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Facts about Greece

Greece is known for its world heritage sites, islands, seas, and beaches. Democracy, western philosophy, western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles are considered to have originated from Greece. Tourists visiting the country can be assured of being engaged throughout their time in the country.  
 
In 2018, the country played host to over 33 million foreign tourists which made it one of the most visited countries in the world. Olympia, Greece, is popular for being the original birthplace of the Olympics Games. The tourism industry is a major contributing factor to the Gross Domestic Product in Greece. The industry is responsible for contributing 18% to the country’s GDP.
 
Indecent dressing and behavior are not tolerated, prison sentences or fines will be issued to anyone caught in the act. Anyone who is caught driving under the influence of alcohol will be fined or imprisoned. Always make sure you request a receipt whenever you buy anything in the country.

Basic Travel Requirements for Equatorial Guineans visiting Greece

  • Completed and signed visa application form.
  • 2 recent passport photos taken with a light background.
  • Valid passport or travel documents with a minimum validity of 3 months beyond departure date from Greece. Passport must have at least 2 blank pages.
  • Copies of previous visas in your passport.
  • Valid travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 within Greece and the entire Schengen area.
  • Cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Greece.
  • Copy of a roundtrip flight ticket or confirmed travel itinerary, showing dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Greece.
  • Proof of accommodation (e.g. hotel reservation) for the entire duration of stay in Greece.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay in Greece.
  • Proof of payment of the visa fee. €60 for adults and €35 for children between 6 and 12 years.
  • Greece currently has no embassy in Equatorial Guinea. Applicants are to visit the Spanish embassy in Malabo to process their entry visa to Greece.

Types of Greece Visa

Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Tourist Visa 15 working days 90 days
Business Visa 15 working days 90 days
Student Visa 15 working days 1 year

Visas of Greece Fees

Visa Type Sub Type Visa Fees
Tourist Visa 60.00 (EUR)
Business Visa 60.00 (EUR)
Student Visa 90.00 (EUR)

FAQs about Visas of Greece

What language is spoken in Greece ?

The official language in Greece is Greek and it is spoken by the majority of the population although there are several other minority languages spoken in the country. English, however, is the most spoken foreign language which means English-speaking foreign nationals will have no problem communicating in Greece.

Is the water in Greece safe for drinking ?

Tap water in Athens, the country's capital, and Thessaloniki are safe to drink. You may have to get bottled water in most of the Islands just to be safe.

What currency is spent in Greece ?

As a member of the European Union, the official currency in Greece is the euro. Hardly will you find any store that will accept the US dollar for payment so you are advised to exchange your local currency into euro as soon as you arrive in Greece.

Do I have to speak Greek to study Greece ?

Foreign students are required to show sufficient knowledge of the Greek language if it is a requirement for your chosen course of study. The relevant education establishment will make the necessary checks and issue the corresponding certificate, which will be presented to the competent Greek Consular Authority.

3 Visas of Greece found

Tourist Visa from Equatorial Guinea to Greece
Tourist Visa from Equatorial Guinea to Greece
Tourist Visa from Equatorial Guinea to Greece

Visas of Greece, Visa, Tourist visa

Malabo

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The tourist visa is a short-stay Schengen visa that is issued to foreign nationals who intend to travel to Greece for tourism, sightseeing, visiting family and friends or other recreational activities. You are required to submit an accurately filled and signed visa application form. You may download the application form online and fill it out or fill it online then print it out. Two clear, colour passport-size photographs (3.5 x 4.5 cm), taken with a white background, should be sent with your completed application form. The photos must clearly show your face and meet the photo requirements for a Greece visa. You must provide proof that you can finance your trip for the entire duration of your stay in Greece. You could prove this by sending copies of your bank account statements from the last 6 months or any other financial document that can show financial solvency. The financial document should show that you can comfortably spend €50 per day (or a minimum total of €300 for a stay of up to 5 days). Minors may show that they can afford €150 for a stay of up to 5 days. You are required to show proof of secured hotel or private accommodation in Greece for the entire duration of your stay in the country. If you are visiting family members or friends residing in Greece, you are required to submit a letter of invitation from them stating their contact details (name, home address and phone number). The letter should also state the purpose of your travel, the relationship between you and your host, the duration of your stay, and indicate who is covering the costs of your travel. You must also submit a copy of your valid travel insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros for Greece and the entire Schengen area, to cover any emergency medical treatment. A cover letter stating the purpose of your visit, places you plan to visit during your stay in Greece, and the time for each travel should be submitted. For proof of employment status: If you are an employee, you are to provide proof of their employment in the form of an employment contract, current bank statements of the latest six months and an Income Tax Return (ITR). If you are self-employed, you should submit proof of business certification such as the Business Licence and the company's certified bank account statements for the last three months. If you are a student, you must provide proof of enrollment and leave approval from their school or university. If you are retired, you should provide documents that prove that you are receiving a pension or other financial support. You are expected to submit your application in person as your biometric data will be collected at the point of submission. While this visa allows its holder to enter Greece and other countries in the Schengen Area, it does not permit them to take up paid or unpaid employment in the Area. You are advised to check that all necessary documents and copies are sent along with your completed visa application form as any missing document could delay the processing of your visa application. Minors travelling to Greece should present the original copy of their birth certificate, copy of both parents’ ID cards and passports and an original consent letter from both parents if the minor is travelling alone, or from the parent that is not travelling with the child. The short-stay Schengen visa also allows its holder to get medical treatment in Greece. A local medical report from your doctor must be presented. You must also submit a medical attestation from the hospital or doctor in Greece, confirming the date of your appointment and the medical condition you are travelling to get treated for. Proof of payment of your medical fees is also required.

