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Greece is a country placed in the southern part of the Europe. Greece’s population approximately consists of 10.7 million people as of year 2018. Followed by Thessaloniki, the capital, Athens is the largest city. Being a part of the Balkan Peninsula, Greece is situated at the juncture of three continents: Asia, Africa and Europe. 80% of the country consists mountainous areas, as renowned Mt. Olympus is the highest. The country is culturally regarded as the cradle of Western civilization, being given birth to such features as democracy, Western philosophy and literature, political science, mathematics theories and Olympic Games. As one of the founder members of the United Nations, Greece became the tenth member to join the European Communities. Greece features a large number of islands, 227 of which are suitable for inhabitance. The climate of the country is Mediterranean, featuring wet winters and hot, dry summers.
When applying for Greece visa, the procedure for travelling to Greece provides functional knowledge on general requirements for citizens from outer countries. You may learn about particular Greece visa rules which will be quite beneficial throughout the process. Before preparing to apply for visa, make sure you buy your Greece flight ticket online.
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Greece is a party to Schengen Agreement; hence, U.S. citizens may enter Greece without a visa for stays up to ninety days for business or tourism stays. For your entry into Greece, your passport should have at least 6 months of due validity.
Schengen area signifies the free travel area established by most European Union member states where freedom of movement is granted. Schengen visa permits visitors to travel in Schengen area for stays up to 90 days for tourism or business proposes.
Hence, passengers who wants to travel to Greece for business-related or touristic visits are required to hold Schengen visa for stays up to 90 days within a period of 180 day. The Schengen visa is also required in the case of airport transits. It enables free movement of people within the official boundaries of the European Union member states which are included in the Schengen zone.
An overview of Greek touristic visa requirements and application procedures are explained for specific categories below. In the main, applicant must submit their application comprising of the requested document file to the VFS Global Visa Application Center, Consular Office of the Greek Embassy. Please keep in mind that the required documents may differ depending on the term of your stay, hence the type of the visa you apply. Short-term stays are included in the category C of Schengen visa rules.
Moreover, there are specific documents to attach to your application document file depending on your status of employment.
If a student:
For medical mobility:
*Note: The application form should be accompanied the compulsory documents and granted individually at the suited embassy/consulate.
*Note: Other extra documents depending upon the purpose of your Greek Visa application may be required.
If applicable sponsor is required to demonstrate the main motive of your visit to Greece and support your application procedure.
This term is basically used for the ones who cover all the expenses for people who do not have an income certificate to pay expenses during travel abroad. Most of the countries, particularly Schengen members demand information during visa applications or students who do not have income.
One of your first degree relatives (mother, father, wife, husband, children…) can be visa sponsors. In cases where there is not a first-degree relative, your legal guardian can be sponsor with stated documents.
You can pay visa fee in the stated embassy/consulate via hard cash, cash card or credit card.
From March 2020 on, you can find different fees below for Greece Schengen visas. However, please keep in mind that under some specific conditions, some applicants may be exempt from visa fees or benefit from reduced fee prices.
|Child between 6-12 years||40€|
|Child younger than 6 years of age||Free|
|Diplomatic, official or service passport holders||Free|
|Family member of EU/EEA national||Free|
|Pupils, students and teachers who company on a school trip||Free|
|Researchers traveling for scientific purposes||Free|
|Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia Citizens||35€|
Fees stated above are constant and cannot be changed until the Schengen member countries decide else altogether.
NOTE: This article was prepared in March 2020. Please check up-to-date information published by official sources.
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