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Registering EU family members in another EU country – Greece

Affected by Brexit?

On 1 January 2021, the rules for EU citizens living in or moving to the UK will change. The same applies to UK nationals living in or moving to an EU country.

I have permanent residence in the UK/EU or will acquire it during the transition period

In principle, you and your family members will continue to have permanent residence in your host country. This includes non‑EU family members. In the UK, you must however apply to the EU settlement scheme to be granted a new residence status. In the EU, check with your host country’s authorities as soon as possible if it is mandatory to apply for a new residence status.

I reside in the UK/EU but am not yet entitled to permanent residence

In principle, you and your family members will continue to keep your current residence in your host country. This includes non‑EU family members. In the UK, you must however apply to the EU settlement scheme to be granted a new residence status. In the EU, check with your host country’s authorities as soon as possible if it is mandatory to apply for a new residence status.

I want to move to the UK/EU

You and your family members may move to the UK or to an EU country under the current EU rules until 31 December 2020. This includes non‑EU family members. In the UK, you must then apply to the EU settlement scheme. In the EU, check with your host country’s authorities whether you have to register and if it is mandatory to apply for a new residence status.

I want to go to the UK/EU for a short stay

Current rules on reporting presence, registering your residence abroad, registering your EU family, registering your non-EU family continue to apply until at least 31 December 2020.

I need help

If you think that your rights under EU law are not being respected, contact our assistance services.

EU citizens who are going to reside in Greece for more than three months are obliged, after the end of the quarter, to appear in person to Police's Aliens authorities of their place of residence and register themselves.

Your family members who are also EU citizens must provide the following documents in order to obtain the registration certificate:

  1. a certified copy of valid identity card or passport
  2. an official document certifying the existence of a family relationship
  3. a certified copy of the registration certificate of the EU citizen whom they accompany or join if it has been provided
  4. a certified copy of the birth certificate of EU citizen's children and/or the spouse, or a corresponding age certificate
  5. for EU citizen's children over 21 years old and/or his/her spouse, as well as for direct ascendants, a document from the competent authority of the country of origin, certifying that they are supported by the EU citizen; for other family members of EU citizen, a document from the competent authority of the country of origin, certifying that they were members of his/her household or proof of the existence of serious health grounds which make the care of the family member by the EU citizen absolutely necessary.
  6. written proof of the existence of a long-term relationship with the EU citizen
  7. two (2) photos.

The competent police authorities responsible for registering the residence of EU citizens are Regional Departments of Aliens in the regions of Attica and Thessaloniki, Security Sub-Divisions, Security Departments and Police's Aliens Departments in their place of residence for the rest of the country.

The registration certificate has no expiry date.

For further information on the competent police authorities responsible for registration, you may contact:

Hellenic Police Headquarters

Aliens Division

Unit of Citizenship, Homogeneous and EU citizens

Tel: +302131520427

e-mail: ad_omg.bu1@astynomia.gr

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