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Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Greece. Here you will find information on how to contact us, advice on the range of consular services available to Australian citizens, and information on visa and citizenship arrangements. There are links to sites where you can obtain information about social security and pension payments, trade and investment advice, and find general information about Australia.

If you wish to learn more about Australian foreign and trade policy, or our bilateral relationships with Greece, Bulgaria and Romania, to which the Embassy is accredited, I encourage you to explore our Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website: www.dfat.gov.au. If you are an Australian citizen planning to travel overseas I encourage you to check our website. 

Announcements

2017 Bennelong by-election

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Bennelong in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 16 December 2017.

You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Bennelong, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Monday 20 November 2017.

In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.

You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.

For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/Bennelong or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600

Frequent Traveller Passports

The Frequent Traveller Passport (FTP) will be discontinued from 1 December 2017.  The overall demand for FTPs has decreased as more countries are issuing electronic visas.  For options on replacement passports, please contact the Embassy.

Appointments required for Passport and Notarial Services

Clients requiring passport or notarial services at the Embassy in Athens are advised that they must first make an appointment here.

Clients requiring information about Australian citizenship or visas for Australia cannot make appointments to come to the Embassy and should instead visit http://www.border.gov.au/ .

Changes to Passport and Notarial Services fees

From 1 January 2017, the fees for notarial services will increase, following a recommendation from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Functional and Efficiency Review. Notarial service fees have not increased in 16 years.

The new fee schedule takes into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia since fees were last increased, the growing cost of delivering notarial services and rising demand.

Passport fees will increase on 1 January 2017 in line with annual CPI indexation and fee increases announced in the Government's 2016-17 Budget.

Please check the revised lists of fees for further details.

 

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