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.
We are located near Platia Mavili, in the Ambelokipi area, directly across from the Megaron Mousikis.
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.
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.
For specific case inquiries,
An appointment is not necessary. Inform the guards at the entrance and come to Window 3.
Walk-in service is always available Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
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 is extremely difficult to find in the area and not available within the Embassy compound.
Accessibility for individuals with special needs is available.
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.
Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website or you may obtain them in person at the office.
For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website.
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:
To file Form I-130 in Athens:
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.
The Athens Field Office does not issue Humanitarian Parole. Individuals must apply for Humanitarian Parole by submitting their applications to:
USCIS Dallas LockboxFor US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:
For Express mail and courier deliveries:USCIS
Instructions on how to file an application for Humanitarian Parole are located on Form I-131.
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.
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: