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A total of 3,154 ‘golden visas’ issued in Greece for 2018 so far

A total of 3,154 “golden visas” have been issued by the Greek state to third country investors or buyers of real estate this year and up until Aug. 31, 2018, according to the migration policy ministry.

Holders of the “golden visa” acquired a residency permit in Greece and have access to other EU countries.

The initiative began in 2013, with 2,493 such visas issued last year.

Chinese nationals have received the most visas, at 1,521; followed by Russian nationals with 438 and Turkish nationals, 337.