Greek Schengen

Greek Schengen

Schengen Visa to Greece For short stays of up to 90 days in Greece.

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A Greek Schengen visa will let you enter Greece and stay for 90 days within a 6 month period. You will be able to travel to other Schengen areas. The most common Greece Schengen Visa types are for tourism, visiting family or friends, business related activity, medical reasons, short term study, or Greek events.

Greek Schengen Options

Please select one of the following options when applying for your Greek Schengen Visa:

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When to apply for my Greece Schengen Visa?

The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you plan to travel. Applying at least 6 weeks before is recommended to avoid any complications.

How long will it take to get my Visa?

It takes 15 working days from the day of your appointment to process your application to Greece. As appointments can be booked up for months, it is advised to apply well in advance.

What will I need for my Schengen Visa application to Greece?

The following is the standard set of requirements for a Greek Schengen visa:

Passport/Travel Document. You must carry a valid passport that was issued within the last ten years. Your passport needs to be valid for 3 months after you return.

Identity Picture. You need to take a recent identity picture.

Greece Application form. When you apply for your Schengen visa you need to download, print, and fill in this form, and then attach it to your documents.

Travel Itinerary. You may be asked to show a detailed travel plan which includes departure date, flight number, return date, the duration of your stay.

Evidence of a Place to Stay. Proof of accommodation sometimes may be required depending on the embassy. It’s important to provide hotel bookings, rental agreements,.

Sufficient Financial Means. You need to provide evidence that you have enough sufficient funds to finance your trip. Greece requires €30 minimum per day.

Schengen travel insurance is mandatory for any visitor within the Schengen area. The insurance needs to cover expenses up to €30,000 for medical purposes.

Greek Schengen For Short Stays

A Schengen Visa is an official travel document that allows you to enter Greece and all other Schengen countries. For stays up to ninety days, tourist or business. The Schengen Zone consists of 26 European countries. The region functions as a single authority for international travel, with an uniform visa policy. Before entering Europe, nationals of some countries that have not yet reached a liberalisation agreement will be required to obtain this travel authorization.

A Schengen Visa type C for short stays is required for anyone who wishes to visit Greece and remain in the Schengen region for up to 90 days within 180 days (6 months) (You will find information on how to calculate your visa travel days on this page in the category Travel Days Calculator). Tourism, business, visiting family or friends, cultural and educational, sports, medical reasons, studies, airport transit, seafarers, and other reasons may be cited as motives for travel. A visa application may now be submitted between six (6) months and fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the anticipated visit date.

Every applicant, including children/infants, is required to submit their Schengen visa application in person and only by appointment on their appointment day, which must be scheduled online.

National Visa / Residence Permit

If you want to remain in Greece for longer than 90 days, you must apply for a residence permit or a national D-Visa rather than a Greece Schengen visa.

Regardless of the duration of your intended stay, your long-stay visa must be valid for three months to one year. To extend your stay beyond the period of your visa, you must apply for a residence permit at a prefecture.

Throughout its validity period, the long-stay visa is equivalent to a Schengen visa, enabling you to travel and reside in the Schengen region outside of Greece for up to 90 days in any 180-day period, under the same conditions as if you had a Schengen visa.

If you are a citizen of a country that is not required to get a visa to enter the Schengen Zone , you may travel visa-free and apply for your national visa / residence permit from inside Greece.

Greek Schengen Application Process

  • Find out whether you need to apply for a Greece Visa.
  • Check when is the right time to apply.
  • Submit your details
  • Await review of your application details
  • Receive processed documentation and appointment options
  • Book your appointment as per the guidance
  • Collect the required documents. You can find a list of all these documents provided to you with your application form.
  • Attend the visa interview.
  • Give your biometrics.
  • Pay the visa fee.

A Greek Visa can be applied for up to 180 days before your trip.

For detailed information on specific parts of the Greek visa process, you can refer to the links in the table on the right to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via emai.

Schengen other visas

A Visa is required for any third national wishing to enter Greece or any other Schengen country. It could be a short-stay Schengen C-visa for stays of up to 90 days or a national D-visa / residence permit for longer stays in the country.

Greek Schengen Application Process

Your information will be checked and your Greek Schengen visa application will be processed after you have finished the online form and submitted your data. First and foremost, any errors or unclear information will be explained or addressed to ensure that your application runs smoothly.

To file your Greek Schengen Visa application, you must make an appointment, but first we will verify our availability and advise you appropriately. You must collect a variety of essential papers to demonstrate that you have adequate financial resources to maintain yourself, as well as proof of your lodging and flights to and from the nation.

Greek Schengen Appointments

Because interview wait periods vary by location, season, and visa type, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. Examine the appointment wait time at the place where you’ll be applying as during busy seasons wait times can be months long.

If your travel is already booked and there are no appointments available, in some cases the Embassy / Consulate may be able to offer an expedited appointment if you can provide proof of bookings. We can ensure your visa application goes smoothly, however, entrance to the Schengen zone is not guaranteed by approved Visa Applications.

People Also Asked...

This depends on a number of things such as whether or not you have had a Schengen visa in the past or how many countries you intend to visit. Generally you first Schengen visa will be issued for the duration of your stay. Future applications may be granted for multiple entry for a number of years.

There are 26 Schengen members states in Europe. You can see the full list of countries in the Schengen zone in the table on this page.

You can expect an update on your application within 3 days of submission. You can choose express processing at checkout for a response within 24 hours.

Once you attend your appointment, your visa can take up to 15 working days to be processed by the Embassy.

The processing of visa applications may take up to 15 calendar days. For some nationalities (see list here), the visa application requires consultation with other Schengen nations, resulting in a three-week minimum processing period. Some applications may necessitate further processing, which may take up to 45 days.

Yes. According to Schengen regulations, the Schengen visa is normally valid in all Schengen nations. Please note, however, that you must always apply at the consulate of your primary destination country.

Yes. According to Schengen regulations, the Schengen visa is normally valid in all Schengen nations.

With a visa issued by any Schengen country, it is possible to cross any Schengen border.

An extended stay type C Schengen Visa is required for anyone who intends to visit Greece and stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days within 180 days (6 months) (Information on how to calculate your visa travel days can be found on this page under the Calculator for Category Travel Days.)

Lithuania is the simplest country to obtain a Schengen visa from, with 98.7% of applications being approved. Additionally, the nation receives less applications than Germany or France, which are more popular with tourists and business travellers.

Greece continues to be a reasonably simple country to obtain a Schengen visa, with 91.6% of applications being approved.

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