Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Outreach to Iraklio, Crete on April 3 and 4, 2019

 

Residents of Crete are invited to join representatives from the U.S. Embassy Athens on Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4, 2019, as they provide Consular, Federal Benefits and Immigration services at the Municipal building on 2 Androgeo Str., Iraklio.  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, April 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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, April 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A Federal Benefits representative will answer questions on Wednesday, April 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 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 Crete 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 https://gr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/renewing-adult-passport/

For questions regarding citizenship and passports and for an appointment please e-mail the Passport and Citizenship Office at AthensAmericanPassports@state.gov or call 210-720-2473 or 210-720-2450, Monday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Notary Services:  For information on notarial services, please e-mail AthensAmericanCitizenServices@state.gov  or call 210-720-2450 or 210-720-2473 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Federal Benefits Unit:  To contact the Social Security Office, please send an e-mail via https://gr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social -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 USCIS.Athens@uscis.dhs.gov