There are differences between EU nationals and non EU nationals. Citizens of the European Union have the same rights Greek citizens have. No work permit is required for them. They also have freedom of movement and are protected by community arrangements.
To apply for a work permit in Greece you must request a residency permit first. This is a must for both EU and non-EU nationals.
The documents you will need are:
- A valid passport
- Three passport size photographs
- Letter from your future employer
- Complete application form (obtainable from your local Greek Embassy)
In Greece, job placements fall exclusively within the competence of the Manpower Employment Organisation (OAED). Consequently, private employment agencies are illegal for the time being, but this prohibition is under review since it is not in accordance with the relevant articles of the European Union.
- Vocational guidance
- Technical-vocational training
- Insurance benefits
- Placement at work
- Implementation of employment programs
There are many newspapers that have special sections dedicated to job search and in some occasions they are the best way to find a job, but they are almost all in Greek.
> USEFUL LINKS
GREEK MANPOWER EMPLOYMENT ORGANISATION: www.oaed.gr
ADS IN GREECE: www.ads-in-greece.com
ATHENS NEWS: www.athensnews.gr
PATRAS TODAY: www.patrastoday.gr
> FOR MORE INFORMATION
ITALIAN EMBASSY (GREECE)
2, Sekeri str. 105 63 Athens - Greece
Tel: +30 1 361 7260
Fax: +30 1 361 7330
GREEK EMBASSY (ITALY)
Via Stoppani n°10
Rome - Italy
Tel: +39 06 808 2030
Fax: +39 06 808 1114