Visa Information

The information detailed below is intended to only be used as a rough guide with regards for Visas for Greece. Please check with the Greek Embassy in your own country for complete details, to make sure that your Visa application, should you need one, proceeds without any delays or problems.


Not everyone will need a Visa to enter and stay in Greece. Nationals of ALL EU countries, USA, Iceland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia are able to enter and study in Greece for a period of up to 3 months (90 days) without a Visa.

All nationals of other countries will require a Visa.

*** Please Note***
Greece is a member of the Schengen Agreement. Spouses and children of EU nationals (providing spouse’s passport and the original marriage certificate is produced), and nationals of some other countries, receive their visas free of charge (enquire at Embassy for further details).


For people applying for a VISA to enter Greece, please be aware that applications will be processed in person only. Documentation required includes….

  • 1) A valid passport
  • 2) A letter from the University (certified by the Greek Government), which is required for a Student Visa.
  • 3) A Health Certificate – this must be an official certificate from a Health Institution, which declares that the person is not carrying any contagious diseases.
  • 4) 4 colour passport sized photographs.
  • 5) A photocopy of the applicants passport.


Time required to issue a VISA usually takes on average between 5-10 days.
The validity of the VISA will depend on the type issued, ie: student, work, etc.
Cost of the VISA will depend on Nationality.
Please contact the nearest Greek Embassy in your country for further information and the procedure of applying for a VISA. These may vary from country to country.

Again, the information above is only intended as a rough guide to the procedure and what is needed to apply for a VISA for Greece. We cannot be held responsible for any information on this page that may not apply to an individuals application, or out-of-date information.