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.

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.

Urgent assistance

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

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.

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 information.athens@fcdo.gov.uk.

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.

Consular fees

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

We also provide services in:

Contact us

British Vice Consulate Crete

Candia Tower, 17 Thalita Street, Ag. Dimitrios Square
Heraklion

71 202 Crete
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-crete

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