We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Greece. The British Embassy in Athens provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Greece.

We work with the Greek government and Greek institutions on behalf of UK government departments and agencies, and British business on issues such as the economy, single market and growth, energy and international security.

You can access UK government services while in Greece.

Urgent assistance

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

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 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.

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Athens

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

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

Ms Kate Smith CMG

British Ambassador to Greece

Contact us

British Embassy Athens

1, Ploutarchou str
106 75 Athens
Greece

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