Visa To Greece

VISA REQUIREMENTS

1. Greece follows the Schengen Agreement provisions and the subsequent acquis concerning short term visa issues. Countries applying the Schengen acquis in full (EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, plus associated countries: Iceland and Norway, Switzerland -partially) follow a common visa policy for short-term stays of up to three (3) months in the Schengen area. The citizens of these countries are not subjected to border controls within the common area (airlines or other carriers require identification - I.D. Card or passport or any other piece of identification issued by a public authority).

2. Citizens of the following EU and other European countries do not need a visa to enter Greece (and the Schengen area). They have only to produce a passport or an I.D. card at the border.

Bulgaria 

Latvia

Poland  

Cyprus

Lichtenstein

Romania

Czech Republic

Lithuania

Slovakia

Estonia

Hungary

Slovenia

Ireland
Malta

United Kingdom

3. For holders of regular passports of the following countries who wish to visit Greece (and the Schengen area) and stay up to 3 months (90 days) within a six (6) month period, NO visa is required:

Andora

El Salvador  

Paraguay

Argentina

Guatemala

San Marino

Australia

Honduras

Singapore

Brazil

Israel

South Korea

Brunei Darussalam

Japan

USA

Canada

Malaysia

Uruguay

Chile

Mexico

Venezuela

Costa Rica

Monaco

Nicaragua

The Holy See (Vatican)

New Zeland

 

Croatia

Panama
 

 

4. Holders of regular passports from the rest of the world need a visa in order to enter Greece (and the Schengen area)
NOTE: When travelling to Greece on a tourist visa, visitors are required to have travel insurance that covers cases of medical or other emergencies for the duration of the stay.

Only registered IACC participants with a passport from countries under category 4 need to apply for a visa.

Step one:
Register to the Conference via the online or hard copy registration form. You can pay the conference fees using the online payment system or by sending the registration form via fax or email with credit card details. It is obligatory to indicate either electronically or on the downloadable form whether you require a Visa.

Upon successful registration you will be provided with a confirmation letter and ID number (not to be confused with the authorization number given when using our online services). You will need to provide the confirmation letter along with ID number when booking hotels, when applying for your Visa and for any issue regarding your participation, so please take good care of them.

Step two:
Remember, countries belonging to category 1, 2, & 3 do not need a visa. Only registered IACC participants with a passport from countries under category 4 need to apply for a visa.

Step three:
Upon receipt of your registration and Visa request, AC&C will send you (via email) a Visa Invitation Letter together with a Registration Confirmation Letter.

Step four:
Visit the nearest Greek Consulate to apply for a visa; make sure to have all the aforementioned documentations with you.

PARALLEL ACCREDITATION COUNTRIES

The Ambassador of Greece in Nigeria is also accredited to Benin Republic, Niger, Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Cote d' Ivoire, Liberia, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

VISA APPLICATION PROCEDURE

You may visit the Greek Embassy in Nigeria, every Monday, Wednesday or Friday (working hours) for submitting a visa application in person.

All visa applicants will be informed about the Embassy's decision on the spot if the decision is positive or at a later stage, if there is a need for further investigation.

If you cannot apply in person,(other than citizens of Liberia, & Sierra Leone) you may present your application and supporting documents to the nearest Embassy or Consulate of your country under the instructions of the Greek Embassy of Nigeria .(i.e Ghana to the Embassy of Spain in Ghana, Cote d' Ivoire, Mali, Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Niger, Togo to the Embassy of France of each country and Guinea to the Embassy of Germany in Guinea.

For any further information you are kindly requested to contact the Greek Embassy in Nigeria.

EMBASSY OF GREECE IN NIGERIA

Address: No. 6, Seguela Street, Wuse II
P.O. Box 11525 - ABUJA
Telephones: +234 9 413 94 33, +234 9 413 94 34, +234 9 780 55 06
Fax: +234 9 413 94 35
E-mail: grembabuja@mfa.gr
Working hrs: 09.00 - 16.00
Head of Mission: H.E. Ambassador Haralambos Dafaranos

Documents you need to present to the Greek authorities:

1. Registration Confirmation letter.
2. Visa Invitation letter.
3. Travel insurance.

Each consulate besides the aforementioned documentations may request the following documentations:

Valid passport or travel document acknowledged by Greece, Photos, Evidence of personal financial means of legal origin sufficient to cover living expenses of applicant without his/her being professionally engaged in Greece, Declaration of residence address in Greece, Written Verification of health coverage (hospitalisation, medical and pharmaceutical care), Certificate of Penal Record issued by local authorities, Certificate of Health depicting that applicant is not suffering from transmittable infectious diseases, Hotel and flight ticket reservations (and copy thereof), Certificate establishing applicant's family status.

You are kindly requested to consult the Greek Consulate regarding required documentation before you apply for a Visa.

Click here for a full list of Greek Representations around the world. 
If your country does not have a Greek Representation click here to know where you can apply for a visa

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