Passports

Welcome to the Passport & Citizenship Unit of the U.S. Embassy Athens. We are open to the public by pre-arranged appointment only – see instructions below. The Unit is closed to the public on the last Wednesday of each month and on U.S. and Greek Holidays.

Under U.S. law, U.S. citizens must be in possession of a valid U.S. passport to enter or leave the United States. This is mandatory even if you hold a passport from another country.

Apply by mail

For your convenience, we encourage you to apply for passport renewal by mail from the comfort of your home, avoiding disruptions in public transportation due to strikes, heavy traffic jams, unfavorable weather conditions, and waiting in security lines. You are eligible if you answer “YES” to ALL of the below:

  • Already have a passport that is not damaged
  • Passport is/was valid for 10 years
  • Passport expired within the last 5 years
  • You were over age 16 when your last passport was issued; and
  • You continue to use the same name as in your last passport or you can legally document your  name change

Make an Appointment on-line to apply in person

Walk-in passport services are available by online appointment only. If you need to apply in person book your appointment here: Passport Appointment System. One appointment is required per person. We encourage you to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

Processing time and delivery

U.S. passports are produced at facilities in the United States. Processing time is usually approximately two weeks, can take as long as one month.  Your previous passport will be canceled and returned to you with the new one by courier. Courier service is payable upon delivery.

Complete the Passport Application electronically

Please complete the forms online in English using the Passport Wizard, print and bring the completed forms with you on the day of your appointment. This will speed up the process and minimize wait time at the Embassy. Incomplete applications will delay passport processing. Choose the service you require from the list below, in order to obtain information on the required supporting documents: