FACTS & FIGURES

Capital City

Capital City

Athens
Population

Population

10,820,883
Area Km2

Area, Km2

128,900
Language

Language

Greek
Area Code

Area Code

30
Currency

Currency

Euro (EUR)

VISA FREE

171

GDP PPP $

26,379

Time Zone

UTC +2:00

Dual Citizenship Greece

Allowed

Under Greek nationality law, citizenship is mainly based on the principle of ius sanguinis and can be acquired by descent, by adoption, by declaration, by enlistment in the armed forces or through naturalisation. Thus, a child born to at least one Greek national acquires citizenship automatically at birth, irrespective of the place of birth.


Under Greek law Art. 31 Civil Code, Art 2 par. 2 Law 4251/2014 dual citizenship is allowed. A Greek citizen will not lose Greek citizenship upon acquiring a second citizenship, unless a request for renunciation is made as per Art. 16 Law 3284/2004. In addition, the Greek code does not specify any consequences in relation to registration or renunciation and thus Greek citizens are allowed to hold dual citizenship without any special conditions.

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