Vizam.az 10 December 2020 115 views 7 min. read
assos village
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Greece, which hosts more than 30 million tourists every year, is considered one of the most touristic countries in the world. It is one of the countries that established a throne in the hearts of travelers with its geography, sea coasts, islands, history and culture, and outstanding monuments. There is a fact that there are more foreign tourists than Greeks in Greece during the summer months. In addition to tourists, many business trips to the country are organized at different times of the year. If you also want to travel to Greece and want to do your business and tour this country, you can apply for a Greek business (business trip) visa. You can read more about the documents you will need when applying for a business visa, the letter of invitation and the general visa procedure in this article.

Greece Visa Types

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You can travel to Greece, which is included in the list of Schengen countries, using a Greece Schengen visa. The reasons for applying for this type of visa can be tourism, visiting family or friends, business trip, medical examination or treatment, short-term study, exchange programs and many other non-permanent nuances. In Greece, where many of our young people have visited in recent years, those who want to receive long-term education (such as bachelor's, master's, doctorate, etc.) or work permanently in an institution located here, receive an official invitation or acceptance from those educational and work institutions. if they have letters, they can also apply for a Greek national visa.

In order to realize your short-term business visit, you apply for the "business visa" type of the Schengen visa of Greece. Note that a short-term business visa does not give you the right to work permanently in Greece, this visa is provided for your own business trip.

Greece Schengen Visa

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Similar to other Schengen countries, the Greek Schengen visa is available in single-entry and multiple-entry types. In any case, you can also apply for long-term visas, i.e. for three months, six months, one year, two years or five years. After obtaining a Greece Schengen visa, it is possible to enter any Schengen country. However, in any case, we recommend that you make your first entry into the Schengen area from the country where you received your visa, i.e. from Greece. Otherwise, if you try to enter the Schengen area from another country (especially Western European countries) with a Greek visa, if you do not mention it during your visa application, even if it is rare, it will become a problem for you, the border service of that country will turn you back and allow you to enter the country. may not give. This experience has been experienced in some cases and therefore we advise you to avoid this risk.

If you apply for a Schengen visa to Greece, you must indicate the maximum number of days you will stay in this country during your trip.

Collection of Documents for Greece Schengen Visa Application

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When applying for a Greece Schengen visa, you must submit the following documents:

Original and copy of the first page of your foreign passport
Copies of your previous visas and entry-exit stamps, if applicable
A copy of your identity card
Reference from the place of work* and, if applicable, an extract from the salary card (for persons studying, a reference from the educational institution) Employment reference from e-government portal
Bank account statement* and statement in your name. (Detailed information about the amount is mentioned below)
Copies of extracts* of properties in your name and a copy of your car's passport, if applicable
Proof of your marital status* (copy of your marriage certificate if you are married, birth certificates if you have children under 18 or divorce certificate if your marriage has broken down)
2 pieces of 3.5x4.5 size, biometric and your photo on a white background
Airline reservations you make for your trip
Hotel reservations you made for your trip
Schengen-compliant travel insurance that will fully cover your trip
Application form filled in English
A printed version of the document issued from the system on confirmation of appointment
A formal invitation letter for the business institution, event or meeting you are going to

Documents marked with "*" must be submitted to the embassy in English. If you have obtained the original document in Azerbaijani rather than in English, in this case, each of these documents must be translated into English and certified by a notary and submitted to the embassy.

If you do not have the original of the invitation letter, you can submit a scanned version to the embassy in printed form. The invitation letter must have the signature and seal of the institution that invited you. Also, on the invitation letter, the name of the invited person, that is, your name, and additionally, if possible, your date of birth, passport number, and travel dates must be mentioned. If your place of stay is organized by the institution that invited you, in this case, you may not include a hotel reservation in your documents if the address of your stay is mentioned in the invitation letter sent to you.

After your documents have been accepted, in any case, during your visa procedure, you may receive a call from the embassy and you may be asked to submit new documents. In some cases, it has been seen that during the visa procedure, the Greek embassy requires the applicants to buy the hotels they have booked or to get a confirmation letter about the reservations and submit the documents confirming this to the embassy.

