Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Outreach to Thessaloniki, March 20 and 21, 2019

 

Visit by Athens Consular Personnel to Thessaloniki, March 20 and 21, 2019      

American citizens of Northern Greece can meet with representatives from the U.S. Embassy on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21 as they provide Consular, Immigration and Federal Benefits Services.

Consular services will include accepting passport applications for persons ineligible for mail-in application services and registering birth abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) and are available by appointment only.

A Federal Benefits representative will answer questions on Wednesday, March 20, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Thursday, March 21, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  A scheduled appointment is not required.

A representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept Form I-130 petitions for immigration purposes for immediate relatives of U.S. citizens wishing to immigrate to the United States, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, and 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 on Thursday, March 21.

Passports & Reports of Birth Abroad:  You may book an appointment at https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=TES&APPCODE=1

Passport applicants can expect to receive their passports approximately one month after submission of a completed application.

Appointments are not available in Thessaloniki for applicants who are eligible to use the Form DS-82 application, 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/

Please complete application forms for passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad in advance of your appointment.  Forms and instructions for passport renewal may be obtained at: https://gr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passportsand for claiming citizenship at  https://gr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/citizenship-services/

Please bring copies and originals of previous passports, birth certificates (for children’s applications), and Greek I.D cards.

Please ensure all foreign-language (non-Greek) documents are translated into English.

Payment for Services performed in Thessaloniki: Please note that fees for passport and citizenship may be paid only by a bank check in euros made payable to the “U.S. Embassy Athens”.  Bank checks may be obtained from the following banks:  National Bank, Bank of Piraeus, Alpha Bank, Attica Bank, and Citibank, HSBC, and Eurobank.  Personal checks are not accepted.  If you submit more than one application, one bank check may include the total amount.  Please review the current fees for consular services at https://gr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/fees

Passport/Citizenship Unit:  For questions regarding citizenship and passports please email the Passport and Citizenship office at AthensAmericanPassports@state.gov

Federal Benefits Unit:  To contact the Social Security Office, please access:  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):   Anyone wishing to schedule an appointment with the USCIS representative may do so by calling the USCIS office at 210-720-2404 or 210-720-2467 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may also request an appointment by e-mail at uscis.athens@uscis.dhs.gov

Notarial Services: Notarial services are regularly available in Thessaloniki by appointment.  To find out additional information regarding our regular service in Thessaloniki and to make appointments access: https://gr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulate/thessaloniki/u-s-citizenship-services/