U.S. Consul Will Visit Rhodes and Karpathos on September 18 & 19, 2014

Athens — The U.S. Embassy announced today that a U.S. Consul will perform a consular outreach trip to Rhodes and Karpathos, on Thursday and Friday, September 18 and 19, 2014 respectively.  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.    In order to book an appointment, please call at 210-720-2494/2464, Monday through Friday, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  In addition, a representative from the Department of Homeland Security will accept applications for immigration purposes for immediate relatives of American citizens wishing to immigrate to the United States.

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 also 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 Here 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, notarial fees and I-130 petitions 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; 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 Fee at http://athens.usembassy.gov/fees.html for information on the cost of the services performed.   The fee for application Form I-130 is 315€

For additional information or for questions pertaining to your particular case, please e-mail the Passport & Citizenship Office at Athensamericanpassports@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 visit Here