commentators with the same question the United States has no responsibility to extend health insurance to anyone who willingly leaves its borders The only U S insurance with validity in Greece is Tricare for ex military and their families and private insurance you purchase yourself You can also buy health medical coverage from private insurance companies banks etc in Greece Gust wrote February 10th 2013 at 21 18 Hello Recently an uncle of mine who resides in Greece since 1974 but a naturalized US citizen has been granted OGA agricultural retirement benefits and has asked me if he is eligible for a SSA benefits as he did work here for more than 12 years and paid into the system Does receiving benefits in a forein foreign country automatically bar one from US benefits I believe the Greek prohibits benefit accrual if one collects one in the US Many thanks Gust Kat Reply February 10th 2013 at 23 57 I can give a general answer but it wouldn t necessarily apply There s no way I or anyone can accurately answer that question given so little information He needs to contact SSA directly as it says in Have a question and OGA oana wrote February 27th 2013 at 23 23 Hello My father is a green card holder for 25 years he has worked and paid taxex in US now he is sick and he wants to go to Romania permanently how can he collect social security in Romania if he looses his green card because he can t came to US every 6 months Kat Reply February 28th 2013 at 21 19 There s no way for me or anyone to answer your question given so little information As it says in Have a question all questions and inquiries should be directed at the SSA Fotios wrote March 4th 2013 at 00 23 1 Hi there I am a US citizen on social security disability and I get SSI payments What happens when I reach retirement age and what is considered as such in my case is it 62 or 66 Is there such a condition that one benefit supplements the other Thanks 2 Easy to say I spent two hours on the phone last year with a couple of SSA sections and a related agency The result you have to create an email account with the SSA first before you can register to contact them But you can not register if you live abroad Kat Reply March 4th 2013 at 09 02 1 As it says in Have a question all questions must be directed at SSA for answers specific to your situation 2 As it says in the article twice Federal Benefit Units at American embassies abroad can assist you A link to all of them is provided as well as the phone number and operating hours for Athens There s no way I or anyone can answer the questions you posed based on so little information unless you want someone to guess and give info that may not apply to your specific case Therefore it makes more sense to consult a specialist who is familiar with the law and can access your records malou wrote May 15th 2013 at 09 51 Good day This is an inquiry of my sister in law Is it possible for her to know if who is the real beneficiary of her husband who is a retired U S citizen Her husband is a US SS pensioner for almost 5yrs now but currently staying in the Philippines My sister in law believe that her husband married someone in the U S Looking forward for your reply Thanks Kat Reply May 15th 2013 at 12 26 This is a matter of trust and disclosure between your sister in law and her husband It has nothing to do with American social security AJ wrote May 25th 2013 at 04 08 Hello My mother receives a SS check each month She is a 62 year old widow and lives in Greece She is an American citizen and would like to know does she need to claim this income when she files taxes in Greece Many thanks Kat Reply May 25th 2013 at 13 45 There s no way I or anyone can answer that question based on so little information Many factors are taken into consideration and an accountant familiar with Greek and U S tax laws must be consulted as it says in section Have a question lara garg wrote June 12th 2013 at 03 12 Is there any exception at all so that my mom can continue to receive SSI when living in India She is 66 receives food stamps medicaid and state funded medicare and SSI Kat Reply June 12th 2013 at 22 45 In a word no Also as it says in Have a question you can verify my answer by contacting the relevant authorities Viola wrote June 13th 2013 at 01 18 Sir Madam My mother a US Citizen used to get retirement benefits when she was in USA After my Dad s demise in the year 2004 she left to India and her Social Security retirement benefits were stopped My uncle and aunty both US citizens who are residing in India are getting their benefits My mom came back to US few days ago Is she eligible to get her social security amount after 30 days Is she also eligible to get back her social security amount due from 2004 to till date if applied Please help me in answering my questions Thanks Viola Kat Reply June 13th 2013 at 08 17 As it says in Have a question your mother needs to contact them directly and provide much more information than you gave me to receive assistance All best steven wrote July 10th 2013 at 03 35 Can being a permanent resident of Mexico lose any of my benifits benefits from the United States i have lived here in Mexico for 10 years and paid the government here every year over 300 dollars for a Visitard permit now i can apply for a permanent permit and dont have to pay every year for this card no payment never more Kat Reply July 10th 2013 at 11 20 Besides not providing enough information for me to answer your question I highly recommend contacting SSA directly as it says in section Have a question lineth wrote September 1st 2013 at 17 56 my mother in law is an american citizen but unfortunately she died in she died outside of america her husband is the survivor is not american citizen nor had an entry to united states is he qualified to claim on survivor benefit thanks Kat Reply September 2nd 2013 at 09 16 Please see section Have a question vas wrote December 27th 2013 at 05 13 I asked the US embassy in Athens Greece about the SS benefits I will be receiving at the age of 62 based on my contributions I was told I will be receiving about 350 dollars per month I worked in USA for 8 years but I need 10 years of work to be entitled to SS benefits I have come back to US and worked during 2012 and 2013 I will also work next year to fulfill the 10 year requirement Based on the SS benefits calculator my monthly benefits are estimated at 560 dollars Why did the Greek personnel at the US embassy of Athens Greece give me misleading information about my future SS benefits I would also like to touch upon another issue of great concern regarding the US Embassy in Athens It seems those Greek people handling SS issues for American citizens never answer the phone the phone rings and no one picks it up till the line gets disconnected They do not permit US citizens to enter the embassy grounds and ask questions in person about a vital issue like SS benefits and to top it all they provide erroneous information to US citizens Why don t the Americans in charge supervise the work of

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  • Comments, Questions and Contacting Me - Living in Greece
    protected due to Greek embassies consulates foreign embassies newspapers lawyers fellow expats forums blogs and official government websites about Greece reusing my information and experiences as their own This is plagiarism and copyright infringement which is against the law and the policy set forth in Warning and Disclaimer No one has access to these posts except me and I do not show preferential treatment to anyone Can people be happy about the info available and not be pushy greedy or self entitled A website is not an invitation to unlimited free consultation on any subject That s the responsibility of the government which my taxes pay for Living in Greece teaches self reliance and is provided in the absence of state assistance It is not a crutch to lean on for everything Contacting Me My email address is unlisted due to time constraints At work I read the equivalent of Moby Dick every day in two languages and for livingingreece and livingingreece gr provided out of goodwill I filter 500 emails answer comments file plagiarism claims and update dozens of articles In the future a publicist will handle inquiries Business inquiries Media agencies commercial enterprises and professionals can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions including how to contact me directly Inquiries on Greece 1 See Questions above Seriously Answers to 80 percent of questions I get are found on the front page or via a simple search 2 Use Comments on any open post and tell me if your need is urgent i e jail deportation spousal abuse etc why you need assistance and relevant background information Moderation is turned on to protect the privacy of your message Mark it private if you want it to stay that way 3 Ask a simple question on Twitter if you have an account or are willing to sign up for one Please be aware that you a must set your profile to public at the time you ask a question or I will not see your question You can revert to private and delete your messages after I answer b must address the message to me by using livingingreece or I will not see it and c must follow me at least temporarily or it will be impossible for me to answer privately via direct message DM I do not and will not answer publicly because 35 000 followers will read it Find me at www twitter com livingingreece d must respect my time Do not join Twitter in hopes of receiving special treatment or bypassing a post closed to comments Policies stated on this page still apply Questions of a complex nature and requests for advice should be left on the website as Twitter limits tweets to 140 characters If your question has background info or you abbreviate words beyond recognition I will direct you back to livingingreece gr Anyone impatient for an answer can go direct to Greek authorities I recommend against hiring a lawyer and posting in forums because

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  • About Me - Living in Greece
    my life To be clear I am a lifelong student on this journey and absolutely positively do not know everything about Greece I have much to learn but in the meantime am willing to share what I know Evzone photo from friend Vangelis Please do not reuse Mission This website was started to present a combination of practical information and real life personal stories without influence from sponsorship and advertising to inform and entertain people of ALL nationalities living in Greece Greeks abroad Philhellenes and anyone interested in moving or traveling to Greece in the future It was founded to compel official government EU and consular websites to start disseminating more transparent and accurate information to the public as many did not exist or were in Greek and outdated It aims to Report reliable timely news about Greece not published in English anywhere else Teach self reliance by providing non EU citizens EU citizens Greek citizens with practical information survival tools and resources about living working and traveling in Greece Dispel the mystery behind successfully navigating bureaucracy in Greece as a non EU and or non Greek citizen Provide candid but even handed personal accounts about life in Greece which reflect the experiences of many people regardless of nationality and citizenship Earn your trust and respect through honest straight talk Have a laugh or two along the way because life shouldn t be taken too seriously I choose not to offer links to websites forums guides and articles that are outdated unreliable or written by people who push an agenda or started a copycat If you do not see something here that you ve seen somewhere else it s for good reason Newspapers and official websites leave out essential information and rarely reflect reality which is the reason my articles are independently verified and combined with first hand experience All of my sources are attributed Posts are always updated to reflect the most current information not archived and forgotten If the information on this site does not reflect your experience please see my Warning and Disclaimer to explain why that may be Why I do it Where you are I ve been Where I am you re coming Greek saying Someone had to start In remembering my experience as a newcomer 16 years ago there were two Internet cafes in Athens no informational websites and only one useful but brief book on living in Greece for non EU citizens published locally in 1995 now out of print I did a lot of research before moving here but the practical information I needed on permits jobs and other bureaucracy could not be found in any language I tried asking Greeks though I soon found and they privately admit that being Greek does not automatically make one knowledgeable about Greece or foreigners even if you are married to one Taking into account I know Greek with proficiency and the Internet has evolved there is still a void of complete and up to

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  • Places I've Lived or Experienced - Living in Greece
    Madrid Pamplona Sevilla Toledo Valencia Sweden Borås Göteburg Grebo Helsingborg Linköping Lund Malmo Stockholm Upplands Vasby Uppsala Västerås Switzerland Basel Bern Geneve Lucerne Zurich Turkey Istanbul United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Dubai United Kingdom Birmingham Edinburgh Glasgow the Highlands Leeds Loch Ness London United States California in its entirety Connecticut Florida Georgia Hawaii Maryland Massachusetts Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New York during 9 11 Oregon Pennsylvania Texas Utah Virginia Washington D C Still on the List Australia Cambodia China Galapagos Islands India Amritsar Bangalore Dharamasala Mysore Iran Lebanon Russia or Ukraine St Thomas Vietnam Your Travel Personality Is The Adventurer Travel is how you learn about the world and you like to learn the stuff that s not in guidebooks You have true wanderlust When you re not traveling you re dreaming about where you re going next Your travels are also legendary they leave you with stories you tell for the rest of your life What s Your Travel Personality No comments yet Sorry comments are closed at this time Greek News RT PGiannakouris Clouds over the ancient Acropolis hill Ap photo Petros Giannakouris https t co jFy9mSPzNA RT nytimesworld Tales of break ins burglaries and robberies accompany the Greek debt crisis http t co dPVxf6vOb2 http t co diLJm39OQa RT graemewearden Greek parliament approves bailout reform package as it happened http t co qs5iiGi4Ju http t co 64IhO9LCts RT TheEconomist Here is an effort to explain the Greek deal in all its absurdity http t co M5vRLtUHr3 http t co a245q6cV6h Banks open today in Greece but many limitations and capital controls still in place naftemporikigr http t co JgPaqMcgIK RT TheEconomist No means yes Signing a humiliating agreement is just the start for Greece http t co UyDFKUZ6rB http t co G26avOjX3E RT graemewearden Greek crisis Protests in Athens ahead of tonight s bailout vote live Photos Reuters AP http t co qpBFeTSk6F http Follow livingingreece Best of 1 KTEL Buses of Greece 2 Acquiring EU citizenship through ancestry or naturalization 3 Jobs and salaries in Athens Greece 4 Free Greek language lessons 5 Best places to work in Greece 6 Should I move to Greece 7 Taste of America in Greece 8 How to start a business in Greece 9 Athens Greece Cost of living Best of An American in Athens 1 Four songs in Greek that make me cry 2 Why don t you speak Greek fluently 3 Thanks to Greece I ve been reunified with myself 4 More windows on Greek TV than my house 5 Cockroaches and courthouses leases and landlords in Athens 6 Girl of the Greek green clover 7 The nightbird For Americans non EU citizens 1 How Americans non EU citizens can get a permit to live and work in Greece 2 Common jobs for English speaking foreigners in Greece 3 Jobs at the American Embassy in Greece 4 Overstaying a visa in Greece 5 Residence work permit for American non EU family members of Greek EU citizens 6

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  • Warning and Disclaimer - Living in Greece
    for free Should you doubt the information provided on this site you are free to choose other resources hire a lawyer of variable knowledge and experience go to a forum where the goal is to generate traffic not dispense accurate answers or seek official information direct from the source as I have and still do That is your absolute right I do not represent the government or pretend to be an attorney I put a lot of time and effort to take and save my own notes over 14 years and tap a number of sources to create this compilation out of generosity and goodwill to make life easier or at least more clear for others answer questions and hopefully have a laugh or two along the way Please respect that even if you may not appreciate it Thank you and keep smiling Beware of official websites KEP Greek government ministry City of Athens Greek consulates embassies the American Embassy in Athens a half dozen lawyers and a number of Greek expat websites run by people without credentials started similar presentations as of late 2007 2009 after IP reports show they visited my website Therefore you are not necessarily getting confirmation from different sources Disclaimer First let me say this is Greece Depending on who you are where you come from what connections you have and how much money is in your arsenal you will be treated as such Sometimes you are treated badly for sport sometimes allowed to pass unnoticed or given leniency because someone got a glimpse of cleavage I once got out of a tax penalty because I was laughing but I ve also been penalized more for the same thing This is Greece That s just the way it is Keeping that in mind there are a lot of rules in place to keep the mean green bureaucracy machine churning AND a lot of people breaking those rules OR making up new ones just because they can probably get away with it The information I provide on this site has been gathered from printed laws official literature from municipal offices first hand experience and experiences of others but your experience may still differ from mine and dozens of others or as I like to say results may vary This is Greece That s just the way it is Sto kalo No comments yet Sorry comments are closed at this time Greek News RT PGiannakouris Clouds over the ancient Acropolis hill Ap photo Petros Giannakouris https t co jFy9mSPzNA RT nytimesworld Tales of break ins burglaries and robberies accompany the Greek debt crisis http t co dPVxf6vOb2 http t co diLJm39OQa RT graemewearden Greek parliament approves bailout reform package as it happened http t co qs5iiGi4Ju http t co 64IhO9LCts RT TheEconomist Here is an effort to explain the Greek deal in all its absurdity http t co M5vRLtUHr3 http t co a245q6cV6h Banks open today in Greece but many limitations and capital controls still in place

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  • Opening hours & free admission days for sites and museums in Greece
