The Greek government has issued guidance for U.K. nationals who are living in Greece. Any U.K. citizen who lives in Greece or moves there before Dec. 31 must apply for a Greek residence permit in order to continue residing in the country next year.

Key Points:

  • The Brexit transition period ends Dec. 31. U.K. nationals must apply for a residence permit between Jan. 1, 2021, and June 30, 2021.
  • Greek residence permits for U.K. citizens will last five years for those who do not apply for permanent residence status and ten years for those who do.
  • Applicants do not need to be in Greece to apply for a residence permit, but officials recommend that the biometrical tests take place on the same date of the submission of the application.
  • A list of supporting documentation for the application has yet to be issued.

Background: When the Brexit transition period comes to an end, U.K. citizens will have to apply for residency if they are living in a European Union member state. The requirements vary depending on the country of residency and Deloitte will continue to provide updates as EU countries provide additional information.

Analysis & Comments:
Employers should ensure all employees are meeting local requirements for residency and employment once the transition period ends.

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