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Finding your way around Greek bureaucracy. Guide to residence certificates, tax, AFM tax number,
National Insurance, IKA, unemployment benefit, importing a car and other resources.
Check out the links below to cut through the red tape

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Residence Permit / Resident Certificate
Greece Residency rules for EU citizens. Adeia paramonis, adeia diamonis.
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Importing a Car
EU citizens are free to circulate in Greece in their EU state registered car for six months without
customs controls. After six months the car must be re-exported or cleared through customs.
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Tax Returns & Tax Number AFM
One of the first things you should do when you decide to settle in Greece, or buy property, is register
for a Tax number
(A.F.M.).  Income tax information.
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Making a Will
General information on Greek wills. Many different opinions have been expressed,  often by different
lawyers, and there has  never really been a clear answer as to the  best way to proceed. One
reader's experience
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National Insurance/IKA
Reciprocal Health Care - IKA Insurance for EU citizens. Working & Paying IKA Insurance.
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Resources and Downloads
KEP Citizen Service Centres information.  Statutory / Solemn Declaration Forms N1599/86 download.
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