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US Immigration Update: On October 2, 2020 the U.S.C.I.S. will implement new increases for many Immigration applications and benefits. All applicants who want to apply for the following application types and benefits will see a dramatic increase in fees.

All applications postmarked on or after October 2, 2020 will cost you hundreds or thousands in extra fees. See the chart below to see the differences in the current vs new fees.

Current vs New Fee Increases

Form #Immigration ApplicationCurrent FeesNew FeesExtra Fees% Increase
N-400U.S. Citizenship$640$1,170$530+83%
I-130/I-485Family Green Cards$1,760$2,860$1,100+62%
I-751Petition to Remove Conditions$595$760$165+28%
I-765Employment Authorization (EAD) - (Non-DACA)$410$550$140+34%

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Greece - Athens Field Office

Service Area

The Athens Field Office has jurisdiction over U.S. immigration matters in the following countries: Greece, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

Street Address
American Embassy
Vasilissis Sofias 91
101 60 Athens, Greece
Please use the public entrance on Kokkali Street
Mailing Address from the US
Field Office Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security
PSC 108 Box 25
APO, AE 09842
Mailing Address from Outside the US
Field Office Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security
c/o American Embassy
Vasilissis Sofias 91
101 60 Athens, Greece
Express Mail Address
Field Office Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security
c/o American Embassy
Vasilissis Sofias 91
101 60 Athens, Greece

Office Location

We are located near Platia Mavili, in the Ambelokipi area, directly across from the Megaron Mousikis.

Hours of Operation

The office is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. It is closed on Greek and American holidays.

Phone, Fax Numbers and E-mail

Phone

For general inquiries in Greek or English,
210-720-2404, or 210-720-2405

We are unable to provide specific case information over the phone.

If calling from the United States, please dial 011-30 first.

Fax

For specific case inquiries,
210-729-4304.

Visiting the office in person

Appointments:

An appointment is not necessary. Inform the guards at the entrance and come to Window 3.

Walk-ins:

Walk-in service is always available Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Public Transportation

By Bus: Take Numbers 231, 405, 408, 550, and A5, to Platia Mavili, which is across the street from the Embassy.

By Trolley: Take Numbers 3, 7, and 13 to Platia Mavili, which is across the street from the Embassy.

By Metro: Go to the Megaron Mousikis stop, one block away from the Embassy.

Parking & Handicap Accessibility

Parking is extremely difficult to find in the area and not available within the Embassy compound.

Accessibility for individuals with special needs is available.

Paying Fees

Fees for applications and petitions are in the Forms section on the USCIS website. The fees for all applications and petitions submitted to this office must be paid with Euros, U.S. dollars, postal money orders, or traveler's checks. Please do not mail cash or personal checks. The cashier's window closes at 2:00 PM.

Forms

Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website or you may obtain them in person at the office.

Visas

For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website.

Form I-130

U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents may file Form I-130 for immediate relatives at the Athens Field Office in person, provided that the petitioner and beneficiary reside in Greece. Normal processing time is 30 to 60 days.

Petitions that are commonly filed with the Athens Field Office are for:

  • spouses of U.S. citizens,
  • spouses of lawful permanent residents in the U.S. military; and
  • parents of U.S. citizens.

To file Form I-130 in Athens:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen who is a legal resident of Greece for at least the last 6 months, or military and civilian members of the U.S. Armed Forces or U.S. government with orders to serve in Greece.
  • Make sure prior to filing, that you (the petitioner) have followed the requirements for reporting your marriage in Greece. If you have married your spouse outside of Greece, you must ensure that you have followed the rules of the country where you were married. If your spouse is a Greek citizen, the marriage needs to be registered with the Registrar's Office or the Municipality (Lixiarhio) of the area where the marriage took place.
  • All the documents (if they are not in English) should be translated into English by the Foreign Affairs Ministry (Arionos 3, Psyrri, Athens). The original documents, with one copy, and the English translation should be submitted with the petition.
  • The filing fee can be paid in U.S. or Greek currency, postal money orders or traveler's checks. The Embassy cashier cannot accept personal checks.
  • The Athens Field Office cannot accept Form I-130 by mail unless the I-130 petitioner is an active duty member of the U.S. military serving in the Athens Field Office's jurisdiction.

Form N-400

USCIS offices overseas are only authorized to process applications for naturalization for active duty military members and certain eligible family members. See the Citizenship section on the USCIS Website to find Naturalization eligibility criteria and proper filing procedures.

The Athens Field Office provides fingerprinting services for naturalization applicants.

Form I-131 Parole

The Athens Field Office does not issue Humanitarian Parole. Individuals must apply for Humanitarian Parole by submitting their applications to:

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:
USCIS
PO Box 660865
Dallas, TX. 75266

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: HP
2501 S. State Hwy 121,
Business Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Instructions on how to file an application for Humanitarian Parole are located on Form I-131.

Form I-131 Re-entry

The Athens Field Office does not issue or extend Re-Entry Permits. Instructions on how to obtain or replace a Re-Entry Permit are found at How Do I Get A Travel Document section of the USCIS website.

Transportation Boarding Letters

A transportation letter may be issued to a Lawful Permanent Resident to replace a lost or stolen Alien Registration Card (Form I-551) by visiting the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office at the American Embassy in Athens during normal business hours.

The following documents will be required:

  • A valid passport
  • Airline ticket used to exit and to enter the United States
  • Two passport size photographs

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