    late close early or cordon off sections due to weather damage renovation work under staffing and unannounced events No discounts or refunds are guaranteed Warning The Greek National Tourist Organization incorrectly reported that the Acropolis Museum is open daily from 8 00 19 00 on Twitter and its website and has been caught plagiarizing my website on several occasions Take caution if depending on official websites for accurate information Κλειστό kleisto or λουκετο louketo mean closed Closures All state run archaeological sites and museums in Greece are closed on legal holidays when businesses and public sector offices across the country shut down and as friends discovered first hand on election days Privately run locations such as the Acropolis Museum sometimes open special hours and offer free admission January 1 New Year s Day March 25 Evangelismos Annunciation Greek Independence Day April 12 Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday May 1 May Day commemorating workers rights December 25 Christmas December 26 Boxing Day Election Days are no longer predictable with snap early elections Greek Orthodox Easter falls on a different Sunday each year between March to May and is sometimes different than the date for western Jewish and Catholic religions Date shown is for 2015 Free Admission Days Free admission or open door days for 2013 occur on the dates below some Sundays and national holidays March 5 Benaki Museum in Athens offers free admission every Thursday until March 5 2016 Naftemporiki in Greek March 6 Melina Merkouri actress and former culture minister Date of her passing April 18 International Monuments Day revoked at many sites in 2013 May 18 International Museums Day May 19 European Night of Museums Date changes annually usually a mid May Saturday evening select locations only June 5 World Environment Day September European Heritage Days last weekend in September which will be 27 and 28 September 27 International Tourism Day Sundays All Sundays from November 1 to March 31 and first Sunday of every month except July August and September If the first Sunday during this period is a national holiday already free or legal holiday closed then admission is free on the second Sunday of the month Staff at the Acropolis of Athens and other tourist sites say that only the first Sunday of each month between November 1 to March 31 are now free not every Sunday National holidays See National Holidays section to understand when and what they are Free admission is also granted year round to Journalists with an official press pass Greek citizens serving in the Greek military with military ID Tour guides with a professional license issued by the ministry Archaeologists and archaeology students Members of Greek Parliament and official guests Young persons from EU countries aged 18 or under Children from non EU countries aged 5 and under Anyone with a free admission card EU and non EU persons with disabilities and a person assisting them Teachers accompanying primary and secondary school children on educational trip Withdrawn as of June 15 2012 but reinstated early September 2012 Teachers say it hasn t been done Students from EU countries with an ISIC card In March 2014 the Greek PM said free admission would be granted to the unemployed with an OAED card less than 175 000 people but did not say when this change would take effect I will update when known Reduced admission is available year round to Non EU students with an ISIC card Young persons from non EU countries aged 18 and under with passport Greek and EU citizens aged 65 and over with current ID passport or national ID card National Holidays National holidays are different than legal holidays in that tourist sites open to the public during normal or abbreviated hours and as stated above admission is free January 6 Epiphany February 23 First Monday of Lent Kathara Deftera or Clean Monday April 10 Holy Good Friday usually 12 00 17 00 April 11 Holy Saturday usually 8 00 15 00 April 13 Easter Monday usually 8 00 15 00 June 8 Pentecost Holy Spirit or Trinity Day usually 8 00 15 00 August 15 Dormition Assumption of the Theotokos usually 8 00 15 00 October 28 Oxi Day Dates shown are for 2015 but change each year according to the date of Easter Sunday or Pascha The Ministry of Culture and Tourism does not make an announcement which is why I listed operating hours of years past Sources Μουσεία και αρχαιολογικοί χώροι με διευρυμένο ωράριο To Vima Θερινό ωράριο για μουσεία και αρχαιολογικούς χώρους Naftemporiki Νέο ωράριο μουσείων και αρχαιολογικών χώρων Eleftherotypia Ωράριο Αρχαιολογικών Χώρων Μουσείων και Μνημείων του Κράτους ως την 31η Μαρτίου 2011 Το ωράριο Μουσείων και Μνημείων έως τις 31 Μαρτίου SKAI Μουσείο Ακρόπολης Ανοικτό μέχρι 10 το βράδυ από τις 28 Γενάρη Kathimerini Acropolis Museum open til 10 p m Fridays Acropolis Museum in Athens Διευρύνεται το ωράριο για 21 μουσεία και αρχαιολογικούς χώρους Eleftherotypia Αρχαιολογικοί Χώροι και Μουσεία που λειτουργούν με διευρυμένο ωράριο Ministry of Tourism Culture Διευρυμένο ωράριο για 29 αρχαιολογικούς χώρους και μουσεία SKAI Αρχαιολογικοί Χώροι και Μουσεία που λειτουργούν με διευρυμένο ωράριο government gov gr National Archaeological Museum shuts key halls on Sunday Kathimerini Ποια μουσεία λειτουργούν με διευρυμένο ωράριο Eleftherotypia Διευρυμένο ωράριο σε ακόμη 13 μουσεία και αρχαιολογικούς χώρους Eleftherotypia Ξενύχτι λόγω καλοκαιριού Ta Nea No fireworks confetti candlelight or loud music at sites monuments To Vima Irakleio Archaeological Museum reopens with two halls Ministry of Tourism Culture Admission is free to the Benaki Museum in Athens every Thursday until July 15 2014 To Vima All sources linked in the article above Friend CO from first hand experience Friend NK who works for Greek Travel Pages Related posts KTEL Buses in Greece Strikes in Greece http bit ly GRsitehours Permalink 37 Comments Titia wrote March 30th 2011 at 18 57 My compliments about your website Very useful information Vivi wrote September 9th 2011 at 22 16 FYI The site that is listed twice is the Archeological Museum of Messina Kat Reply September 9th 2011 at 23 52 FYI I m the one who noticed it was listed twice so why repeat what I already pointed out in the article The YPPO and EOT should do a better job by a proofreading their press releases before publication and b stop plagiarizing my website Here s a question Why is the GNTO in NY trying to nitpick someone helping tourists with information that you should be providing on a salary funded by taxes I pay William D wrote September 28th 