Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Outreach to Chios on May 22, 2019

Demonstration Alert Messages for US citizens

Northern Aegean residents are invited to join representatives from the U.S. Embassy Athens on Wednesday, May 22 as they provide Consular, Federal Benefits and Immigration services.  Consular Services will include accepting passport applications for persons NOT eligible for mail-in application services, documenting children’s births in Greece to U.S. citizen parent(s), and providing limited notarial services.

Passport and Citizenship Services will be available on Wednesday, May 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., ONLY through a pre-arranged appointment.  See below for information on how to schedule your appointment.

Immigration Services will include accepting petitions for qualified immediate relatives on a walk-in basis, without a prior appointment, on Wednesday, May 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A Federal Benefits representative will answer questions on Wednesday, May 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  A prior appointment is not required.

Passports & Reports of Birth Abroad services – Available by appointment only:

Passport applicants can expect to receive their completed passports about a month after applying.  Appointments are not available in Chios for applicants who are qualified to use application Form DS-82, as these services are available by mail.  Instructions for mail submissions can be found at

For questions regarding citizenship and passports and for an appointment please e-mail the Passport and Citizenship Office at or call 210-720-2464 or 210-720-2494, Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Notary Services:  For information on notarial services, please e-mail

Federal Benefits Unit:  To contact the Social Security Office, please send an e-mail via -security/fbu-inquiry-form/  or call 210-720-2426 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):  For questions regarding immigration,please contact the USCIS office at 210-720-2404 or 210-720-2405, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or via email at