Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Athens Consular Section Closure July 23-26, 2021

Event:  U.S. Embassy Athens Consular Section Closure July 23-26, 2021.

This notice is to advise U.S. Embassy patrons that the Consular Section in Athens will be closed due to an office move on Friday, July 23 and Monday, July 26, 2021.  We will re-open for normal business at 8:30 am on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.  We will not offer American Citizens Services appointments for U.S. passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, or notarial services during the closure.  Our ability to provide emergency services will be restricted to life and death emergencies.  U.S. citizens who find themselves in such life or death emergency situations on July 23-26, 2021 may contact the Embassy at 210-721-2951.

The Consular Section also will be closed for visa-related services, including requests for national interest exceptions (NIEs) under Presidential Proclamation 10143.  For questions concerning nonimmigrant visa appointments, please contact  For questions concerning immigrant visa cases, please contact  For NIE requests, please contact

We take this opportunity to remind the community to visit the website of the U.S. Embassy in Athens at for information on consular services, including how to make appointments for U.S. passport and notarial services.  For current information on COVID-related measures affecting travel between Greece and the United States, review the Embassy’s COVID-19 Information website at

Actions to Take: 

·         All U.S. citizens should enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive Alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.

·         Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Greece.

·         Refer to our website for the latest Alerts and Messages for U.S. citizens


U.S. Embassy Athens
+30 210-721-2951

U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki
+30 2310-376-300
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444

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