General Info

When lodging the application at the Visa Application Centres for Greece, applicants shall pay the Visa Fee and Service Fee, which may only be paid in GBP, and present the following Basic Documents:

1 Visa application form -Fully completed and signed by the applicant
2 Two recent passport-sized pictures

- In colour, 3.5 x 4 cm (approx. 1.2 x 1.6 inch)

- Facing forward, white background

3 Passport

- Valid for at least three months after date of return to U.K.

- Containing at least two blank visa pages

- Issued within the previous ten (10) years

-1 copy of the identification page and 1 copy of all visa pages


Medical insurance

(holders of diplomatic passports are exempted)

-Minimum coverage 30,000 EURO, for medical costs and medical repatriation, valid in all Schengen countries during the whole validity of the issued visa.


Additionally and according to the purpose of the journey, applicant shall present the necessary required documents

The GVCW Visa Application Centres for Greece are authorised by the Diplomatic and Consular Authorities of Greece in the U.K. to collect visa applications on their behalf. The VACs for Greece are only responsible for collecting/ retrieving visa applications, and play no part in the decision making process of visa applications.

Holders of ordinary passports who wish to apply for a Visa are kindly requested to carefully read the information on this website. The guidelines listed on this website are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the risk of your application being incomplete or unnecessarily delayed.

Holders of Diplomatic, Service and Public affairs passports are welcome to submit their applications through the Embassy/ Consular Office - Visa Section in London.

For general information on NATIONAL – Long term visas (type D) kindly note that Visa Application Centres for Greece in the U.K. do not accept National-Long term Visas. Please be advised to submit applications through the Embassy - Consular Office of Greece in London (Visa Section) directly.

The Consular Authorities of Greece reserve the right to ask for additional documents and may call the applicant for an interview.

For visa fee related information, please click here.

To download visa forms, please click here

For visa applicants' rights in case of rejection due to registration in the Schengen Information System or the National Record of Undesirable Foreigners, please click here.  

For information request form about personal data processed in the National SCHENGEN Information System(N-SIS), please click here.