The national visa can be of a single entry, granted to the people who are in need of residing in the Schengen country for a certain period of time and for a sole purpose after which they shall return to their country.


How do I apply for a Visa to Greece?

Welcome to the online application site offered by the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This site enables applicants to apply online for an entry visa to Greece and the rest of the Schengen area.

Online Appointment

Upon completion of your online application, a date will be assigned -according to appointment availability- to appear in person at a designated Greek Consular Authority, present your documents and pay the visa fees. When required, fingerprints and photos will be taken.

Please note that after you schedule an appointment, a confirmation e-mail will indicate a deadline to effectuate changes, such as rescheduling or canceling. Missing that deadline, no changes are allowed.


Single-entry visa

A single-entry visa allows its holder to enter the Schengen Area only once, within the given period, as mentioned in the visa sticker affixed to their passport. Once the visa holder exits the Schengen territory, he or she can no longer go back, even if they have not spent there the number of days as permitted by the embassy that issued them the visa.

Double-entry visa

In general, a double-entry visa applies the same way as the single-entry visa explained above. The sole difference between a single-entry and a double-entry visa is that the second gives you the chance to go once more back to the Schengen territory once you have left it.

You should be very careful not to exceed the number of days you are permitted to stay in the Schengen Zone, as well as the period within which you can spend these days in the EU. Once again, do not mix the “double-entry” tag with the number of countries you are permitted to enter and remain within the given time.

Multiple-entry visa

A multiple-entry visa allows its holder to go in and out of the Schengen Area as many times as he or she wants, as soon as they do not violate the 90/180 rule.

Attend the Greece Visa Interview

Attend the visa interview on your appointment date. The interview is a meeting between you and the visa officer, during which you will be asked questions regarding your intended trip to Greece. Answer every question correctly and honestly.

On the interview day, you also need to submit the required documents to the visa consular, who may ask you additional questions related to them.

Pay the Greece Visa Fees

As a part of your application for a Greece visa, you will need to pay a certain fee. The fee is required to cover the expenditures of the processing of your application. Depending on the embassy, you may have to pay this fee online, at the bank, or in cash embassy.

Limited territorial validity visas (LTV)

This type of visa obtained allows you to travel only in the Schengen State that has issued the visa or in some other cases, in the certain Schengen States specifically mentioned when applying for the visa. Apart from these Schengen countries, this specific visa is invalid to any other Schengen country not

specified prior. The holder of this type of visa cannot enter or transit through any other Schengen country that is not the first and final destination target. This type of visa is issued in very peculiar cases such as a humanitarian reason or under international obligations as an exception to the common USV system. This type of visa may apply to individuals who don’t possess a valid travel document yet have to travel to a Schengen area in an emergency of any kind.

National Visas

The national visa of the “ D” category is granted to certain individuals who are to be studying, working, or permanently residing in one of the Schengen countries. The national visa can be of a single entry, granted to the people who need to reside in the Schengen country for a certain period and for a sole purpose after which they shall return to their country.

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