Q: What documents do i need to buy a property?(source:Christos and Mary Papoutsy)
Depends on your nationality:
Natural or Legal entities of EU Citizens
1. Natural or legal entities who are of Greek nationality, individuals of Greek ethnic origin, Cypriots included, or those who are of EU nationality (Article 26 Section 1 N. 1892/1990) are required to submit the following documentation to the appointed committee of the local prefecture where the property is situated:
An application (including a brief Curriculum Vitae of the interested party) stating the purpose for the request and a brief description of the property.
Residence Permit or other documentation clearly indicating the applicant's intention to provide services or secure employment. [The residence permit issued to EU nationals intending to live in and provide services in Greece according to Presidential Decree 525/1983 (Government Gazette 203A) while the residence permit is issued to EU nationals intending to secure employment according to Presidential Decree 499/1987 (Government Gazette 238A)] Identification papers, valid passport or other documents proving nationality.
Legal entities An application should include the purpose for the request along with a brief description of the property.
In the case of a general or a limited partnership, a copy of the Partners' Identification papers is required. Articles of Association of the company and proof of registration in the commercial registrar are required. A list is required with the full names and present addresses of the board members, their company titles, and copies of their identification papers. Documents are required proving legal representation of the company (through the minutes of the board or Power of Attorney). Financial Statements of the previous years are required. A certificate of not having filed for bankruptcy is required.
Also required is a declaration proving the structure of the share capital, or the partners of a private company, or the shares of a limited company.
Natural or Legal entities of non EU nationality
(Article 26, Paragraph 2 Law 1892/1990) are required to submit all the relevant documents to the General Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence/Division B/Security Department/Counter Intelligence/Papagos Camp, Holargos. Tel. No. 00 30 1 65 52 205):
An application that should include a brief Curriculum Vitae of the interested person, state the purpose of the request and give a brief description of the property. Submit a passport or ID copy, residence permit (if applicable). Include 4 photocopies of the topographic plan of the property. Include 4 photocopies of an outline of the area (map) where the position of the property is marked.
Legal entities An application under the company's name that should include a brief Curriculum Vitae of the applicant, the purpose of the request and a brief description of the property. Include copies of the Articles of Association of the company. List the full names of the members of the Board of Directors, their position in the company, as well as personal data and identification information (Home address, age, place of birth, etc.). Submit documentation of the Legal representation of the company (Minutes of the Board or Power of Attorney regarding the representation of the company).
4 photocopies of the topographic plan of the property.
4 photocopies of an outline of the area (map) where the position of the property is marked.
The time required to complete the relevant procedure, in the event that the application is submitted to General Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence, is estimated to take three to four months from the day of receipt of the application. The applicant or the authorized lawyer will be notified of the decision.