GREECE – Change in Medical Certificate Requirements

According to a circular from the Greek Ministry of the Interior, a medical certificate obtained abroad is now submissable in support of a residence permit in Greece. This means that, effective immediately, the applicant for a residence permit can use another original of the medical certificate obtained in the home country for the visa application, instead of undergoing an immigration medical in Greece.

A foreign medical certificate submitted in support of a residence permit in Greece must be issued by a recognized state or private doctor, legalized or Apostilled and translated into Greek. The medical certificate should certify that the non-EU applicant does not suffer from cholera, tuberculosis, yellow fever, plague or any other disease capable of constituting a threat to public health, according to international standards and the World Health Organization. The certificate must also be less than six months old, and state that the applicant is not pregnant.

Action Items:

•Note that an additional original medical certificate from the country of application should be obtained at the home country medical check.
•Adjust timings to allow for the translation of the second original medical certificate and to reflect that the immigration medical check in Greece is, in that case, no longer required.

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