The Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in Abu Dhabi, UAE is pleased to announce the opening of the Visa Application Centers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Visa applications can be submitted at the Visa Application Centers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, for which, both will be assessed by the Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

For Prospective Applicants

Applicants who wish to apply for a Visa are requested to kindly read the information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the risk of your application being incomplete or taking longer time to be processed.

Please note that personal appearance is always required at the time of submission of the application. From 2 October 2012, applicants are also required to submit their biometrics (fingerprints, digital photo) at the time of application. For more information, click here.
The Embassy of the Hellenic Republic may also require a personal interview at its premises in Abu Dhabi, prior to a decision being taken on your application. The Visa Application Centre shall assist you to take an appointment in case required.

Note: Applicants are free to apply only within 90 days of their date of travel.
Step 1 : Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre.
Step 2 : Before applying, please ensure you are clear on your ‘purpose of visit’. Do remember our staff will be available to assist and help you through the entire visa application process. However, the staff are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Please go to the link “All about your visas” for information on the various visa categories.
Step 3 : Complete your Visa Application Form or download it here and affix your photograph.
Step 4 : Attach all supporting documents, as per checklist. Make sure your application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Step 5 :
Schedule an appointment (mandatory)
You are required to book an appointment to visit the Visa Application Centre in Abu Dhabi/ Dubai to submit your visa application. Please click here for more information on scheduling appointments.
If you need to change your appointment, please remember to cancel your original appointment.
Please email us at in case you face any issues while scheduling your appointment or call us at  971 4 2055770 for further assistance
The following details are required for appointment booking:
Passport number
Contact number
Step 6 : Organise payment of the visa fees in cash (AED)
Step 7 : Submit your application at the VFS Global centre in Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

For any additional information/ clarification please call our Call Centre that operates from 09:00 until 17:00
After submission of documents at the Visa Application Centre, you can also check the status of your application online, by providing the unique VAC Reference Number and your date of birth. (VAC Reference Number can be found in the invoice-cum-receipt provided at the Visa Application Centre at the time of submission.)

If you have availed the SMS tracking service, you will receive SMS and email alerts, once the processed application is couriered or is ready for collection at the Visa Application Centre. These alerts will be received on the mobile number and email address provided while submitting the visa application.

You may also track your application here.

Please note that the time for passport collection is from 09:00 to 17:00 from Sunday to Thursday, except weekends and holidays.

During the passport collection at the Visa Application Centre it is required to provide the following:
Original payment receipt that was provided by the officer during documents submission.
Original Emirates ID card


Representatives/agents/consultants collecting the passport at the counter will have to provide an authority letter from the applicant clearly stating the name of person & agency authorising them to collect the passport on their behalf.

If you have opted for courier delivery and receive the passport outside of the Visa Application Centre, please be ready to provide the following documents:
  1. Original payment receipt
  2. Document confirming your identity
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