Visa Information
Passport requirements

All nationals require a valid passport.

Only exception are nationals of the following countries who may also present an alternative document of identification instead of a passport: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Mentioned validity: after period of intended stay required. Entry restrictions: 1) Greece refuses admission and transit to holders of Norwegian Fremmedpass or Reisbevi; holders of travel documents issued by the area of Cyprus not controlled by the government of Cyprus; and holders of Turkish travel documents with visas or stamps indicating previous or planned visits to Cyprus.

Visa requirements
Who does not require a visa?
Nationals of the following countries do not require a visa when entering as a tourist:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vatican City, Venezuela.

Minors under 18 years should be accompanied by both parents. Otherwise, a letter from both parents or legal guardians is needed, authorising the minor to travel and stay in Greece, appointing a person responsible for the minor during stay, parents’ passports, birth certificate of the minor and proof of legal guardianship enclosed.

Required documents for visa application
Tourist Visa:
  • Application form
  • Passport-size photo
  • Valid passport with 1 full blank page
  • Return ticket
  • Evidence of sufficient funds for stay
  • Proof of purpose of visit
  • Visa fee payment
Letter from school for school trip.
Costs of Visa
  • Student Visa: 60 EUR
A uniform type of visa, the Schengen visa, is issued for tourist and private visits Spouses and children of EU nationals and nationals of some other countriescan obtain a visa free of charge on presentation of relevant documentation.
Time required to issue visa
  • Tourist Visa: 15 days
  • Student Visa: 15 days
Embassy contact information
  • Embassy of Greece in England UK: 
  • Embassy of Greece in USA: 
  • Embassy of Greece in Canada: 

All information on this page has been carefully investigated. However visa requirements change frequently and the information is provided without any guarantee.
Before departure it is recommended to check the website of the embassy. For further questions regarding visa requirements contact directly the embassy of Greece in your country.
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