> What is the Schengen Visa?

Greece is a member of the European Union and is part of the Schengen agreement. These two memberships define the visa requirements of foreign citizens seeking to visit Greece.

The Schengen visa is a country in the Schengen region with a number of countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic , Malta, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Hungary).

> Schengen accommodation and visits to different Schengen countries

The Schengen Visa recognizes the right to travel up to 90 days within the Schengen area. According to the regulations governing visa applications, you must obtain your visa from your country representative, where you will travel or spend a significant portion of your travel. If you plan to travel to different Schengen countries, you must apply for representation of the country in which you will make the longest stay to obtain a visa.

> Greece Schengen Visa Main Conditions

Your main accommodation (Schengen country where you will spend the longest time) is Greece; If you are staying in the Schengen countries you are the same, but in Greece, the first entry to the Schengen area is pointed.

> Who should be on visa application?

Turkish citizens need a visa to visit Greece. Passport holders of diplomatic, service (green / green) or service (gray) do not need to obtain a visa for 90 days of stay in the Schengen area.

> How to apply for citizens of other countries who do not have a TC Nationality?

The processing time of visa procedures for citizens of some countries outside of Turkey is 15 business days under normal circumstances. For this reason, it is recommended that visa application should be made as early as possible considering the densities.

Foreign nationals must prove that their residence permits in Turkey. The Consulate General of Greece is based on the examination of the applicant's assessment of the social and economic situation of the applicant. To this end, the applicant asks for his personal documents. Students who come to study temporarily demand the documents of their parents. These documents must be translated into English or Greek notarized.

The applicants were born in a country other than Turkey, even if they have given their biometric data in conjunction with the recently re applicants must provide fingerprints.

You can see the countries that Greece applies visa at the following website:


> Relatives of EU and Greek Citizen

The European Union (EU) foresees the facilitation of short-term (up to 90 days) visa applications for citizens of the EU member states or family members of the Greek citizens with them to the EU countries. This is for family members who are obliged to look after.

Spouses, children 21 years of age (or their spouse children), or children over 21 years of age (or spouse children) who are obliged to look after, parents or ministers / carers / ministers.

For detailed information please choose Visa category EU / Greek citizen spouse and / or children

> Can I make visa application for Istanbul Consulate General in Greece?

The Consulate General of Greece accepts visitors on an appointment every Tuesday from 09:30am to 01:00pm on visa issues.

> Where can I apply for national visa?

D-Type National and D-type Erasmus applications (90 days and over Erasmus program) are only accepted by the Consulate General of Greece between 09.30am and 01.00pm on Tuesdays.

> Visa How long before I can start the trip?

We recommend that you apply at least 15 business days prior to your travel start date. Under normal circumstances the visa decision by the Consulate General requires 4-5 working days, but the applicant's nationality may vary according to the intensity of the work.

> How long before visa applications can be made on the planned travel date?

Visa applications can be made up to 3 months prior to the planned travel date. For example, if your planned travel date is June 1, your visa application date can not be before March 1.

> Can I apply without submitting my passport?

No. You need to present your passport during the visa application so that all documents can be sent to the Consulate General.

> Who makes the application decisions?

Applications you have made are only assessed by the Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul. Kosmos Visa Services employees do not have any positive or negative impact on the visa. Kosmos employees are kindly requested to notify the Kosmos Visa Services if they are found to be affected by the application.

> How many days does the visa process last?

Under normal conditions Visa processing time is between 5 and 15 business days. Once you have applied to the Consulate General, the processing period is normally between 4 and 5 workdays.

> Can I come for an application without an appointment?

Unless there is an urgent situation, no appointment is made without an appointment. For this reason you can make an appointment free of charge at the appropriate day and time from the Appointment section.

> Travel Agencies

Travel agencies must have the A or B class authority granted by TURSAB.

> How long should my travel health insurance be?

Your travel health insurance card should be up to the time of your traveled documents. The longer time your insurance will last, the longer it will not be given or it will not provide convenience.

> Can a third person make a contribution?

If you have given a fingerprint (VIS) to any Schengen country within the last 59 months from 25.09.2014, you do not need to apply in person.

If your application is to carry out a third party (including family members), this person's identification photocopy and notarized authorization letter must be submitted at the time of application.

> Can I send my application documents by cargo?

No, the applicants are not accepted via cargo. By making an appointment on the web, your documents need to be delivered on the day of the appointment on the day of the appointment.

> TC citizen, TC had my passport and my visa I had to sign a non-Schengen member countries can apply from Turkey?

You must make your application from the country in which you reside.

> Do I need to apply for a new pass with the last name in the name / surname change? Will the existing visa be valid from the old passport?

Yes, the name / surname bearing the old name can not be accepted. This visa is not valid if you have a valid visa on the passport bearing your last name. Your vizen must be in your current passport

> If the visa application is rejected, can I apply again?

If the red-claim applicant submits a re-submission, the filing must also provide documents that prove the reason for the rejection.

> How to apply for underage (under 18) applicants?

Documents for visa applicants under the age of 18, parent / legal guardian, or documents required for travel alone

> How is passport delivery done?

Passports which have been evaluated by the Consulate General of Istanbul, Istanbul, Greece, are received by the Visa Application Center from the Consulate. You can take your passports from our application center or use our courier service. For the delivery hours, visit our Working hours page.

> Do I need an international law enforcement?

If you have installed your driving license according to the new criteria after 01.01.2016, you do not have to have a driving license. With your new driver's license you can travel to Greece.

> Things you need to check in your home after your passport has been delivered