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Passport Information

The new machine-readable Greek passports are produced using state-of-the-art technology to meet the highest possible security standards and specifications.

As of 26 August 2006, new Greek passports incorporate an integrated microchip with biometric data, as required by the latest European Union specifications.

Pursuant to European Union regulation 2252/2004, starting 1 January 2006, the Hellenic Police will assume complete responsibility for issuing/renewing biometric passports.

As of 1 January 2007, only new passports issued by the Passport Division of the Hellenic Police are be valid. 

Greek Consulates are responsible for the following:

• Collecting applications and supporting documents,
• Safely forwarding such documents to Hellenic Police,
• Receiving passports from the Hellenic Police, and
• Handing over passports to their rightful owners.

The required time for the completion of this process is approximately 3-4 weeks.

Supporting Documents:

Supporting documents submitted must be recent and have been issued within the last six (6) months (Article 2, par. 2, Common Ministerial Decision 3021/22/10).

Applications for new passports or renewal of existing passports must be made in person.

In order for the application to be accepted by authorized personnel, all required supporting documents, without exception, must accompany said application.

In the case of minors, supporting documents are submitted by the parents or legal guardians of said minor.  In case only one parent is present, the written consent of the other parent is required, with the latter’s signature certified either by local consular offices or a U.S. public authority.

Lsit for Supporting Documents:

1. Application (completed at the Consular Mission)

2. Previous passport (provided it exists).  This passport will be returned to its owner until delivery of a new one, at which point it will be handed over and invalidated.

3. Recent (no more than a month old) color digital photograph 4x6 cm (1.6 x 2.3 inches) of particular technical specifications, light-colored background and the face looking directly into the camera.  We emphasize that if the photograph does not meet the required specifications, the application will be rejected by the Central Division of Passport Issuance in Athens.

4.  A police identity card (with the number of municipal registration on its back side) or certificate of municipal registration,issued during the last six months.

5. Sworn statement (completed at the Consular Mission) in which the applicant notes whether:

•    he/she has ever been convicted of specific crimes relating to the issuance, use, loss or theft of passports;
•    there are criminal proceedings pending against him/her or whether he/she has been indicted for the aforementioned offences;
•    he/she has ever been declared a draft dodger or deserter;
•    he/she is banned from leaving the country;
•    he/she possesses a valid passport.

6. (Only for males 19-45 years of age) Persons under military deferment must provide a Type B Certificate. Those declared deserters living abroad must provide certification of their military office in Greece, certifying such a declaration. These documents must have been issued within six months of the passport application.

List of Supporting Documents for Issuing Passport to Minors

1. Application (completed at the Consular Mission by the parents or legal guardians)

2. Previous passport (provided there is one).  This passport will be returned to its owner until delivery of new one, at which point it will be handed over and invalidated.

3.  Recent (no more than a month old) color digital photograph 4x6 m (1.6 x 2.3 inches) of particular technical specifications, light-colored background and the face looking directly into the camera.  We emphasize that if the photograph does not meet the required specifications, the application will be rejected by the Central Division of Passport Issuance in Athens.

4. A police identity card for minors over the age of 12.  If the applicant does not have a police identity card, he/she must submit an original certificate of  municipal registration.

5. (Only for minors over the age of 13) Sworn statement (completed at the Consulate) in which the applicant notes whether:

•    he/she has ever been convicted of specific crimes relating to the issuance, use, loss or theft of passports;
•    there are criminal proceedings pending against him/her or whether he/she has been indicted for the aforementioned offences;

Person Under Guardianship or Judisical Assistance

In the case of adult persons under guardianship or judicial assistance, the presence of said guardian and/or judicial assistant is required at the time of the submission of application, and a certified copy of the relevant decision on guardianship/judicial assistance must be presented.

Passport Delivery

Passports must be picked up in person or by a legal guardian or person legally authorized, and proper identification must be provided. Legal guardians and legally authorized persons must also provide a power of attorney with their signature certified by a Greek Consular Mission or any other  Greek or American administrative authority.

In all cases, proof of having applied and provided all relevant documentation must be shown.

When new passports are picked up, applicants are required to submit their old passport for cancellation.

The Consulate General/Consulate is at your disposal for any clarifications and information you may require.

Passport Fees

The fees for the issuance of Greek passports are as follows:

Passports for applicants over 14 years of age: €84,40*

Passports for applicants up to 14 years of age: €73,60* 

*Passport fees are paid in US dollars (you may view the current exchange rate at the bottom of this page).

Photographs

Recent (no more than a month old) color digital photograph 4x6 cm (1.6 x 2.3 inches) of particular technical specifications, light-colored background and the face looking directly into the camera.  We emphasize that if the photograph does not meet the required specifications, the application will be rejected by the Central Division of Passport Issuance in Athens.

Please contact the relevant Greek Consular Authority in the USA for further information.

Please note that all prices mentioned throughout the website are in Euros. The exchange rate changes once a month and the rate is valid throughout that month. This page will be updated at the first of each month.

The exchange rate for October 2014 is:

1 EURO = 1.26 USD for Consular Service

1 EURO = 1.26 USD for the Visa Section

Please note that we only accept cash or money orders payable to "Embassy of Greece" or the respective Consulate or General Consulate of Greece.

We DO NOT accept credit cards, debit cards or personal checks.

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