Mail in Visa Instructions

MAIL-IN VISA TYPES

Based on current guidelines, Greek nationals with prior ESTA or U.S. visa may apply for B1, B1/B2, C1/D F-1, H-1, H-3, H-4, non-blanket L, M, O, P, Q, and J academic visa categories by mail.  Please follow the below steps to mail in your visa application:

STEP ONEReview the criteria below to ensure you qualify for mail-in service:

  • You must be a Greek passport holder and be physically present in Greece when you mail your application; and
  • You must have provided 10 fingerprints in the past for a U.S. visa or ESTA travel; and
  • You must have never been refused a U.S. visa or ESTA; and
  • You must never have had a U.S. visa lost, stolen, or revoked; and
  • You must be applying for B1, B2, B1/B2, C1/D, F, H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, non-blanket L, M, O, P, Q, or academic J visa (*see additional qualification note below for these specific visa categories).

*Please note:

  • If you are applying for F, H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, non-blanket L, M, O, P, Q, or academic J visa, to qualify for a mail-in application you must have been previously issued any type of U.S. visa or traveled to the U.S. on ESTA, and have never been refused a U.S. visa unless the refusal was overcome or waived, and have no indication of potential visa ineligibility.  This guidance also applies to first-time applicants of these visa categories.
  • B1, B2, B1/B2, and C1/D visa applicants can use the mail-in program to renew U.S. visas of the same classification within 48 months of the prior visa’s expiration.

Important:  The Consular Section will request an interview if any discrepancies are identified between the current and previous visa applications or for any other reason.

STEP TWOApplicants must register with the Global Support Services (GSS) website and pay the fee before sending their mail in applications.  Failure to do so may result in your application being returned to sender.

Important Reminder:  Average processing time for mail-in applications is 10 business days from the time the Embassy receives your application.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to track the package prior to arrival and after departure from the Embassy.

Reminder: We always recommend that individuals apply for visas well in advance of their proposed date of travel. No assurances regarding the issuance of visas can be given in advance. Therefore, final travel plans, or the purchase of non-refundable ticket should not be made until a visa has been issued and you are in receipt of the passport. Current processing time is 10 business days.

STEP THREE:  Please use a courier of your choice or regular post office mail to send all requested documents to the following physical address:

U.S. Embassy
Attention: Non-Immigrant Visa Unit
Vas. Sofias 91
101 60 Athens

Important: Please also send us a plain 16 x 23 cm self-addressed envelope for each applicant which states your full name, complete Greek address, and Greek mobile number so we can return your documents after your application has been processed.  The courier will be paid by you upon receipt of the passport.  For status updates on courier deliveries, please contact Courier Center at 210-751-2000 or visit their website https://www.courier.gr/ following the completion of your visa application.

Note: Prepaid envelopes from other courier services or with stamps from the Greek Post Office will not be accepted.

General Required Documents –

B1 VISA TYPE FOR INSPECTORS

 

  1. Current Passport valid for travel to the United States. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay in the United States (unless exempt by country-specific agreements)
  2. Passport containing the most recently issued U.S. visa (if applicable), or a copy of a prior ESTA approval, and an I-94, or an entry stamp as evidence of prior travel
  3. Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form DS-160 can be found at Form DS-160 – Learn more about completing the DS-160
  4. Proof of the MRV fee payment. You may visit the following link https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv or contact our call center at 211 198 3241 (please choose 1 time choice 1- and 3-times choice 2 so you will be connected to a representative who speaks English for Greek please choose 4-time selection 2) to make the payment of your application. See Visa Fees for available payment options
  5. All applicants must register their application on our Global Support Services (GSS) https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv website before they send their documents to the Consular Section. Any application that is not registered on that website will not be accepted. Confirmation and Instructions page must be printed from the website of the DS-160 online application form
  6. One 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches) color photo taken within the last 6 months without glasses. Further details regarding Department of State photo guidelines can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html
  7. A letter from the shipping company which has engaged your services stating your rank, the name of the vessel you intend to attend; precisely what job you will perform on board; the intended date of your arrival in the United States; and the name of the shipping company’s agents in the U.S. Included in the letter should be a statement noting that the company would cover your repatriation expenses.
  8. Greek Seaman’s Book if available
  9. Diploma/Degree from Greek Mercantile Marine Academy or University

Mailing instructions for B1 Visa applicants for inspectors: Review and follow steps 1, 2 and 3

  1. Please use a courier of your choice or regular post office mail to send all requested documents to the following physical address:

US Embassy
Attention: Non-Immigrant Visa Unit
Vas. Sofias 91
101 60 Athens

Important: Please also send us a plain 16 x 23 cm self-addressed envelope for each applicant which states your full name, complete Greek address, Greek mobile number so we can return your documents after your application has been processed. The courier will be paid by you upon receipt of the passport. For status updates on courier deliveries, please contact Courier Center at 210-751-2000 or visit their website https://www.courier.gr/ following the completion of your visa application.