The amount in your bank account is based on the travel dates you have indicated, i.e. the length of your stay in Schengen, the price of the flight tickets and hotels you have booked, etc. varies depending. In general, it is recommended that you have at least 2,500-3,000 AZN in your bank account for a one-week trip (equivalent to Euro or US dollars). This amount should fully cover your travel plan. When calculating the amount, you can add the price of your ticket and hotel reservations to the average daily cost of 70-80 euros for each day you indicate that you will be staying in the Schengen area and expect a little higher than the figure you received.

If your expenses are covered by the institution that invited you, this must be mentioned in the invitation letter. In this case, you may not provide a statement from your bank account, but in any case it is advisable to show a small amount in your account in your name.

If you are an entrepreneur, you can submit the documents that will replace the certificate from the workplace (a copy of the TIN, a certificate issued by the Ministry of Taxes about your turnover, an extract from the register of your company) to the embassy. If you are not working, studying or in any case sponsoring another person to cover the costs of your trip, in this case a copy of that person's identity card, proof of employment (if self-employed, the documents listed above), proof of bank account and statement (this bank account it can be both in your name and in the name of the sponsor), if you have a family bond, a document confirming this (for example, if it is a parent, your own birth certificate, if it is a brother or sister, both of your birth certificates, etc.) and a paper about sponsorship to the embassy must be submitted. If the applicant is under 18 years of age, in this case, if he is traveling alone, a copy of the permission document to leave the country from both parents or, if he is traveling with one of the parents, must also be submitted during the visa application.

It should be noted that even if you submit documents such as TIN, turnover certificate from the Ministry of Taxes, extract from the register of your company or sponsorship paper, permission paper, you must have each of these documents translated and certified into English by a notary.

Visa Procedure

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To get a Greek Schengen visa, apply to the Embassy of Greece in Azerbaijan. The decision on the visa is made by the consul in the consular department of the embassy.

It is possible to schedule a visa appointment to submit documents by contacting the embassy phone number +99412 492 01 19 during the week. Travel dates are taken into account when making an appointment. The later the travel date, the later the meeting time is set.

Note that when you submit the documents, a short interview with the consul is conducted at the embassy. In this interview, you may be asked short questions about yourself, your personal life, your travel plans and goals.

The embassy does not accept documents without making an appointment to submit them. Visa application can be made no earlier than 6 months before the date of the trip. Applicants must be personally present when submitting documents.

The Schengen visa procedure usually takes 5 working days. But the answer may be known sooner or later than 5 working days. This fact should be taken into account when applying.

As a visa fee, 35 euros must be paid in cash in the national currency, i.e. in manats. The manat equivalent of the visa fee is adjusted by the embassy according to the exchange rate of the day.

Greece is likely to get a Schengen Visa

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As when applying for a visa at the embassy of all countries, your chances of getting a visa in Greece depend on the state of your profile. Your workplace and position should be normal, your monthly income should be in the standard salary range (in experience, visas have been obtained for people with monthly income in the range of 300-500 AZN, there have been many cases), you should show enough money in your bank account to cover your entire trip, the nuances that bind you to the country (having property in your name) , the presence of your family and children) and your travel history are factors that increase your chances of getting a Greece Schengen visa. The Greek embassy is not considered a high-risk embassy for those who have not previously held a Schengen visa. In our experience, people with no travel history have repeatedly received their first Schengen visas from the Greek Embassy. Of course, for this, all your other documents must be in order. When applying for a business visa, the official letter of invitation you will present can increase your chances of getting a visa. If the purpose and reason for the trip stated in your invitation letter is related to your field of work or if you have made similar business trips before, these nuances will have a positive impact on your profile.

Greece Visa Support

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We, as Vizam.az company, can help you during your Greece Schengen visa application. If you use our visa support service, our service includes setting up an appointment on your behalf at the embassy, filling out your application form, professionally preparing your documents, booking your flight tickets that will cover your trip, it will include hotel reservation or purchase according to your request, making your travel tour plan for visa, making travel insurance to cover your trip, consulting, following your visa procedure. Note that the travel insurance fee will be calculated in addition to our service fee. The insurance fee is usually in the range of 16-18 AZN for 1 week. You can get this insurance yourself. We can also assist you with notarizing and notarizing your documents into English. Additional fee for each document will be 16 AZN. In general, our company's Greek Schengen business visa support service fee is 69 AZN per person.

You can click here to place your order, contact 050/55-3000135 for more information.

Greece, one of the most prominent castles of history, culture and tourism! Happy travels!

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