The Greek state is set to expand its Golden Visa program for the concession of residence permits to third-country investors in stocks, bonds and bank accounts, and not just real estate, Kathimerini understands.

In the program’s first five years, up until August 30, 2018, 3,154 permits were issued to non-European Union citizens for property investments of at least 250,000 euros apiece, while the amount of money invested in properties under the scheme has come to almost 1 billion euros, Migration Policy Ministry data show.

Now people who invest a minimum of 400,000 euros in Greek securities will also earn the right to a five-year residence permit for both themselves and their families.