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.
2018 Batman by-election
A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Batman in Victoria will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018.
You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Batman, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Wednesday 14 February 2018.
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.
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.homeaffairs.gov.au/ .
Changes to Passport and Notarial Services fees
Passport fees and fees for notarial services increased on 1 January 2018 in line with annual CPI indexation.
Please check the revised lists of fees for further details.
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