2011 at 21 12 Thanks for all that information especially about current and coming strikes in Greece but according to the Greek Ministry of Culture website Odysseus last up dated 2007 the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion has been closed since the end of 2006 and according to the Official Greek Tourist Office in London today it remains closed There is a small temporary exhibition of some important artifacts open nearby This information appears to have largely been suppressed at least it is absent from nearly all the relevant web sites and guide books but will be a profound disappointment to any visitor seriously interested in Minoan culutre Kat Reply September 28th 2011 at 21 30 Thank you for your constructive criticism I can only go by what the Ministry of Tourism publishes officially in press releases and cross reference them with a variety of sources listed above as I do not live or work on Crete Official websites are unreliable and the GNTO offices abroad are no better so I don t use them I ll contact sources on Crete when I have a moment to breathe and see what they say However I m the first only didn t realize that a number of people copied me person who published the above information in English and updated recently That s better than the EOT GNTO considering my taxes are paying their salaries and I m paid nothing If there were a few disappointed people I ll also wager there were hundreds of thousands who benefited from my efforts Chris wrote December 27th 2011 at 17 16 Thank you for this info it s been super helpful for planning my trip Kat Reply December 27th 2011 at 22 13 Just a note of caution that this page changes as announcements are made so what applies today may not be true when you re finally in Greece If you re on Twitter you can add me when you re here and get real time info on sites special events and strikes pardo wrote June 10th 2012 at 16 00 I really like your website With a wealth of information articles by far my favourite place to visit keep the good work going thanks George wrote June 20th 2012 at 11 08 I cannot tell you how very useful indeed indispensable your site has been for me Not only does it help to plan for visiting it s a tremendous way to keep up with historical events in Greece as they unfold It has been truly a deeply moving saga that continues The country has such a hard road ahead Notwithstanding my money s on the Greeks As many have said they ve faced worse before In any case thank you very very much You should be paid because the site is great and the information always important Kat Reply June 20th 2012 at 22 15 Hi George Thank you so much for your kind words People expect information and answers for free and there aren t a lot of people willing to pay The website and Twitter news feed take a lot of my time and I don t know how long it can continue especially with lawyers official and commercial competitors reusing my hard work without permission but people like you make it worthwhile I ll remember to hire you as my publicist in the future Wishing you all the best Marlene wrote July 8th 2012 at 17 28 Hi Thank you for the useful information Do you have any idea if Koroni and Methoni Castles close on Mondays too Thanks Kat Reply July 9th 2012 at 01 48 This is an excellent question and I m unsure of the answer because I ve never visited either and research didn t turn up any definitive answers Castles of this sort are usually open to the public not cordoned off with a gate or charging entry fees If that s the case you can visit anytime though it is recommended to go before sundown because most are not lit Vasu wrote July 21st 2012 at 20 56 I came across your site after I had booked my trip to Athens for a third weekend in September This would be my first and probably last visit to this great city Keeping my fingers crossed for Acropolis and NAM on Saturday and Sunday Thanks a ton anyways your information helped me in not pre booking any guided tour Shall definitely browse ur page for current postings Thanks again Julia wrote September 22nd 2012 at 18 06 I just wanted to thank you so much for the work you put in to give us all this information I find it especially useful as I live in Nafplio and when I want to come to Athens I check the site for transport links and any other strikes and things so that I don t make the visit in vain Also this week with AN not published its invaluable So thanks a lot Julia Kat Reply October 8th 2012 at 10 15 I started the dedicated strike page because English language newspapers in Greece would publish info on the day it happened or not at all which wasn t incredibly useful Only recently have they given more advance notice in a bid to compete with me It s very easy to assist nice people like you and thank you for your kind words All best Rossana wrote December 16th 2012 at 13 30 Hi Thanks a lot for your very useful and detailed website I was wondering if all the archaeological sites and museums like the Acropolis museum are going to be closed on Christmas Cheers Kat Reply December 16th 2012 at 13 44 See the section Closures It s also listed at Strikes in Greece which is a dynamic page calendar Jeep61 wrote January 19th 2013 at 18 34 Are 8am 3pm the correct normal hours for the National Archeological Museum Also what are the hours at the NAM on Friday May 3 which is Orthodox Easter Good Friday Kat Reply January 19th 2013 at 19 11 According to the website it s 8 00 15 00 As I state in the article above in section National Holidays tourist sites open at 12 00 on Holy Friday and close around 17 00 J C wrote February 10th 2013 at 09 58 Hi What I D do we need to get the over 65 reduced ticket to see the Acropolis please Thanks Kat Reply February 10th 2013 at 10 39 A passport or national ID card Thank you for your question and all best Jessica wrote March 22nd 2013 at 16 04 We just visited Marathonas Museum on Sunday and had to pay to get in When I said to him that I thought it was free on Sundays he said only on the first Sunday of the month Have they changed their policy Kat Reply April 1st 2013 at 12 57 There was a delay in answering because I needed a large block of time to read through all of the Ministry of Culture press releases in Greek for 2012 2013 plus scour news for the past year I found no official announcements on changing their Sunday policy However via on the ground comments and conversations with residents and travelers who