Visit by Athens Consular Personnel to Thessaloniki, February 1 and February 2

Visit by Athens Consular Personnel to Thessaloniki, February 1 and 2, 2018

* U.S. Embassy Athens was unable to send this message until now because of the budget uncertainty and federal government shutdown.  We plan to be in Thessaloniki again in late May (dates TBD).*

American citizens of Northern Greece can meet with representatives from the U.S. Embassy on Thursday, February 1 and Friday, February 2, as they provide consular and federal benefits services at the U.S. Consulate General in Thessaloniki.

Consular services will include accepting passport applications for persons ineligible for mail-in application services and registering birth abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) and are available by appointment only.

Notarial services will be available only in conjunction with Passport and Reports of Birth Abroad.

A Federal Benefits representative will answer questions on Thursday, February 1, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Friday, February 2 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  A scheduled appointment is not required.

Passports & Reports of Birth Abroad:  You may book an appointment at

Passport applicants can expect to receive their passports approximately one month after submission of a completed application.

Appointments are not available in Thessaloniki for applicants who are eligible to use the Form DS-82 application, as these services are available by mail.  Instructions for mail submissions can be found at:

Please complete application forms in advance of your appointment.  Forms and instructions may be obtained at:

Please bring copies and originals of previous passports, birth certificates (for children’s applications), and Greek I.D cards. 

Please ensure all foreign-language (non-Greek) documents are translated into English. 

For questions regarding citizenship and passports please email the Passport and Citizenship office at or call 210-720-2464/2494 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If you are booking an appointment for a Passport or Report of Birth Abroad Services and will also require notary services, please e-mail the Passport and Citizenship Office at

Payment for Services: Please note that fees for passport, citizenship and notarial services may be paid only by a bank check in euros made payable to the “U.S. Embassy Athens”. Bank checks may be obtained from the following banks:  National Bank, Bank of Piraeus, Alpha Bank, Attica Bank, and Citibank, HSBC, and Eurobank.  Personal checks are not accepted.  If you submit more than one application, one bank check may include the total amount.  Please review the current fees for consular services at

Notarial Services: Notarial services are now regularly available in Thessaloniki by appointment.  To find out additional information regarding our regular service in Thessaloniki and to make appointments access:

Consular staff will offer notary services on February 1 and February 2, only for customers who are also applying for Passport or Report of Birth Abroad Services at the same time and who have made arrangements prior to their appointment. 

Federal Benefits Unit:  To contact the Social Security Office, please access: or call 210-720-2426 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.