Chinese citizens rank top in Greek golden visa program

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Since the introduction of the Golden Visa program, five out of seven recipients (71%) of the five-year residence permits have been Chinese, according to the latest figures from the Migration Policy Ministry.

A distant second, quite surprisingly, has been Turkish citizens, with 6.2%, followed by Russians, with 5.5%, the data show.

To obtain a Golden Visa, a non-European Union citizen needs to invest a minimum of 500,000 euros in Greek real estate or more in other assets.