GREECE: VISA REQUIREMENTS

Greece is a signatory to the 1995 Schengen Agreement. For further details about passport/visa regulations within the Schengen area:

Visa is Required by all except the following:
* Nationals of E.U. countries, Australia, Canada, Japan and US for a period of up to 3 months;
* Nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Korea (Rep. of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, St Kitts & Nevis, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Switzerland and Vatican City for a period of up to 3 months;
* Nationals of Brazil, El Salvador and Uruguay for a period of up to 2 months;
* Nationals of Singapore for a period of up to 2 weeks;
* Passengers continuing their journey to a third country within 48 hours provided they are holding tickets with reserved seats and other documents for their onward journey except: Nationals of Angola, Bangladesh, Congo (Rep. of), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria and Turkey who always need a visa, even if they are transiting on the same aircraft.
Note: The above list is subject to change at short notice; please check with the Greek Consulate or Consular section at the Greek Embassy in your country before travelling.

A Passport valid for 6 months is required by all except:
- EU nationals with a valid national ID card and with sufficient funds for their length of stay;
- Nationals of Monaco and Switzerland with valid national ID cards.

Required documents for visa:

  1. Personal interview is sometimes necessary for the application.
  2. Completed application form with stamped, self-addressed envelope.
  3. Proof of sufficient funds to cover stay.
  4. Fee (payable in cash).
  5. Passport valid for at least 6 months with blank pages to affix visa.
  6. 1 passport-size photo.
  7. Return or onward ticket or proof of booking / itinerary from travel agent.
  8. Proof of reason for visit, such as proof of participation in the symposium or a letter of invitation from the Organising Committee.
  9. Proof of travel insurance.

Time required to issue visa:

Type and cost of the visa: A uniform type of visa, the Schengen visa is issued for tourist, business and private visits. There are 3 types of Schengen visa: Short-stay, Transit and Airport Transit. The cost varries.

Note: Spouses and children of EU nationals (providing spouse's passport and the original marriage certificate is produced), and nationals of some other countries, receive their visas free of charge.

Validity of visa:

Comment: Travellers visiting just one Schengen country should apply to the Consulate of that country; travellers visiting more than one Schengen country should apply to the Consulate of the country chosen as the main destination or the country they will enter first (if they have no main destination).
Important note: Persons arriving in and departing from Greece on a charter flight risk having the return portion of their ticket invalidated by the authorities if, at any time during their stay, they leave Greece and remain overnight or longer in another country.

All information on this page has been carefully investigated. However the information is provided without any warranty and must be reconfirmed. We suggest that you find out from your travel agent whether you need a SCHENGEN tourist visa for Greece, and if needed visit the Hellenic Ministry of foreign Affairs website, and make your visa application well in advance to the Greek Consulate in your country. The Greek National Tourism Offices in your country will also be able to help you with valuable information.

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