Australian Embassy
Bulgaria, Romania

Passports and Consular Services

Office Hours and Contact Details

The  Australian Embassy in Athens is open for telephone and email enquiries (contact details) from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday except for Public holidays. 

Emergency situations

In case of emergency after hours, consular assistance is  available from the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra via the Embassy's switchboard on +30 210 870 4000.


Information on COVID-19 measures put in place by the Greek Government

Social distancing rules of 1.5m are in place for all indoor and outdoor public spaces. Masks are mandatory when travelling by plane, bus, train, tram, ferry or taxi and when in shops, malls, medical centres, and some restaurants/cafes and tourist sites.  Different measures and restrictions will apply for unvaccinated and vaccinated persons from 6 November 2021.


Visiting the Embassy in Athens

From Monday, 8 November, in accordance with measures gazetted by the Greek Government, you will be asked to present either a vaccination or recovery certificate, or negative rapid or PCR laboratory test with a QR code.  Rapid or PCR tests must be taken no more than two (2) days before your appointment date.  

We will accept digital or printed copies of the documents and will use the COVID Free GR or the Australian VDS checker app to confirm its validity.  The apps do not store or transmit any personal or identifying information and can validate EU, UK and Australian issued certificates.

You will need to show identification that matches the name on the presented COVID-19 document.  We are aware that the name on your COVID-19 document may not be issued in the name that appears on your Australian passport or other identification.  If the names are different, you will need to present an ID card or passport that has the same name as your COVID-19 document.

Face masks are also mandatory for all visitors entering the Embassy.  You will be required to have your face mask on before you enter the building and while you are in all common areas, including the elevators.


Passport Services

Notarial Services

  • Services are by appointment only from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am - 12:30pm
  • Clients seeking certification of a Centrelink Proof of Life Certificate must also have an appointment
  • Documents will be available for collection on the next working day or can be returned by mail
  • Appointments for the above services can be made by clicking on this link
  • Clients who require services for Affidavits or Powers of Attorney, must request an appointment as these require special arrangements.  Email your request to [email protected] - include your full name, contact number, email address

Honorary Consuls

Honorary Consuls in Sofia (Bulgaria) and Bucharest (Romania) are able to provide assistance to Australian citizens and can accept passport applications (by appointment only).   Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place our Honorary Consuls are working remotely and appointments may not be available.

Travel information for Australians

Practical Information about Greece, Bulgaria and Romania

Pensions and information for former residents

Returning to Australia