Greek Passport Requirements Upgrade Under Review by Council of State

October 19, 2021

ATHENS — A draft presidential decree which outlines updated requirements for issuing and renewing Greek passports was submitted to the Council of State for legislative review on Monday.

Specifically, citizens may not be granted a new or renewed passport if they have ever been convicted of having acquired a false certificate of any type, given a false testimony, used or possessed a genuine passport illegally, or have been convicted for illegal trafficking of third-country nationals.

Other criminal offences that block the issuing of passports include forgery of documents, travel bans, or cases where a final conviction is pending, among others.

Passports may also be issued now for people in pending court cases, when hospitalization abroad is necessary or a spouse or up to second-degree relative living abroad has died.


ATHENS - Hundreds of gullible Greeks have fallen prey to telephone phony investment scheme scams and been taken for at least 200 million euros ($225.

Top Stories


ATHENS — A severe weather front has hit Greece, with below-freezing temperatures and snowfall in many parts of the country, including the capital Athens and many Aegean islands.


BROOMALL, PA – The community of St Luke in Broomall held the annual cutting of the Vasilopita event on January 23.


ATHENS – Women in Greece – those who survive – are coming out to report domestic violence that has become endemic in the county, with 5,705 cases in the first 10 months of 2021, when there was a rash of femicide.


Biden Caught on Hot Mic Swearing at Fox News Reporter

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden responded to a question about inflation by calling a Fox News reporter a vulgarity.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.