Greek Embassies and Consulates
When traveling to Greece from a country without a visa free-arrangement with the Schengen group of countries, of which Greece is a member, you need a Schengen Visa and will need to apply via the embassy or consulate in your country of residence. Greece has around 86 embassies and 188 consulates spread all over the world.
What services do Greece’s Embassies and Consulates provide?
Greece’s Embassies and Consulates provide services to foreign nationals including dealing with immigration - such as issuing Schengen Visas - as well as encouraging tourism to the country by providing information to potential tourists or business visitors.
Greek Embassies and Consulates in the U.S., U.K., China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico
Below is a list of the cities where the embassy or consulate is located in major nations. If your home state is not on the list, you can look up the locations of your nearest Greek mission on the website below. In most countries, these will be located in capital cities or major population centers.
Greek foreign ministry website : mfa.gr/en/blog/greece-bilateral-relations/brazil/
Greek Embassies and Consulates in the U.S.
Greece has an embassy in Washington, D.C. and Consulates General in San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Tampa, and consulates in Atlanta and Houston.
Greek Embassies and Consulates in the U.K.
Diplomatic relations between Greece and the UK go back to the founding of the Greek state and date to 1834. Greece currently maintains an embassy in London as well as six consulates in Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gibraltar, Glasgow, and Leeds.
Greek Embassies and Consulates in China
The embassy of Greece is in Beijing and Greece maintains consulates in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
Greek Embassies and Consulates in India
Greece has embassies or consulates in the major cities of Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, and New Delhi. There are also visa application centers in Mumbai, Pune, Puducherry, Chennai, Jalandhar, Jaipur, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Kochi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, and Cochin.
Greek Embassies and Consulates in Indonesia
Greece has an embassy in Jakarta.
Greek Embassies and Consulates in Brazil
Greece has an embassy in Brasilia and a consulate in Sao Paulo.
Greek Embassies and Consulates in Mexico
Greece’s embassy is located in Mexico City.
Do I have to apply for a Greek Visa at an embassy or consulate?
In many countries, Greek Embassy or Consulate officials do not directly process initial applications or conduct your visa application interview, an essential part of the process where you will submit supporting documents and provide biometric data. The main visa application partner of Greece is the firm Global Visa Centers - so they may act on the country’s behalf in your nation. They can help arrange your appointment and track your application on behalf of the embassy. Their website : gvcworld.eu/
What if Greece does not have an embassy or consulate in my country?
Greece does not have an embassy or consulate in every state, so if there isn’t one in your country, then officials from another Schengen country will act on their behalf.
What does this have to do with travel insurance?
If you plan to apply for a Schengen Visa to Greece, you need travel and medical cover or your application will be refused, and AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance only costs €0.99 ($1.11) per day of your trip and will meet your visa requirements, while the AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000.
Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase the Multi Trip insurance from €298 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
If you are traveling to a country other than Greece, links to the embassies and consulates of other Schengen Area countries can be found below:
Frequently asked questions about Greek Embassies and Consulates and Schengen Visas
How long will it take the Greek Embassy or Consulate to process a Schengen Visa?
The processing time for a Greek Schengen Visa may take up to 15 days in a normal situation - but could take up to 60 days to be issued in extreme circumstances. You can apply for your visa up to six months before you travel.
Will I have to turn up in person to be interviewed when obtaining my Greek Schengen Visa?
Yes, you need to attend an interview to submit and check the supporting documents you supplied alongside your Schengen Visa application and to provide biometric data.
Can I travel to other countries if I apply for my Schengen Visa through the Greek Embassy?
Yes, a Schengen Visa allows you to travel to all 26 states in the Schengen Area.