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  • 22 March 2020

    For the kind attention of our Greece Visa Application Centre customers in the UAE

    Owing to the ongoing global COVID-19 developments, our Greece Visa Application Centres in UAE will not be accepting visa applications for processing until further notice. Our Helpline Services will also remain suspended during this time.

  • 24 January 2020

    Increased fees for visa applications

    Please note: As of 02 February 2020 the Schengen visa fee per person (Short Stay Visa) will increase from 60 to 80 euros or the equivalent amount in your local currency. For children below 12 years there is no visa fee.

  • 24 December 2019

    Dear Applicants,

    Please note that the Greece Visa Application Centre in Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be closed from Tuesday, 24 December 2019 till Wednesday 01 January 2020 on the occasion of Christmas and New Year. The visa processing and normal operations will commence on Thursday, 02 January 2020

    Applicants must plan their travel accordingly, and are requested to make a note of the holiday period in order to submit their applications.

  • 30 August 2019

    Please note the Greece visa application centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai will be closed on Sunday, 01 September 2019 on the occasion of Al Hijri – Islamic New Year.

    The visa processing and normal operations will commence from Monday, 02 September 2019.

    Applicants are requested to plan their travel accordingly, and are requested to make a note of the holiday period in order to submit their applications.

  • 07 August 2019

    Holiday notice on the occasion of Eid Al Adha:

    Please note the Greece visa application Centre in Abu Dhabi and Dubai will be closed from Sunday, 11 August 2019 till Tuesday, 13 August 2019 on the occasion of Eid Al Adha. The visa processing and normal operations will commence from Wednesday, 14 August 2019. Applicants must plan their travel accordingly, and are requested to make a note of the holiday period in order to submit their applications.

  • 27 June 2019

    Important Notice:

    Please be informed that only Pilots and Cabin crew applicants can temporarily withdraw their passport during the application process. However apart from Pilots and the Cabin Crew if incase any other applicant are requesting for the same then they need to cancel the application and visit the embassy in order to retrieve the passport.

    Please make note of the Passport retrieval timing at the embassy: Monday to Thursday between 10:00 and 12:00

  • 31 July 2017

    IMPORTANT: Sponsors who wish to apply for their maid’s application have to ensure a prior written approval is taken from the Embassy before submitting their visa application.

  • 04 June 2017

    Important note: Effective 11 June 2017, citizens of Ukraine can travel to Schengen countries without a prior visa for a period of up to 90 days. Please note that this exemption is only for holders of a Ukraine biometric passport.

    This does not apply to Ukrainian Nationals who are not holders of biometric passports and travelling for work during the stay period of 90 days.