Immigration and Global Mobility Update April 2023

Every 2 months, our experts from around the world put together an Update on the law on immigration & global mobility, setting out recent changes to the law. See our Update for April 2023, with new rules for 13 countries.



New Migration Code

A new Migration Code was published on 1 April 2023 and will enter into force on 1 January 2024. Its main points are the following:

  • the centralization of all permits and residence titles provided for in Greek immigration legislation in a single text;
  • the implementation of the 2021 EU Directive on the conditions for entry and residence of non-EU citizens for the purpose of highly skilled employment;
  • the digital submission of documents for the granting or renewal of residence permits; and
  • the general rationalization, restructuring and simplification of the current legal framework.

 Among other provisions, seasonal workers who are non-EU citizens are now entitled to apply for a residence permit type E6, valid for five years, in order to reside and work in Greece for a period of up to nine months per year.

Marilia Pavli, trainee lawyer, Kremalis Law Firm

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