Passports & Visas

Travelling and staying in Greece

As a Member-State of the European Union, Greece has ratified the Schengen Agreement. Citizens travelling inside the E.U. just need to display their police I.D. Card without the need of a passport.

However, a passport is necessary for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc. Visas are not required by citizens of Member-States of the Schengen Agreement. 
Greece follows the provisions of the Schengen Agreement, which abolished controls on common internal lands, at air and sea borders and allows Member-State citizens to travel around without a visa for a short stay period of up to three (3) months (90 days) within a period of six (6) months. However, airlines and other carriers require a valid passport and/or police I.D. Card or other form of official identification means.

Citizens of the majority of the countries that are not Member-States of the Schengen Agreement require a visa to enter Greece and the E.U. Visitors from these countries should visit the Hellenic Embassies or Consulates in their countries, or the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for a detailed list of documents required for a student visa:

For questions regarding the student visa and residence application process, please contact the Metropolitan College International Programmes Office:
Tel: +30 210 82 56 708

Note: During their stay in Greece, visitors with a visa must also have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs.

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