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Important News and Notices

29 October 2014: For the attention of applicants:

Kindly note that the Greece Consulate in Moscow will be closed for applicants on 3 November 2014.

27 October 2014: Applicants submitting in Kaliningrad, please note:

On 03 November 2014 Greece Visa Center in Kaliningrad will be closed.

20 October 2014: Public Holidays on 28 October and 04 November 2014:

Please be informed that the Greece Consulates in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Novorossiysk will be closed on 28 October and 04 November 2014 on account of Greek and Russian Public Holidays. Visa Service Centers will also remain closed.

25 September 2014: Change in Submission and Passback timings for Moscow Greek Visa Center from 01 October 2014:

Applicants submitting in Moscow Greek Visa Center kindly note that with effect from 01 October 2014 Submission timings will change FROM 08:30-12:30 TO 09:00-13:00; Passback timings will change FROM 16:00-18:00 TO 15:00-17:00

12 September 2014: For the attention of applicants who booked their reservations through Travel Agency South Cross:

Applicants who would still wish to travel to Greece and apply for a Greek visa till 30 September 2014, will not be charged Visa Fee. Please check the list of applicants eligible for the same by calling the Call-Center number 8(499)7098318.

28 August 2014: For the attention of applicants submitting in Greece Visa Center in Moscow:

Please note that from 6 September 2014 Greece Visa Center will not work on Saturdays.

12 August 2014: Greek Public Holiday on 15 August 2014:

Please be informed that the Greece Consulates in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Novorossiysk will be closed on 15 August 2014 on account of Greek Public Holiday.

Visa Service Centers in Saint-Petersburg, Murmansk and Novorossiysk will also remain closed. Other Greece Visa Centers will be operating as per normal hours.

06 August 2014: For the attention of applicants who booked their reservations through Travel Agency Labirint:

Applicants who would still wish to travel to Greece and apply for a Greek visa till 20 August 2014, will not be charged Visa Fee. Please check the list of applicants eligible for the same by calling the Call-Center number 8(499)7098318.

19 July 2014: Changes in the list of required documents for Regions under Greece Consulate – Moscow jurisdiction only

With effect from 21 July 2014, all Internet related reservations for hotels, apartments need to be accompanied with proof of down payment equivalent to at least 30% of the total value of the accommodation cost (Internet reservations of more than one hotel need to be accompanied with proof of down payment equivalent to at least 30% of the accommodation cost of each hotel).

17 June 2014: Applicants submitting in Irkutsk, please note:

On 23 June 2014 Greece Visa Center in Irkutsk will be closed.

4 June 2014: Public Holidays on 9 and 12 June 2014:

Please be informed that the Greece Consulates in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Novorossiysk will be closed on 9 June 2014 and 12 June 2014 on account of Greek and Russian Public Holidays.

Visa Service Centers in Saint-Petersburg, Murmansk and Novorossiysk will be closed on 9 June 2014. Other Greece Visa Centers will remain open.

On 12 June 2014 all Visa Centers, except Moscow, will remain closed. Moscow Greece Visa Center will be operating as per normal hours.

30 May 2014: Change in Submission timings for Greece visa center in Moscow from 3 June 2014: Applicants submitting in Greece visa center in Moscow kindly note that the Submission timings will change TO 08:30-12:30 with effect from 3 June 2014

27 May 2014: New Greece Visa Centers in Omsk, Perm and Saratov

Please be informed that Greece Visa Centers will be opening in 3 new locations:
  • Omsk
  • Perm
  • Saratov
from Monday, 2 June, 2014. Addresses of the centers are as follows:
Omsk, 644043 – Frunze Str, 1/4, office 713, floor 7;
Perm, 614000 – Lenina Str, 26, office 209, floor 2;
Saratov, 410012 – Vavilova Str, 38/114 A

28 April 2014: Applicants submitting to Greece visa center in Moscow, please note:
  1. On 30 April 2014 the submission timings for Greece visa center in Moscow will be from 9:00 to 12:00
  2. The submission timings for the Greece visa center in Moscow will be from 08:30 - 13:00 with effect from Monday, 12 May 2014.
  3. The Greece visa center in Moscow will be open on Saturdays starting 03 May 2014. The timings for Submission would be from 10:00 to 13:00 and for Passport Collection from 14:00 to 16:00

17 April 2014: Applicants kindly note:
  1. Citizens of Uzbekistan can apply for a Greece visa in Russia only if they have a valid residence permit in Russia. In the absence of a residence permit, they need to approach the Italian Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in order to apply for a Greece visa.
  2. Citizens of Moldova holding biometric passports (with chip) are exempt from visa requirements for travelling to Greece

15 April 2014: Public Holiday for Consulate on 18 April 2014 and 21 April 2014:

Please be informed that the Greece Consulate will be closed on 18 April 2014 and 21 April 2014 on account of Greek Public Holiday. The visa centers under Moscow jurisdiction and Novorossiysk jurisdiction will be operating as per normal hours. However, applicants should note that the applications will be submitted to the Greece consulate only on 22 April 2014 due to closure of Greece consulate.

15 April 2014: Closure of Greece visa center in Sochi:

Please note that the last day for accepting applications at Greece visa center in Sochi will be 28 April 2014. The visa center will remain open from 2 May 2014 to 16 May 2014 only for collection of passports.

02 April 2014: Applicants submitting in Rostov-on-don, please note that from 7 April, 2014 the Greece Visa Application Center will be moving to a new address: 24/2v Trolleybusnaya Street, 2 floor, Rostov-on-don - 344065

27 March 2014: Change in Passback timings for Moscow Greek Visa Center from 31 March 2014:

Applicants submitting in Moscow Greek Visa center kindly note that the Passback timings will change FROM 15:00-17:00 TO 16:00-18:00 with effect from 31 March 2014

27 February 2014: Applicants submitting in Moscow, please note – The Greece Visa Application Center, Moscow and the Consulate General of Greece in Moscow will be closed on Monday, 3 March, 2014 on account of Greek Public Holiday

05 February 2014: Information for Travel Agencies in St. Petersburg:
Please note that from 17 to 31 March 2014 Consulate General of Greece in St. Petersburg will be performing accreditation procedure for travel agencies for the period of 2014-2015. All the necessary information about the accreditation procedure you can find here.

27 December 2013: Visa application center of Greece in Moscow - Kindly note that on 31 December 2013 Visa Center will be open from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. only for passport collection. On 1, 6 and 7 January 2014 Greece Visa Center in Moscow will be closed. Please also note that the Consulate General of Greece in Moscow will also be closed on 1, 6 and 7 January, 2014 for visitors.

Visa Centers located in Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Samara, Ufa, Vladivostok will be closed from 1 to 8 January 2014.
Please also note that on 30 and 31 December 2013, all of the above Visa Centers will be opened only for passport collection and will operate as per normal business hours. Visa application center in Nizhny Novgorod and Novosibirsk.will be open only for passport collection till 13:00 hours on 31st December, 2013

Visa Application Centers of Greece in Novorossiysk, Rostov, Sochi and Krasnodar will also be closed from from 1 to 8 January 2014.
On 31 December 2013 all of the above Visa Centers will be opened only for passport collection and will operate as normal business hours.,
Please also note that the Consulate General of Greece in Novorossiysk will be closed on 1, 6 and 7 January 2014 for visitors.However, it will be open on 2, 3 and 8 January 2014 for direct submission for visitors without making any prior appointment.

25 December 2013: Applicants submitting in St. Petersburg and Murmansk, please note:

Work schedule of the Greece Visa Service Centres during Christmas and New Year holidays:

St. Petersburg
25, 26 December 2013, 01, 06, 07 January 2014 - holidays;
31 December 2013 - Visa Centre will be open for passport delivery, no applications will be accepted;
27, 30 December 2013, 02, 03, 08 January 2014 - regular work schedule.

Murmansk
25, 26 December 2013, 02, 03, 08 January 2014 - regular work schedule;
27, 30, 31 December 2013 - Visa Centre will be open for passport delivery, no applications will be accepted;
01, 06, 07 January 2014 - holidays.

25 November 2013: Please note that the Greek Visa Application Center in Moscow will be closed on 28 November 2013.

21 November 2013: Information for Applications to Consulate General of Moscow:
Please note that the Consulate General of Greece in Moscow will be closed on 28 and 29 November.

