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How to Obtain Greece Visa For Indians: Easy Steps, Requirements, Fees

Last Update: 05-03-2024

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Quick Summary

Greece Tourist Visa for Indians

Is a visa required for Greece?

Yes, all Indian passport holders require a Schengen visa to visit Greece.

Processing time for Greece Visa

21 to 28 Working Days

Greece visa cost for Indians

  1. Embassy fees: 0 to 11 years old: No fees; 12+ years: Euro 80 (INR 7,280/-)
  2. Service fees: Euro 30 (INR 2,730/-)

Greece visa validity

180 Days

Greece visa stay duration

90 Days

How to apply for a Greece visa

  1. Apply through Teleport in under 2 minutes
  2. Apply through the Government portal.

Documents required for Greece visa

  1. Visa Application Form
  2. Passport 
  3. Photograph 
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Travel Medical Insurance - Euro 30,000
  6. Flight tickets and Hotel Bookings
  7. Bank Statement (last 3 months)
  8. Income tax return (last 2 years)
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20+ applied recently

97%

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Approval Rate

Do Indians Need a Visa for Greece?

Indian passport holders must obtain a Schengen visa to travel to Greece for a short stay of up to 90 days. This visa can be used for tourism, business, visiting friends or family, or cultural exchanges.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. What are the Required Documents for the Greece Schengen Visa?
  3. How to Apply for a Greece Visa for Indians?
  4. Greece Visa Cost for Indians
  5. Greece Visa Processing Time
  6. Reasons for Greece Visa Rejections
  7. Conclusion
  8. FAQs

Introduction

Planning a trip to Greece from India? Navigating the visa application process can seem daunting, but fear not! Our comprehensive guide breaks down everything you need to know about obtaining a Greece visa for Indians.

From required documents to fees and processing times, we've got you covered. Whether you choose to apply through Teleport for a hassle-free experience or opt for the traditional government portal, we provide step-by-step instructions to ensure a smooth application process. 

Read on to discover the easy steps, essential requirements, and common reasons for visa rejections, so you can confidently embark on your Greek adventure.

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What are the Required Documents for the Greece Schengen Visa?

Mandatory Documents

Visa Application Form

  • Sign and bring the completed form with you on your appointment.

Original Passport

  • Valid for at least 3 months beyond your intended stay.
  • Minimum of 2 blank pages. 
  • Issued within the last ten years.

Clear photocopy of passport

  • Including the first and last pages, along with all visas and entry stamps.

Previous passport

  • Include your previous passport if any

Photograph

  • One recent colour photo
  • White background

Bank Statement

  • Financial transactions for the last three months,
  • Stamped and signed by the bank.

Cover Letter

  • Explaining the purpose of your trip,
  • Duration of stay.

Travel Insurance

  • Covering a minimum of 30,000 Euros for the entire stay in the Schengen area.

Proof of Accommodation

  • Hotel reservations, holiday home rental, or campus residence booking. 
  • Proof of sponsorship or private accommodation from a host if staying with a family member or friend. Some Schengen States may require a national form for sponsorship.

Flight Reservation

  • Return or round-trip ticket. 
  • For multiple Schengen States travel, proof of intra-Schengen flight reservation, train itinerary, or car rental.

ITR (Income Tax Return)

  • Include ITR acknowledgment for the last two assessment years, attested.

Supporting Documents

If Employed

  • Payslips for the last three months,
  • Employment contract, and
  • Employer's statement of holiday approval.

If Self-Employed

  • Certificate of company registration.

If Retired

  • Pension statements for the last three months and
  • Proof of regular income from property or business ownership.

If Sponsored

  • Proof of sponsorship and/or
  • Private accommodation using the Schengen State's national form.

If a Minor (under 18 years)

  • When a minor travels with only one parent, a notarized consent from the other parent or guardian is required, unless one parent has sole custody. 
  • If the minor travels alone, notarized consent from both parents or guardians with custody is necessary. 
  • Include copies of the parents' passports; if not applicable, provide the applicant's birth certificate and copies of the parents' ID cards. 
  • If one parent has a valid visa, their notarized consent is required.

If Married

  • Marriage certificate or
  • Copy of the ration card if marital status isn't indicated in the passport.
  • For spouses, endorsement in both passports or an original marriage certificate with an apostille from MEA.

How to Apply for a Greece Visa for Indians?

Get Your Greece Visa Easily with Teleport

Teleport streamlines the visa application process, ensuring you receive your visa promptly and hassle-free. Here's how to apply for a Greece visa for Indians:

Step 1: Start Your Greece Visa Application: Visit Teleport's Greece visa application portal and click 'Apply for Visa.'

Step 2: Provide Basic Details and Pay Fees: Upload scanned copies of your passport's front and back pages. Teleport can autofill your information or you can manually input your details. Make the visa payment via Teleport, choosing between full or partial upfront payment.

