Social Security

Services to the public are resumed effective June 22, 2020.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Due to public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Athens, operations in the Federal Benefits Unit may be limited, however, we will typically respond to your inquiries within 5 business days.  We respectfully request that you avoid sending multiple emails, as this may cause further delays.

The most efficient method of reaching FBU Athens is by using the FBU Athens email form.  If you do not know or do not have a social security number, enter 000-00-0000 on the email form.

If you wish to apply for an initial Social Security number card and you are over 12 years old, you must schedule an appointment online through the following link: .  There is no fee for this service.    

If you wish to contact the FBU Athens in person for any other reason, please complete the FBU Athens email form. Our staff will contact you within several days to discuss your request.

Mission:  The Federal Benefits Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Athens assists in obtaining information from the following federal agencies:

If you do not find an answer to your federal benefit question, follow directions to Contact Us.
The unit will not provide service to applicants who visit the Consular Section for routine passport and registration of birth services if they have not contacted the Federal Benefits Unit in advance. Visit the American Citizens Services US Embassy Athens website for all other services.

Please follow the instructions on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Visit the American Citizens Services U.S. Embassy Athens website for all other consular services.