visited the Acropolis and other sites many have been told that only the first Sunday of each month excluding July August and September are now free as of 2013 When I called state run archaeological sites and museums at random and inquired both in Greek and English on different days I got a wide variety of answers This is very common in Greece which is why I say results may vary with regard to everything In the Free Admission Days section there is already an asterisked note for Sundays that has been there since January With your comment I will expand it to include tourist sites beyond the Acropolis Thank you for your question and sharing your experience Teresa wrote March 27th 2013 at 20 14 On Holy Good Friday May 3 2013 you have indicated that the Acropolis admission is free Normally a ticket purchased for the Acropolis 12 E includes the Ancient Agora and a few other places Will entrance to these places be free also Thank you Kat Reply March 28th 2013 at 01 31 In the section National Holidays I have NOT indicated that only Acropolis admission is free It says tourist sites Monica wrote April 5th 2013 at 00 17 Just to say thank you very much for all this fantastic info Kat Reply April 8th 2013 at 21 23 Thousands use this website and hundreds more ask questions but rarely say thank you or give back Thank you for taking a moment and being one of those rare people Gawie wrote May 5th 2013 at 20 35 Thank you for your contribution in promoting tourism to Greece and thereby stimulating the economy of Greece Note Tourists should be aware of taxi drivers exploiting passengers on days when public transport are affected by strikes Don t share taxi s with other people and insist on having the meter activated Kat Reply May 6th 2013 at 20 09 My intention is to teach people self reliance and disseminate accurate information not promote Greece The latter is the responsibility of EOT GNTO which my taxes pay for Note Many tourists are aware of unethical practices by reputation However few want to ruin their vacation or appear difficult by fighting with taxi drivers kirk wrote May 29th 2013 at 22 24 Can you provide some information about what tourist sites will be open on August 15 Assumption day How available will taxis be on that day Any other suggestions Kat Reply June 5th 2013 at 16 18 There s no way I can give a status on hundreds of individual tourist sites for August 15 or availability of taxis for all of mainland Greece and Greek islands What I know is stated in section National Holidays Cab drivers interested in making money will be available Strike action is announced at Strikes in Greece Amanda wrote October 6th 2013 at 19 39 Hi Thanks for the immense amount of information that you have provided here I visited the Acropolis Museum today which is the first Sunday of October 2013 It is was not free I had to pay 5Euros to enter Even the Acropolis was not free The lady at the counter said that it was 12 euros Did I misinterpret something Kat Reply October 7th 2013 at 11 14 Quoted directly from my article in section Free admission days under Sundays Staff at the Acropolis of Athens and other tourist sites say that only the first Sunday of each month between November 1 to March 31 are now free not every Sunday This is the reason all articles on my website combine first hand experience and are updated on a rolling basis as official sources newspapers and travel guides are often incorrect outdated and or don t match reality Kyo wrote January 10th 2015 at 14 22 Hello anyone has a valid information as of now if the visit at Acropolis at Sunday is free I got confused right now because every information that i read is different Regards Kat Reply January 11th 2015 at 19 13 This question is already

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    I am on permits It also seems a bit ridiculous that I would recommend you pay someone money but pay me nothing Leave renew your passport try to re enter and take it from there Step by step No lawyer can get around the law All you can do is follow it George wrote March 28th 2011 at 19 39 I got married to an EU citizen and had my veveosi After 1 year my application for my Greek permit was rejected and a rejection letter was given to me I want to know if I can apply apply with the new form law of legalization of people who s papers had one problem or the other eg rejected at the ministry in syntagma Do i qualify to apply for this since I had a family paper but doesn t pay taxes because I had no job Thank you Kat Reply March 29th 2011 at 02 15 You did not provide enough information for me to give you a customized answer However you need to understand that being married to an EU citizen does not guarantee you or anyone a residence work permit there are many lawful requirements Also there is no mass legalization Please read the updated article above under What hunger strikers won in March 2011 Most of the revisions concerned the hunger strikers and those trying to renew a Greek residence work permit abdul wrote February 25th 2012 at 06 59 I entered greece without a passport On my arrival I then claim assylum asylum and was a granted what they call red paper After gething getting the red paper i then applied to further my education from the menistry ministry of education and was successful I was then given a letter of prof proof that confirms I have been accepted a place in one of the greek university with condition that I under go a studies of a greek language at the university of athens and recieve a certificate for the greek language I then took this course and upon completion of the eight month course I sat to the general exam that was offered in may and was successful in that too I was issued with the greek language profiency The following september which was 2011 I enrol to enroll with the university which i am currently under going studies on my first year Wanting to apply for a resident permit I was told by a lawyer that it is possible because there is law that says that does working with the right ikka IKA and for does studying can apply I went throw through with the application for a special residence permit since he made it clear to me that i cant get a student permit Following my application he told me that it will take 4 month for the permit to be out which was last month but it is not I was wondering what is your thought about this case I am not in a rush but i just want to see if my application is legit because i have been given a reciete receipt which say that my application for a residence permit does not proof my legality here Kat Reply February 25th 2012 at 10 18 In FAQ Greek residence and work permits it says that permits in Greece can take up to a year even past their expiration to be issued in cases where the non EU citizen is not an asylum seeker Therefore four months is not a long time Asylum seekers with pink roz or red cards tell me that they have waited years to hear something on their case So again I do not consider four months to be a long time My opinion is that your lawyer is either not knowledgeable or is knowledgeable and not telling you the truth in order to continue having you as a client In 14 years I have never used a lawyer to process any of my papers I go straight to Greek authorities I also recommend that asylum seekers and refugees take advantage of free legal services offered at the Greek Council for Refugees in Athens Visit http www gcr gr for more info omar wrote March 3rd 2012 at 04 08 I am non greek residing here and holding a permit of a red paper However I am interested in joining the greek army force or the navy Please tell me if this possible or not Secondly I have obtain the greek certificate of language and my friends are telling me that with this i can apply for a greek residence For your information i have been residing here for 2 years now Kat Reply March 3rd 2012 at 06 52 I m fairly certain they will not allow you to join the army or navy because you do not have full legal status You can use contact information at Military service in Greece to confirm A red paper represents temporary status and does not entitle you to apply for a normal full status residence permit You can verify my answer at the Greek Council for Refugees at http www gcr gr and see Contact to get their address Friends are not a reliable source of information Linh wrote March 28th 2012 at 15 04 Comment 1 I m refugees Asylum in Greece i have Pink Card 1 How and when i can apply to get Resident Permit 2 My husband in U S of America he is American can i apply the procedure to go to America to reunion with my husband May i neeed to have Resident Permit before apply to go to U S of America Thank you for your answer Comment 2 I wrote to you yesterday but you din t answer me yet Can you please check my case Thank you Comment 3 Thank you for your replying I thought my question is skipped that s why i send the second in order to remind you I will wait for your answer Thank you in advances for your helping Comment 4 I said i will waiting from yours My third comment just an explaination for you to understand why i send to you the second comment Hope you understand what i mean Kat Reply March 31st 2012 at 23 14 In reverse order Answer 3 It said how many questions were in the queue before you left yours so the misunderstanding resulted when you didn t read it Because I keep count of the questions and I am under no obligation to answer anyone there is nothing to remind me of Answer 2 Please look at the front page under Have a Question It says there are 130 questions in the queue ahead of you and I do not work for the government I am a journalist running this website in my unpaid time I do not consider less than 24 hours to be a long wait for free assistance Visit a municipality office if you are impatient for an answer Answer 1 Asylum seekers in Greece are given pink cards which entitle them to temporary permission to live work and receive medical care without fear of expulsion It is renewable every 6 months only until your asylum claim is rejected or accepted That means you are not entitled to a residence work permit You can verify my answer at Greek Council for Refugees at http www gcr gr You cannot apply to be reunited with your husband in America Why Because the U S citizen must initiate the application provide proof of income and apply for your visa to bring you into the country You can read about it at Green card for a family member You should be asking him why he hasn t done it not me Jane wrote April 27th 2012 at 17 14 I m EU citizen more than year in relationship with Algerian having red card in Greece We used to live together there he paid a lot of money for lawyers we put all documents what they said we need to get married But its more than half year of promises documents from my country expired and we are still not married Now I m pregnant and back in my country because of better healthcare I read your topics but did not find answer just in few comments that asylum seekers with this temporary permission cant get married We are confused and worried about our future To get some valid information from Greek officials is almost impossible every time they say different things or openly ask for money to do something they do nothing anyways What we can do in our situation We just want to get married and be together in my country when our baby will be born Thank you for response Kat Reply April 27th 2012 at 23 20 Lawyers typically do not know much about laws governing non EU citizens which may explain why they plagiarize my website so often or they know very well promising hope and solutions to vulnerable persons to trick them out of money I have never used a lawyer for papers or paid a bribe Asylum seekers and refugees cannot get married in Greece because red roz cards denote a temporary status One must be in a full legal status to marry If you were somehow granted a marriage license and permitted to marry in spite of this the red roz card would again be an issue when applying for his residence work permit because it would look like he married you for papers and a committee would deny it In addition to not knowing enough about your situation I don t know enough about the red roz card to give you advice because I have never held one and everyone who comes to this website seeking advice never shares their story beyond their problem or comes back to tell me how it worked out Therefore I have no way of gaining wisdom and experience to help others The best I can do is direct you to the Greek Council of Refugees in Athens which provides free legal assistance http www gcr gr I also recommend you consult immigration authorities in your country to see if there s a different solution that does not involve Greece perhaps him exiting Greece voluntarily and starting over in yours Wishing you all the best for health happiness and finally