Step 3: Gather Required Documents: Teleport's relationship manager will help you collect all necessary documents for the Greece visa application.

Step 4: Schedule Your Appointment: Your Teleport relationship manager will schedule an appointment at the visa application centre according to your preferred location and dates.

Step 5: Attend Appointment and Submit Biometrics: Visit the visa application centre at the appointed time to submit biometrics and necessary documentation. 

✅ Teleport reviews your application and documents before submitting them to the embassy.

✅ Teleport will keep you informed about your application's progress via WhatsApp and Email.

Once the embassy completes the review, Teleport will update your application status on the platform. You'll receive timely notifications regarding the embassy's decision. Upon approval, you can download your visa from the Teleport Dashboard.

Apply Through Greece Government Website

Step 1: Identify Visa Type and Fill in the application form

Determine the right visa type for your trip and check your eligibility. Understand the required documents, processing time, and fees. 

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Teleport's Expert Tip

We recommend that you download, complete, and print the editable new application form. When you visit the Visa Application Centers for Greece to submit your application, please ensure that you bring this filled-out form along with the necessary documents.

This procedure is aimed at assisting you in a more efficient and time-saving preparation of your application during your visit to the VAC for Greece.

Step 2: Collect Your Documents

To apply for a Greece tourist visa, you need specific documents as outlined in the visa criteria. Click here for more detailed document information about the Greece tourist visa document requirements.

Step 3: Submit your Application Online

To initiate your visa application, you are required to either log in to your existing account or, if you don't have one, create a new account.

Step 4: Schedule VAC Appointment

Following the submission of your visa application, it's time to book an appointment at the VAC. You can find your region’s visa application centre for Greece by clicking here. At the visa application centre you need to submit all your documents, application form and biometrics.

Step 5: Track your Application

Following the submission of your application at the VAC, you can conveniently monitor its status online to determine when your passport is available for collection.

To track your application, you will need to have the application ID, which can be found on the Payment Receipt provided to you during submission, as well as the applicant's passport number.

Greece visa application tracking

Step 6: Collect your Passport

You have the option to have your passport delivered to your home or office address when you submit your application. 

The submission officer at the Greece Visa Application Center will ask for the necessary address details, and your passport will be returned to you via courier service once processing is complete. Please ensure you provide the correct delivery address, especially if it differs from your home address.

Note

There is an extra charge of INR 700 for choosing passport courier services.

Greece Visa Cost for Indians

Fee TypeAmount

Embassy Fees (0-11 years)

No Fees

Embassy Fees (12+ years)

Euro 80 (INR 7,280/-)

Service Fees

Euro 30 (INR 2,730/-)

💡 Note (Fee Exemption)

Children under 12 years old and individuals with diplomatic or service passports do not need to pay the Greece Schengen visa application fees.

Greece Visa Processing Time

The processing time for Greece visa applications is between 21 to 28 working days. However, some applications might require additional processing, which could extend the processing time up to 45 days. Visa applications can be submitted no earlier than 6 months before the planned departure date.

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Teleport’s Expert Tip

If you're applying for a visa at a Visa Application Centre in India outside of New Delhi, make sure to add an additional 10-15 days to the usual processing time.

Your application will first go to the GVC World New Delhi VAC for Greece before being sent to the Embassy of Greece - Consular Office in New Delhi the next day. There have been several delays with Greece visas in the past year, so it's best to apply as early as possible.

Reasons for Greece Visa Rejections

  1. Submitting fraudulent documents: Some applicants try to deceive authorities by providing fake documents instead of genuine ones requested by the consular office.
  2. Misrepresentation of the purpose of the trip: If your travel plans don't match the information provided, such as accommodation or flight details, your visa could be rejected.
  3. Suspected ulterior motives: If authorities suspect your intentions for visiting Greece are not genuine, such as being considered a threat to the state, your visa may be denied.
  4. Inadequate travel history: Having insufficient travel history, especially for the type of visa being applied for, could lead to visa rejection.
  5. Damaged passport: Presenting a passport that is in poor condition, such as being torn or having missing pages, may result in visa denial.

Conclusion

In conclusion, obtaining a Greece visa for Indian Citizens involves a straightforward process, whether through Teleport or the government website.  Ensuring all required documents are in order and providing accurate information is key to a successful application. 

Remember to plan ahead, as processing times can vary. While rejections can occur due to reasons such as fraudulent documents or inadequate travel history, adhering to the guidelines and submitting genuine documents can significantly increase the chances of approval. 

With careful preparation and attention to detail, travellers can enjoy their visit to Greece hassle-free.

If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to contact us. Our dedicated team is prepared to offer guidance and support.

You can reach us at 073148 52914 or contact us on WhatsApp.

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