Study - short course

Overview

Once received by the Visa Application Centre, applications will be sent to the Embassy of Hellenic Republic in Beirut, Lebanon the next working day & the applicant will be given an appointment for a personal Interview (if needed) with the Embassy of Hellenic Republic in Beirut, Lebanon. Once the assessment is completed by the Embassy, the decision together with the passport & the other relevant documents will be available for collection from the Visa Application Centre.

Only Lebanon nationals and nationals of third countries that are legal residents in Lebanon can apply for a visa at the Greece Visa Application Centre in Beirut, Lebanon. Visa applicants are requested to appear in person at the time of submission.

Incomplete, unclear or unsigned applications will not be accepted.
Visa fees are non-refundable and have to be paid only in cash at the time of application
If the visit involves two or more Schengen countries, the Embassy responsible for the issuance of the visa will be:

  1. The Embassy of the country in which the traveler is going to stay the longest.
  2. If the traveler is to stay the same time in different Schengen countries, the Embassy of the country of first entry.

Applicant’s lack of Travel plan will not fall on Embassy priority to process your visa. It is advisable to plan your travel well in advance to avoid any inconvenience.

Visa Fees

Charge Type Amount Remarks
Visa Fees 60 € For each application
Russian, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova Nationals for short stay 35 € For each application
Children below 12 years Gratis – No Charge For each application
Service Fees 20 € For each application

All payments will be collected in local currency (cash only) as per the local exchange rate.

  • Exemption of visa fee is in the below cases;

    • In the case of children below 12 years of age in the short term category.
    • School pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training
    • Researchers travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations.
  • The applicable visa fee in Euro is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice.
  • The visa fee is non-refundable

Documents Required


INFORMATION

For Persons applying for Students Visa (stay not more than 90 days)

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  Check List For A Visa
  1. Original and copy of the passport main pages (front with personal info, residence, and Schengen visas). For new passports, the old passport is also required.
  2. Two colored passport-size photos of good quality (white background).
  3. Visa application completed in English and signed (name should be written as in passport).
  4. Passport should be valid for at least six (6) months from the date of visa issuance.
  5. Applicants should be residents of Lebanon and have a valid residence of at least six (6) months (for non - Lebanon and GCC citizens).
  6. Salary certificate and authorized signature of his which registered in Chamber of Commerce
  7. Original & copy of the work permit from the Ministry of Labour, Lebanon (for non - Lebanon and GCC citizens).
  8. International medical travel insurance for the duration of the trip covered not less than 30.000 Euros.
  9. Ticket and voucher of hotel reservation / alternate accommodation
  10. Proof of adequate financial means:

    • Bank statement of the Parent.
    • Proof of Bank account in Greece or proof of the credit card provided by the parent.
  11. Certificate of enrolment or Acceptance/Admission letter from the University/College stating the following details:

    • Duration of course
    • Type of Course (Subjects undertaken)

Photo Specifications

Applicants are requested to submit their application form with the new photo format, as explained below:

General

The photo must fulfill the norm specified by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).

  • Use plain light-coloured background.
  • The photo must be no more than 6-months old.
  • Not tilted picture (portrait style) showing both edges of face clearly.
  • Close up of the head and top of the shoulders so that the face takes up 70–80% of the photograph.
  • Photo in sharp focus and clear.

Photo Size

The photo for each visa applicant must measure:

  • The picture dimensions must be 240 pixels wide by 320 pixels high at least. A smaller picture will be rejected. For instance, a photo being 235 pixels by 320 pixels is not valid.
  • On the other hand, the photo should keep a proportion of 3 x 4 (width x height) within limits. However, 250 x 340 pixels picture would be valid, but not a 290 x 340 pixels one.
  • Finally, the image weight (size in Kbytes) can never be bigger than 120 Kbytes.

Resolution

  • An image resolution is measured in DPI (dots per inch) and it's mainly used to control printing quality. Therefore, higher resolution means better printing quality.
  • Photos resolution should be 300 dpi, so, when you scan the image, check this parameter carefully. However, bear in mind that the higher the resolution, the bigger the picture.

Resolution

  • The only image format accepted is JPEG (Join Photograph Expert Grup Format). The other image formats such as BMP, TIFF, GIF, PNG, etc. will be rejected (a warning will be shown).

Attaching the Photo to the Application form

  • Glue one photograph to the application form in the designated space.

Note : If children are traveling with their parents and are included inside the passport of the mother and/or the father, one photograph for each children MUST be glued to the application form of the father or the mother, depending on whom are they traveling with.

Please follow these instructions carefully. If the photograph presented do not meet these requirements your application will be considered incomplete

Processing Time

The processing at the Embassy of Greece normally takes a maximum of 15 days.

Download Form

Please take a printout of the Visa application Form. You are required to fill in all details of the applicant in a legible handwriting and submit it along with the required documents to the Visa Application Center.

You can refer to the contact us page from the address and the location map. Also, refer to the documents required page for the required documents to be submitted along with the application form.

  Schengen visa application form.

To Download a Form:

  1. Click on the form link
  2. When the form opens, save the form on your computer.

OR

  1. Press the right button on your mouse on the required link.
  2. Select Save Target As from the list
  3. Save the form on your computer.

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