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Overview

A long-stay “D” visa allows its holder to enter and stay in Greece for more than 3 months. It can be issued for various reasons such as employment, study, academic research, participation in cultural, scientific, religious events, family reunification.

Holders of a national visa have the obligation to apply for a residence permit in Greece immediately after their entry to the country.

The applicant must submit an application for a visa for a long stay in Greece as well as the supporting documents that are requested according to the purpose of the intended stay. In order to locate which documents correspond to your application, please refer to the following categories Family Reunification visa, Employment visa and Study visa on this page.

Important note: All long-term applications (National "D" Visa) can be submitted only with a passport which is valid for at least 1.5 years (1 year and 6 months) from the date of submission of the application.

Important note: The validity of Police Clearance Certificates should be not more than three (3) months from the date of submission of the application at the Visa Application Centre for Greece. The Police Clearance Certificate should be recent and duly attested:

  • For India: the PCC document must be affixed with an Apostille Sticker from the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi
  • For Bangladesh: the PCC document must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, Dhaka
  • For Nepal: the PCC document must be attested by a) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Kathmandu and b) the Honorary Consulate of Greece in Kathmandu or the Embassy of Nepal in New Delhi
  • For Sri Lanka: the PCC document must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, Colombo

Please note that GVCW Visa Application Center in New Delhi is the focal point to receive and transmit applications for Sri Lankan and Nepalese applicants to the Embassy of Greece – Consular Office/Visa Section. For all queries you should contact the Assistance Line +91 22 6786 6011.

For other categories of long-stay visa, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic: https://www.mfa.gr/en/visas/visa-types/national-visas.html or contact directly the Embassy of Greece in New Delhi grcon.del@mfa.gr

 

Family Reunification Visa - Overview

WHO CAN APPLY

The family members of a third country national, who may enter into Greece in the framework of family reunification are, according to Greek legislation (Article 4, Presidential Decree 131/2006) the following:

  • the spouse, provided he/she is over 18 years of age,
  • their natural and/or adopted single children of under 18 years of age,
  • any other natural and/or adopted children of under 18 years of age of the sponsor or his/her spouse, provided he/she has been awarded their custody.

All applicants from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Maldives should submit an application for Long Stay “D” visa only at the GVCW Visa Application Center in New Delhi.

Family Reunification Required Documents

Important notices:

  • Kindly be informed that the Embassy will accept Family Reunification applications only if the verification procedure has been concluded (regardless if the decision has been received).
  • All long-term applications (National "D" Visa) can be submitted only with a passport which is valid for at least 1.5 years (1 year and 6 months) from the date of submission of the application.
  • The validity of Police Clearance Certificates should be not more than three (3) months from the date of submission of the application at the Visa Application Centre for Greece. The Police Clearance Certificate should be recent and duly attested:
Family Reunification Fees

Dear Applicants, Travel Agents and Representatives, please view the Visa Fee and Service Fee applicable.

VISA CATEGORY

EURO

INR

Family Reunification 

90€

7,740
  • All Visa Fees are payable in cash in the equivalent amount in Indian Rupees (INR) as per the current exchange rate, at the time of submission of the application at the Visa Application Center for Greece and are subject to change without notice.
  • The Visa Fee is non-refundable.
  • Please note that applicants need to pay Service Fee of INR 1,720 (inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%). This charge is over and above the Visa Fee.
Employment Visa Overview

This category of visa is issued for the provision of dependent employment or for the provision of services or work in Greece. Before applying you should confirm that the Approval concerning your case has been issued by the competent Prefecture in Greece and that it has been received officially by the Embassy.

All applicants from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Maldives should submit an application only at the GVCW Visa Application Center in New Delhi.

Employment Visa Required Documents

Important notices:

  • All long-term applications (National "D" Visa) can be submitted only with a passport which is valid for at least 1.5 years (1 year and 6 months) from the date of submission of the application.
  • The validity of Police Clearance Certificates should be not more than three (3) months from the date of submission of the application at the Visa Application Centre for Greece. The Police Clearance Certificate should be recent and duly attested:
  1. For India: the PCC document must be affixed with an Apostille Sticker from the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi
  2. For Bangladesh: the PCC document must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, Dhaka
  3. For Nepal: the PCC document must be attested by a) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Kathmandu and b) the Honorary Consulate of Greece in Kathmandu or the Embassy of Nepal in New Delhi
  4. For Sri Lanka: the PCC document must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, Colombo

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Employment Visa Fees

Dear Applicants, Travel Agents and Representatives, please view the revised Visa Fee and Service Fee applicable.

