General Questions

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Get answers for general questions.

What is the process after the deposit of the supporting documents?

The process that follows the submission of supporting documents until the receipt of the new passport is the following:

  • An employee checks the supporting documents that are deposited, for the conditions of the passport's issue. If the demand is rejected, the concerned person will be informed by the Passport Office with a personal letter. The overwhelmed sum for the fees, will be also returned.
  • Supporting documents are forwarded to National Passport Center (Athens) with express delivery (courier).
  • National Passport Center, will publish the passport within 3 working days from the receipt of all the essential supporting documents.
  • The new passport will be dispatched, with the same way, to the Passport Office where the application had been submitted.
  • The citizen receives the passport (from the Passport Office) in person or with written authorization, also presenting the proof of deposit.
Can I acquire a passport in one day?

Yes you can, but only for the following reasons:

  • Serious health reasons that impose hospitalization abroad (this is in effect for the patient, his relative up to 2nd degree, as well as for the doctor or the attendant who will escort the patient abroad.
  • Relative's death (relationship from blood or by marriage - up to second degree relation).
  • Injury or emergency health reasons which is proofed with a health certificate from a foreign government hospital, or the disappearing of a relative up to second-degree.
  • In case of property destruction, abroad.

For these specific cases, apart from the responsible Passport Offices all over Greece, the interested person can exceptionally deposit his supporting documents to the office that resides in the Police Station of Pagrati (Athens).

Can I have two passports that are valid?

No, it is not allowed to possess two Ordinary Greek Passports that are valid.

What happens to a passport, in case of a decision of prohibition of expense from the country?

Your passport is been subtracted from the qualified police and consular authorities and it is dispatched to the National Passport Center in order to be kept. It can be received after the cancellation of the prohibition expense from the country.

I have submitted an application for passport renewal and I want to travel using my current passport.
Would Ι encounter any problems?

No. As long as your current passport is valid, it can be used until the new one is received.

What is the procedures for legalizing Foreign Public Documents?

To be informed about the procedures for legalizing Foreign Public Documents follow the link:
https://www.ypes.gr/apostille-2/ or: https://www.ypes.gr/apostille/.

I want to travel abroad (outside Greece), should I issue a Visa?

Information about Visas for Greek citizens travelling abroad:
https://www.mfa.gr/en/visas/visas-for-greeks-traveling-abroad/

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