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The The Ministry of Immigration Policy, in a document, provided relevant instructions for the renewal and issuance of distribution licenses to third country nationals for humanitarian reasons.

More specifically, the document states that a residence permit for third-country nationals for humanitarian reasons was accepted in accordance with the provisions of par. 1 par. F of article 19A of law 4251/2014, whose case has been referred to Ministry of Immigration Policy by the Refugee Committees and the competent Decision Authorities. Thus, the residence permits can be renewed, in case the reasons for which they were issued disappear, according to what is defined by law 4251/2014 (family reunification, etc.).

In addition, according to the provisions of par. 47 of article 8 of law 4332/2015, it was provided that residence permits issued or renewed in accordance with the regulations of article 28 of law 114/2010, are renewed, as defined by article 19A of Law 4251/2014.

Issuance of a residence permit for humanitarian reasons

In this particular case, where a residence permit must be granted for humanitarian reasons, the interested parties must within 90 days submit a relevant application to the Citizens’ Service Department of third countries of the Ministry of Immigration Policy (Agios Dionysios 5, Piraeus) if the service has been sent to relevant decision of the Refugee Authority.

The supporting documents submitted to the Ministry of Immigration Policy for the renewal in article 19A of law 4251/2014 are the following:

1.Four (4) color passport type photos in printed and digital format (CD).

2. Proof of payment of a fee of 16 euros which corresponds to the cost of supply, printing and distribution of the card and is collected in the form of electronic payment (Code 4762).

3. A certified copy of a valid passport or travel document recognized by our country, with the exception of those who are objectively without a passport, in which case instead of the passport or travel document they will submit a responsible statement stating the special conditions or situations for the existing temporary or permanent objective impossibility of possession and relevant documents proving it (eg a document of the consular authority of the country of origin of the third country national officially certified and translated, a document of a Greek public authority).
4. Document with which the interested party is referred to the Ministry of Immigration Policy by the competent Decision Authorities of article 2 case i i of PD 113/2013.


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