The Consulate General, following its notification, dated 5 August 2020, would like to announce that as of 2 November 2020 it will resume its services and will be open to the public, depending on a positive outlook in the overall situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria.
This consular authority will now operate according as follows:
- Only applicants with pre-arranged telephone appointments will be able to enter the Consulate General. The possibility to come to the Consulate General on a “first come, first served” basis, as was the case every Wednesday, no longer applies.
- The physical presence of applicants in the consular authority is possible only with the use of face masks. All applicants, whether in the waiting area or in the offices are expected to observe social distancing rules.
- The maximum number of applicants in the premises of the Consulate General cannot exceed fifteen (15) people at any given time.
- Appointments that were made for the period from 9 July to 30 October 2020 and were cancelled due to measures taken by the Consulate General during the pandemic cannot be moved forward to another date. Applicants concerned must make new arrangements for their appointments with the Consulate General. Priority will be given to people who had appointments during the afore-mentioned period. As of today, 27 October, the call center of the Consulate General is taking calls for appointments.
- Please note that visa services will also resume.
The new measures for resuming consular services are of a temporary nature and are subject to change, depending on the spread of the pandemic and following directives either from the Greek competent authorities or from the Government of Victoria.
We call on all members of the Greek community of Victoria and Tasmania to show their understanding and observe responsible behaviour, so that the health of applicants and staff at the Consulate General would be protected.