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Important Info

We strongly encourage you to book an appointment online at a Visa Application Centre for Greece (VAC) based on your residence address. This will save you time at the submission counter at the VAC for Greece, especially during peak season. Click here to select a VAC near you.

Once you have completed an appointment online make sure to print out the booking and bring it with you to your VAC.

Kindly note that this platform for online appointments has been designed to service individual applicants and their families and it is not intended for any professional use. Appointments booked online are to be cancelled by the applicant as soon as it is determined that these are no longer required. The correct use of the platform is being monitored regularly and any excess use will result to the cancellation of the reserved slots.

Prospective applicants for a Schengen visa that have already purchased a ticket and are not able to book an appointment online are encouraged to send an e-mail to info.ukgr@gvc24assist.eu attaching proof of ticket purchase, passport copy and the information listed below:
1. Name:
2. Surname:
3. Nationality:
4. Passport Number:
5. Dates of travel:

6. Visa Application Centre (London, Manchester or Edinburgh):

  • Prospective applicants for a business Schengen visa should consider additionally attaching proof of the purpose of business travel (e.g., letter issued by the inviting company in Greece).
  • Family members of EU, EEA and Swiss citizens should consider additionally attaching proof of the relationship with the EU citizen, passport copy of the EU citizen and proof of ticket reservation clearly stating both the applicant’s and the EU family member’s name.

Every effort will be made to provide you with a timely appointment to facilitate your travel arrangements provided you contact us at least three weeks before your departure date. Please note that an appointment is not guaranteed and depends on availability prior to your travel dates.

Note: For groups and/ or families the details for all applicants who need a visa are required. Flight tickets in a PDF format clearly showing the PNR/ airline booking reference number and payment details for the necessary check by the Embassy are required (screenshots and/or cropped images cannot be approved by the Greek Consulate).

Important - Visa applications may take up to 15 calendar days to process. For certain nationalities (see list here) the visa application needs consultation from the other Schengen countries and therefore the minimum processing time takes 3 weeks. Some applications may require further processing, which could take up to 45 days. Applicants submitting their visa application at the Visa Application Centre for Greece in Manchester or Edinburgh, need to calculate 5 extra days to their minimum processing time as their visa application will first be dispatched to the GVCW London VAC for Greece, from where it will be forwarded to the Embassy of Greece -  Consular Office in London the following day.

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