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@fco.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.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Greece, see how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in Greece during coronavirus.

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

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.

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 that 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 information.athens@fco.gov.uk.

See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Legalisation services

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.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Greece.

We also provide services in:

Our people

Ms Kate Smith CMG

British Ambassador to Greece

Contact us

British Embassy Athens

1, Ploutarchou str
106 75 Athens
Greece

Use our contact form for consular enquiries, including on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU:
www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-athens

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email Information.Athens@fco.gov.uk

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