British Embassy Athens
The British Embassy Athens maintains and develop relations between the UK and Greece.
The British Embassy Athens and British Vice Consulates in Greece are open to the public by appointment only.
Please contact us on +30 210 7272 600 (available 24/7), email Information.Athens@fcdo.gov.uk or use our contact form for consular enquiries.
Emergency Travel Documents printing and collection continues on an appointment basis. Find out how to get an Emergency Travel Document.
Find out more on our UK and Greece news page.
We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Greece. You can access UK government services while in Greece.
Read the latest information on the rights and status for UK nationals Living in Europe and our practical guidance on Living in Greece.
If you’re travelling in Greece, see our Greece Travel Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you’re in Greece and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online
If you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +30 210 7272 600. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British person in Greece, call 020 7008 5000 (24/7, 365 days a year).
Get an emergency travel document
You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
Apply online for an emergency travel document
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
Emergency Travel Document printing and collection is only available by prior agreement / appointment.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
Documentary services for UK nationals wishing to marry in Greece are now available by appointment only at the Athens offices and our Consular network around Greece. Find out more information and book your appointment below.
If you require
a certified copy of your British passport, or
a signed and stamped version of one of our standard letters
you can request for it to be issued and sent to you by post and pay the fee/ postal costs by credit card. To make a request, use our contact form for consular enquiries.
If you think you have an urgent need for a notarial service, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.
Marriage and civil partnerships
For information on getting married in Greece, see getting married abroad.
Certificates of Non Impediment (CNI) for British nationals wishing to marry in Greece are only issued by the British Embassy in Athens. Please go to the getting married abroad page to establish if you need one.
In order to facilitate British nationals who reside outside Athens the paperwork, which must normally be submitted to the British Embassy in person to start the process for a CNI, can now be signed before one of our Consulates in Crete, Corfu, Rhodes or Zakynthos.
Customers can therefore pay the relevant fees at the Consulate and have their Notice of Marriage displayed there without the need to travel to Athens. The CNI will then be issued by the Embassy in Athens and sent to the customer.
Once you have established that you require a CNI please click the link below for the relevant Consulate in order to make an appointment.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Greece.
We also provide services in:
British Ambassador to Greece
Deputy Head of Mission, Greece
British Embassy Athens
106 75 Athens
+30 210 7272 600 / +44 20 7008 5000
Use our contact form for consular enquiries, including on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email Information.Athens@fcdo.gov.uk