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Important note

As operations at the Visa Application Centers for Greece in Moscow, Novorossiysk, St. Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Murmansk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Petrozavodsk, Pskov, Rostov-on-Don, Voronezh, Pyatigorsk, Saratov, Kaliningrad, Ufa and Samara resume, protecting the health of applicants and our employees during these times is of utmost importance. We are following the recommendations of the Health and Governmental authorities and have put in place best practices to minimize the possible exposure of applicants and employees to the coronavirus. Applicants, if they wish, can avoid a return to the VAC and have their passports returned via the optional courier service at an additional cost that will be kept to the minimum.
Passports may be collected:

  • at the VAC in Moscow from Monday until Friday from 16:00pm until 18:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Novorossiysk from Monday until Thursday from 13:00pm until 14:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in St. Petersburg from Monday until Friday from 09:00am until 15:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Arkhangelsk every Monday and Wednesday from 09:00am until 14:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Ekaterinburg from Monday until Friday from 09:00am until 16:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Kazan from Monday until Friday from 09:00am until 16:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Krasnodar from Monday until Thursday from 09:00am until 14:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Murmansk every Monday and Wednesday from 09:00am until 14:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Nizhny Novgorod from Monday until Friday from 09:00am until 16:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Novosibirsk from Monday until Friday from 09:00am until 14:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Petrozavodsk every Monday and Wednesday from 09:00am until 14:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Pskov every Monday from 09:00am until 14:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Rostov-on-Don from Monday until Thursday from 09:00am until 14:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Samara from Monday until Friday from 09:00am until 16:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Voronezh from Monday until Wednesday from 09:00am until 10:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Pyatigorsk: Passport return only via courier delivery
  • at the VAC in Saratov from Monday until Wednesday from 09:00am until 16:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Kaliningrad every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 08:00am until 14:00pm after prior arrangement
  • at the VAC in Ufa from Monday until Friday from 14:00 until 16:00 after prior arrangement
Collect your Passport

After having tracked online whether your passport is ready for collection, you can collect your passport in person at the end of the visa application process. Please note that in order to collect your passport in person you need to bring your ID and the Payment Receipt given to you during the submission which will be collected from you as a proof of delivery of your passport.

Please click here for passport collection times at the Moscow Consular Jurisdiction Visa Application Centers for Greece of your choice.
Please click here for passport collection times at the St. Petersburg Consular Jurisdiction Visa Application Centers for Greece of your choice.
Please click here for passport collection times at the Novorossiysk Consular Jurisdiction Visa Application Centers for Greece of your choice.

If collecting in person is not possible, you may authorize another person to collect your passport on your behalf.

If the authorized person is a relative of the applicant, the relative will need to bring:

  1. Original Payment Receipt of the applicant(s)
  2. The original ID proof of the relative
  3. The original document that proves the family relationship with the applicant (marriage certificate, birth certificate)

If the authorized person is not a relative of the applicant, the authorized person will need to bring:

  1. Original Payment Receipt of the applicant(s)
  2. An original signed notarial letter
  3. The original ID proof of the authorized person

In case of minors, the authorized person will need to bring:

  1. Original Payment Receipt of the applicant(s)
  2. An original signed notarial letter by both the mother and the father
  3. The original ID proof of the authorized person
  4. The unabridged birth certificate

The authorized Travel Agent will need to bring:

  1. Travel Agent representative authorization letter (please click here)
  2. The original Agency ID proof of the Travel Agent

INFORMATION SHEET TO VISA HOLDERS

Please check your visa sticker. It is your responsibility to notify the Consulate General immediately for any incorrect data printed on it, in order to avoid problems or extra costs when using your visa.

Upon collection of passports, applicants are advised to immediately check that the visa granted meets their intended travel schedule and that all the information it contains is correct.

You have been issued a visa for the territories of the Schengen States.
As soon as you receive your short-stay visa, make sure that all the information it contains is correct.
Check the following:

  • Your passport has a passport number. This number is also indicated on the visa sticker. Make sure that these numbers are the same.
  • You applied for your visa for a specific period or periods. Check that your air ticket corresponds with the entry and exit dates indicated on the visa sticker.
  • Check that the number of entries you applied for (one, two, or multiple) corresponds with the number of entries indicated on your visa sticker.
  • Check that your name is spelled correctly.
  • Do this yourself in order to avoid any problems or extra costs arising when using your visa. If you think that the information on the visa is incorrect, tell the consular authority immediately, so that any errors can be corrected.

How to read the visa sticker:   

DURATION OF STAY.........DAYS indicates the number of days, you may stay in the Schengen area. The days should be counted from the date you enter the Schengen area (the entry stamp) to the date you exit the Schengen area (the exit stamp), i.e. both days included.

The period of time between “FROM ...UNTIL” is usually longer than the number of days printed in the “DURATION OF STAY” field. The difference in period is meant to give you flexibility to plan your entry into and exit from the Schengen area, but your stay in the Schengen area must never exceed the exact number of days in the “DURATION OF STAY ...DAYS” field. No matter how many days you have stayed in the Schengen area, you must leave no later than the date printed in the “UNTIL” field."

Controls at the border

Your short-stay visa allows you to travel to Greece and usually to other Schengen States. But it does not automatically entitle you to enter the Schengen area. So you may have to provide certain information at border or other controls. You may, for instance, have to provide information on your means of support, how long you intend to stay in Greece and in the Schengen area, and why you are visiting. In some cases, such checks may result in a refusal for the visa holder to enter Greece or the Schengen area.
It is therefore recommended that you carry with you copies of the documents which you presented when you applied for the visa (e.g. letters of invitation, travel confirmations, other documents stating the purpose of your stay). This will help to make the border control procedure easier and avoid delays at the border.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

You must keep to the period of stay allowed by your visa. Misuse and overstay may result in you being expelled and banned from obtaining a new visa for a certain period of time.

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