Consulate General in Melbourne to process only emergency cases

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The General Consulate in Melbourne, following the recent announcement from the Government of Victoria, will only be processing emergency cases from July 9, 2020.

For a period of six weeks, the Consulate General has advised the public not to visit the Greek headquarters in Melbourne. No new appointments will be made during the afore-mentioned period, with the Consulate General warning applicants to carefully decide whether it is indeed an urgency to visit.

Below is a list of the temporarily amended and suspended application requests:

  • Verification of documents will discontinue.
  • Applications for Greek passports will be accepted in emergency cases only, such as immediate travel to the Hellenic Republic or in an urgent pending case with Australian Immigration.  New Greek passports which will be received by the Consulate General during the afore-mentioned period will be handed over to their owners.
  • Applications for power of attorneys that have already been submitted to the Consulate General will be processed.  New applications can only be handled in urgent cases.
  • Registration of acts (births, marriages, deaths) and applications for Greek citizenship are not considered urgent cases at this point.
  • Certifications for national service will not be handled.
  • Visa applications for travel to the Hellenic Republic or France cannot be submitted.  The announcement on the website “GREEK CONSULATE GENERAL RESTARTS ISSUING SCHENGEN VISAS”, dated 6 July 2020, no longer applies.

The Consulate General thanks everyone for their cooperation and asks for their understanding for these new and temporary measures. 

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