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Discover Europe with the Greece Schengen Visa!

Greece is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe, bursting with iconic ruins, pristine beaches, unique islands, delicious food, and welcoming locals.

Make sure your travel documents are in order before visiting Greece, including the Greece Schengen Visa. iVisa's application form is up to 50% shorter than on the government website. Plus, you’ll get 24/7 access to an iVisa Expert, to answer all your questions and review your application before submitting.

Keep reading for more info or apply directly online for the Greece Schengen Visa!

What is the Greece Schengen Visa?

The Greece Schengen Visa is one of the most popular visas to explore Europe and the Schengen Area. It allows travelers to travel between all Schengen member states without obtaining visas for each country.

With the Greek Schengen Visa, you can visit the following Schengen countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Greece, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Greece, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Greece does not have to be the first country you enter, on this visa, but it is recommended.

What can I do with the Greek Schengen Visa?

  • Visit Greece and other Schengen countries for tourism and to visit family and friends.

  • Attend business meetings, conferences, or attend other business activities.

  • Do a short recreational course or play sports.

What can I not do with the Greek Schengen Visa?

  • Carry out remunerated business (paid work).

  • Receive medical treatment.

  • Marry or register a civil partnership.

  • Study for an extended period of time or do a traineeship.

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Who can apply for the Greece Schengen Visa?

Travel within the Schengen Zone is visa-free for residents of the European Union and nationals of Schengen countries. However, most other travelers must apply for a Greece Schengen Visa and do an interview before they go.

Children and minors are also required to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Greece, if they are from an eligible country.

Additionally, the following passport holders are eligible to visit the Schengen zone without a visa:

  • United States

  • United Kingdom

  • Australia

  • New Zealand

  • Canada

Find out if you need a visa to visit Greece, using our helpful Visa Checker Tool, and apply instantly online!

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How long can I stay in the country with the Greece Schengen Visa?

Greece and the Schengen area may be visited for up to 90 days Per Entry. Travel between Schengen countries is free as long as you don't exceed the cumulative 90 days.

Please note: iVisa allows you to apply for a multiple-entry visa, but the Greek authorities decide if you receive a single-entry, double-entry, or multiple-entry visa. Multiple-entry visas can be issued for 180 days to five years.

Contact the Greece embassy or consulate near you for more info about other Greece Visa requirements, such as residence permits or a Greek visa for long-term stays.

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Which documents do I need to apply for the Greece Schengen Visa?

When you apply for the Greece Schengen Visa with iVisa, you will receive a complete list of the documents you need to submit and bring to your interview. The required documents will include the following:

  • Visa application form: The simple and easy iVisa application form should be correctly filled out, printed, and signed.

  • Two photographs: Taken within the last three months. If you don’t have one, use iVisa’s affordable digital photo service.

  • Valid passport: Valid for at least three months after arrival. There must be at least two blank pages in your passport for visa stickers.

  • Travel itinerary: It can include a copy of your return ticket, hotel reservation, or tour itinerary.

  • Proof of accommodation: You'll need a hotel reservation or a letter from relatives in Greece to prove where you're staying.

  • Financial statements: A bank statement or salary slip proving that you have the necessary funds to cover the entire trip.

  • Your collected fingerprints: In case you have not registered them in the VIS(Visa Information System) for the previous 59 months.

  • Medical insurance: It must cover at least EUR 30,000 for emergency medical treatment and repatriation. For minors applying for a Schengen visa, their birth certificates and parental consent must be provided.

If you meet these basic requirements, you should have no trouble getting a Schengen Visa to visit Greece.

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How to apply for the Greece Schengen visa online with iVisa

To get the Greece Schengen Visa quickly, just follow these three simple steps:

  • Step 1: Use the simplified iVisa form to provide your travel and personal information. A PDF guide will be emailed to you, and your iVisa Expert can be contacted at all times in case you have a question or need help.

  • Step 2: Ensure that all information is accurate, and use a debit or credit card or PayPal to pay the iVisa service fee. If applicable, the government visa fee must be paid at the embassy, consulate, or Visa Application Center (VAC) at the time of your interview.

  • Step 3: Bring the required documents to the mandatory visa interview. Our team will send you a checklist and tips with everything you need to prepare for your interview.

Get ready to travel to Greece and apply immediately!

What is the cost and processing time of the Greece Schengen Visa application?

iVisa currently offers one processing option for Greece Schengen Visas:

  • Standard processing: Takes up to 30 days and costs USD $270.99 excluding the government visa fees.

In addition to the iVisa fee, you will receive personal support from an iVisa Expert as well as a PDF guide with all the tips to fill out your application and prepare for your interview.

The government fee of about USD 84.85 must be paid in cash at the VAC or consulate (half-price for children between the age of 6 and 12 and free for kids under 6 years old). Some exemptions apply.

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Do I need the Greek Schengen Visa if I’m transiting through the country?

If you are transiting at the airport in Greece, on your way to a non-Schengen country, you may need an Airport Transit Visa. To find out if you qualify for that visa, contact your local embassy.

Benefits of getting your Greece Schengen Visa with iVisa

  • 100% government-compliant:: Our team of iVisa Experts will review your information and make sure it is 100% compliant with government requirements.

  • Unlimited access to the iVisa Expert Team: We give you exclusive access to our iVisa Expert Team to guide you from start to finish and answer any questions during the process.

  • Simplified application form: Fill out a clear and short survey with 50% fewer questions instead of 60 confusing and tedious questions.

  • Fill out at your own pace: Complete the application form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress.

