Yes - A visa is required for travel to Greece

Sunday, March 29, 2020

A visa is required to study in Greece for a period longer than 90 days.

The Consulate of Greece requires applicants to apply for Greek visas directly, and a personal appearance may be necessary at the nearest Greek Consulate. Travisa can help manage your in person filing and insure that the in person appearance is a success. Follow these instructions below.


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Greece, with at least two blank passport pages available for Greek student visa. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Greek visas.


Greece Visa Application Form:

One original Greek visa application form. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

One recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/light background.


Official Invitation:

Acceptance letter of the institution where you will be studying certified by the prefectorial office.


Criminal Record:

FBI clearance.


Medical Requirements:

- Letter from a physician stating you suffer from no communicable diseases
- Medical Certificate
- Proof of Insurance stating that you are covered in case of a medical emergency and repatriation in the Schengen States (minimum coverage of € 30.000).


Proof of Sufficient Funds:

Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of stay in Greece; signed affidavit from parents stating they will cover all living expenses while in Greece and copies of parents’ bank and credit card statements, and W2 forms for the last two years.


In Person Appearance:

The Consulate requires applicants to make a personal appearance to apply for this visa. These instructions are provided as a guide to help with this process. We recommend that you contact your nearest Consulate directly to confirm requirements and make an appointment to apply in person.

Visa Processing Time:

When consulates require an appointment, this may need to be scheduled as much as 4 to 6 weeks in advance because appointment times are limited and fill quickly. After the appointment, the visa processing time may take an additional 1 to 4 weeks. Therefore, it could take as long as an approximate 8 to 9 weeks from the time the student sends a request to Travisa, to when they receive the passport and visa back from the consulate.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.