Welcome to the website of the Greek Visa Service Centre
The European Commission puts at your disposal a user guide on the following link below. This link contains information on the new rules, the use of the calculator and practical examples.
For the latest information please check the Important Notices
Please be aware of changes in visa rules for counting of days of authorized stay within the Schengen area for short stays that took effect since 18 October 2013.
Legality of your stay within the Schengen area may be checked at any moment of your stay there (including at border crossing). The reference period of 180 days within which the foreigner can spend for up to 90 days in the Schengen area will be looked at backwards from each day of the stay (i.e. the calculation of stay will be done within 180 days preceding each day of stay).
When planning your future trip please follow these steps:
1. Look the reference period of 180 days (not 6 months!) from each day of your stay in the Schengen area backwards.
2. Calculate the summarized duration of previous stays (according to entrance/exit stamps in your passport(s) for each 180-days period.
3. Check whether these summarized durations do not exceed 90 in each 180-days period. If exceed, you have to change your trip plans and check again.
The European Commission puts at your disposal a calculation tool on the following link:
For Prospective Applicants
Kindly read the information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the chances of your application being delayed or declined due to inadequate or incorrect submission of documents.
In addition to the list of documents photocopies of Travel document required (only pages containing any information, visas, stamps,even if it’s not visible well). In case of a new Travel document, photocopies of old Travel document are required (first page and visas for the last 3 years).
Please be informed that period of grace of 15 days of validity of the visa is normally added by Consulate General of Greece to the visa validity requested, without increasing actual number of days of stay specified in the visa.
Please note that you may be required to appear before a Visa Officer at the Consulate General of Greece prior to a decision being taken on your application.
Visa Procedure at the Consulate General of Greece in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Novorossiysk
The Consulate General of Greece in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novorossiysk are pleased to introduce a new facility to meet ever-increasing demand for Greek Visas among Russian residents. It is our constant effort to provide greater comfort and convenience to our visa applicants.
This site is under the supervision of the Consulates General of Greece in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novorossiysk; and provides information on procedures applicable to Russian residents who wish to apply for a short stay tourist visa (less than 90 days) to travel to Greece.
Applicants can submit their application forms together with the supporting documents at the Greek Visa Service Center. All such visa applications will be forwarded for assessment to the Consulate General of Greece in Moscow if submitted at the Greek Visa Service Center in Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Samara Kazan, Nyzhny Novgorod, Krasnoyarsk, Kaliningrad, Irkutsk, Ufa, Khabarovsk and Vladivostok; to the Consulate General of Greece in St. Petersburg if submitted at the Greek Visa Service Center in St. Petersburg or Murmansk; and to the Consulate General of Greece in Novorossiysk if submitted at the Greek Visa Service Center in Novorossiysk, Rostov-on-don, Krasnodar and Sochi.
Please click here to check for the details on where to apply.
If you have already applied
Applicants who have already applied for a visa can Track Your Application using our visa application tracker service
Please click here to view the new application procedure.