Athens – During October 7-9, 2015, Consular personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Athens will be at the U.S. Consulate in Thessaloniki to accept passport applications, register births abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s), and provide limited notarial services. These services are available by appointment only. You may book an appointment athttps://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=TES&appcode=1. In addition, a representative from the Federal Benefits Unit will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer questions on Social Security issues, without an appointment.
Passports: Completed passports are typically delivered within three weeks. Anyone with immediate travel plans should make an online appointment at https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=ATH&appcode=1 to appear in person at the U.S. Embassy in Athens.
Completing application forms ahead of time will speed up the process and minimize waiting time. Application forms and instructions may be obtained at http://athens.usembassy.gov.
Please note that fees for passport/citizenship services and notarial fees may be paid only by a bank check in euros. Bank checks, made payable to the American Embassy, may be obtained from most major banks. If you submit more than one application, one bank check may include the total amount. Please review the current fees for consular services athttp://athens.usembassy.gov/fees.htm.
For questions regarding citizenship and passports please e-mail the Passport and Citizenship Office at AthensAmericanPassports@state.gov or call 210-720-2494 or 210-720-2464 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For information on notarial services, please e-mailAthensAmericanServices@state.gov or call 210-720-2421 or 210-720-2423 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To contact the Social Security Office, please call 210-720-2426 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, or send an e-mail to http://athens.usembassy.gov/inquiry_form.html