Types of Greece Visit Visa Visas & Application Process

Greece has been a massive boon for the European tourist economy, with the country attracting 33 million travelers and generating €16 billion in revenues in 2018, according to an article on Greek Travel Pages. The country is famous for the edifices of Ancient Greek architecture, its pristine coastline and delectable cuisine.

To travel to this beautiful country, the first step is to apply for a Greek Schengen visa by filling the Schengen Application Form. A Greek Schengen visa is a short-term visa, granted to foreign nationals who wish to visit Greece for a duration of up to 90 days within a six-month period.

Greece Visa Types

Before applying for a Greek Schengen visa, it is important to decide the kind of visa most suitable for the purpose of your travel. The different types of Greece visas include:

Tourism Visa

If you wish to travel to Greece for the purposes of sightseeing and leisure, you should choose this category on the application form

Transit Visa

The transit visa is only valid for a period of 24 hours. This visa is issued to those need to travel via Greece for the purposes of changing their means of transportation for an onward journey. 

Business Visa

This visa is suitable for those who wish to travel to Greece for business-related activities, such as conducting audits, attending conferences, meetings, training courses, etc.

Medical Visa

If you are traveling to Greece for medical treatment, you should select this category in the application form. This visa allows you to get medical treatment in a hospital in Greece for a period of up to 90 days within a six-month period. 

Study Visa

If you wish to attend a seminar, internship, language course, or any other educational course, shorter than three months, you can apply for a study visa. You will need an invitation letter from a college or university in Greece for this.

Visa for Official Visits

This category is suitable for those traveling to Greece on an official visit, along with a larger delegation. 

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The Visa Application Process

After deciding the type of visa most suitable for you, fill the Schengen Visa Application Form. The next step is to collect and submit all the necessary documents in the correct order. It is also important that all the documents provided by you are complete and true to the best of your knowledge. 

After submitting the documents, you would have to pay a visa processing fees. Next, you need to schedule a visa interview appointment at your nearest Greek embassy or consulate. The interview can either be held online or by visiting the embassy. 

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What to Do if the Visa is Denied?

In case your visa application is rejected, you can reapply for the visa. You can also appeal against the rejection if you think you were wrongly denied a visa. 

For further details, it is advisable to consult the Greek embassy in your home country.

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Mani Karthik

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