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Entry visa requirements

A Schengen visa is required for those who intend to work in Greece.

Working fewer than 90 days?

A short-term Schengen visa is required for creative workers wising to work in Greece for up to 90 days.

Applications must be made through Global Visa Center World.

Additional requirements

In addition to the application form and a valid passport, you will also need:

  • a photo and copy of your passport for the in-person appointment where biometric data will be collected
  • proof of outward and return travel
  • adequate medical insurance
  • a contract of employment or independent services, signed by the applicant
  • in the case of dependent employment, the Hellenic Labour Inspection Corps should be notified after the visa has been issued and a solemn declaration required, stating that 'the basic working conditions are met in accordance with the national legal framework in Greece'

Working for more than 90 days?

A National visa (D-visa) is required for stays of over 90 days, up to 365 days. 'Members of artistic groups' can apply for up to a 1 year stay.

Additional requirements

National visa holders must file an application to the Aliens and Immigration Department of the Decentralised Administration of their place of residence or stay immediately on arrival in Greece in order to be provided with the relevant residence permit.

In addition to the application form and a valid passport, you will need:

  • a criminal record certificate
  • a medical certificate
  • travel insurance to cover the entire stay


80 euros plus a service fee ('according to the monthly rate')

Contact details

Greek Embassy Website
1a Holland Park
London W11 3TP

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7229 3850
[email protected]

Honorary consulates: Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds

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The information provided in this guide is for your reference only and does not constitute legal or immigration advice. The ISM recommends that if you have any doubts about your eligibility to enter any country, you contact a suitably qualified migration expert for each individual country in good time prior to intended arrival.