The Ministry for Migration Policy, with its document, outlined the relevant guidelines for the renewal and issuance of residence permits to Third Country Nationals for humanitarian reasons.

Specifically, the document states that the residence permit issued to Third Country Nationals for humanitarian reasons, was accepted in accordance with the provisions of par. 1 in the case 6 of Article 19A, of Law 4251/2014, the case of who was referred to the Ministry of Migration Policy from the Refugee Committees and competent Responsible Authorities. This way, the residence permits can be renewed in case the reasons for which they were issued are no longer valid, in accordance with what is defined by the Law 4251/2014 (family reunification, etc.)

Furthermore, in accordance with the provisions of par. 47 of Article 8 of Law 4332/2015, it is foreseen that the residence permits that were issued or renewed according to the requirements of Article 28 of the Presidential Decree 14/2010, are renewed, as defined by Article 19A of Law 4251/2014.

Issuance of a residence permit for humanitarian reasons

In this case, especially where a residence permit has to be issued for humanitarian reasons, the applicants are obliged to submit the relevant application to the Third Country Nationals’ Service at the Ministry of Migration Policy (Ag. Dionysiou Str., 5, Pireaus) as long as the relevant decision issued by the Refugee Authority has been sent to the Service.

The documents that are submitted to the Ministry of Migration Policy for the renewal, as stated in Article 19A of Law 4251/2014, is as follows:

  1. Four (4) colour passport-sized photos in printed and digital form (CD).
  2. Proof of payment of the fee of 16 euros that corresponds to the supply, printing and distribution of the card and is processed in a form of an electronic fee (Code 4762).
  3. Verified copy of a valid passport or travel document recognized by our country, with the exception of those who are objectively devoid of passports, in that case, instead of a passport or a travel document, they will submit a solemn declaration, which should indicate the particular conditions or circumstances for the existing temporary or permanent objective inability of holding such a document and relevant proof (e.g. a document issued by the consulate authority of the state of origin of the Third Country National, officially verified and translated, a document issued by a Greek public authority).
  4. A document with which the applicant is referred to the Ministry of Migration Policy from the competent Authorities of the Decision of Article 2 of the case 19 of the Presidential Decree 113/2013


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