The Ministry of Migration and Asylum announced on Friday that the residence permit renewal procedure for all non-EU citizens will be moved exclusively online from November 16.
The ministry said in a statement that the change includes all residence permits, regardless of duration, and affects nearly 700,000 people, including 250,000 whose permits expire on December 31, 2021.
An applicant who wishes to renew their permit will verify their identity by phone and email and contact the officials online. Lawyers will be able to submit applications on behalf of their clients through the Greek Bar Association’s platform (portal.olomeleia.gr), which interacts with the state information system Metanastefsi.
Once the applications have been processed, one-stop ministries and other administrative services will send an email invitation to the applicant to collect biometric data.
The app will be available in multiple languages from November 16 here: https://applications.migration.gov.gr/metanasteusi/