Note: Prepaid envelopes from other courier services or with stamps from the Greek Post Office will not be accepted.

B1/B2 VISA TYPE FOR BUSINESS & TOURIST TRAVEL

 

  1. Current Passport valid for travel to the United States. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay in the United States (unless exempt by country-specific agreements)
  2. Passport containing the most recently issued U.S. visa (if applicable), or a copy of a prior ESTA approval, and an I-94, or an entry stamp as evidence of prior travel
  3. Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form DS-160 can be found at Form DS-160 – Learn more about completing the DS-160
  4. Proof of the MRV fee payment. You may visit the following link https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv or contact our call center at 211 198 3241 (please choose 1 time choice 1- and 3-times choice 2 so you will be connected to a representative who speaks English for Greek please choose 4-time selection 2) to make the payment of your application. See Visa Fees for available payment options
  5. All applicants must register their application on our Global Support Services (GSS) https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv website before they send their documents to the Consular Section. Any application that is not registered on that website will not be accepted. Confirmation and Instructions page must be printed from the website of the DS-160 online application form
  6. One 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches) color photo taken within the last 6 months without glasses. Further details regarding Department of State photo guidelines can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html
  7. Accompanying family members, unless entering the United States for another purpose, should present an original marriage certificate and not cohabitation agreement (spouse) and/or original/copy birth certificate (for unmarried children under 21), as applicable

Mailing instructions to B1/B2 visa applicants for Business & Tourism: Review and follow steps 1, 2 and 3

  1. Please use a courier of your choice or regular post office mail to send all requested documents to the following physical address:

US Embassy
Attention: Non-Immigrant Visa Unit
Vas. Sofias 91
101 60 Athens

Important: Please also send us a plain 16 x 23 cm self-addressed envelope for each applicant which states your full name, complete Greek address, Greek mobile number so we can return your documents after your application has been processed. The courier will be paid by you upon receipt of the passport. For status updates on courier deliveries, please contact Courier Center at 210-751-2000 or visit their website https://www.courier.gr/ following the completion of your visa application.

Note: Prepaid envelopes from other courier services or with stamps from the Greek Post Office will not be accepted.

C1/D VISA TYPE FOR CREWMEMBERS

 

  1. Current Passport valid for travel to the United States. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay in the United States (unless exempt by country-specific agreements)
  2. Passport containing the most recently issued U.S. visa (if applicable), or a copy of a prior ESTA approval, and an I-94, or an entry stamp as evidence of prior travel
  3. Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form DS-160 can be found at Form DS-160 – Learn more about completing the DS-160
  4. Proof of the MRV fee payment. You may visit the following link https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv or contact our call center at 211 198 3241 (please choose 1 time choice 1- and 3-times choice 2 so you will be connected to a representative who speaks English for Greek please choose 4-time selection 2) to make the payment of your application. See Visa Fees for available payment options
  5. All applicants must register their application on our Global Support Services (GSS) https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv website before they send their documents to the Consular Section. Any application that is not registered on that website will not be accepted. Confirmation and Instructions page must be printed from the website of the DS-160 online application form
  6. One 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches) color photo taken within the last 6 months without glasses. Further details regarding Department of State photo guidelines can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html
  7. A letter from the shipping company which has engaged your services stating your rank, the name of the vessel you intend to join; precisely what job you will perform on board; the intended date of your arrival in the United States; and the name of the shipping company’s agents in the U.S. Included in the letter should be a statement noting that the company would cover your repatriation expenses.
  8. Greek Seaman’s Book if available for Greek seamen

Note: If you are a crewmember of an airline company you will need to submit a letter from the airline company which has engaged your services stating your position; precisely what job you will perform on board and the intended date of your arrival in the United States Included in the letter should be a statement noting that the company would cover your repatriation expenses. If the airline company requires you to have 2 visa categories C1/D & B1/B2 in your passport, it must be clearly requested in the letter.

