30 November 2006
Important changes to Greek passports
The Greek authorities have advised that from January 1st 2007, Greek passports issued prior to January 1st 2006 will no longer be considered valid for travel.
Greek nationals travelling on these passports after January 1st 2007 may have difficulties traveling to other countries.
From 1 January 2007:
- Greek passports issued prior to 1 January 2006 will no longer be considered valid for travel, and must be replaced.
- Greek passports issued from 1 January 2006 will remain valid until their normal expiration date (five years from date of issue)
Greek nationals travelling to Australia on an ETA (Visitor) Visa from Janury 2007 should ensure they have the new style Greek passport with a valid ETA visa for that passport. ETA's are not transferable and are linked to the passport number of the holder.
The new machine-readable Greek passports are produced using state-of-the-art technology to meet the highest possible security standards and qualify specifications.
Greek nationals who are uncertain as to the status of their passport or how to apply for a new one, are advised to contact their nearest Greek embassy.
Consulate General of Greece, London, UK
1A Holland Park, London, W11 3TP
Phone: (020) 7221 6467
Fax: (020) 7243 3202
Embassy of Greece, Canberra, Australia
9 Turrana Street Yarralumla 2600, Canberra
Phone: 0061 2 62733011, 62733883 or 62733158
Fax: 0061 2 62732620
Embassy of Greece, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 473 7775 or +64 4 473 7776
Fax: +64 4 473 7441
Embassy of Greece, Washington, USA
2217 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
Embassy of Greece, Ottawa, Canada
80 MacLaren St. , Ottawa, ON, K2P 0K6
Tel: (613) 238-6271(3)
Fax: (613) 238-5676