ANNOUNCEMENT, NOVEMBER 6, 2020
According to the official announcement of the Consulates General of Greece in Russia, all individuals entering Greece must present a negative molecular COVID-19 (PCR) test result in English language, which has been performed within the last 72 hours and contains the passenger’s travel document number (passport number). You can book an appointment at the VAC in Moscow or in St.Petersburg for a PCR test that meets the requirements and can be done in a clinic, at the office or at home. For more information please contact the VAC staff.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CONSULATE GENERAL IN MOSCOW, OCTOBER 30, 2020
Announcement of the Consulate General of Greece in Moscow regarding the procedures on issuing visas during the COVID-19 epidemic.
INFORMATION NOTICE ON TRAVEL AGENCIES & INDIVIDUAL APPLICANTS!
Kindly be informed that the Visa Application Center for Greece in St. Petersburg is operating for submission of applications every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 until 14:00 only accepting applicants that have booked an appointment online.
As of November 2, 2020 the Visa Application Center for Greece in Ekaterinburg is operating every Monday and visa applications can be submitted from 09:00 until 16:00 only accepting applicants that have booked an appointment online.
The Visa Application Center for Greece in Moscow is currently open for submission of applications from 09:00 until 16:00 only accepting applicants that have booked an appointment online.
The Visa Application Center for Greece in Novorossiysk has resumed operations and visa applications can be submitted from Monday to Thursday from 09:00 until 13:00 only accepting applicants that have booked an appointment online.
You should book your appointment here.
As operations at the Visa Application Centers for Greece in Moscow, in Novorossiysk, in St. Petersburg and in Ekaterinburg resume, you are kindly asked to adhere to the highest standards of health and safety based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization and local health authorities: you will need to self-disclose COVID-19 symptoms, to undergo temperature screening at the entrance of the VAC using non-contact equipment, to wear appropriate mask and gloves. You will be checked contactless by the security service of the VAC. In case you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please, DO NOT visit our VAC. Applicants without mask and gloves and applicants with a temperature rise above 37 degrees will not be allowed to enter the premises. As the VAC cannot be crowded, you may be asked to wait outside the VAC. While waiting inside, please keep social distance of 2 meters. Please be informed that your appointment slot will be rescheduled to a later date in case you have any COVID-19 symptoms. We suggest you to prepare your application and all necessary documents in advance (click here for more information) to avoid waiting time at the VAC and to make your payment at the VAC by credit card.
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. For these reasons, applicants are requested not to come twice to our premises; your passports will be returned via courier service at a minimal cost.
For urgent cases only, passports may be collected:
- at the VAC in Moscow from 16:00 until 18:00 after prior arrangement
- at the VAC in Novorossiysk from Monday to Thursday from 13:00 until 14:00 after prior arrangement
- at the VAC in St. Petersburg every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 09:00am until 10:00am after prior arrangement
- at the VAC in Ekaterinburg every Monday from 09:00 until 16:00 after prior arrangement
Kindly be informed that due to the current situation the processing time of the visa applications may be extended.
We are taking care of your health and hope for your understanding and support. We look forward to your cooperation and strict adherence to above provisions to ensure a healthy and safe environment for you and our staff.
Please consult the following link Information Sheet for more details.
Furthermore, we wish to inform applicants that given the present circumstances:
(a) All other regional VACs for Greece in Russia will remain closed until further notice;
(b) Subsequently, those applicants who have already submitted their documents at the above Greece VACs for visa issuance before the temporary suspension of our operations, are kindly informed that their passports will be returned to them upon resumption of our operations.
For any further information:
For VACs under Moscow Jurisdiction: Please call us at 8(499)7033862 from 09:00 until 16:00 (Monday-Friday) or contact us via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For VACs under St. Petersburg Jurisdiction: Please call us at 8(812)6122006 from 09:00 until 16:00 (Monday-Friday) or contact us via email email@example.com
For VACs under Novorossiysk Jurisdictio: Please call us at +7(8617) 729 821 from 09:00 until 16:00 (Monday-Friday) or contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information notice to applicants:
Dear Applicants, due to entry into force of the revised Schengen visa code, the following main changes should be kept in mind:
- Visa fees for Russian applicants remain the same, 35 euros. For non-Russian applicants visa fees will amount to 80 euros.
- Applicants will be eligible to apply 6 months prior to their intended journey, while seafarers will be eligible to apply 9 months prior to their intended journey.
- A new application form both in English and in Russian is to be soon available.
GVCW in Uzbekistan
Global Visa Center World CEO, Mr. Dimitris Platis (on the left), visits Tashkent to prepare the new Visa Application Center for Greece of GVCW in Uzbekistan to commence its operations in January 2019.
Here in presence of Consul General of Greece in Moscow, Amb. Eleni Vakali, who paid a visit to the premises.