U.S. citizens of Northern Greece can make appointments in Thessaloniki with a Consular Officer from the U.S. Embassy on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27 to request Consular Services.
Consular services will include accepting passport applications for persons NOT eligible for mail-in passport renewal, as well as registering birth abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s). These services are available by appointment only. A limited number of appointments will be offered to individuals who submit complete requests by e-mail as outlined below.
In-Person Passport Application
Passport appointments will be available for individuals who must apply in person (i.e., minors, those applying for the first time as an adult, those whose passports expired more than five years ago). Individuals who are eligible for mail-in application services will NOT be offered appointments and should use the mail-in passport renewal program.
To request an in-person passport appointment, send the following documents to AthensAmericanPassports@state.gov:
· DS-11 Form, Filled Out Electronically
· Scanned copy of U.S. Passport
· Scanned copy of additional ID (Greek ID, foreign passport, Driver’s license, etc)
· For minors under age 18: Scanned copy of birth certificate
· For minors under age 18: Scanned copy of both parents’ passports
Forms and instructions for passport application for adults and minors may be obtained at https://gr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/.
The applicant (and both parents, if a minor) must appear in person on the day of the appointment. On the day of the appointment, you must bring all of the original documents (passports, IDs, birth certificates), as well as a photocopy of each document. You must also bring payment, as described below.
Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA):
CRBA appointments will be available in order to document U.S. citizenship of a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents. Information on claiming U.S. citizenship may be obtained at https://gr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/child-family-matters/birth/.
To request a CRBA appointment, complete application forms DS-11 and DS-2029 (electronically) and gather all supporting documents as listed on the CRBA checklist (96KB). Send a scanned copy of the package (all documents) to AthensCRBA@state.gov. Once received, documents will be reviewed and you will be contacted to schedule an appointment for an interview with the Consular Officer at the Consulate General in Thessaloniki on May 26. The presence of the parents and the child/children is required on the day of the appointment. On the day of the appointment, you must bring originals as well as photocopies of all documents on the CRBA checklist. You must also bring payment, as described below.
Please ensure all foreign-language (non-Greek) documents are accompanied by an official English translation.
Payment for Services performed in Thessaloniki: Please note that fees for passport and citizenship 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, Citibank, HSBC, and Eurobank. Personal checks and cash 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.
Passport/CRBA applicants can expect to receive their passports approximately one month after submission of a completed application.
Federal Benefits Unit: Representatives of the Federal Benefits Unit in Athens will provide services in Thessaloniki on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For questions, please send an email via the FBU inquiry form at https://gr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social%20-security/fbu-inquiry-form/.
Notarial Services: Notarial services are regularly available in Thessaloniki by appointment. To find out additional information regarding our regular service in Thessaloniki and to make appointments access: https://gr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulate/thessaloniki/u-s-citizenship-services/