Last year, Greece passed a law giving asylum-seekers the right to work immediately after they get their Full Registration card.
But since the law is still new, many employers still don't know about it.
In addition, to work in Greece, you need to obtain a tax number ... and not all tax office employees know about the new law, either.
One refugee from Iraq told us he got a job in Athens after showing an employer this picture of the law's name and number:
You can take his idea, or use these links we have collected. We hope they help!
If you meet a potential employer or tax office employee who doesn't know about the new law, you can...
1. Show them a summary of the law prepared by the Greek Ministry of Labor.
Download the summary of the Greek law granting asylum-seekers the right to work after Full Registration:
And if that's not enough, you can:
2. Show them the entire law.
Download the entire Greek law granting asylum-seekers the right to work after Full Registration:
Of course, there are several more steps you'll have to take before you can start working in Greece.
For more information on how to get all the important documents, how to open a bank account, and where to start looking for a job, visit Working in Greece on the Refugee.Info website.