Visit by Athens Consular Personnel to Thessaloniki, November 2 and November 3

Athens – Residents of Northern Greece are invited to join representatives from the U.S. Embassy on Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3, as they provide consular, federal benefits and immigration 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 and only by prior appointment (see below).

Immigration services will include accepting petitions for qualified immediate relatives, on a walk-in basis, without a prior appointment, on Thursday, November 2 and Friday November 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Passports & Reports of Birth Abroad:  You may book an appointment at https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=TES&APPCODE=1   Passport applicants can expect to receive their completed passports about a month after applying.  Appointments are not available in Thessaloniki for applicants who are qualified to use the Form DS-82 application, as these services are available by mail.  Instructions for mail submissions can be found at  https://gr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/applying-mail-person/

  • Please complete application forms in advance of your appointment.  Forms and instructions may be obtained at https://gr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/
  • Please bring copies and originals of previous passports, birth certificates (for     children’s applications), and Greek ID cards.
  • Please ensure all foreign-language (non-Greek) documents are translated into English.
  • Please note that fees for passport, citizenship, immigration and notarial services may be paid only by a bank check in euros made payable to the American Embassy.   Bank checks may be obtained from the following banks:  National Bank, Bank of Piraeus, Alpha Bank, Attica Bank, and Citibank. HSBC, 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 https://gr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/fees/

For questions regarding citizenship and passports please e-mail the Passport and Citizenship Office at AthensAmericanPassports@state.gov or call 210-720-2464/2494 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Notarial Services:  Notarial services are now regularly available in Thessaloniki by appointment.  Information regarding our regular service in Thessaloniki can be found at https://gr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/notaries-public  and appointments can be scheduled here.     Consular staff will offer notary services on November 2 and November 3, 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.  Please email the Passport and Citizenship Office at AthensAmericanPassports@state.gov if you are booking an appointment for Passport or Report of Birth Abroad Services and will also require notary services.  Notary services requested without prior arrangement will not be accommodated.

Federal Benefits Unit:    To contact the Social Security Office, please send an e-mail via https://gr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social -security/fbu-inquiry-form/  or call 210-720-2426 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):  For questions regarding immigration, please contact the USCIS office at 210-720-2404 or 210-720-2405, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or via email at USCIS.Athens@uscis.dhs.gov