The Greek Embassy in New Delhi examines visa applications of citizens of India,
Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Nationals of other third countries can submit an application in the following
||they reside legally in one of the above mentioned countries.
||they are legally present in one of the above mentioned countries
and provide justification for lodging the application at the Embassy.
A visa application may be lodged for a Schengen visa (short-stay visa -type C
or airport transit visa -type A) or a long-stay visa (type D) depending on the
duration and the purpose of the envisaged stay.
A short-stay visa entitles its holder to stay in the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days in any 180 day period. A long-stay visa allows its holder to enter Greece and request a residence permit for a longer stay.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
When lodging an application, it is important to take into consideration the
||An application can be lodged no more than three months before the
start of the intended visit.
||Your passport should satisfy the following criteria:
||its validity should extend at least three months longer than the
intended stay or , for several visits, the last intended stay
||it contains at least two blank pages
||it has been issued within the previous ten years
||You should submit a photograph in accordance with the requirements
described on this website. Please click here for photo specifications
||Your visa application should be duly completed and signed
||The visa fee is paid.
If all the above mentioned conditions are not met, then your application will
be considered as inadmissible and will not be examined by the Embassy. Where
the application is admissible, the Embassy stamps your travel document. This
stamp has no legal implications
Moreover , you must make sure that, along with the application, you have
submitted the supporting documents. Additionally, for Schengen visas and many
categories of national visas, a valid travel medical insurance is requested.
For further information on all requirements, please refer to the relevant
section corresponding to the type and category of visa you wish to apply for.
An application may be submitted in person or by a representative or travel
agent, presenting an authorization letter and a valid identification document.
As there are no commercial intermediaries accredited by the Embassy, all
applications, regardless of the way of their submission, receive equal
Applications can be submitted at the Greek Application Centers of VFS-Global
Services. Please refer to contact us
for more details
EXAMINATION OF APPLICATIONS
An appointment for a personal interview at the Embassy may be arranged at the
time of the submission of the application. In case such an interview has not
been arranged and depending on the documents submitted, the Embassy may call
the applicant for a personal interview after the submission of the application.
Bona fide travelers are exempted from the interview.
At the stage of examination of an application, the Embassy may also request
The time required to process Schengen
visa applications may
take a longer period depending on the distance. In exceptional cases, this
period may be extended up to 30 calendar days, notably when further scrutiny of
the application is needed and when additional documentation is needed in
specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days
INFORMATION TO VISA HOLDERS
After the issuance of you visa, please check if all data are mentioned
correctly on the visa sticker. If you are holding a Schengen visa, it is
important for you to read the attached instructions. Click here
Negative decisions on applications are notified to the applicant in the form of
a refusal letter stating the reasons on which they are based. In particular,
when the examination of the application has been completed, the applicant
receives the original refusal letter along with his passport and verifies that
he has been duly notified by signing a copy of this refusal letter, which is
returned to the Embassy.
The applicant has a right to appeal before the competent Greek administrative
Court, pursuant to article 15 of Law 3068/2002 within ninety days of the date
on which he/she has been served herewith or notified hereof. The appeal must be
written in Greek and signed by a Greek lawyer or the applicant. In case the
appeal is signed by the applicant, a Greek lawyer must attend the hearing
thereof. The applicant may also lodge an appeal before a Greek Authority.
Appeals sent by post shall not be admitted.