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Greece Schengen Visa for Indian citizens: Everything you need to know
5 min read
Updated on Mar 14, 2024

Planning a trip to Greece? As an Indian citizen, you must apply for a Schengen Visa to enter the country, as it is a member of the Schengen Area.

Navigating the visa application process can be overwhelming, but don't worry! This guide will walk you through all the essential information and requirements you need to know to successfully apply for a Greece Schengen Visa.

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Do Indian citizens need a Schengen Visa for Greece?

The Greece Visa for Indians, also known as the Greece Schengen Visa or Tourist Visa, is a requirement for Indian travelers who want to visit this or other European countries in the Schengen Zone.

With the Greece Schengen Visa, you can enter the following 27 Schengen countries:

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The Schengen Visa requirement also applies to minors and children from India, and both parents or legal guardians must sign the application form for their child's visa.

Benefits of the Greece Schengen Visa for Indian travelers

Indian applicants enjoy the following benefits of this Greece Visa:

  • Explore Greece and the other Schengen countries as a tourist.

  • Meet with a family member or friend living in the Schengen Area.

  • Attend business meetings conferences, or conduct other non-remunerated business activities.

  • Participate in a recreational course of up to 30 days (like a language course, for example).

  • Play sports and attend events.

Remember that you can't look for work, receive medical treatment, study long-term, or marry or register a civil partnership on this short-stay visa. For details about other Greek visas, check the government website.

Greece Visa requirements: Required documents for Indian citizens

The typical documents to submit to the Visa Application Center are:

  • Copy of your valid passport: Your Indian passport must be valid for at least six months after your planned arrival in Greece, and it must have at least two blank pages.

  • Travel itinerary: One includes a return ticket to India, a confirmed hotel reservation, and any planned tours and destinations you want to visit.

  • Proof of sufficient funds: To demonstrate that you can support yourself financially during your trip, submit current bank statements or an employment contract stating your income.

  • Travel/medical insurance: This must cover medical expenses of at least €30,000 and repatriation in case of an emergency. It must be valid in the entire Schengen Zone.

  • **Two passport-size photos

  • Visa application form: It must be correctly filled out, printed, and signed. You'll receive this form during the online process on our platform.

You may need to provide additional information, such as an invitation letter, or documentation for any dependents traveling with you, like a marriage certificate or birth certificate.

Indian applicants who meet the above requirements should have no problem getting their Greek Visa application approved.

Greece Schengen Visa: Eligibility criteria for Indian citizens

Here are the eligibility criteria for Indian citizens wanting to apply for this [reece short-stay visa

  • Living in India: To be eligible for a Greece Schengen Visa, you must be a resident of India and have a valid Indian passport (and residence permit or long-term visa).

  • Purpose of your trip: You must clearly state the reason for visiting Greece and the Schengen Area. The main reasons for traveling to Greece include tourism, business meetings, visiting family or friends, or receiving medical treatment. You should submit documents that can back up the reason for traveling.

  • Travel insurance: You must have medical insurance covering medical expenses and emergencies in the Schengen Area with coverage of at least €30,000.

  • Financial documentation: Show that you have sufficient financial means to support yourself during your trip to Greece. This includes providing bank statements, sponsorship letters, or any other evidence.

How long can Indian citizens stay in Greece with the Schengen Visa?

The visa holder can visit Greece and any other Schengen country for up to 90 days. Indian travelers can freely travel between Schengen member states as often as they like, as long as their total stay does not exceed the cumulative 90 days.

While we offer this visa, the final decision lies with the Greek Consulate or Embassy. They determine whether you will be granted a single-entry, double-entry, or multiple-entry visa based on the information you provide during the application process.

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How to apply for the Greek Schengen Visa online as an Indian citizen

To apply for the Greece Schengen Visa with us, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Fill out your basic details and travel dates. Carefully review if all details are correctly spelled.

  • Step 2: Pay the iVisa processing fee of the Greece Visa with a debit or credit card or through PayPal on our secure platform. You'll receive full instructions for the next steps of the process via email.

  • Step 3: Fill out our simplified Schengen Visa application form, upload the required documents, and attend the mandatory visa interview.

We'll help you make an appointment and you will get full guidance from our visa experts whenever needed. Once approved, your visa will be placed in your passport!

Tips for a successful Greece Schengen Visa application in India

Applying for a Greece Schengen Visa becomes a lot easier with these tips from our visa experts:

  • Start your application as early as possible: Begin your application well in advance to allow enough time to gather all the required documents and prepare all requirements. We advise applying at least two months before your trip.

  • Review your application carefully: Make sure all the details provided match your passport, supporting documents, and travel info. Double-check for any spelling errors or omissions before applying.

  • Relevant financial documentation: Show that you have sufficient funds to cover your trip expenses, including accommodation, transport, and daily costs such as meals and activities. Provide bank statements from the past three to six months, showing your stable financial situation. If someone else is helping you pay for your trip, include a cover letter and documents showing their financial stability.

  • Get travel medical insurance: Travel insurance that meets the Schengen Area requirements, covering medical emergencies, repatriation, and a minimum of €30,000 in medical costs in the Schengen Zone.

Remember, each application is unique, and requirements may vary per applicant.

More information

If you have more questions about this tourist visa for Greece and the Schengen Area for Indian citizens, contact our customer service agents. They are available via online chat or email at [email protected].

  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://migration.gov.gr/
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