The Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in the UAE is pleased to announce the opening of the Visa Application Centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Visa applications submitted at the Visa Application Centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai will be assessed by the Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Please note that the applicants’ decision to apply at VFS Global is voluntary and they have the right to visit the Embassy directly if deemed necessary.
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 will help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the chance of your application being incomplete- or taking long to be processed.
that you need to be physically present at the Visa Application Centre at the time of submission of your application, You are also required to submit your biometrics (fingerprints and digital photo) at the center after submitting your application. For more information on biometric data collection, 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 will assist you in booking an appointment for the interview, if required.
Applicants are advised to apply for their visas at least 40 days before their date of travel.
After submitting your documents at the Visa Application Centre, you can 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 on 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
that the timings for passport collection from Sunday to Thursday is from 09:00 to 17:00, and closed during weekends and holidays.
While collecting your passport at the Visa Application Centre, you are required to provide the following:
||Original payment receipt provided by the officer during document submission.
||Original Emirates ID card
Representatives/agents/consultants collecting the passport at the Centre will have to provide an authorisation letter from the applicant clearly stating the name of person & agency authorised to collect the passport on their behalf.
If you have opted for a courier delivery, please provide the following documents:
- Original payment receipt
- Document confirming your identity