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General Questions

I’M A DRAFT DODGER. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

As the insubordination is a crime in Greece, according the specific provisions of the Military Penal Code, there are penalties and fees for whom they are draft dodgers. So, there are specific process to overcome these problems.

I’M A RESERVIST. I’VE JUST CALLED TO JOIN THE ARMY FOR A FEW DAYS. CAN I AVOID THE CALL?

There are some legal ways to avoid the call, under specific circumstances, given by the Law.

DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO SERVE LESS THAN OTHERS, FOR FAMILY REASONS?

There are more than 10 reasons, according the current legislation, that you should do a less service mainly for family reasons, but you must be a soldier when you apply.

COULD I PAY FOR MY MILITARY OBLIGATIONS INSTEAD?

There’s no way to pay your military obligation in full, but only a part of it, under specific circumstances given by the Law.

I’VE ALREADY SERVED IN ANOTHER COUNTRY. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

In such case, this time of service will likely be recognized as if it was done in the greek army. It depends on the country, the capacity and the duration of service.

I’M A SOLDIER. HOW MUCH PERMISSION CAN I GET?

The duration of army permission depends on how much you’ve already served, the unit of service and how much the soldiers serve, when you apply. The permission can be mandatory or not.

HOW MUCH DEFERMENT CAN I GET FOR HEALTH REASONS?

Such a deferment can be given by the competent Military Discharge Commission, after a step-by-step process, and it can last from 6 months at least and up to 2 years, in all.

HOW LONG CAN I GET A DEFERMENT FOR, AS A STUDENT?

It depends on the level of studies (Bachelor/Master, PhD etc.) and the age of the student when he applies.Today, such a deferment can last up to the 21st, 24th, 28th, 31st or 33rd year of age. For more information in detail, you can just send an e-mail.

CAN I GET AN ARMY DISCHARGE?

An army discharge can be given for serious health reasons, family reasons, conviction reasons or for whom they cloister, under specific circumstances, given by the Law.

WHAT TYPE OF DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED TO SUBMIT?

The type of documentation depends on the category of deferment which will be given (study purpose, health reasons, permanent residence abroad etc.). So, the documentation might be different each time, even for the same category of deferment (f.e.: two permanent residents abroad could submit different documentation, in case they have their different history abroad).

I HAVE A SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEM. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

For serious health problems, the process is completely different and it could lead up to a military service discharge. For the permanent residents abroad, this process could work even through the Consular Authority of Greece, where they live. Which is more important, the applicant to completely understand the all process, step-by-step.

I LIVE ABROAD, PERMANENTLY. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

In case of a permanent residence abroad (for the last 7 years of work and stay or 11 years of stay at least), you can apply to the Consular Authority of Greece where you live, for to get a Certificate of Permanent Residence Abroad, under specific circumstances given by the Law.

I’M TRAVELLING TO GREECE. SHOULD I FACE ANY PROBLEM THERE?

If you’re between 18 ad 45 years old, you can send just an e-mail to us to learn what you should know or you should do before you travel to Greece, so as not to face any problem at the airport there.

WHAT IS MY TIME OF ARMY DISMISSAL?

The time of dismissal comes out, after a math procedure, when a sort of information is already known, like: the period of service, the unit of service, the date the applicant joined the army etc.

HOW MANY TYPES OF DEFERMENT ARE PROVIDED BY THE LAW?

The Law provides more than 10 types of deferment such as for study reasons, for permanent residents abroad, for whom they have a brother as a soldier when they apply, for health reasons etc.

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