Original and valid passport
Proof of residence status in the United States
Proof of address in the United States
Draft hotel reservations
Draft flight reservations
Copies of any previous Schengen visas
Schengen travel insurance
Proof of employment
The Greece visa application form is a downloadable document and can be submitted typed or written. The process takes around 30 minutes, and expect to spend 5-6 hours preparing your complete Greece visa application.
Provide basic information such as your name and passport details. United States residents do not have any national identity number.
If you're applying for a Greek visa from the United States, likely, you are not a US citizen. Therefore, check Residence in a country other than the country of current nationality.
'Entry Permit for Final destination' is your residence proof to enter the United States, i.e., Green Card or US Visa. The permit number is the unique number associated with your Green Card / H1B/ F1/ J1 visas.
Previous Schengen visas do not consist of when biometrics were collected. It's advisable to leave this field blank rather than put an incorrect date. However, select 'Yes' if your Schengen visa was issued after 2016. This allows Greece to retrieve your fingerprints from a central database to expedite your visa processing. A history of repeated European visits can increase the chances of a longer-term Schengen visa.
As per the European Union:
Frequent travellers to the Schengen Area do not have to give new finger scans every time they apply for a new visa. Once finger scans are stored in VIS, they can be re-used for further visa applications over a 5-year period.
Schengen visas are issued +/- 5 days around your intended travel dates. It is recommended to apply for a Greece visa after you confirm your dates.
Surname and first name of the inviting person(s) in the Member State(s). If not applicable, name of hotel(s) or temporary accommodation(s) in the Member State(s). For most travelers, this is the hotel's contact information. The details have to match those in your itinerary and hotel reservation.
Finally, you’ve to present evidence to prove that you can support your stay in Greece. You can select the option that works best for you, which has a balance equivalent to EUR 50 x the number of days in Greece. For example, a ten-day visit warrants a minimum balance of EUR 500 (EUR 50 x 10 days). You can select multiple options, but evidence of each is required.
After completing the application, make sure to sign it. You do not have to affix your photo on the application.
The photos for a Greek Schengen visa have to conform to ICAO standards.
Minors require a Schengen visa to travel to Greece. In addition to all the standard documents, you’ve to provide the following.
A letter of employment is required to prove that you have an incentive to return to your home country. For students, this is a letter from the university confirming your full-time admission. The letter should consist of:
For homemakers or those unemployed, a letter of support from any individual/organization. This includes but is not limited to your spouse or parents too.
Travel insurance is a requirement to get a Greece Schengen visa. The insurance should cover:
Greece is one of the first countries to lift border restrictions for vaccinated tourists. Anyone can go to Greece now with valid entry paperwork.
Proof of accommodation is a tentative itinerary showing your flight tickets & hotel stay but not yet purchased.
Yes. Greece requires all travelers to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF).
Many qualify however, showing a bank statement is the most straightforward. You can also use one of these:
invoices of prepaid travels and accommodations
attested documents showing spouse’s consent in covering the expenses, etc.
Other types of visas and document requirements
Short-term work visa: Reference letter of the U.S. employer mentioning profile, salary, date of hiring, dates of vacation, and itinerary.
Self-employed: Your business existence proof and the client’s details you intend to meet in Greece. The proof of income from the business.
Foreign students on F-1 visa: A valid I-20, reference letter from an educational institution, education details, and expected date of the end of graduation course.
The visa sticker contains information on the visa’s validity period and the duration of the authorized stay. A visa can be issued for one entry or multiple entries. The maximum duration of stay is shown on the visa sticker, and it varies according to the reasons for your stay. What you must remember
No, Greece does not provide a visa-on-arrival.
The Member State competent to handle a request visa and decide on it is the one whose territory constitutes the sole destination (or main) or the trips.
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