British Ambassador to Greece
The British Embassy Athens maintains and develop relations between the UK and Greece.
Read the latest information on the rights and status of UK nationals in the EU.
Find out more on our UK and Greece news page
We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Greece.
If you’re in Greece and 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 national in Greece, call 020 7008 1500.
Get 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 due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
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
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:
Deputy Head of Mission, Greece