VISA CATEGORY

EUROS

INR 

Employment visa-type 2

75 €

6,450

Employment visa-type 2

90 € 7,740

Employment visa-type 2

180 € 15,480

Please Note:

All Visa Fees are payable in cash in the equivalent amount in Indian Rupees (INR) as per the current exchange rate, at the time of submission of application at the Visa Application Center for Greece and are subject to change without notice. Additional charge of 30 Euros (INR 2,580) will be collected for the attestation of the applicant's signature on the work contract

  • The visa fee is non-refundable. 
  • The courier facility is available at INR 700/- (All GVCW’s service charges are inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%) per application. This is an optional service.
  • There is a Service Fee of INR 1,720/-(All GVCW’s service charges are inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@@9%). for applicants applying in New Delhi.
  • Please note that applicants applying at Mumbai, Jalandhar, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Bangalore, Puducherry, Cochin, Goa, Gurgaon, Jaipur and Kolkata Visa Application Centers need to pay service charge of INR 1,720/- (All GVCW’s service charges are inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%). This includes two-way courier charges pertaining to the transfer of visa applications to New Delhi and returning the passports at the respective regional GVCW Visa Application Centers for Greece in the respective cities.

For Applicants applying from Nepal

  • The only acceptable method of payment for Visa Fees is by Demand Draft in Indian Rupees (INR). Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of "Embassy of Greece-Consular Fees", and should be payable at New Delhi. It is as per the current exchange rate, at the time of submission of application and is subject to change without notice. 
  • The visa fee is non-refundable. 
  • There is a Service Fee of NPR 4,012/- (Inclusive of Service Tax levied per application over and above the visa fees).
    Note : “Any demand draft having contradicting MICR number or incorrect information shall not be acceptable”
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Kindly submit the below required documents:

  • Application form for a Long Stay “D” Visa
  • Photos (with white background)
  • Valid passport, not destroyed, with validity of at least 1.5 years (1 year and 6 months) from the date of submission of the application
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover the living expenses during the stay in Greece (equivalent to at least € 400 per month during the period of studies)
  • Recent original Police Cearance Certificate with Apostille. The validity of Police Clearance Certificate should be not more than three (3) months from the date of submission of the application at the Visa Application Centre for Greece. The Police Clearance Certificate should be recent and duly attested:
  1. For India: the PCC document must be affixed with an Apostille Sticker from the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi
  2. For Bangladesh: the PCC document must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, Dhaka
  3. For Nepal: the PCC document must be attested by a) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Kathmandu and b) the Honorary Consulate of Greece in Kathmandu or the Embassy of Nepal in New Delhi
  4. For Sri Lanka: the PCC document must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, Colombo
  • Travel insurance valid for the 1st year
  • Visa fees of € 90, equivalent in INR 7,740 /-, payable in cash in INR at the time of submission of the application at the VAC. The amount in INR is as per the current exchange rate, at the time of submission of the application at the Visa Application Center for Greece and is subject to change without notice.
  • Documents for being accepted from the College or University
  • Direct mail from Greek University to Consular Section to determine the exact type of visa required
  • Relevant approval of operation form from the Ministry of Education in Greece of the Greek College or University that you have been accepted
  • Proof of studies background
  • Details regarding the studies (whether courses will be conducted in Greek or English etc)
  • Proof of payment of at least one third of the tuition fees
  • After submission of application and completion of interview, applicants will be directed for medical exams. The medical report is sent directly to the Greek Embassy in about a week’s time.

For more information please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic: http://www.mfa.gr/en/visas/visa-types/national-visas.html or contact the Embassy of Greece in New Delhi grcon.del@mfa.gr

Photo Requirements
Photo Specifications

Before submitting visa photos make sure that they are absolutely in a high quality form in order to make their reproduction easy – something needed when facial biometrics applies in the ID Document of the visa holder. The applicants should present two recent (not more than 6 months old) passport-sized photos that should be:

  • 3,5 x 4 cm (approx. 1.2 x 1.6 inch)
  • with a light background (white or off-white) so that features are distinguishable and contrast against the background
  • in color and with facing forward
  • with the forehead and ears visible, without heavy jewelry
  • full face, non-smiling (without sunglasses, a hat/ cap or other head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religions belief or ethnic background
  • of high quality and printed on normal photographic paper (camera print), preferably not glossy

Please click here for the specifications.

Knowing and meeting properly these requirements is essential, as only if in the needed format, the biometric recognition of the applicant and perfect reproduction can be authorized correctly.

Note:
Please follow these instructions carefully. If photographs presented do not meet these requirements, your application will be considered incomplete.