Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Outreach to Hania, Crete

Visit by Athens Consular Personnel to Hania, Crete on March 23, 2018      

Athens – Residents of Crete are invited to join representatives from the U.S. Embassy on Friday, March 23, 2018, 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 Friday, March 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., ONLY through a prearranged 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 Friday, March 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

A Federal Benefits representative will answer questions on Friday, March 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  A prior appointment is not required.     

Passports & Reports of Birth Abroad services are 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 the Form DS-82 application, as these services are available by mail.  Instructions for mail submissions can be found at

  • Please complete application form DS-11 and/or DS-2029 in advance of your appointment.  Forms and instructions may be obtained at
  • Please bring copies and originals of previous passports, birth certificates (for children’s applications), and Greek ID cards.
  • Please ensure all foreign-language (non-Greek) documents are translated into English. 
  • Please note that fees for passport & citizenship, notarials and Immigration services may be paid only by a bank check in euros made payable to the American Embassy.   Bank checks may be obtained from the following banks:  National Bank, Bank of Piraeus, Alpha Bank, Attica Bank, 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     

For questions regarding citizenship and passports and for an appointment please e-mail the Passport and Citizenship Office at or call 210-720-2473 or 210-720-2408, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Notary Services:  For information on notarial services, please e-mail  or call 210-720-2423 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   

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 p.m., Monday through Friday or via email at