being together kristina wrote May 21st 2012 at 23 37 Your question was moved to Residence work permits for non EU citizens in Greece Linda wrote October 8th 2012 at 01 50 Please I hope you can help me I have a very dear friend in Greece He is Syrian and went to Greece 7 years ago on a 10 day visa but never left He has been illegally residing and working in Greece He has no papers to get out of the country He is stuck in Greece He wishes to have a visitor s visa for either Australia or NZ and then apply for work permit there then onto residency eventually How can he get a visitor s visa to get out of Greece He is desperate and now that his family has been killed in Syria in the past few months he has nothing left to keep him near his loved ones Your advice would be muchly appreciated Thank you Kat Reply October 15th 2012 at 09 19 Here s the dilemma Your friend cannot become legal if he is illegal Applying for a visa to visit another country requires travel documents passport etc and documentation attesting to one s stability usually financial documents proof of residence ties to the country he lives If he s been illegally living in Greece I don t see how he s going to do that Even if he gets a visa the following obstacles lie ahead Australia may turn him away at passport control because dozens of Greeks are trying to enter the country disguised as tourists to illegally immigrate They re being detained and sent back When applying to Greece to immigrate as a worker an employer must sponsor the visa and call for the worker through the Greek embassy consulate in his country of legal residence his homeland or a country that issued him a residence stay permit A country he s visiting as a tourist doesn t qualify Electronic records will show he was issued a 10 day visa but his whereabouts cannot be accounted for after that If he tells the truth he s done If he can t produce proof he s done In order to get a work permit in Greece there must be a compelling reason to be here I understand Syria is a terrible place to be and he s alone now but this isn t enough to grant a visa based on work and eventually issue a permit especially with unemployment now at 25 percent the highest in the eurozone and still rising Greece has no reason to import workers when its own citizens and legal immigrants are suffering People applying for political asylum are typically rejected You can read about it in Greece failing asylum seekers I delayed responding hoping to present you with a viable solution but I regret I can find none if he wishes to live and work in Greece The best I can do is direct him to the Greek Council of Refugees in Athens which provides free legal assistance without judgment http www gcr gr He might also ask them if it s possible to apply for political asylum in a different EU country that will not return him to Greece as Greece is widely known for its inhumane treatment Wishing you the best osman wrote February 22nd 2013 at 17 16 i am refugees and i have pink card the did i have right to marry a greek citizen Kat Reply February 23rd 2013 at 12 00 I ve answered this question already Please see the response to Jane above ahmad wrote March 14th 2013 at 15 15 Your question was moved to FAQ Greek work and or residence permits osman wrote June 27th 2013 at 22 08 i am political asylum in greece and i am working illegal dtd have righet to get residence permit please help me Kat Reply June 28th 2013 at 08 11 You did not provide enough information for me to help you Get in contact with the Greek Council of Refugees in Athens which provides free legal assistance without judgment http www gcr gr Saky wrote September 15th 2013 at 21 20 1 HI Well first i would like to tell you thank you for what you are doing and may god help you in what ever you would want to achieve But the main reason why i am here is to find an answer to many question that in asking Living in Greece since 5 years and i am in love since almost 2 years with a Greek citizen woman and we live together i am not legalized cause i have the pink card My first question is How we can get married 2 what are the papers that we will need to provide 3 can i get married with the pink card because i have check the link of gcr gr there s nothing mentioned there 4 Will it be necessary to take lawyer to check it out 5 how it can take us according to the Greek bureaucracy Pls your help is needed and i would like to help you as much i can also to promote your work Thank you again and will be looking for your answer 2 Thank you so much again i will do as you said i will call them and have the information and i will let you know too maybe it can help the others have a nice evening and Take care Kat Reply September 15th 2013 at 22 38 1 I know nothing about pink cards as you may have read in comments questions posted above you by other readers Therefore you need to contact people at http www gcr gr and speak with them about your case the same recommendation I gave to others not just read the website There s no need to pay a lawyer when GCR offers free legal assistance Thank you for your offer but I already have 27K followers have done my own SEO for almost 7 years and work full time as a web designer coder media manager for Fortune 100 companies My problem is plagiarism and lack of time as Living in Greece is a philanthropic project 2 If you come back and tell me what information they gave and what happened in your case it would indeed give me insight on pink cards and how to help others in a similar situation to yours Wishing you all the best nir lama wrote September 30th 2013 at 13 02 i am nir lama from nepal i arrived may 2012 here in grecee by turky evros river border too many struggle for entrance grecee reason of bangaldeshi smuggler they gave trouble they took more euro when i entered in northern grecee alexender poly there was one force oristida i gone there they gave 1 month stay white paper after then i went athina trying to more stay and work why i want recover my smuggler paid money unfortunately i did not get more stay and work permit so still happened undocument illegal migrant it s not good I know that i am it student and a lot job experience it s must my life i am doing small job in chinese market at athina without paper very low salary it s not my job if you have more relative article please support me how where apply for stay work in

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