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Media accreditation for foreign correspondents
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IV. What privileges will I enjoy?
Professional Service, Tax Exemptions, Residence Permit
• The non-EU foreign press correspondent – not the contributor – is entitled to a residence permit in Greece, issued by the competent Hellenic Authorities, following relevant certification by the Secretariat General of Information & Communication/Secretariat General of Mass Media.
• Only Foreign Press Correspondents are entitled to tax/duties exemptions.
• Foreign Press Correspondents who wish to renew the import tax exemption card on cars and goods, are requested to address the Ministry of Finance, after having renewed and received his/her accreditation card by the Secretariat General of Information & Communication/Secretariat General of Mass Media.
• Accredited journalists receive, via e-mail, information regarding the official visits of foreign state delegations in Greece as well as the official visits of the Hellenic Prime Minister and President of the Hellenic Republic abroad.
• Accredited journalists also receive, via e-mail, the minutes of the Government Spokesman’s briefings.
• The accreditation card issued by the Secretariat General of Information & Communication/Secretariat General of Mass Media is a prerequisite for becoming a member of the Foreign Press Association in Athens.