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Important notice for visa applicants

Dear Applicants,

All individuals who wish to travel to Greece must consult the following link and follow the required rules.

The Visa Application Center in Colombo is operational from 08:00am until 12:00am and from 13:00pm until 15:00pm, Monday to Friday, accepting applicants upon online appointment and as walk-ins. You can book your appointment here.

Important Note: Kindly note that applications for a Greek Long-term, National D type visa will be accepted by GVCW, only by invitation after a prior approval of the Embassy of Greece is obtained by the applicant. Once the cases are considered by the Embassy of Greece for further processing, the applicants will be invited by the GVCW Visa Application Centre for Greece in New Delhi to submit their applications.

Applicants can avoid a return to the VAC and have their passports returned via courier service at an additional cost that will be kept to the minimum.

Dear Applicant, on instructions of the Greek Consulate in New Delhi, there are important time constraints as to the granting of Schengen visas. For more information please click here.

Due to extremely heavy load in the number of applications, you are strongly advised to apply well in advance of your trip to Greece allowing a longer period than the standard 15 working days. If, however, you decide to apply for a visa within the said 15 working days from your departure date of your trip, you are at risk of your passport being returned from the Consulate without a visa.

For more information please call us at +94 11 2350 604 or contact us via email