The British Vice Consulate in Crete represents the UK government in Greece.
Please note that the British Embassy Athens premises and British Vice Consulates premises around Greece are open to the public by appointment only.
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.
If you’re travelling in Greece, see our Greece Travel Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
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’re in Crete and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +30 2810 224012. In an emergency outside working hours (9am to 3pm) call +30 210 7272600.
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 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide in Greece.
Marriage and civil partnerships
For information on getting married in Greece, see getting married abroad.
Certificates of Non Impediment (CNIs) 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.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Greece.
We also provide services in:
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