ETIAS is not a visa. Those who are not eligible for the ETIAS Europe visa waiver for Greece are required to apply for a Greece visa to visit the country. As Greece is a part of the EU and the Schengen passport-free zone, it shares the same visa policy as the other 25 Schengen countries.
Citizens from non-visa-exempt countries are required to apply for one of the types of Schengen visa for Greece in person from the nearest Greek diplomatic mission. In order to apply for a Schengen visa for Greece, it is first necessary to make a consular appointment.
Applicants must also print, complete, and sign a Schengen visa application for Greece to take along to the visa appointment. It is also necessary to supply a range of supporting documents depending on the type of Greece Schengen visa the applicant requires.
A Greece visa for the Schengen Area can be issued for varying periods of stay depending on the issuing embassy and the purpose of travel. It can also be issued as a single, double, or multiple-entry visa for Greece.
A multi-entry Schengen visa for Greece allows the holder to spend a total of 90 consecutive days with each entry, and can be issued with the following periods of validity:
- 1-year multiple-entry visa
- 3-year multiple-entry visa
- 5-year multiple-entry visa
Applicants for the 1-year multiple-entry Greek visa are required to have previously been in possession of a double-entry visa for the Schengen Area. A multiple entry Greece visa is most likely to be granted to frequent business travelers to the Schengen Area.
Applicants for any of the types of multiple entry visas for Greece are required to show proof that they are a regular traveler to the Schengen zone, and explain why a visa with this particular period of validity is the best option for them.