Greece has continuously changed their laws on residency and work permits for foreigners since 2006. For those wanting to work in Greece, a work permit is not required if the applicant is from another E.U. country however; a residency permit is needed to work in Greece.
Since the residency laws in Greece have started to change in the past few years, a minimum of 11 types of residency permits have been introduced. These refer to the different purposes for residency in Greece, for example: educational purposes, religious groups and leaders, tour groups and leaders, researchers, athletes, self-employment, seasonal work, salaried employment and various others.