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Important notice for visa applicants

Kindly be informed that given the impact of the on-going global pandemic, the Greek Authorities have applied certain restrictions and conditions regarding the entry of travellers into Greece. According to the latest Regulations Sri Lankan citizens and permanent residents of Sri Lanka can enter into Greece. The VACs for Greece will accept visa applications, provided that no further notice on the extension of the entry ban to Greece be issued in the meantime 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.

Our VAC adhere to the highest standards of health and safety based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization and local health authorities: to this end, you will need to self-disclose COVID-19 symptoms, to undergo temperature screening at the entrance of the VAC using non-contact equipment, to wear appropriate mask and be checked contactless by the security service of the VAC. In case you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please, DO NOT visit our VAC. Applicants without mask and applicants with a temperature above 37 degrees Celsius will not be allowed to enter the premises. As the VAC cannot be crowded, you may be asked to wait outside the VAC. While waiting inside, please keep social distance of 2 meters vis-à-vis others. Please note that your appointment slot will be rescheduled to a later date in case you have any COVID-19 symptoms. We suggest you to prepare your application and all necessary documents in advance (click here for more information) to avoid waiting time at the VAC.

Protecting the health of the applicants and our employees during these testing times of the pandemic is of utmost importance. We are following the recommendations of the Health and Governmental authorities and have put in place best practices to minimize the possible exposure of applicants and employees to the coronavirus. 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.

IMPORTANT: 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 contact us via email or visit the VAC.