Mailing instructions to C1/D visa applicants for crewmembers: Review and follow steps 1, 2 and 3

  1. Please use a courier of your choice or regular post office mail to send all requested documents to the following physical address:

US Embassy
Attention: Non-Immigrant Visa Unit
Vas. Sofias 91
101 60 Athens

  1. Important: Please also send us a plain 16 x 23 cm self-addressed envelope for each applicant which states your full name, complete Greek address, Greek mobile number so we can return your documents after your application has been processed. The courier will be paid by you upon receipt of the passport. For status updates on courier deliveries, please contact Courier Center at 210-751-2000 (or visit their website https://www.courier.gr/ following the completion of your visa application.
  2. Note:Prepaid envelopes from other courier services or with stamps from the Greek Post Office will not be accepted.

F1/F2 and M1/M2 VISA TYPES

 

  1. Current Passport valid for travel to the United States. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay in the United States (unless exempt by country-specific agreements)
  2. Passport containing the most recently issued U.S. visa (if applicable), or a copy of a prior ESTA approval, and an I-94, or an entry stamp as evidence of prior travel
  3. Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form DS-160 can be found at Form DS-160 – Learn more about completing the DS-160
  4. Proof of the MRV fee payment. You may visit the following link https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv or contact our call center at 211 198 3241 (please choose 1 time choice 1- and 3-times choice 2 so you will be connected to a representative who speaks English for Greek please choose 4-time selection 2) to make the payment of your application. See Visa Fees for available payment options.
  5. All applicants must register their application on our Global Support Services (GSS) https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv website before they send their documents to the Consular Section. Any application that is not registered on that website will not be accepted. Confirmation and Instructions page must be printed from the website of the DS-160 online application form
  6. One 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches) color photo taken within the last 6 months without glasses. Further details regarding Department of State photo guidelines can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html
  7. All completed pages of original form I-20 A-B or Form I-20 M-N
  8. SEVIS I-901 fee receipt.  If you are a returning student, you do not have to pay the SEVIS fee again.  Please be prepared to present the initial receipt you have from your original payment when you first applied for a student visa
  9. Documentary evidence of finances per the following table. Certificates of eligibility for F-1 status for academic and language (A-B) or Vocational (M-N) students:
Funding Information: You should be prepared to present:
Scholarship or loan  Must be stated on form I-20 completed by the student advisor
Family in Greece 1)  Original letter from your bank stating that their account contains enough funds for the current year of studies as mentioned on form I-20. The letter must be specific regarding the amount of funds available.
A letter from the family members noting that they will use such funds to pay your educational and living expenses in the United States for the duration of your studies.2)  A letter from the family members noting that they will use such funds to pay your educational and living expenses in the United States for the duration of your studies.
Family in U.S. 1)  A letter from the family members noting that they will use such funds to pay your educational and living expenses in the United States for the duration of your studies.
2)  Bank statement, and
3) most recent tax return of your American sponsor.
On-campus employment Must be stated on form I-20 completed by the student advisor
  1. OPT card if it applies to your case
  2. Accompanying family members, unless entering the United States for another purpose, should present an original marriage certificate and not cohabitation agreement (spouse) and/or original/copy birth certificate (for unmarried children under 21), as applicable

Mailing instructions for applicants: Review and follow steps 1, 2 and 3

  1. Please use a courier of your choice or regular post office mail to send all requested documents to the following physical address:

US Embassy
Attention: Non-Immigrant Visa Unit
Vas. Sofias 91
101 60 Athens

  1. Important: Please also send us a plain 16 x 23 cm self-addressed envelope for each applicant which states yourfull name, complete Greek address, Greek mobile number so we can return your documents after your application has been processed. The courier will be paid by you upon receipt of the passport. For status updates on courier deliveries, please contact Courier Center at 210-751-2000 (or visit their website https://www.courier.gr/  following the completion of your visa application.
  2. Note: Prepaid envelopes from other courier services or with stamps from the Greek Post Office will not be accepted.

J1/J2 VISA TYPES-ACADEMICS ONLY

 

Exchange visitor visas (J visas) for academics only may be renewed without an interview if the applicants will continue participation in the same exchange visitor program, with the same Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) number from the previously issued visa. J visa applicants must verify that their SEVISrecord indicates a SEVISstatus of “initial” or “active.”

NOTE:  The Consular Section will request an interview if any discrepancies are identified between the current and previous visa applications or wish to interview applicants for any other reason.

IMPORTANT: Applicants must register with Global Support Services (GSS) website and pay the fee before sending their mail in applications.  Failure to do so may result in your application being returned to sender.

Reminder:  Average processing time for mail-in applications is 10 business days from the time the Embassy receives your application.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to track the package prior to arrival and after departure from the Embassy.

Please send the following requested documentation to our office either via regular post office mail or courier of your choice.

The following documents are required for J1/J2 Academics visa types:

  1. Current Passport valid for travel to the United States. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay in the United States (unless exempt by country-specific agreements)
  2. Passport containing the most recently issued U.S. visa (if applicable), or a copy of a prior ESTA approval, and an I-94, or an entry stamp as evidence of prior travel
  3. Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form DS-160 can be found at FormDS-160 – Learn more about completing the DS-160
  4. Proof of the MRV fee payment. You may visit the following link https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv or contact our call center at 211 198 3241 (please choose 1 time choice 1- and 3-times choice 2 so you will be connected to a representative who speaks English for Greek please choose 4-time selection 2) to make the payment of your application. See Visa Fees for available payment options
  5. All applicants must register their application on our Global Support Services (GSS) https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/nivwebsite before they send their documents to the Consular Section. Any application that is not registered on that website will not be accepted. Confirmation and Instructions page must be printed from the website of the DS-160 online application form
  6. One 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches) color photo taken within the last 6 months without glasses. Further details regarding Department of State photo guidelines can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html
  7. Original form DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility signed by the applicant
  8. SEVIS I-901 fee receipt.Please note that applicants for J visas participating in official Department of State or USAID sponsored educational and cultural exchanges (such as Fulbright students), under a G-1, G-2, and G-3 program number found on form DS-2019 are not required to pay the SEVIS fee or the visa application fee.   If you are a returning J-1, you do not have to pay the SEVIS fee again.  Please be prepared to present the initial receipt you have from your original payment when you first applied for a exchange visitor visa
  9. Financial supporting documents, if DS-2019 states Personal Funds, such as bank account books, recent bank letter with account balance etc.
  10. Accompanying family members, unless entering the United States for another purpose, should present an original marriage certificate and not cohabitation agreement (spouse) and/or original birth certificate (for unmarried children under 21), as applicable

Mailing instructions to J1/J2 Academic applicants: Review and follow steps 1, 2 and 3

  1. Please use a courier of your choice or regular post office mail to send all requested documents to the following physical address:

US Embassy
Attention: Non-Immigrant Visa Unit
Vas. Sofias 91
101 60 Athens

  1. Important: Please also send us a plain 16 x 23 cm self-addressed envelope for each applicant which states your full name, complete Greek address, Greek mobile number so we can return your documents after your application has been processed. The courier will be paid by you upon receipt of the passport. For status updates on courier deliveries, please contact Courier Center at 210-751-2000 (or visit their website https://www.courier.gr/  following the completion of your visa application.
  2. Note: Prepaid envelopes from other courier services or with stamps from the Greek Post Office will not be accepted.

H1, H3, H4 VISA TYPES

Based on current guidelines, Greek passport holders with prior ESTA or U.S. visa travel, may apply for H-1, H-3, H-4 visa categories by mail. This applies to both new visa applications and those renewing their visa.

NOTE:  The Consular Section will request an interview if any discrepancies are identified between the current and previous visa applications or wish to interview applicants for any other reason.

IMPORTANT: Applicants must register with Global Support Services (GSS) website and pay the fee before sending their mail in applications.  Failure to do so may result in your application being returned to sender.

Reminder:  Average processing time for mail-in applications is 10 business days from the time the Embassy receives your application.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to track the package prior to arrival and after departure from the Embassy.

Please send the following requested documentation to our office either via regular post office mail or courier of your choice.

The following documents are required for H1, H3, H4 visa types:

  1. Current Passport valid for travel to the United States. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay in the United States (unless exempt by country-specific agreements)
  2. Passport containing the most recently issued U.S. visa (if applicable), or a copy of a prior ESTA approval, and an I-94, or an entry stamp as evidence of prior travel
  3. Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form DS-160 can be found at Form DS-160 – Learn more about completing the DS-160
  4. Proof of the MRV fee payment. You may visit the following link https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv or contact our call center at 211 198 3241 (please choose 1 time choice 1- and 3-times choice 2 so you will be connected to a representative who speaks English for Greek please choose 4-time selection 2) to make the payment of your application. See Visa Fees for available payment options
  5. All applicants must register their application on our Global Support Services (GSS) https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv website before they send their documents to the Consular Section. Any application that is not registered on that website will not be accepted. Confirmation and Instructions page must be printed from the website of the DS-160 online application form
  6. One 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches) color photo taken within the last 6 months without glasses. Further details regarding Department of State photo guidelines can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html
  7. Original or copy of your Notice of Action Form I-797
  8. Accompanying family members, unless entering the United States for another purpose, should present an original marriage certificate and not cohabitation agreement (spouse) and/or original/copy birth certificate (for unmarried children under 21), as applicable

Mailing instructions to H1, H3, H4 visa applicants: Review and follow steps 1, 2 and 3

  1. Please use a courier of your choice or regular post office mail to send all requested documents to the following physical address:

US Embassy
Attention: Non-Immigrant Visa Unit
Vas. Sofias 91
101 60 Athens

  1. Important: Please also send us a plain 16 x 23 cm self-addressed envelope for each applicant which states yourfull name, complete Greek address, Greek mobile number so we can return your documents after your application has been processed. The courier will be paid by you upon receipt of the passport. For status updates on courier deliveries, please contact Courier Center at 210-751-2000 (or visit their website https://www.courier.gr/  following the completion of your visa application.
  2. Note:Prepaid envelopes from other courier services or with stamps from the Greek Post Office will not be accepted.

NON-BLANKET L1/ L2 VISA TYPES

 

Based on current guidelines, Greek passport holders with prior ESTA or U.S. visa travel, may apply for non-blanket L visa categories by mail. This applies to both new visa applications and those renewing their visa.

NOTE:  The Consular Section will request an interview if any discrepancies are identified between the current and previous visa applications or wish to interview applicants for any other reason.

IMPORTANT: Applicants must register with Global Support Services (GSS) website and pay the fee before sending their mail in applications.  Failure to do so may result in your application being returned to sender.

Reminder:  Average processing time for mail-in applications is 10 business days from the time the Embassy receives your application.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to track the package prior to arrival and after departure from the Embassy.

Please send the following requested documentation to our office either via regular post office mail or courier of your choice.

The following documents are required for Non-blanket L visa types:

  1. Current Passport valid for travel to the United States. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay in the United States (unless exempt by country-specific agreements)
  2. Passport containing the most recently issued U.S. visa (if applicable), or a copy of a prior ESTA approval, and an I-94, or an entry stamp as evidence of prior travel
  3. Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form DS-160 can be found at FormDS-160 – Learn more about completing the DS-160
  4. Proof of the MRV fee payment. You may visit the following link https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv or contact our call center at 211 198 3241 (please choose 1 time choice 1- and 3-times choice 2 so you will be connected to a representative who speaks English for Greek please choose 4-time selection 2) to make the payment of your application. See Visa Feesfor available payment options
  5. All applicants must register their application on our Global Support Services (GSS) https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/nivwebsite before they send their documents to the Consular Section. Any application that is not registered on that website will not be accepted. Confirmation and Instructions page must be printed from the website of the DS-160 online application form
  6. One 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches) color photo taken within the last 6 months without glasses. Further details regarding Department of State photo guidelines can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html
  7. Original or copy of your Notice of Action Form I-797
  8. Accompanying family members, unless entering the United States for another purpose, should present an original marriage certificate and not cohabitation agreement (spouse) and/or original/copy birth certificate (for unmarried children under 21), as applicable

Mailing instructions to Non-blanket L visa applicants: Review and follow steps 1, 2 and 3

  1. Please use a courier of your choice or regular post office mail to send all requested documents to the following physical address:

US Embassy
Attention: Non-Immigrant Visa Unit
Vas. Sofias 91
101 60 Athens

  1. Important: Please also send us a plain 16 x 23 cm self-addressed envelope for each applicant which states your full name, complete Greek address, Greek mobile number so we can return your documents after your application has been processed. The courier will be paid by you upon receipt of the passport. For status updates on courier deliveries, please contact Courier Center at 210-751-2000 (or visit their website https://www.courier.gr/  following the completion of your visa application.
  2. Note: Prepaid envelopes from other courier services or with stamps from the Greek Post Office will not be accepted.

O1/O2/O3 VISA TYPES

 

Based on current guidelines, Greek passport holders with prior ESTA or U.S. visa travel, may apply for O1/O2/O3 visa categories by mail. This applies to both new visa applications and those renewing their visa.

NOTE:  The Consular Section will request an interview if any discrepancies are identified between the current and previous visa applications or wish to interview applicants for any other reason.

IMPORTANT: Applicants must register with Global Support Services (GSS) website and pay the fee before sending their mail in applications.  Failure to do so may result in your application being returned to sender.

Reminder:  Average processing time for mail-in applications is 10 business days from the time the Embassy receives your application.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to track the package prior to arrival and after departure from the Embassy.

Please send the following requested documentation to our office either via regular post office mail or courier of your choice.

The following documents are required for O visa types:

  1. Current Passport valid for travel to the United States. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay in the United States (unless exempt by country-specific agreements)
  2. Passport containing the most recently issued U.S. visa (if applicable), or a copy of a prior ESTA approval, and an I-94, or an entry stamp as evidence of prior travel
  3. Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form DS-160 can be found at Form DS-160 – Learn more about completing the DS-160
  4. Proof of the MRV fee payment. You may visit the following link https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv or contact our call center at 211 198 3241 (please choose 1 time choice 1- and 3-times choice 2 so you will be connected to a representative who speaks English for Greek please choose 4-time selection 2) to make the payment of your application. See Visa Fees for available payment options
  5. All applicants must register their application on our Global Support Services (GSS) https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv website before they send their documents to the Consular Section. Any application that is not registered on that website will not be accepted. Confirmation and Instructions page must be printed from the website of the DS-160 online application form
  6. One 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches) color photo taken within the last 6 months without glasses. Further details regarding Department of State photo guidelines can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html
  7. Original or copy of your Notice of Action Form I-797
  8. The O-1 packet prepared by your lawyer and submitted to USCIS
  9. Accompanying family members, unless entering the United States for another purpose, should present an original marriage certificate and not cohabitation agreement (spouse) and/or original/copy birth certificate (for unmarried children under 21), as applicable

Mailing instructions to O visa applicants: Review and follow steps 1, 2 and 3

  1. Please use a courier of your choice or regular post office mail to send all requested documents to the following physical address:

US Embassy
Attention: Non-Immigrant Visa Unit
Vas. Sofias 91
101 60 Athens

  1. Important: Please also send us a plain 16 x 23 cm self-addressed envelope for each applicant which states yourfull name, complete Greek address, Greek mobile number so we can return your documents after your application has been processed. The courier will be paid by you upon receipt of the passport. For status updates on courier deliveries, please contact Courier Center at 210-751-2000 (or visit their website https://www.courier.gr/  following the completion of your visa application.
  2. Note: Prepaid envelopes from other courier services or with stamps from the Greek Post Office will not be accepted.

P1/P2/P3/P4 VISA TYPES

 

Based on current guidelines, Greek passport holders with prior ESTA or U.S. visa travel, may apply for P1/P2/P3/P4 visa categories by mail. This applies to both new visa applications and those renewing their visa.

NOTE:  The Consular Section will request an interview if any discrepancies are identified between the current and previous visa applications or wish to interview applicants for any other reason.

IMPORTANT: Applicants must register with Global Support Services (GSS) website and pay the fee before sending their mail in applications.  Failure to do so may result in your application being returned to sender.

Reminder:  Average processing time for mail-in applications is 10 business days from the time the Embassy receives your application.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to track the package prior to arrival and after departure from the Embassy.

Please send the following requested documentation to our office either via regular post office mail or courier of your choice.

