General Info

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 to 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 lists on this website: family reunification, employment visa and study visa.

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.

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.

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

For other categories of long-stay visa, please visit the website: or contact the Embassy (