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

Visa applications can be submitted at the Visa Application Centres 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.
VISA APPLICATION PROCESS
Step 1 : Prepare your application and supporting documents: Go to 'All about your visas' link on this website and find out details related to the visa category you want to apply for – here, you can find the applicable fee, documents required, Visa application form and more. Kindly visit the link for details on Schengen Visa criteria
Step 2 : Book an appointment to visit Visa Application Centre (Mandatory): All visa applications will be accepted at the Application Centre through prior appointments only. Booking an appointment is free of charge and is subject to availability. More details available under Schedule an Appointment. Kindly note that the application for Greece will be accepted only if your travel is within next 90 days.

Applicants applying in Groups
Applicants applying in groups (families or business groups of 5 or more persons) are requested to contact the helpline in case they are unable to schedule appointments for the same day.
Step 3 : Submit your application and biometrics: Visit Visa Application Centre as per appointment scheduled ,submit your completed Visa Application and enroll your biometrics. Kindly read the link carefully for latest news and updates on Greece Visa before visiting the Application Centre.
Effective 22 July 2013, applications forms for children below the age of 18 must be signed by the parents only at the Application Centre in front of the officer. Children between the age of 5 and 12 are also required to visit the Application Centre for capturing a photo at the Biometrics Enrollment booth once the application is submitted.
Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’. The work of the Visa Application Centre is primarily administrative in nature, and the decision on the visa application is entirely the prerogative of The Embassy of Hellenic Republic, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Please also ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre
Step 4 : Pay applicable Fee: Please check 'Visa Fee' table provided under the visa category you are applying for. Visa Application Centre accepts the fee in CASH (UAE Dirham) ONLY. A receipt will be provided for all payments made at the Centre
A choice of value added services are also available at the time of submission. Details available under Additional services
Step 5 : Processing and Tracking the status of the application: Once received by the Visa Application Centre, applications will be sent to the Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in Abu Dhabi, UAE the next working day Once the assessment is completed by the Embassy, the decision together with the passport and the other relevant documents will be sent back for collection from the Visa Application Centre.
Please check the status of your application through the website or Call Centre before coming to the Centre

For any additional information/ clarification please call our Call Centre that operates from 0900 hrs until 1700 hrs
TRACK YOUR APPLICATION
If you have already submitted an application for a Visa at the Visa Application Centre you can track your application here.

You can track your application by entering your Receipt Number and your Date of Birth.
Please click here

Representatives visiting the Visa Application Centre to collect the passport will need to hold an Authorization Letter along with the original receipt for the application. A copy of the representative’s ID card should also be attached.

For downloading the format of the authorization letter, please click on the link below. (This is an optional form as hand written/other formats  will also be accepted)

Authorization Letter
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