The following documents are required for P visa types:

  1. Current Passport valid for travel to the United States. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay in the United States (unless exempt by country-specific agreements)
  2. Passport containing the most recently issued U.S. visa (if applicable), or a copy of a prior ESTA approval, and an I-94, or an entry stamp as evidence of prior travel
  3. Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form DS-160 can be found at Form DS-160 – Learn more about completing the DS-160
  4. Proof of the MRV fee payment. You may visit the following link https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv or contact our call center at 211 198 3241 (please choose 1 time choice 1- and 3-times choice 2 so you will be connected to a representative who speaks English for Greek please choose 4-time selection 2) to make the payment of your application. See Visa Fees for available payment options
  5. All applicants must register their application on our Global Support Services (GSS) https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv website before they send their documents to the Consular Section. Any application that is not registered on that website will not be accepted. Confirmation and Instructions page must be printed from the website of the DS-160 online application form
  6. One 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches) color photo taken within the last 6 months without glasses. Further details regarding Department of State photo guidelines can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html
  7. Original or copy of your Notice of Action Form I-797
  8. Accompanying family members, unless entering the United States for another purpose, should present an original marriage certificate and not cohabitation agreement (spouse) and/or original/copy birth certificate (for unmarried children under 21), as applicable

Mailing instructions to P visa applicants: Review and follow steps 1, 2 and 3

  1. Please use a courier of your choice or regular post office mail to send all requested documents to the following physical address:

US Embassy
Attention: Non-Immigrant Visa Unit
Vas. Sofias 91
101 60 Athens

  1. Important: Please also send us a plain 16 x 23 cm self-addressed envelope for each applicant which states yourfull name, complete Greek address, Greek mobile number so we can return your documents after your application has been processed. The courier will be paid by you upon receipt of the passport. For status updates on courier deliveries, please contact Courier Center at 210-751-2000 (or visit their website https://www.courier.gr/  following the completion of your visa application.
  2. Note: Prepaid envelopes from other courier services or with stamps from the Greek Post Office will not be accepted.

Q VISA TYPES

 

Based on current guidelines, Greek passport holders with prior ESTA or U.S. visa travel, may apply for Q visa categories by mail. This applies to both new visa applications and those renewing their visa.

NOTE:  The Consular Section will request an interview if any discrepancies are identified between the current and previous visa applications or wish to interview applicants for any other reason.

IMPORTANT: Applicants must register with Global Support Services (GSS) website and pay the fee before sending their mail in applications.  Failure to do so may result in your application being returned to sender.

Reminder:  Average processing time for mail-in applications is 10 business days from the time the Embassy receives your application.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to track the package prior to arrival and after departure from the Embassy.

Please send the following requested documentation to our office either via regular post office mail or courier of your choice.

The following documents are required for Q visa types:

  1. Current Passport valid for travel to the United States. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay in the United States (unless exempt by country-specific agreements)
  2. Passport containing the most recently issued U.S. visa (if applicable), or a copy of a prior ESTA approval, and an I-94, or an entry stamp as evidence of prior travel
  3. Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form DS-160 can be found at Form DS-160 – Learn more about completing the DS-160
  4. Proof of the MRV fee payment. You may visit the following link https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv or contact our call center at 211 198 3241 (please choose 1 time choice 1- and 3-times choice 2 so you will be connected to a representative who speaks English for Greek please choose 4-time selection 2) to make the payment of your application. See Visa Fees for available payment options
  5. All applicants must register their application on our Global Support Services (GSS) https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gr/niv website before they send their documents to the Consular Section. Any application that is not registered on that website will not be accepted. Confirmation and Instructions page must be printed from the website of the DS-160 online application form
  6. One 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches) color photo taken within the last 6 months without glasses. Further details regarding Department of State photo guidelines can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html
  7. Original or copy of your Notice of Action Form I-797
  8. Accompanying family members, unless entering the United States for another purpose, should present an original marriage certificate and not cohabitation agreement (spouse) and/or original/copy birth certificate (for unmarried children under 21), as applicable

Mailing instructions to Q visa applicants: Review and follow steps 1, 2 and 3

  1. Please use a courier of your choice or regular post office mail to send all requested documents to the following physical address:

US Embassy
Attention: Non-Immigrant Visa Unit
Vas. Sofias 91
101 60 Athens

  1. Important: Please also send us a plain 16 x 23 cm self-addressed envelope for each applicant which states yourfull name, complete Greek address, Greek mobile number so we can return your documents after your application has been processed. The courier will be paid by you upon receipt of the passport. For status updates on courier deliveries, please contact Courier Center at 210-751-2000 (or visit their website https://www.courier.gr/  following the completion of your visa application.
  2. Note: Prepaid envelopes from other courier services or with stamps from the Greek Post Office will not be accepted.