In this regard, applications for submission will not be accepted in various locations as per below schedule:
25 - 29 November - in Khabarovsk and Vladivostok.
26 - 29 November – in Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Samara, Ufa.
28 November - in Moscow.

25 October 2013: Applicants submitting in St.Petersburg, please be aware that Since the changes made in the article 5, paragraph 1a of the Regulation (EU) 562/2006 became effective on 18 October 2013, the following rules are now in force:

  1. Passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the date of intended departure from the Schengen area.
  2. Passport must be issued during the last 10 years.
  3. A new method of calculation of short stays in the Schengen area applies. To plan your trip to the Schengen area properly, please use a calculation tool on the following link:
http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/border-crossing/index_en.htm

On the above link please follow "the short-stay calculator" link and enter the dates of your previous stays within the Schengen area in the respective boxes.

17 October 2013: Applicants submitting in St.Petersburg, please note that from 29 October 2013 the Greek Application Center will be moving to a new address: Chkalovskiy avenue, 7, 2nd floor, St.Petersburg, 197110

11 September 2013: Applicants submitting in Moscow, please note that from 14 September 2013 the Greek Application Visa Center will not work on Saturdays.

29 August 2013: Please note that from 2 September 2013 the Greek Visa Application Center in Moscow will be open for submission from 09:00 to 13:00 for Monday-Friday and from 10:00 to 13:00 for Saturday.

12 August 2013: On 15 August 2013 all Greece visa centers will be open as per the normal working hours except for St. Petersburg and Murmansk. St. Petersburg and Murmansk visa application center will remain closed. However, the Consulate General of Greece in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novorossiysk will remain closed on 15 August, 2013 and hence the minimum timeline for obtaining a visa will be extended by one day.

12 August 2013: Applicants submitting in Kaliningrad: Please be informed that from 19 August 2013 Joint Visa Application Center (JVAC) in Kaliningrad currently located at 87-91, Leninsky Avenue, Kaliningrad 236039, Russia, will be moving to a new address 1812 Goda Street 126, Kaliningrad, 236016, Russia.

28 June 2013: Applicants submitting in Kaliningrad: Please note that the Joint visa center located at Leninsky Av., 87-91, Kaliningrad 236039 will be closed on 2 July 2013 due to maintenance activity. Applicants are requested to submit their Greece applications at the following address on 2 July 2013 Poland Visa Application Centre, 1812 Goda Street, 126, Kaliningrad 236016

22 June 2013: On 24 June 2013 all Greece visa centers will be open as per the normal working hours except for Moscow, St. Petersburg and Murmansk.

Moscow visa center will remain open on 24 June 2013; however the submission hours will be only from 10:00 to 13:00 hours. There is no change in passback timings which is from 16:00 to 18:00 hours

St. Petersburg and Murmansk visa center will remain closed on 24 June 2013.

13 June 2013: New Greece Visa Center in Novorossiysk from 17 June, 2013

Please note that a new Greece Visa Center will be opened in Novorossiysk from 17 June, 2013. The address is: Karla Marksa street, building 49, Novorossiysk, 353900, Russia.
Operation Hours: 09.00 - 16.00 - Monday - Friday (Except Holidays as specified by the Mission)

8 June 2013: Holiday on 12 June 2013

Please note that the Greece Consulates and the Greece Visa Centers in Russia will be closed on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 on account of Public Holiday in Russia.

8 May 2013: Please note that the Citizens and Permanent Residence holders of Republic of Belarus can submit their visa applications at the Visa Service Center in Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Samara, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Krasnoyarsk, Kaliningrad, Irkutsk, Ufa, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok and Sochi.

8 May 2013: Workload schedule for May 2013 at Moscow Greek Visa Center:
Applicants submitting in Moscow Greek Visa Center are requested to note the tentative workload for Submissions and Collections for the month of May 2013. Please click here for the same.

