An applicant for a golden visa to residence-greece.com must have a valid passport with validity of the passport exceeding the end of the proposed trip by at least 6 months. Two recent colored close-up photos with a photocopy of the data page of the passport.
Some additional documents, such as proof of means of sustenance, airline ticket reservation, (hotel reservation voucher – a minimum of three days of stay should be prepaid), or an affidavit by the host attesting to his willingness to accommodate. This declaration must be signed and authenticated by a Greek government official. A certified copy of the host’s ID card is required if he is Greek; if the host is not Greek, a certified copy of his/her valid residence permit is required. Internet hotel reservations are not accepted. According to Wikipedia, original marriage and/or birth certificates will also be required if the applicant travels with their spouse or children.
It must be agreed that Greece will be responsible for examining an application for a short-stay or transit visa only when Greece is the sole or main destination of the intended visit or the first Schengen country of entry.
After receiving the information about the requirements and the application form, the applicant is expected to pay a non-refundable administrative fee and schedule a phone interview.
In the case of a business visa application, the following additional requirements must be met: An invitation letter from a company based in Greece to the applicant. The respective company should fax a copy of this invitation letter to the Consular Section of the Embassy. The applicant must also provide the Certificate of incorporation (original + one copy) proving their business status, as well as business or personal bank statements covering the previous six months (original + one copy).
Documentation as evidence of the former transactions and ongoing business between Greece and Nigeria (i.e. Invoices, bills of lading, contracts, etc)
Those applying for tourist visas must submit pay stubs for the previous three months (for employees or civil servants) and bank statements for the same period (for self-employed). The employer’s reference and leave of absence letter must also be included.
A confirmed airline ticket and a travel health insurance policy valid for all Schengen countries, covering the entire period of the applicant’s stay and insuring him for medical costs up to 30,000 Euros are required on the expected day of visa collection by a successful applicant.