Temporary Suspension of Consular Operations

The Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Athens has suspended non-emergency visa operations in the interest of public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  American Citizen Services will remain available for U.S. citizen emergency appointments.

All visa appointments have been suspended until further notice.  Immigrant visa appointments will be rescheduled at a later date.  In the meantime, please direct any specific immigrant visa inquiries to the Athens, Consular IV MailBox at AthUSIV@state.gov 

Persons whose nonimmigrant visa appointments have been cancelled may reschedule at a later date.  Please visit https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv regularly for more information on the availability of nonimmigrant visa services in Greece.  There is no fee to change an appointment and visa application fees are valid for one year.  Applicants who need to travel for emergency reasons may request expedited appointments via their https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv profile for expedite requests.  All emergency appointment requests must include documentation to support the reason for urgent travel and proof of flight bookings through to the United States.  The Consular Section will consider requests for emergency appointments on a case-by-case basis.