WHAT DO I NEED A GREEK TAX NUMBER (Α.Φ.Μ.) FOR AND HOW CAN I GET IT?

A Greek tax number (Α.Φ.Μ.) is needed for a lot of things, such as renting an apartment, buying a car, and getting an internet subscription for your home, among other things. It is also one of the things you need in order to be allowed to work. To get a Α.Φ.Μ., you need to go to the closest Greek tax office to your address. Please be aware that it is very likely that the employees there only speak Greek, with some maybe speaking English. Consider bringing someone who can translate for you. You will need to bring your original white card or residence permit (if you are already granted asylum) AND one copy of it, in order to verify your identity. You will hand in the copy, but you can keep your original document. You will also have to fill out two forms. You might also be asked for an official document verifying your current address. If your application is complete, you will be issued an Α.Φ.Μ. on the same day.ι