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Can I access public housing or housing provided by the state? How and where do I apply for public housing?
Upon your arrival in Greece, you can benefit from short-term accommodation in the open structure of Sintiki, until the process of issuing travel documents, where required, is completed. Those who wish to be accommodated for a longer period of time may submit a request here . You will be requested to fill in some information and attach a photo of your document (passport page with your details and the page with the stamp of entry in Greece). The Ministry of Migration and Asylum will provide you with accommodation and food immediately in the accommodation structures that are already available.
Furthermore, if you wish to apply for international protection (asylum), upon the submission of your application, you will receive your International Protection Applicant’s Card, which will allow you to stay in Greece until the examination of your claim is completed. As an international protection applicant, you may request to be accommodated to Hosting Facilities or other accommodation facilities (private housing or hotels). Your request will be accepted if there are available positions. You also have the right to be accommodated with your family.
How do I find long term housing?
You can rent a property privately. The landlord may request proof of income or for a guarantor to co-sign the contract. The landlord may also ask for your tax number (AFM). Once temporary protection is granted, AFM is immediately activated.
For more information and tips to know before renting a house in Greece visit here .
You may also submit a request for long-term accommodation at the dedicated platform of the Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum, available here .
If I am staying with friends and family in the long term, what documents do I need to fill out to make it official? How can I obtain proof of residency?
Your host has to give you a photocopy of his/her house contract along with a solemn declaration that you are hosted in his/her house. You can find here this official form (in Greek only).
The person who is hosting you should do as follows: