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    Passports - For Greek Citizens Only

    Passports - For Greek Citizens Only

     

    The procedure to have a passport issued or renewed can be done ONLY in our Consular Office in London. The Greek Honorary Consulates in UK  DO NOT  have the jurisdiction to offer this consular cervice.
    For the Consular Office in London all services are handled by appointment only. To book an appointment for Passport please click ---> Here  


      Quick Links 
    Issuing a Passport for Adults
    Issuing a Passport for Minors
    Emergency Travel Documents - Lost / Stolen Passport


    Legal Framework

    The  new biometric Greek passports are issued by state-of-the-art technology to meet high security standards and specifications. As of 1 January 2007, only new biometric passports issued by the Passport Division of the Hellenic Police are valid.
    The issuance of the new biometric Greek passports is regulated by the provisions of PD 25/2004, the GMD 3021/22.10.2005 and the later modifications of the above.

    Thereby, the Greek Consular Authorities are competent only to:
    • Collect applications and supporting documents
    • Safely forward such documents to the Hellenic Police
    • Receive passports from the Hellenic Police
    • Hand over passports to their rightful owners.
     Please note that it is not possible to specify the period of time required to collect your passport.

    PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING :
    Following citizens’ complaints regarding the way Greek names & surnames are transliterated in Latin, on Greek passports, we would like to inform you that according to the current legislation the above procedure is subject to the standards of  ELOT 743 (ISO 843). Click HERE to see how your name will appear, in Latin characters, on your new passport.

    Procedure for the Issuance of Greek Passports  - For Adults

    In order to apply for a passport, your physical presence is required. If you wish to apply for the issuance of a Greek Passport, you need to book an appointment before appearing at the Consular Office in person. In order to book an appointment please click ---> Here

    The fee for issuing a Greek Passport  Fees are paid in Sterling Pounds and we accept only cash

    List of Required Documents
    •  Application (provided at the Consular office)
    •  Previous passport (provided it exists).  The owner will keep his/her previous passport until the collection of the new one, by which time the previous will be invalidated.
    • Two (2) recent (no more than a month old) color digital photographs 4x6 cm (or 1.6 x 2.3 inches) of particular technical specifications, light-colored background and the face looking directly into the camera. If the photographs do not meet the required specifications, the application will be rejected by the Passport Directorate of the Greek Police.
    •  A Greek Police identity card (recent, where personal data, e.g. first name and surname, are also written in Latin) or certificate of municipal roll.
    • MUNICIPAL ROLL - Only the Consular Authorities, are entitled to request the Municipal Roll from the Municipalities in Greece. The Consular Office will request it on your behalf. You have to contact us at least one week prior to your scheduled appointment. Please, download in PDF format  or  Word format and fill in, in GREEK, the application form, specifying the municipality you are registered with, and send it to us as attachment to the email address on the form, or fax it to the fax number found on the form.
    • Sworn statement (completed at the Consular Office) in which the applicant states whether:
      • He/she has ever been convicted for crimes related to the issuance, use, loss or theft of passports;
      • There are criminal proceedings pending against him/her or whether he/she has been indicted for the aforementioned offenses;
      • He/she has ever been declared a draft dodger or deserter;
      • He/she is banned from leaving the country;
      • He/she owns a valid passport.
    • Only for males 19-45 years of age   ---> People under military deferment must provide an updated Certificate Type B. Those declared as deserters living abroad must provide certification of their military office in Greece, certifying their permanent resident abroad status.
    • The above-mentioned documents must be issued within six months of the passport application. 

    PERSONS UNDER GUARDIANSHIP OR JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE
    In case of adults under guardianship or judicial assistance, the presence of such guardian is required at the time of the submission of application and /or judicial assistant certified copy of relevant decision must be presented.

    PASSPORT COLLECTION :  Monday to Friday 9.30-14.30 - Except Public Holidays
    Passports must be collected in person or by a legal guardian or person duly authorized to do so. In that case, one needs to provide proper identification, along with an authorization bearing his/her signature certified by the Greek Consular Office.
    The application receipt must be provided at the time of the collection. It is required that the old passport is submitted so that it will be invalidated.
    Newly issued passports will remain at the Consular Office for a period of six months. If they are not collected, they will be returned to the competent authorities in Greece.
    For any information or clarification, you may contact the Consular Office: Monday to Friday 9.00 - 17:00 - Except Public Holidays.



    Procedure for Issuance of Greek Passports - For Minors

    For minors, supporting documents are submitted by the parents or legal guardians.  In case only one parent is present, the written and certified consent of the other parent is required (certified by the Greek consular authorities or a U.K. public authority). In order to apply for a passport, a minor's physical presence is required. Parents or legal guardians must book an appointment under the minor's name if they wish to apply for the issuance of a Greek Passport. In order to book an appointment please click ---> Here

    The fee for issuing a Greek Passport  Fees are paid in Sterling Pounds and we accept only cash

    List of Required Documents - Provided by the Parent or Legal Guardian            

    •  Application (provided at the Consular office)
    •  Previous passport (provided it exists).  The parent or legal guardian must keep minor's previous passport until the collection of the new one, by which time the previous will be invalidated.
    • Two (2) recent (no more than a month old) color digital photographs 4x6 cm (or 1.6 x 2.3 inches) of particular technical specifications, light-colored background and the face looking directly into the camera. If the photographs do not meet the required specifications, the application will be rejected by the Passport Directorate of the Greek Police.
    •  For minors over the age of 12, a Greek Police identity card (recent, where personal data, e.g. first name and surname, are also written in Latin). If the minor does not have a Greek Police identity card, parents or guardians must submit an original certificate of municipal roll. 
    • MUNICIPAL ROLL - Only the Consular Authorities, are entitled to request the Municipal Roll from the Municipalities in Greece. The Consular Office will request it on your behalf. You have to contact us at least one week prior to your scheduled appointment.  Please, download in PDF format or  Word format and fill in, in GREEK, the application form, specifying minor's details, the municipality you are registered with, and send it to us as attachment to the email address on the form, or fax it to the fax number found on the form.
    • Only for minors over the age of 13.  Sworn statement (completed at the Consular Office) in which the applicant states whether:
      • He/she has ever been convicted for crimes related to the issuance, use, loss or theft of passports;
      • There are criminal proceedings pending against him/her or whether he/she has been indicted for the aforementioned offenses.
    • The above-mentioned documents must be issued within six months of the passport application.  

    PASSPORT COLLECTION :  Monday to Friday 9.30-14.30 - Except Public Holidays
    Passports must be collected in person or by a legal guardian or person duly authorized to do so. In that case, one needs to provide proper identification, along with an authorization bearing his/her signature certified by the Greek Consular Office.
    The application receipt must be provided at the time of the collection. It is required that the old passport is submitted so that it will be invalidated.
    Newly issued passports will remain at the Consular Office for a period of six months. If they are not collected, they will be returned to the competent authorities in Greece.
    For any information or clarification, you may contact the Consular Office: Monday to Friday 9.00 - 17:00 - Except Public Holidays.



    Emergency travel documents - Lost / Stolen or Expired Passports
     Please bear in mind the following :

    You do not need , and we do not issue, an emergency travel document if your passport has expired  

    Travel documents are issued, free of charge, no earlier than 48 hours prior to your travel.



    Lost - Stolen Passport
    In case of loss or theft of one’s passport in the UK, the holder must report the incident, as soon as possible, to a UK police authority obtaining confirmation of his/her report (e.g. crime reference number). Furthermore one needs also to proceed to the Consular Office - Monday to Friday 9.30-14.30, Except Public Holidays to report the loss / theft to the relevant Greek Authorities. If no other proof of ID (bearing a photo) is provided, a Greek witness needs to be present, for identification reasons. Click Here for directions how to reach us
    The Consular Office proceeds with an investigation concerning the circumstances of loss or theft of the passport, which can last up to 3 months from the date of the report at the Consular Office. In case that the passport is lost/stolen twice, the investigation can last up to a year, depending on the case. As long as the investigation is in process a new passport cannot be issued

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • In case of a loss, the submission of a new application is only possible after 90 days from the day of the declaration of the loss / theft at the Consular Office.


    EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND EXPIRED PASSPORTS - GREEK CITIZENS ONLY

    A. You do not need, and we do not issue,  an emergency travel document to return to Greece, if your Greek passport has expired.

    If your Greek passport has expired, you can travel to Greece - and only to Greece - on your expired passport (and your old ID card, if you have one). You may visit the official website of IATA for confirmation.

    B. You do need an emergency travel document in case of loss or theft of passport or ID card to return to Greece.

    For the issue of an emergency travel document, the submission of the following documents is required:

    Application (submitted IN PERSON at the Consular Office) - NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY.
    • Booking reference or copy of an issued ticket.
    • 2 Photographs.
    • ID card issued after 1.6.1960 or certificate of registration in a Greek Municipality.
    • Report of a UK Police authority (relevant reference number is required).
    • Statement filled in at the Consular Office concerning the circumstances of the loss/theft of the passport

    PERSONS UNDER GUARDIANSHIP OR JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE
    In case of adults under guardianship or judicial assistance, the presence of such guardian is required at the time of the submission of application and /or judicial assistant certified copy of relevant decision must be presented.

    Only the Consular Authorities, are entitled to request the Municipal Roll from the Municipalities in Greece. The Consular Office will request it on your behalf. Click Here to read the procedure.

    Travel documents are issued free of charge, no earlier than 48 hours prior to your travel.