Australian Embassy Athens

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The Australian Embassy Athens (in the Greece) plays an important role in economic development, cultural affairs and international trade. People interested in finding information about visa, citizenship, social security, trade and investment, consular services or general information about Australia can visit the embassy’s official premises during official embassy hours or better still visit the official website.

This embassy is also accredited to Bulgaria. It is fully staffed with an ambassador (The Australian ambassador to Greece (Bulgaria and Albania) is Her Excellency Mrs. Jenny Bloomfield) and officers affiliated to the department of foreign Affairs and trade. There is also a special wing that is fully set aside for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. We take a close look at what services are offered in this embassy.

Visa Information

The Australian embassy Athens acts as an overseas office of the Department of immigration and citizenship. They provide visa application services usually to residents in Greece who wish to visit Australia for different reasons. The embassy runs a migration program that is largely suited to all applicants aged below 50 who speak fluent English and have essential skills sought by the Australian market. Categories of Visas offered here include:

  • Tourist (short-visit) Visa
  • Student Visa
  • Family Migration Visa
  • Working Visa
  • Returning Visa
  • Maritime Crew Visa

Payment for Visa application services can be made using credit cards, cash or bank cheque using the local currency – EURO. Bank cheques issued to this embassy are payable to: The Australian Embassy, Athens, Greece and from a bank which is headquartered in Athens.

A tourist visa costs between AUD150 and AUD400. Student Visa costs $500 and working Visa (or simply working permission) goes for $75. A temporary visa lasts for between three to 12 months. Student Visas are valid only for the duration of the course of study. Note that there are no direct flights from Athens to Australia.

Passport Information

The official Passport application form is available for free at the embassies website. One can also get this service by requesting for a hard-copy of this form from the embassy’s main office or its consulates in Thessaloniki, Sofia or Bucharest. People applying for an overseas Passport are required to have an appropriate guarantor endorse their application form. Successful Passport applicants should allow a minimum of 10 work days for the document to be processed and mailed.

Consular Help

This embassy runs a Consular and Passport services wing which is open from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm from Monday to Friday. Honorary Consuls are available in Thessaloniki, Sofia and Bucharest. Consular fees are set in Australian dollars. You’ll be required to pay the equivalent fees in local currency at prevailing exchange rates.

Special Days When The Embassy Is Closed

Apart from Saturdays and Sundays, this embassy remains closed during main holidays including: 1 January, 28 January, 18 March, 15 March, 8 April, 1 May, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Holy Spirit Day, Assumption Day, OXI National Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and APS Holiday (27 December).

The Australian Embassy Athens plays an important role in tightening the Australia-Greece relations.

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Address and Contacts

  • Address: Level 6, Thon Building, Cnr Kifisias & Alexandras Ave, Ambelokipi, Athens, Greece
  • Telephone: 210 870 4000
  • Fax: 210 870 4111
  • Online: http://www.greece.embassy.gov.au/athn/home.html