News and Notices

  • 15 June 2017

    Travel medical insurance

    Please note with effect from 15 June 2017, Visa applicants are informed that travel medical insurance issued by only some Indian insurance companies are will be accepted for visa procedures. However, visa applicants may seek to obtain insurance in any other country where claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen state.

    Kindly click here for complete list of Travel Insurance companies and detailed Information

  • 24 January 2017

    Greece Visa Application Centre in New Delhi will be working till 14:00 on 25 January 2017.

    Greece Visa Application Centre in New Delhi will be working till 14:00 on 25 January 2017 considering the arrangement and diversions to be implemented in lieu of Republic Day celebrations.

  • 24 January 2017

    All Greece visa Application Centers will be remained closed on 26 January 2017 in lieu of Republic Day.

  • 04 January 2017

    All Greece visa Application Centers will be remained closed on 06 January 2017 in lieu of Epiphany.

  • 13 December 2016

    The Government of India has withdrawn with immediate effect (midnight of 08 November 2016) the legal tender character of the existing and any older series banknotes in the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000.

    VFS will accept Visa fees and VFS logistic charges in all denominations of all notes other than the existing & old high denomination notes of Rs. 500 and Rs.1000 . VFS shall also accept demand drafts favoring VFS Global Services Private limited.

  • 06 December 2016

    Closure of Greece Visa Application Centre in Chennai

    Dear Applicant/ Representative / Travel Agents:

    The Greece Visa Application Centre in Chennai will remain closed in regards to the sad demise of the Honble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

  • 22 November 2016

    Relocation of Greece Visa Application Centre in Cochin.

    Please be informed that The Greece Visa Application Centre in Cochin, has moved to 1st Floor, Manoj Tower (Coastal Chambers), Opposite to Mercy Hotel, M G Road Ravipuram , Cochin, Kerala-682015, effective from 21 November 2016.

  • 22 November 2016

    Availability of Premium Lounge Service from 21 November 2016.

    Please be informed that The Premium Lounge Service is available at Cochin visa application centre effect from 21 November 2016.

  • 28 October 2016

    Greece Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu will be closed on 31 October and 1 November 2016 due to Tihar

    The Kathmandu Visa Application Cenre for Greece will be closed on 31 October 2016 and 1 November 2016 on the occasion of Tihar

  • 04 October 2016

    Greece Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu will be closed on 10 October 2016 and 11 October 2016 due to Dashain.

    The Kathmandu Visa Application Centre for Greece will be closed on 10 October 2016 and 11 October 2016 on the occasion of Dashain.

  • 03 October 2016

    On account of Durga Puja in Kolkata please note that our courier partner, Blue Dart, will be completely closed.

    On account of Durga Puja in Kolkata please note that our courier partner, Blue Dart, will be completely closed on 10 October 2016 and 11 October 2016. Hence all applications accepted in Kolkata on 10 October 2016 and 11 October 2016 will be submitted at the Embassy in Delhi on 14 October 2016.

    Also note that the passports sent from Delhi on 10 October 2016 and 11 October 2016 will reach Kolkata on 12 October 2016 and 13 October 2016 respectively.

  • 12 September 2016

    The Kolkata Visa Application Centre for Greece will be closed on 11 October 2016 due to Dussehra.

  • 30 August 2016

    Visa fee and logistic fee change

    Please note below the changes in visa fees and logistic fees from 30 Aug 2016.

    S. No.

    Category

    Old Visa Fees

    New Visa Fees

    Short Stay

    1 Tourist Visa 4440 4500
    2 Seaman Visa 4440 4500
    3 Business Visa 4440 4500
    4 Others 4440 4500
    5 Family Visit 4440 4500
    6 Student Short Stay 4440 4500

    Long Stay

    1 Scientific Research 13320 13500
    2 Family Reunification 6660 6750
    3 Employment 13320 13500
    4 Others Long Term 13320 13500
    5 Student Long Stay 6660 6750
    6 Work Visa Employment/ Independent 5550 5625

    Logistic fees

    INR 863 For Applicants applying in Delhi.

    INR 1500/- for applicants applying in Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Cochin, Gurgaon, Pondicherry, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore,
    For Nepal – NPR 2400/-

     

  • 06 June 2016

    New Rules Applicable for the following Passport Holders :

    • Diplomatic Passport Holders can Travel to Greece without a Greece Visa for a maximum period of 90days.
    • Official passports Holder are waived from paying the Visa Fee but needs to apply for a Visa stamping.
    • Service passports Holder are waived from paying the Visa Fee but needs to apply for a Visa stamping .
  • 19 May 2016

    Applicants are hereby informed that Greece Visa application center New delhi will remain Opened on 21 May 2016 Saturday to accept Visa applications

  • 02 May 2016

    Long Term Visa fee :

    Visa Fee will be paid at the Vfs Center for all the family Reunification Cases which will be (90 euros equivalent to Indian rupees)

    Visa fees for employment and student Application will be collected at the Greece Embassy.Applicants will be requested to Carry an Amount between 90 euro 225 euros (equivalent to Indian Rupees at the embassy .The visa fee will be charged by the embassy depending on the type of work and study.

