For travel to the United States on a temporary basis, including tourism, temporary employment, study and exchange.
For foreign citizens who want to live permanently in the United States.
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries* to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less, when they meet all requirements.
Alerts and Messages for U.S. visitors to Greece.
U.S. Citizens with emergencies, please call +30-210-721-2951
Outside of Office Hours, contact: +30 210 721 2951
Outside of Greece: 1-888-407-4747
“USA & Greece: Celebrating 200 Years of Friendship” campaign announced by U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt on January 14, 2021 will include educational and cultural events across Greece that will highlight our two countries’ historic relationship and the ties that bind us: democracy, partnership, and shared values.
Learn more about quality higher-education opportunities in the U.S. that you will not find anywhere else in the world.
Find the closest American Space in Greece where you can connect with the U.S.
43 Tsimiski, 7th Floor
546 23 Thessaloniki Greece
phone: +30 2310 242 905, +30 2310 376 300
Fax: +30 2310 242 927
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece will be closed two days this week due to a Greek holiday and an external office training day, as detailed below:
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 – Closed
Friday, October 28, 2022 – Closed for Greek OXI Day (Public holiday)
We will be open for normal business (by appointment only) on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 and Thursday, October 27, 2022. The Consular section will resume normal business from Monday, October 31, 2022. During the closures, we will not offer appointments for U.S. passports, notarial services, visa services, or federal benefits. Callers seeking assistance with an emergency involving the death, arrest, hospitalization or serious illness of a U.S. citizen may contact the Embassy at 210-721-2951. Those seeking assistance with all other non-emergency matters should review the information on the U.S. Embassy website at https://gr.usembassy.gov for information on consular services and how to make appointments. For current information on COVID-related measures affecting travel between Greece and the United States, review the Embassy’s COVID-19 Information website at https://gr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/.
Actions to Take:
U.S. Embassy Athens
U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki
State Department – Consular Affairs
(888) 407-4747 or (202) 501-4444
Greece Country Information
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By U.S. Consulate in Thessaloniki | 24 October, 2022 | Topics: Alert, Messages for U.S. Citizens
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