If the parents were not married at the time of the child’s birth and the U.S. citizen father is not able to attend the appointment, form DS-5507 Affidavit of Parentage, Physical Presence and Support is required. The form must be completed, signed and notarized, and should be presented along with a copy of the same identity document used to notarize the form.
If applying also for a passport and one custodial parent is not able to attend, s/he must submit a notarized form DS-3053 Statement of Consent. A copy of the same identity document used to notarize the form must be attached to the form. Acceptable notary authorities are KEP, Greek police stations, a U.S. Embassy or consulate, or a U.S.-based licensed notary.
Alternatively, the applying parent may furnish one of the following documents:
- Child’s birth certificate listing only applying parent;
- Adoption decree (if applying parent is sole adopting parent);
- Court order granting sole custody to the applying parent i.e the absent parent has no access to the child. Child’s travel must not be restricted by that order;
- Judicial declaration of incompetence of non-applying parent, or death certificate of non-applying parent.