Saturday, 24 February 2018

Passports

If you wish to apply for the issuance or renewal of a Greek Passport, you need to book an appointment before attending the Consular Office in person.

Τhe new biometric Greek passports are issued by state-of-the-art technology to meet high security standards and specifications. As of 1 January 2007, only new biometric passports issued by the Passport Division of the Hellenic Police are valid.

The issuance of the new biometric Greek passports is regulated by the provisions of PD 25/2004, the GMD 3021/22.10.2005 and the later amendments of the above.

The Greek Consular Authorities are delegated to:

• Collect applications and supporting documents

• Safely forward such documents to the Hellenic Police

• Receive passports from the Hellenic Police

• Hand over passports to their rightful owners.

Please note that it is not possible to specify the period of time required to collect your passport.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

In order to apply for a passport at the Consular Authority, your physical presence is required.

LIST OF REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

1. Application (provided at the Consular office)

2. Previous passport (provided it exists).  The bearer will keep his/her previous passport until the delivery of the new one, at which point the previous will be invalidated.

3. Two (2) Recent (no more than a month old) color digital photographs 4x6 cm (or 1.6 x 2.3 inches) of particular technical specifications. If the photographs does not meet the required specifications, the application will be rejected by the Passport Directorate of the Hellenic Police.

4. A Greek Police identity card (recent, where personal data, e.g. first name and surname, are also written in Latin) or a Birth Certificate which the Consular Office requests from the Municipality of the interested party after they fill in, in greek, an application form, one week prior to their scheduled appointment. The completed application form should be forwarded to the email of the Consular Office. ( ).

Males 19-45 years of age under military deferment must provide an updated (Type B)Certificate. Those declared deserters living abroad must provide certification of their military office in Greece, certifying their permanent resident abroad status.

The above-mentioned documents must be recent and issued within the last six (6) months.

LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR ISSUING PASSPORTS TO MINORS:

1. Application (provided at the Consular Office and completed by the parents or legal guardians)

2. Previous passport (provided it exists). The applicant will keep his/her previous passport until the delivery of the new one, at which point it will be invalidated.

3. Recent (no more than a month old) color digital photograph of particular technical specifications. If the photograph does not meet the required specifications, the application will be rejected by the Passport Directorate of the Hellenic Police.

4. A Greek Police identity card (recent, where personal data, e.g. first name and surname, are also written in Latin), for minors over the age of 12. If the applicant does not have a Greek Police identity card, the parents or legal guardians should fill in, in greek, an application one week prior to the scheduled appointment, so that the Consular Office may request a recent Birth Certificate of the interested party from his/her Municipality.

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

- They have ever been convicted for crimes related to the issuance, use, loss or theft of passports;

-There are criminal proceedings pending against them or whether they have been indicted for the aforementioned offenses;

GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING PASSPORTS

Following citizens’ complaints regarding the way Greek names & surnames are transliterated in Latin, on Greek passports, we would like to inform you that according to the current legislation the above procedure is subject to the standards of  ELOT 743 (ISO 843).

Passports must be collected in person or by a legal guardian or a person dully authorized to do so. In that case, one needs to provide proper identification, along with an authorization bearing his/her signature certified by the Greek Consular Office.

The application receipt must be provided at the time of the collection.

Upon delivery of the new passport, the applicants are required to submit their old passport for cancellation.

According to the instructions of the Hellenic Police, the passports that will remain uncollected by the applicant at the Consular Office for six months, will be returned to the competent authorities in Greece.

For further information regarding issuing a passport, you may visit the website of the Greek police - National Passport Center or contact the Greek Consular Office.

LOSS OF PASSPORT

In case of loss or theft of one’s passport in the Republic of Korea, the holder must report the incident, as soon as possible, to a S.Korean police authority obtaining confirmation of his/her report . Furthermore one needs also to proceed to the Consular Office  to report the loss/theft.

The Consular Office proceeds with an investigation concerning the circumstances of loss or theft of the passport, which can last up to 3 months from the date of the report at the Consular Office. In case  the passport is lost/stolen for a second time within a period of 5 years, the investigation can last up to a year, depending on the case. As long as the investigation is in process a new passport cannot be issued.

PLEASE NOTE:

• In case of a loss, the submission of a new application is only possible after 90 days from the day the loss/theft was declared at the Consular Office.

EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND EXPIRED PASSPORTS - ( ONLY FOR GREEK CITIZENS)

A. An emergency travel document cannot be issued, if your Greek passport has expired.

B. You do need an emergency travel document in case of loss or theft of passport in order to return to Greece.

For the issuance of an emergency travel document, the submission of the following documents is required:

Application (submitted IN PERSON at the Consular Office) -  NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY.

Booking reference or copy of an issued ticket.

2 Photographs.

ID card issued after 1.6.1960 or certificate of registration in a Greek Municipality.

Report of a Republic of Korean  Police authority.

Statement filled in at the Consular Office concerning the circumstances of the loss/theft of the passport

Travel documents are issued free of charge, no earlier than 48 hours prior to your travel.

For the cost of issuing a passport, please click here.

Only cash is accepted.

Fees are paid in Korean won (KRW)

Last Updated Monday, 18 December 2017
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