You are here

Important Information to Applicants

Dear Applicants,

Kindly be informed that the Visa Application Center for Greece in Manila operates from 07:00 until 12:00 only accepting applicants that have booked an appointment online and as walk-ins. Accommodating walk-in applicants is dependent upon Visa Application Center's capacity and slot availability. You should book your appointment here.

All individuals who wish to travel to Greece must consult the following link and follow the required rules.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Kindly be informed that the GVCW Visa Application Center for Greece in Manila also accepts short-stay Schengen visas application on behalf of Portugal.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants are strongly advised to ensure they bring to the Visa Application Center all required documents as described in the relevant checklist per purpose of travel. For applicants who are unable to complete the application submission on their appointment time due to missing documents, as an option the VAC offers Prime Time Service appointment which can be availed at minimum service fee to continue the application submission and bring the missing documents within the day. Otherwise please feel free to book a regular appointment on your most convenient time.

Important - Visa applications may take up to 15 days to process. Some applications may require further processing due to consultation from other Schengen countries and therefore the processing time may be extended up to 45 calendar days. Applications may be submitted at the earliest six (6) months before departure.
As is foreseen in the Schengen Visa Code, namely that applicants can apply for their visa to Greece 6 months before the actual travel, and as there are always difficulties in finding a last-minute appointment, GVC is urging prospective travelers seeking a Schengen visa to Greece to submit their applications now and not later.

Applicants, if they wish, can avoid a return to the VAC and have their passports returned via the optional courier service at an additional cost that will be kept to the minimum.

For further information please contact us via e-mail: or call us on + 632 8528 2530.