The Embassy of Greece in Tehran informs the public that, from MONDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2018, ALL categories of visas for Greece will be handled through a Joint Visa Application Center operated by VFS Global which also manages visas for other Schengen Member States.
The address of VFS Global for Greece is the following:
4th Floor, Building No 49, Orfi-Shirazi Street, North Sheykh-Bahaei Ave., Molla Sadra Ave. Vanak Square, Tehran.
All electronic appointments, through the mfa.gr website, scheduled from Monday 12 February 2018 are valid, but the applicants MUST present themselves at the above-mentioned address and NOT at the consular section of the Greek Embassy.
All communication concerning SCHENGEN visas for Greece with appointment after Monday 12 February has to be done, from Monday 5 February 2018, through the following VFS Global website:
This website will operate also in Farsi by end of February
VFS Global office at Vanak Square operates all days (except Friday and Saturday)
FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS from 8h00 to 15h00 and FOR PASSPORT COLLECTIONS from 15h00 to 17h00
VFS Global will also operate, from Monday 5 February, a Help Desk (in Farsi and English),
during working days, from 8h00 to 17h00,
using the telephone number +98 212 767 4000, and
by email Info.Greeceiran@vfshelpline.com
INDIVIDUAL APPLICANTS MUST SEND THEIR APPOINTMENT REQUESTS TO the email address firstname.lastname@example.org and ALL TRAVEL AGENCIES or GROUPS OF MORE THAN 10 APPLICANTS MUST SENT THEIR APPOINTMENT REQUESTS TO the email address email@example.com which is exclusively reserved for travel agents and groups. Appointment Emails from both Individuals and travel agencies or groups will receive a reply within two working days.
The Embassy of Greece reminds that all submissions of visa applications or receptions of visa through VFS Global has to be done on an individual basis by the applicant, and it is formally forbidden to be done through any mediator, representative, relatives or tourist agent. The only exception is for parents for their children under the legal age and only for the reception of visa. Any child under the legal age has to be present, with her/his parents, for the submission of the application.
For visa purposes, individuals, agents, lawyers, representatives or companies, will no longer be admitted to the Consular Office of the Embassy from Monday 12 February. Emails, fax or telephone calls for such requests should be addressed only to VFS Global.
Within this framework, and based on the qualitative experience of VFS Global, the Consular Section of the Embassy will be able, in the coming weeks, to manage at least 100 visas per day, approximately doubling today’s capacity. Also, through VFS, the timeframe for booking an appointment, submitting the necessary documents and receiving a reply regarding applications will be reduced.
Furthermore, the Embassy of Greece reminds that the individuals interested in the GOLDEN VISA PROGRAMME (Residence Permits for investment activity in Greece) may also contact directly ENTREPRISE GREECE of the Ministry of Economy and Development.
(Tel: +30 210 335 5700, Fax: +30 210 324 2079, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.enterprisegreece.gov.gr)
List of Schengen Visas requirements
Community Code on Visas in other languages
Visa Code Guidelines-Annexes
Visa applicants’ rights in case of rejection due to registration in the Schengen Information System or the National Record of Undesirable Foreigners
Information request form about personal data processed in the National SCHENGEN Information System (N-SIS)
Procedure of issuance of Schengen visas for seafarers