  • 26 April 2016

    Please note the Greece Embassy will observe Holiday on 03 May 2016 due to Labor Day however VFS center will accept applications for Greece on 03 May 2016.

  • 20 April 2016

    Please note that GreeceVisa Application Centre in Kolkata will remain closed on 21 April 2016 due to Elections.

  • 13 April 2016

    “Greece Visa Application Centre at Kathmandu will remain close on 13 April 2016 on the occasion of Nepali New Year 2073. Our office will resume on 14 April 2016.”

  • 21 march 2016

    “Greece Visa Application Centre will remain close on 24 March 2016 on the occasion of Holi”.

  • 18 March 2016

    “Greece Visa Application Centre at Kathmandu will remain close on 22 March 2016 on the auspicious occasion of Holi Festival. Our office will resume on 23 March 2016.”

  • 25 Febuary 2016

    Visa Fees is changed by Embassy of Greece every month and VFS is instructed on 01st of every month about the new Visa fees as per the exchange rate applicable.

    Dear Applicant,

    Visa Fees is changed by Embassy of Greece every month and VFS is instructed on 01st of every month about the new Visa fees as per the exchange rate applicable.

    Please note that Applicant will be informed to submit the difference amount in case the Visa fee has increased. VFS contact centre team will be contacting the Applicant to collect the Visa fee difference and has to be submitted at the nearest VFS Application centre.

  • 15 February 2016

    New contact details: Nepal Greece:

    General public is hereby notified that effective 22 january 2016 the call center contact details for Greece Nepal will be as follows:

    Contact Number: 18000910122

    E-mail ID: info.grnp@vfshelpline.com

  • 19 January 2016

    Visa Application Submission till 12:00 on 25 January 2016

    General Public is hereby notified that, all buildings / Metro Stations and roads in Connaught Place will be closed and cordon off from 2nd half on 25 January 2016 due to security reason, hence Greek Visa Application Center in New Delhi will be operational till 12:00 on that day.

  • 04 November 2015

    All applicants are required book an appointment online to submit their visa application and Biometric information at the Schengen visa application centre.

    As part of the visa application procedure, from 2 November 2015 applicants will need to provide Biometric fingerprint data along with a digital photograph. If you have temporary injuries on your fingers, applicants are advised to wait until the injuries have healed before you book your appointment. Henna on fingertips may also mean we are unable to get a clear scanned image and should be removed or allowed to fade before your appointment date.

    Before you make an appointment you should carefully read the visa application process available on the website to submit your visa application and supporting documents at the visa application centre.

    If you have missed your appointment on the scheduled day, the system will not allow you to reschedule or cancel and you will require to book a new appointment after 24 hours.

    Please make sure you arrive at the visa application centre 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Applicants are not allowed to be accompanied inside the visa application centre. The only exceptions to this are those accompanying children under 18 years-of-age or applicants who need special assistance for health reasons or disability.

    If you are part of a family or group, each member of the family or group must make an individual appointment. For example, if you are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children you must make 4 individual appointments.

    VFS Global appointment system is compatible with most popular browsers. VFS Global will soon introduce appointment scheduling through call Centre for the ease of applicants.

    How to book an appointment


    Please click here to book an appointment online.

  • 04 November 2015

    Change in the visa application submission process - Introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS) on 02 November 2015

    Changes in Schengen visa application process – India

  • 24 February 2012

    24 February 2012

    Please note as per instructions received from Embassy of Greek, Applicant who has traveled to Schengen countries once in the past need not to appear for interview at Greek Embassy. Please note Embassy can call an Applicant for a personal Interview if it is required.

    Important Notice for Applicants

    Please note as per instructions received by Greek Embassy, New Delhi, all applicants appearing for interview at the Embassy are required to be present on time. Please do not carry any electronic items (mobile phones/laptops) or any personal belongings (travel bags, suitcase, and leather bags) at the Embassy.

    • All battery operated or electronic gadgets such as cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3's, floppies, laptops, or portable music players.
    • All bags such as travel bags, back packs, briefcases, suitcases, leather, jute or cloth bags and zip folders. Only a plastic bag containing your application related papers would be permitted.
    • Sealed envelopes or packages.
    • Any inflammable item such as matchboxes/ lighters/ fuel etc.
    • Any sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail filers.
    • Weapon or weapon like objects or explosive material of any kind.