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U.S. Citizen Services

ACS Overview

Welcome to the American Citizen Services (ACS) section of the United States Embassy in Athens.   In this section, we offer assistance to American citizens visiting or residing in Greece as well as providing notarial and citizenship services. 


The Government of Greece has issued the following Notification for Tourists:

"Those who are visiting or are going to visit Greece should be aware that capital control measures imposed by the Greek government do not apply to transactions or withdrawals made via ATM with the use of debit or credit cards issued in their country.  Dated 29 June 2015"


For information concerning anticipated demonstrations and strikes in Greece, click here.


Contact Information

You can contact us by email, telephone, mail, or fax; but before you do, please review the information provided on the website as the answer to your question may be readily available.  

For your convenience, we have provided the phone numbers below so you can reach the service that you require.

(Please remember that the Consular section is closed these U.S. and Greek Holidays.  The Consular section is also closed on the last Wednesday of each month; however, an emergency line will remain available.)

Emergency Numbers

For after-hour emergencies, please call (0030) 210-729-4444.

American Citizen Services:

Working hours Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Notarial Services

Working Hours Monday-Friday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Citizen Services - Passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA):

Working Hours Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

  • Passport Services and CRBA are available by appointment only: Passport Appointment System 
  • Passport pick up 11:00 am until 12:00 noon except the last Wedensday of the month.
  •  Phone:  (0030) 210-720-2494 (Tuesday and Thursday, between the hours of 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
  • Fax:  (0030) 210-729-2613
  • Email: 

Tax Information

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided guidance for U.S. citizens abroad preparing for the 2015 tax filing season.  This IRS guidance is posted under Federal Benefits and Obligations on  Please contact the IRS directly for further information. 

Location Information

Street/Mailing Address:          91 Vasilissis Sophias Avenue 101 60, Athens

Information for Consular Visitors

The U.S. Embassy is located adjacent to the Megaro Mousikis (Music Hall) and near the "Megaro Mousiki" blue line Metro stop.  You can view us on a map here. The Consular section is located at the Kokkali Street entrance near Dinokratous & Evzonon Streets.  

To ensure the safety of our visitors, visitors must submit to security procedures before entering the Embassy grounds.  Here are some useful tips to help make your trip as efficient and pleasant as possible.

  • Have your passport or identity card ready.
  • Avoid bringing cameras or mobile phones as they will not be permitted in the Embassy.  
  • Additionally, avoid bringing baggage or bulk items such as baby carriages as such items cause delays during the security procedures. There is no place to store these items at the entrance.
  • Embassy visitors requiring U.S. passport or other ACS services should line up at the entrance on the right. Visa applicants with appointments line up on the left. Visitors coming to the Embassy for an ACS service who have appointments should tell the guard and then wait to be let in. Visitors for services which do not require an appointment will be let in on a first-come basis.
  • The Embassy is handicapped-accessible.

The Embassy makes every effort to admit visitors with minimal delay. However, on busy days there may be a lengthy waiting period. We regret this inconvenience, and advise visitors to dress appropriately for the weather. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Thessaloniki Consular Services

Effective June 3, 2013, regular consular services for U.S. citizens, including passports, notarials, and reports of birth and death abroad, will be provided at the U.S. Embassy in Athens.

*U.S. citizens will be notified of limited periodic appointment opportunities in Thessaloniki.  

To book and appointment please visit the following links:

Thessaloniki Passportand Notarial Appointments System

Emergency Contact

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Europe Travel Alert

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Worldwide Travel Alert


Messages for U.S. Citizens