Notice on the implementation of biometric visas


Notice on the implementation of biometric visas

As commissioned by the Chinese Embassy in Greece, from 1 January 2020, the Chinese Visa Application Service in Athens will retain fingerprints and issue biometric visas to all applicants for Chinese visas, including Greek citizens. The details are as follows:   

1. The following personnel can be exempted from collecting the 10 fingerprints information:

(1) Applicants under the age of 14 or over the age of 70;

(2) The ten fingers are all incomplete or the fingerprints of ten fingers cannot be retained. 
2. Office Hours: Monday-Fridayexcluding holidays:

Application Submission and payment: 9a.m - 3p.m

Collection: 9 a.m - 4 p.m

3. Processing time:  


Regular service: The processing time is usually 4 working days.   

Express service: The processing time is usually 3 working days.

*The consular officer has the right to require the applicant to provide other proof documents, supplementary materials, or to have an interview at the Embassy. Therefore the processing time may be longer than the service time listed above. 

For more information, please check the website of Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in Athens www.visaforchina.org.

 

Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in Athens
December 2019

 

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Notice on the implementation of biometric visas


Notice on the implementation of biometric visas

As commissioned by the Chinese Embassy in Greece, from 1 January 2020, the Chinese Visa Application Service in Athens will retain fingerprints and issue biometric visas to all applicants for Chinese visas, including Greek citizens. The details are as follows:   

1. The following personnel can be exempted from collecting the 10 fingerprints information:

(1) Applicants under the age of 14 or over the age of 70;

(2) The ten fingers are all incomplete or the fingerprints of ten fingers cannot be retained. 
2. Office Hours: Monday-Fridayexcluding holidays:

Application Submission and payment: 9a.m - 3p.m

Collection: 9 a.m - 4 p.m

3. Processing time:  


Regular service: The processing time is usually 4 working days.   

Express service: The processing time is usually 3 working days.

*The consular officer has the right to require the applicant to provide other proof documents, supplementary materials, or to have an interview at the Embassy. Therefore the processing time may be longer than the service time listed above. 

For more information, please check the website of Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in Athens www.visaforchina.org.

 

Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in Athens
December 2019