  • Step-by-step guide: Get an exclusive PDF manual with all the tips you need to answer complex questions and how to prepare for your interview.

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Where can I learn more?

We're here to help you if you have questions about the Greece Schengen Visa application process.

Our dedicated online team of customer service agents is available 24/7 via online chat, to assist with any questions you may have, or you can contact us on whatsapp.

Required Documents to Apply

  • Applicant's photo
  • Passport page

Important Instructions

  • The Greece Schengen Visa is a multiple-entry travel document to visit Greece and all the 27 countries of the Schengen Area.

  • This visa is usually valid for a period of 180 days and you can stay in the Schengen Area for a maximum of 90 days per entry.

  • With the Greece Schengen Visa you can do tourist and business activities, receive medical treatment, visit friends/family, and do short studies, but you can’t do any activity that involves a sort of payment.

  • You can complete the visa application form online with iVisa. We assigned you an iVisa Expert to review your application to make it 100% government-compliant so you can avoid rejections.

  • For this visa you will have to pay a government fee of $84.85 USD (80 euros) in cash (appointment fee unincluded).

  • Children between the age of 6 and 12 will need to pay a government fee of $42.43 USD (40 euros) in cash.

  • Children under 6 years old don’t need to pay a government fee.

  • If you are a foreign member of a family composed of members of the EU or Switzerland, you don’t have to pay a government fee.

  • If you are going to Greece for academic purposes like accompanying a professor, having educational training, or as a researcher from a third country, you won’t need to pay a government fee.

  • If you are 25 or less and traveling as a non-profit organization representative to go to events, seminars, or conferences you also won’t need to pay a government fee.

  • The government fee needs to be paid at the Embassy or Consulate on your appointment date and the iVisa fee needs to be paid online during your application process.

  • We advise you to apply for this visa 2 months ahead to avoid any delays.

  • With the Greece Schengen Visa you can enter by air, land, or sea.

  • If you are traveling by sea or you are a sailor, we advise you to apply 3 months in advance.

  • iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, see the FAQs below.

Questions?

Our Company is accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and has a validated IATA Agency Code. If you want to check this information you can verify our membership using our bearing No. 23716873 at http://store.iata.org/ieccacfree.

Remember that the customer service team at iVisa is here 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our service.

The Greece Schengen Visa is issued in at least 15 working days. Sometimes it can take 45 days. The process can be long, especially if you apply alone. For that reason we recommend you apply 2 months in advance for this Visa to avoid any delays.

Remember that with iVisa you can apply easily and fast for the Greece Schengen Visa with the help of an iVisa Visa Expert. Forget about going through a stressful visa application for yourself and start to enjoy planning your trip!

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It will only take around 20 minutes to fill out our simplified form online.

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To submit your online application we only require you to upload your Passport Scan. That’s it!

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You should bring the following documents:

  • Your printed application form.

  • Your passport photo.

  • Your payment for the visa fee.

  • Your valid passport. It needs to be issued within the last 10 years and valid for at least 3 months after your visa expires. Also, make sure it has 2 blank pages.

  • Your collected fingerprints in case you have not registered them in the VIS(Visa Information System) for the previous 59 months.

  • Your hotel reservation or proof that you are traveling with a group of people.

  • Proves that you are capable of financing your trip. For example, your bank and credit card statements** from the last 3 months. Also, proves that you have enough reasons to return to your country after your trip is over.

  • Your proof of accommodation or sponsorship.

  • Health insurance for travel that could cover hospitalizations, emergencies, urgent treatments and healthcare, death, or repatriation in the Schengen area of at least 30,000 euros.

Do you have all these documents? Apply here!

Yes, you can! The Greece Schengen Visa is a travel authorization that allows you to visit Greece and all the countries from the Schengen area.

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No. There is a government fee that you will usually need to pay.

You need to pay at the embassy, consulate, or Visa Application Center(VAC) a government fee of $84.85 USD (80 euros) in cash (appointment fee unincluded). Children between the age of 6 and 12 will need to pay a government fee of $42.43 USD (40 euros) in cash. Children under 6 years old won't need to pay a government fee.

You also won’t need to pay a government fee if you are:

  • A foreign member of a family composed of members of the EU or Switzerland, you don’t have to pay a government fee.

  • 25 or less and traveling as a non-profit organization representative to go to events, seminars, or conferences you also won’t need to pay a government fee.

  • Going to Greece for academic purposes like accompanying a professor, having educational training, or as a researcher from a third country, you won’t need to pay a government fee.

We charge a small fee but remember that by applying beforehand with iVisa, you can avoid any delays or errors, including saving time at immigration. Our team of experts will also review your application to minimize the likelihood of errors to guarantee you a smooth entry to Greece.

Start your application with iVisa now!

The visa government fee is ONLY refundable when the visa authorities in charge of processing your application realize that your application is inadmissible after you pay the fee. In most cases, isn't refundable.

When you apply with iVisa, we make sure your application is 100% government-compliant so that you can avoid rejections; which is why we have a dedicated team of iVisa Experts who will review your application in detail so you can increase your approval chances.

Start your application with iVisa today, and avoid rejections!

The Greece Schengen Visa is a multiple-entry travel authorization, with a validity period of 180 days and a permitted stay of a maximum of 90 days that starts when you arrive in Greece.

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There are no COVID-19 requirements to enter Greece for travelers that are not coming from China.

Travelers coming from China, regardless of nationality, are required to show before boarding a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken 48 hours before their trip date or a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test result taken 24 hours before their trip date.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service agents if you have further questions, they’re available for you 24/7.

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At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.
Disclaimer
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