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U.S. Embassy Announces October Crete Trip

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The United States Embassy disclosed that it will conduct a consular outreatch trip to Crete on October 1st and 2nd, regarding citizenship applications and notarial assistance.

The Embassy's official press release can be read below.

Athens (September 16, 2014) -- The U.S. Embassy announced today that a U.S. Consul will perform a consular outreach trip to Chania and Iraklio on Wednesday and Thursday October 1 and 2, 2014 respectively. During the visit, the Consul will accept passport applications, applications to register the birth of children born abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) and provide limited notarial services. In order to book an appointment, please call at 210-720-2494/2464, Monday through Friday, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

American citizens residing in the area may apply for the renewal of their passport during this visit. Citizens who have lost their passports and do not need to travel immediately can apply for a replacement passport. Anyone with immediate travel plans should make an appointment athttps://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=ATH&appcode=1 to appear in person at the U.S. Embassy in Athens. American citizen parents of children born in Greece may also apply for the Consular Report of Birth Abroad for their children. Passport application forms and information on passport renewal and issuance of Consular Report of Birth Abroad may be obtained at http://athens.usembassy.gov Applicants must fully complete all mandatory questions on the entire passport application in English. No mandatory questions can be left blank. Completing the application on-line will speed up the process and minimize waiting time.

Please note that fees for passport/citizenship, notarial fees may be paid only by a bank check in euros. The check made payable to the American Embassy, may be obtained from one of the following banks: National Bank of Greece; Alpha Bank; Eurobank; Bank of Piraeus; Attica Bank; CitiBank; HSBC; Geniki Bank. The Embassy is not authorized to accept personal checks. If you submit more than one application, one bank check may include the total amount. Please view the Schedule of Fee at


For additional information or for questions pertaining to your particular case, please e-mail the Passport & Citizenship Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 210-720-2494 or 210-720-2464, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Notarial Unit may be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 210-720-2421 or 210-720-2423 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

(Source: http://athens.usembassy.gov/pr-2014-25.html)