& Residence Permits
you are from an EU Member State, you
only need a valid passport or Identity Card to enter Greece. If you are
staying longer than three months, you are required to register with the Aliens
Office at the Police Headquarters of the Municipality where you are
living. This is a straightforward and quick procedure.
your country of origin is not an EU Member, you may need a visa. Check the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs site for up to date information
on whether or not you need a visa, and the relevant procedures. Contact the
Greek Embassy or Consulate in your home country about entrance
regulations prior to your departure.
Researchers will need
a Type D visa issued by the Greek embassy or consul in your
country of residence. You will need the hosting agreement and an invitation
letter from the University of Crete.
Note: entry with a tourist visa is
not acceptable for researchers coming to work /study at the University of
Members: If you are a non-EU citizen planning to
bring your family here for the duration of your contract, you are advised to
bring with you documents required by the Greek public services. These are:
copies of your marriage certificate and the birth certificates of your
children, which have been verified as true copies - ie stamped with an
Apostille stamp by the authority that issued the certificates in your country.
This should be done prior to arrival.
initial entry visa is a 3-month single entry visa.
arrival, if your study/contract period is longer than 3 months, you will need
to apply for a residence permit that will be valid for the
duration of your studies/contract and, for researchers accompanied by their
families, a permit for each family member.
for residence permits in Crete are made at the Immigration Office of the Regional
Administration Authority. The local offices of the Regional Authority that
issues residence permits are:
& Suvritou 2,
+30 2810 264153
If you are a
citizen of an EU country, you are advised to bring with you your European Health Insurance Card,
which entitles you to medical and pharmaceutical care in a public
hospital in Greece. You can apply directly through your national
health insurance provider. If you are not eligible for the EHIC, we suggest
that you ask for advice at your Home University International Office about
health and insurance coverage during your period abroad. You can also contact
the University of Crete International
Office for advice.
from the residence permit, researchers from
EU countries and from non-EU countries will need to follow a number of specific
steps for tax registration, your employment contract, work permits, renting a house, opening a
bank account, health and social insurance procedures and related
The EURAXESS Greek
Network provides useful general information and links on these
Secretary of the University Department you will be joining and staff at the
& Administrative Support Unit (ΕΛΚΕ) will be able to advise you on the procedures, who to
contact, and the documents you will need.