Immigration & Global Mobility Update

Every two months, our experts from around the world put together an update on immigration and global mobility practice, setting out recent changes to the law, policies and procedures. See our Update for September 2023, with the new rules for 12 jurisdictions. Read More



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.



Written by: Marilia Pavli