How To Renew an Indian Passport In Greece

How To Renew an Indian Passport In Greece

If you’re an Indian living in Greece, consider this your worry-free guide to renewing your passport. In this guide, you will get a tell-all on all the important tips and resources to help you get your Indian passport renewed in Greece easily. 

If you have lived in Greece for some time, then you already know about the authority responsible for Indian passport renewals. Don’t worry if you have no idea, that’s what this guide is for. Unlike other countries, Greece does not have Indian Consulates. There’s only one authority that attends to all Indian citizens residing anywhere in Greece and that is the Embassy of India, Athens.

The Embassy oversees passport renewals for Indian citizens in Greece and also offers valuable information on passport renewal procedures and document requirements specific to their jurisdiction on their website here.

Required Documents for Renewing an Indian Passport in Greece

Here's a detailed list of documents you'll need to renew your Indian passport in Greece starting with the most essential:

  • Printout of the completed online application form: You can access this form on the Passport Seva website. After filling out this form, you need to print out a copy for submission.
  • Original and photocopy of your current Indian passport: The photocopies should be clear and legible copies of all the pages of your passport.
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs: These photographs have to meet the specifications on the Embassy of India, Athens website
  • Proof of Residence in Greece: This could be proof of registration with your municipality, a bank statement or utility bill from the past month bearing your name and address, or a rental contract bearing your name and address and your Greek Residence Permit.
  • For Minors: The parents need to provide clear photocopies of both parents’ valid passports and Greek residence permits.
  • Change of Name (through Marriage): If you changed your name recently due to marriage and it has not been effected on your current passport, you’ll need a photocopy of your marriage certificate as proof.
  • Proof of travel (if applying for Tatkal service): This is optional and not always needed but you might need to provide a flight itinerary or travel confirmation document if you're applying for a Tatkal (express) passport renewal service.
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Key Steps For Renewal of Indian Passports In Greece

Start your online application: To get started, 

  • Head to the Passport Seva website (
  • If you’re a new user, Register for a new account or log in if you already have one.
  • Click on Apply for a Passport Renewal under Services Offered.
  • Choose the reason for re-issuance and select your preferred application type (Normal or Tatkal - urgent).
  • Fill out the online application form carefully.
  • Upload a scanned copy of relevant pages of your current passport.
  • Review your application once again before submitting it online.

Schedule an appointment with the Embassy: Head over to the Embassy of India, Athens website to schedule an appointment. You can also do this by phone through the contact details listed on their website.

Gather the required documents: Get your documents ready and cross-check their validity before your appointment date.

Submit Your Application: Visit the Embassy on your appointment date with your documents for submission. You will be required to pay a stated amount for passport renewal as advised by the staff attending to you.

Collect your new passport: Once your new passport is ready, the Embassy will contact you to confirm if you will be collecting it in person or through delivery. Please note that delivery may attract additional charges. 

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General Tips To Take Note of When Applying For A Passport Renewal

  • If you need to travel with your new passport, apply well in advance of your travel date. This is because processing times are irregular and unpredictable.
  • If you need to renew your passport urgently, consider using the Tatkal(express) service but be prepared to pay any additional fees associated with it.
  • Be sure that your documents are valid before submission.
  • Do not hesitate to reach out to the Embassy of India, Athens if you need more information or have more enquiries.

Wrapping Up.

And that’s it! We've walked you through the tips and processes you need to efficiently renew your Indian passport in Greece. All you need to do is follow these steps carefully and use them as a guide during your application process.

The Embassy is always on hand to answer any questions you might have on passport services so don’t forget to reach out!

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