When you apply for a Greece visa, no matter for which visa type, you will need to pay a certain amount of money as visa fees. The visa fee is required by the embassy in order to cover the expenses that come out of the processing of the visa application.
The Greek Visa fee is non-refundable if your application is rejected, or if you decide to withdraw it while it is still being processed.
The amount of money you need to pay for a Greek visa depends on the visa type you are applying for, your age, nationality and the intended period of stay. Following find a list of all the Greek visa fees.
Greece Short-Stay Visa Fees
If you are applying for a Greek Schengen Visa, depending on your age, the fees are as follows:
- €80 for adults.
- €40 for children from the age of six to the age of 12 years old.
- Children under the age of six are exempt from paying any fee.
Note that due to the Schengen visa code, several categories of applicants are exempt from paying this fee.
- Family members of EU/EEA and Swiss citizens.
- School pupils, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training.
- Researchers from third countries traveling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research.
- Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations.
- Holders of diplomatic and service passports.
- Participants aged 25 or less in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events, organized by non-profit organizations.
You should check the Schengen visa fees for more information in this regard.
Greece Long-Stay Visa Fees
The list of long-stay visa fees for Greece is a bit longer due to the different amount of money for different categories.
While the general national visa fee is set at 180 euros, the fees differ as explained below in this article.
A lower fee of only €90 should be paid by:
- Students enrolled at a university in Greece.
- People who enter Greece under EU Directives: studies, exchange of pupils, unpaid traineeship, voluntary service, family reunion, scientific research
- Scholars participating in specific exchange programs in the framework of the bilateral agreements, or with co-financed programs from the European Union.
The following categories of applicants need to pay €75 for the processing of their visa:
- Seasonal employment, including bilateral agreements with Albania that last up to six months and Egypt – fish workers that last up to 11 months.
- Members of artistic groups applying to stay up to 1 year.
- Third country nationals traveling from an undertaking established in the EU/EEA, with the purpose of providing services under a procurement contract signed between the former and a corresponding undertaking active in Greece and the intention to stay up to 6 months or 1 year.
- Leaders of organized tourist groups applying to stay up to 8 months.
- Sportspersons and coaches planning to stay in Greece for a maximum of 6 months.
- University students participating in special traineeship programs that are to last up to 6 months.
The above categories of third-country nationals included in Article 18 are not required to possess a residence permit and, therefore, must pay the consular post, in addition to the visa fee, 150 euros in favor of the State.
The low fee of only €20 per a Greek visa application is to be paid by:
- Ethnic Greeks from Albania.
- Ethnic Greeks from Turkey.
The following two categories are exempt from paying the fee:
- Strategic investors, pursuant to Article 16, Act 4251/2014.
- Australians and Canadians who are eligible to travel to Greece under the agreements on Youth with Australia and Canada.