Emergency Contact Information for U.S. Citizens

For LIFE or DEATH emergencies dial 112

The numbers below are provided for U.S. Citizens requiring emergency services such as assistance with the death, arrest, illness, children’s issues, abduction in progress, or injury of an American citizen. 

For non-emergency situations, information for routine services, including all passports applications, notarial services, birth abroad or Federal Benefits, is available on this website page.


  • In Greece, dial 210-721-2951
  • From a U.S. phone, dial 011-30-210-721-2951

TIME DIFFERENCE NOTE:  It is seven hours later in Athens than in Washington D.C.

 In case of emergency (DEATH, or SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION of a U.S. citizen), you may send an email to AthensAmericanCitizenServices@state.gov with subject line “EMERGENCY” + (brief description).  Please note that this mailbox is monitored during working hours only.  For after-hours emergency assistance, please contact the embassy’s switchboard at 210-720-2490.

Routine services are NOT considered emergencies and are processed during regular business hours: see passport applicationsreports of birth abroad, and notarial services

 We do not provide information on U.S. visas. For all U.S. visa questions, please refer to the visa section.