U.S. Consul Will Visit Chios on November 5, 2014

Athens — The U.S. Embassy announced today that a U.S. Consul will perform a consular outreach trip to Chios on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.   During the visit, the Consul will accept passport applications, applications to register the birth of children born abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) and provide limited notarial services.  Passport services, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad processing, and notarial services will be available on an appointment basis only.  To book an appointment, please e-mail the U.S. Embassy’s Passport and Citizenship Section atAthensAmericanPassports@state.gov.  In addition, a representative from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be available to answer questions and to accept applications for immigration purposes for immediate relatives of American citizens wishing to immigrate to the United States.  If you wish to meet with a representative from DHS, please e-mail the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Section at USCIS.Athens@state.gov.

American citizens residing in the area may apply for the renewal of their passport during this visit.  Citizens who have lost their passports and do not need to travel immediately can apply for a replacement passport.  Anyone with immediate travel plans should make an appointment athttps://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=ATH&appcode=1 to appear in person at the U.S. Embassy in Athens.  American citizen parents of children born in Greece may apply for the Consular Report of Birth Abroad for their children.  Passport application forms and information on passport renewal and issuance of Consular Report of Birth Abroad may be obtained at http://athens.usembassy.gov.  Applicants must fully complete all mandatory questions on the entire passport application in English.  No mandatory questions can be left bank.  Completing the application on-line will speed up the process and minimize waiting time.

Please note that fees for passport/citizenship services and notarial fees may be paid only by a bank check in Euros.   The check, made payable to the American Embassy, may be obtained from one of the following banks:  National Bank of Greece, Alpha Bank, Eurobank, Bank of Piraeus, Attica Bank, CitiBank, HSBC, or Geniki Bank.  The Embassy is not authorized to accept personal checks.  If you submit more than one application, one bank check may include the total amount.  Please view the Schedule of Fees athttp://athens.usembassy.gov/fees.htm for the current fees for consular services.

For additional information or for questions pertaining to your particular case, please e-mail the Passport & Citizenship Office atAthensAmericanPassports@state.gov or call 210-720-2494 or 210-720-2464, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The Notarial Unit may be reached at AthensAmericanServices@state.gov  or at 210-720-2421 or 210-720-2423 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.   For questions regarding the immigration process, please call 210-720-2404 or 210-720-2467 or visithttp://athens.usembassy.gov/family_petitions.html.