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    Military Service - For Greek Male Citizens

    Military Service - For Greek Male Citizens

     

    With the exception of Greek passports and visas, all other consular services, including assistance with military affairs, can be provided also  by the Greek Honorary Consulates in UK. Click on Contact us to find out which Greek Consular Office has jurisdiction for your area of residence. For the Consular Office of the Embassy of Greece in London, you need to book an appointment before appearing in person, and you can do that by clicking  ---> Here .  

     
    For the fee for this Consular Service ,      Please Click Here
    To book an appointment please click ---> Here


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    Certificate for those who were born abroad and reside from their birth until the present day abroad ( in one or more countries)
    Certificate for those who reside permanently abroad for at least 11 consecutive years, in one or more countries
    Certificate for those who reside abroad and work as fully employed (covering their living expenses) for at least 7 years,  in one or more countries
    Certificate for "Anipotaktous Eksoterikou" - Ανυπότακτοι Εξωτερικού
    Certificate for your temporary exemption from military service


    Legal Framework

    The Greek Consular Authorities have the jurisdiction to certify the status of Permanent Resident Abroad for Greek male citizens.
    The law  3421/2005  ( Click to read it - Greek Language Only ) on Greek National Service and Military Issues defines the military obligations and rights of Greek nationals and sets the conditions that need to be met in order for someone to be regarded as Permanent Resident Abroad. For more  information and in depth clarification regarding the provisions of the military legal framework, you may visit the official website of the Military Service  www.stratologia.gr  (Greek Language only) which is updated frequently.

    STATUS and RIGHTS  OF PERMANENT RESIDENTS ABROAD


    In compliance with the Law 3421/2005, cap.D, art.25 On Greek National Service and Military Issues, the status of permanent resident abroad is granted to those who:

    1. 
    Were born abroad and reside from their birth until the present day abroad (in one or more countries) - Consular certificate required  See point   A.  below for the necessary documents.

    2.
    Reside permanently abroad (in one or more countries) for at least eleven (11) consecutive years - Consular certificate required  See point   B.  below for the necessary documents. 

    3. 
    Live and work abroad (in one or more countries) for at least seven (7) consecutive years - Consular certificate required See point   C.  below for the necessary  documents.

    The status of permanent resident abroad is not granted for life and it can be lifted.

    Permanent residents abroad are entitled to an exemption from their military service, of indefinite duration, which can be interrupted only upon their request. If they wish, they can serve the Greek Army for six months (or three months if they fall under point   A.   below).

    Those who have completed their 35th year of age, can pay off the rest, after serving armed national service for at least 45 days.

    Please Read Carefully Below - Ανυπότακτοι Εξωτερικού  

    To those who have not yet completed the minimum of 7 or 11 years of categories (2.) and (3.) above, the status of " Ανυπότακτοι Εξωτερικού " can be granted. - Consular certificate required
    In order to obtain the consular certificate they need to submit the necessary documents as described in  Categories  B.  or  C.  below.  

    All Services for Military Affairs at the London Consulate are handled by appointment only.  Please Click me to book one



     SPECIAL CASE:   TEMPORARY EXEMPTION ON EDUCATIONAL GROUNDS


    In compliance with Cap.D, Art.18-20 of Law 3421/2005 and relevant provisions.
    A certificate of the competent educational institution (university, college, school, etc) is required. British documents have to be legalized by the Apostille stamp. Click Here to find out what this is and to be duly translated by a certified translator 
    The Consular Office will then certify the signature of the translator.
     
     

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF THE CERTIFICATE OF PERMANENT RESIDENT ABROAD


    A.  Those who were born abroad and reside from their birth until the present day abroad ( in one or more countries)
     
    • Application to the Consular Office (provided at the Consular Office)
    • Passport or ID card or certificate of registration in a Municipality in Greece (military records or ‘Mitroa Arenon’ registration number also needed) (originals and photocopies).
    • Educational institutes certificates (degrees, transcripts), employers’ certificates, pay slips, P60’s, bank statements (monthly), council tax, utility bills, any other documents proving continuous residence abroad (originals and photocopies).
    • In case the applicant is self-employed, he needs to provide: company’s set up and registration, accountant’s letter, self assessment form (revenue).

    If the applicant during the above period was also resident in other countries (other than the UK), they should submit certificates of permanent residency in these countries, issued by the relevant Greek Consular Authorities.
    If all the required documents are provided, the certificate will be issued on the same day. The certificate is valid for six months.
    The Consular Office will keep all provided documents for its records. If you need your originals back, you need to provide the Consular Office with photocopies of your documents.

    NOTE: For the period that the applicant was a minor (under 18 years old), he must prove that both his parents or the one who had the exclusive parental responsibility and guardianship was residing abroad. In that case, besides the school certificates, the relevant supporting documents for the parents should also be submitted e.g. P60’s, bank statements etc (originals and photocopies). 

     

    B. 
     Those who reside permanently abroad for at least 11 consecutive years, in one or more countries

    • Application to the Consular Office (provided at the Consular Office)
    • Passport or ID card or certificate of registration in a Municipality in Greece (military records or ‘Mitroa Arenon’ registration number also needed) (originals and photocopies).
    • Educational institutes certificates (degrees, transcripts), employers’ certificates, pay slips, P60’s, bank statements (monthly), council tax, utility bills, any other documents proving continuous residence abroad for these eleven consecutive years. (originals and photocopies).
    • In case the applicant is self-employed, he needs to provide: company’s set up and registration, accountant’s letter, self assessment form (revenue).

    If the applicant during the above period was also resident in other countries (other than the UK), he  should submit certificates of permanent residency in these countries, issued by the relevant Greek Consular Authorities.
    If all the required documents are provided, the certificate will be issued on the same day. The certificate is valid for six months.
    The Consular Office will keep all provided documents for its records. If you need your originals back, you need to provide the Consular Office with photocopies of your documents.

    NOTE: for the period that the applicant was a minor (under 18 years old), he must prove that both his parents or the one who had the exclusive parental responsibility and guardianship was residing abroad. In that case, besides the school certificates, the relevant supporting documents for the parents should also be submitted e.g. P60’s, bank statements etc (originals and photocopies).



    C. 
     Those who reside abroad and work as fully employed (covering their living expenses) for at least 7 years,  in one or more countries

    • Application to the Consular Office (provided at the Consular Office)
    • Passport or ID card or certificate of registration in a Municipality in Greece (military records or ‘Mitroa Arenon’ registration number also needed) (originals and photocopies).
    • Employers’ certificates, pay slips, P60’s, bank statements (monthly), council tax, utility bills, any other documents proving continuous residence abroad for these eleven consecutive years. (originals and photocopies).
    • In case the applicant is self-employed, he needs to provide: company’s set up and registration, accountant’s letter, self assessment form (revenue).

    If the applicant during the above period was also resident in other countries (other than the UK), they should submit certificates of permanent residency in these countries, issued by the relevant Greek Consular Authorities.
    If all the required documents are provided, the certificate will be issued on the same day. The certificate is valid for six months.
    The Consular Office will keep all provided documents for its records. If you need your originals back, you need to provide the Consular Office with photocopies of your documents.

    NOTE: for the period that the applicant was a minor (under 18 years old), he must prove that both his parents or the one who had the exclusive parental responsibility and guardianship was residing abroad. In that case, besides the school certificates, the relevant supporting documents for the parents should also be submitted e.g. P60’s, bank statements etc (originals and photocopies).

    Government employees serving abroad are not entitled to a certificate of permanent resident abroad.