26 April 2013: Applicants submitting in Moscow Greek Visa Center please note that the Visa Center would be open and operating as per normal business hours on 2 May, 2013

24 April 2013: Applicants submitting in May 2013 in Moscow Greek Visa Center please note:

      a) Visa center will be closed on Saturday, 4 May, 2013

      b) Visa center will be open for submission on Monday, 6 May, 2013 from 10:00 to 14:00 and for passback from 16:00 to 18:00

23 April 2013: Change in Passback timings for Moscow Greek Visa Center from 1 May 2013:

Applicants submitting in Moscow Greek Visa center kindly note that the Passback timings will change FROM 15:00-17:00 TO 16:00-18:00 with effect from 1 May, 2013

22 April 2013: Starting from 22 April 2013 Visa Center of Greece in Murmansk is open at Zelenaya str.,76

30 March 2013: Applicants submitting in Moscow Greek Visa Service Centre please note that:

a) Starting from 1 April 2013 Visa Center will be open for submission from 08:30 to 13:00 hrs.


b) Starting from 13 April 2013 Visa Center will work on Saturdays for submission from 10:00 to 14:00 hrs. and for collection from 14:00 to 16:00 hrs.


18 February 2013: Dear Applicants!

Please be informed that the JVAC in Ekaterinburg will move from its current premises at 22, Karl Liebknekht Street to the new premises at Panorama Business Hotel, Kuibysheva Street 44, 2nd Floor (access from Belinskogo Street) on 11 March 2013.


5 February 2013: Dear Applicant, please note that the Greek Visa Service Centre in Moscow shall operate from a new Nikitskiy bulvar, building 17 starting from 18 February 2013. For further details, please refer to the Contact Us page.

28 January 2013: Please note that from 15 March 2013 to 09 April 2013 the Consulate General of Greece in St. Petersburg is starting accreditation procedure for Travel Agencies for the period of 2013-2014. All the necessary information about the accreditation procedure you can find here.

Dear Applicant, please note the below mentioned Visa Centers shall now be accepting applications for Greece:

1) Kaliningrad (from 15 November 2012)
2) Ufa (from 15 November 2012)
3) Irkutsk (from 15 November 2012)
4) Khabarovsk (from 15 November 2012)
5) Vladivostok (from 15 November 2012)
6) Sochi (from 17 December 2012)

For the attention of Travel Agencies:

Please note that from 27 of February 2013 to 22 of March 2013 the Consulate General of Greece in Moscow is starting accreditation procedure for Travel Agencies for the period of 2013-2014. All the necessary information about the accreditation procedure you can find here.

As per the New Russian Law on Personal Data Protection - which will be observed from 23 of May 2011 - All Applicants who are applying themselves or through a Courier Representative need to ensure that the Forms are signed by each Individual and submitted along with their Application. For these Forms please click here.

Individual Applicants can still submit personally their visa application at the Consulates premise, if they prefer to do so. For submission at the Consulates, an appointment has to be made with the Visa Section in advance.

Please note that from 1 July 2011, all applicants who are physically challenged having relevant documents, if are exempt from the Visa Fees shall also be exempt from Service Fees.

For the attention of Applicants in Belarus:

Please note that the Citizens and Permanent Residence holders of Republic of Belarus, who are residing in Belarus, are recommended to apply for the Visa to Greece in the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania - which is located at 68, Zacharova Street, Minsk 220088, Republic of Belarus.

Information for Travel Agencies in St.Petersburg:

Since January, 1, 2011 the presentation of the original of Russian national passport of the tourist isn't required, it is enough to give photocopies of all pages of the passport having any marks. Copies should be two-sided printed, two double-pages of the passport on each side.

Also it is not required to present originals of the documents confirming relationship, in the case when the child is accompanied by a person other than his parents. Photocopies of documents are sufficient.

The birth certificate of the child and the notarial authorization of parents for his trip abroad should be still submitted in the original with one photocopy.

For Applications to Consulate General of Novorossiysk:

Dear Applicants, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that the Consulate General of Greece in Novorossiysk shall accept applications for its region from the Greek Visa Service Center in Rostov-on-don, Krasnodar and Sochi.You can find the necessary information on this website and here are some links for ease in navigation : Submit Your Application - Where to Apply and Contact Us pages for the list of regions. All Travel Agents should submit their applications ONLY at the Visa Center and not directly at the Consulate.

Child Gratis cases:

a) Dear Applicants, from 19 April 2010 - all applications of children under 12 years old being submitted to the Greek Visa Service Centers in all locations over Russian Federation will be exempt from Visa Fee.

b) Please note that with effect from the 1 May 2011, all children below the age of 6 years old being submitted to the Greek Visa Service Centers in all locations over Russian Federation will be exempt from Service Fee.