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The Ministry of Asylum and Migration Greece has announced a 10-year Residence Permit option for Unaccompanied Minors. Find below the criteria and documents you will need for your application.


Applications are now open! It is advised to seek professional legal help before submitting the application to make sure that your file is complete.



Criteria to apply

If you arrived in Greece as an unaccompanied child, you may qualify for this permit if you meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of three years of secondary education by the age of 23.
  • No absence from Greece for more than two consecutive years.
  • Full health coverage.

Required documents

During your application process, you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • Copy of passport or travel document
  • Document proving that you have entered Greece as an unaccompanied minor. This document must be issued by competent authorities such as the Asylum Service, Reception and Identification Service, General Secretariat for Vulnerable Persons and Institutional Protection of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, or the relevant Greek Police department. (Indicatively: registration form, age assessment decision, police note, placement in a shelter or long-term accommodation facility for minors)
  • A solemn declaration verifying that you have not been absent from Greece for over two consecutive years.
  • Documentation proves that you have completed at least three years of secondary education before your 23rd birthday. 


Important Note: Certificates of attendance will not be accepted. You must submit proof of successful completion of at least three (3) classes of secondary education in a Greek school before the age of 23, each of which must qualify you for promotion to the next class.


The Ten-year Residence Permit might be automatically converted into a long-term residence permit provided that you haven’t been absent from Greece for more than 6 consecutive months and 10 months in total in the period of the last 5 years before the expiration of the residence permit.


If you meet the above criteria, you can submit your application for the issuance of a 10-year residence permit online via the Ministry's respective platform. 


You can find the application form here by clicking on the category