Business Visa from Equatorial Guinea to Greece
Business Visa from Equatorial Guinea to Greece
Business Visa from Equatorial Guinea to Greece

Visas of Greece, Visa, Business visa

Malabo

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The Greece business visa is issued to foreign citizens who want to travel to Greece to engage in business activities such as attending business meetings, summits, conferences, trade fairs, etc. You need to fill the visa application form accurately and completely then sign it before submitting. Failure to do this can delay the processing of your visa application. You may fill the form online then print or download the form then fill it with a pen. Your passport must be original with at least two blank pages and a minimum validity of three months from your departure date from Greece. Two recent passport-size photographs, taken with a light background and clearly showing your whole face, is required for your visa application. The photos must adhere to the Greece photo requirements. You also need to present proof that you have medical travel insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 to cover for any medical emergencies for the whole duration of your stay in Greece. You are required to prove that you are financially able to fund the entire duration of your trip and to also live comfortably on at least €50 per day while in Greece, by providing your bank account statements of the last 6 months. You must submit an original copy of a letter of invitation from a Greek organisation stating your name, country of origin, the reason for the invitation and the trade relations between your company and the inviting Greek company. If there have been previous trade relations between your company and the inviting Greek company, proof of such relations must be provided. This proof could be original bills of lading, custom clearance documents or any such proof. To show that you plan to leave Greece once your visa expires, you are required to provide proof of a roundtrip ticket or a confirmed travel itinerary clearly stating the flight details. You are also required to secure hotel accommodation in Greece for the entire duration of your stay in the country and provide proof of this. For proof of employment status: If you are an employee, you are to provide proof of their employment in the form of an employment contract, current bank statements of the latest six months and an Income Tax Return (ITR). If you are self-employed, you should submit proof of business certification such as the Business Licence and the company's certified bank account statements for the last three months. If you are a student, you must provide proof of enrollment and leave approval from their school or university. If you are retired, you should provide documents that prove that you are receiving a pension or other financial support.

Student Visa from Equatorial Guinea to Greece
Student Visa from Equatorial Guinea to Greece
Student Visa from Equatorial Guinea to Greece

Visas of Greece, Visa, Student visa

Malabo

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Foreign nationals who want to travel to Greece to study for more than 3 months require a national long-stay visa and a residence permit. Before you can apply for a student visa, you must have been offered admission to study in a Greek education institute. You will need to present a letter of admission issued by an education institute in Greece stating the course you have been admitted to study and the duration of the course. A fully completed and signed application form for a Greece national visa along with a recent colour passport-size photograph (that meets the photo requirements for a Greece visa) must be submitted. An original passport or travel document that is valid for entry into Greece and with a minimum validity of 3 months from your departure date from Greece. The passport must also have at least 2 unused visa pages. You are required to show proof of travel insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros for at least the duration of your visa, in case of urgent medical treatment or repatriation for medical reasons. Your passport or travel document must have been issued within the last 10 years. You must provide evidence of adequate income to meet your study and subsistence costs (i.e. prove that you have at least 400 euros to spend per month). You may prove this by a deposit account, bank transfer or a scholarship. You may also show proof of salary in case you are employed part-time but this could only be shown after the renewal of your residence permit. Minors are required to provide a document confirming parental consent. This could be a letter of authorisation signed by both parents or guardians. You must show sufficient knowledge of the Greek language if it is a requirement for your chosen course of study. The relevant education establishment will make the necessary checks and issue the corresponding certificate, which will be presented to the competent Greek Consular Authority. Criminal record certificate issued by the appropriate authority in your country stating that you have no criminal record must be provided. You must also provide a medical certificate, issued by a recognised state or government institution, showing that you do not suffer from a disease that could be a risk to public health. You are required to show proof of payment of the visa fee (90 euros). You are required to apply for a residence permit for studies once you arrive in Greece. The following must be submitted to obtain a residence permit: A certificate proving registration and payment of your tuition fees. Evidence of adequate income to cover study and other living expenses in Greece (at least 400 euros per month). Letter of consent from parents/guardians. Completed and signed residence permit application form. Residence permit fee (150 euros).