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All About Visas
The Consulate of Greece, London will accept applications from residents of the United Kingdom only. Please note your UK residence permit should be valid for at least three months after the intended date of departure from the Schengen area.

Processed applications can also be returned by DX Secure mail courier at an additional cost of £14.80 per passport.

Applicants have the option of paying their visa fees by Credit/Debit card ( at the Visa Application Centre) or Postal Orders in the name of "Greece Visa Application Centre". Fees in Cash will also be accepted  at the London Centre. Cheques will not be accepted.

Schengen Visa Information:

A Schengen visa has to be obtained from the Embassy or Consulate of the country where the MAIN PURPOSE OF TRAVEL lies. Therefore, please check your travel plans before applying at the Greece Visa Application Centre in London.

In case of travel to multiple Schengen countries, please apply to the Embassy or Consulate of the country where you will be staying for the maximum number of days. If the number of days to be spent in multiple countries is the same, you must apply to the embassy of the country which will be your first point of entry.

If you plan to apply for a Schengen visa at the Greece Visa Application Centre, your main destination and the maximum period of stay in the Schengen States must be in Greece. Please provide proof to support this information.

Please note that all decisions regarding the issuance of, duration and number of entries regarding the visa are at the sole discretion of the Embassy.

For more Information and to view list of countries whose citizens need a visa to enter Greece: Click Do I Need A visa

A Schengen visa is valid for
Austria Belgium Denmark
Finland France Germany
Greece Iceland Italy
Luxembourg Netherlands Norway
Portugal Spain Sweden
Switzerland Poland Slovak Republic
Hungary Slovenia Czech Republic
Malta Latvia Lithuania
Estonia    


Visa Application Process

Step 1
Transit, Tourists, Business, Family/ Friend visits and Dependents/ Spouses of EEA Nationals applications are accepted at the VFS application centre

Step 2
ALL applicants traveling MUST be present at the time of the appointment- On arriving at the visa application centre, you will be required to take a token at the entrance and be seated in the waiting area – you will next be called to our submission counter where your application and supporting documents will be scrutinized – your photograph and passport will be checked for validity – Finally, you will be issued a receipt for the fees and service charge paid as an acknowledgement. Please carry the originals and copies of all documents. Applicants requiring special physical assistance are requested to contact our helpline prior to visiting our centre so that appropriate support can be offered.

Step 3
Please go to the link “All about your Visas” to choose the right visa category for you and the documentary requirements to make the visa application.

Step 4
Mandatory - Please Schedule an appointment at the visa application centre to submit your Short Stay Transit, Tourists, and Business, Family / Friend visit and Dependents / Spouses of EEA Nationals application. Click on the link to Schedule Appointment . Please note that you should submit your visa application no more than 90 days prior to your date of travel.