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Greece

Ukraine nationals in Ukraine

Situations where they can apply for visas in Ukraine

Citizens of Ukraine who hold a biometric passport may enter and remain in Greece for a period of up to ninety (90) days overall either consecutive or not, within one hundred and eighty (180) days from the date of initial entry, without having a visa stamped travel document. If a visa is deemed necessary, for the time being its issuance may be difficult due to the fact that the Greek Consulate in Kiev has ceased its operations. 

Any special considerations

The Greek Consulate in Kiev has ceased its operations.

If they cannot apply for visas in Ukraine, alternative options

Ukrainian nationals may enter Greek terittory under the special regime established for individuals coming from Ukraine. 

Non-Ukraine nationals in Ukraine

Situations where they can apply for visas in Ukraine

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Any special considerations

N/A

If they cannot apply for visas in Ukraine, alternative options

Non-Ukraine nationals may either apply for visa in their home country or enter Greece under the special regime established for individuals coming from Ukraine. 

Ukraine nationals in Destination Country

Options

The Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum by virtue of its Decision under No. 131035 dated 04.03.2022 established a special regime for individuals coming from Ukraine. Ukrainian citizens or third country nationals who resided in Ukraine until February 24, 2022 and do not have travel documents may enter the Greek teritorry only through the Passport Control Department in Promahon (tel. 0030-23230 41079) where necessary documentation will be issued by the Ukrainian Embassy in Greece and the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This procedure shall allow them to legally reside in Greece for a maximum period of 90 days.

Within the 90-day period, they will be granted a one (1)-year temporary residence permit by the Asylum Service of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum providing them access to the labor market and to medical care, in accordance with Directive 2001/55 of the Council of the European Union. 

Other considerations

As of March 2, 2022, Ukrainian nationals are being offered temporary protection that will start immediately, across the EU, and last for one year. If the situation persists, this period will be automatically extended twice by six monthly periods for up to one year. This temporary protection means; 1. Residency Rights, 2. Access to the labor market subject to Member States’ labor market policies, 3. Access to housing, 4. Social Welfare, 5. Medical or other assistance, and 6. Unaccompanied children and teenagers are entitled to legal guardianship and access to education.

Links to latest Government information

https://migration.gov.gr/en/ukraine/

EUR-Lex – 52022PC0091 – EN – EUR-Lex (europa.eu)