Required Documents

Dear Applicants please make sure to read carefully the presentation text below.

Following this we advise you to download, print out and fill in the checklist click here which contains and explains what documents you need to hand in along with your passport when visiting VAC for Greece to submit your application.

This is done in order to help you prepare your application more effectively and save you time and efforts while you visit the GVCW Application Centers in Nur-Sultan and Almaty.

You will need to complete the application form and submit it at the Visa Application Centers for Greece in Nur-Sultan or Almaty.

Under the new visa system (link to VIS document) implemented by all Schengen missions in Kazakhstan as of November 14, 2013, all VIS visa applicants must submit their application in person in order for their biometric data (10 fingerprints and digital photo) to be taken. Please note that appearance in person for all applicants regardless of age is mandatory for biometrics.

Visa applications should be lodged no later than 15 calendar days prior to departure. Applications may be submitted at the earliest six (6) months before departure.

Kindly submit your supporting documents for Nur-Sultan and Almaty:

1.     A visa application form correctly completed and signed.

2.     Two (2) recent color photographs (3,5 cm × 4,5 cm) bearing the true likeness to the applicant, 80% of the photo should be the face. For children under 12 years old 2 color photographs.

3.     International Passport (including photocopies, first page of passport and pages containing any information Schengen visas, stamps - even if it’s not visible well). The passport should be valid for at least three (3) months after the expiry of the validity period of the visa and contain at least two (2) free pages.
Passport should not be older than10 years from the applicant’s day of intended travel to Greece.
In case of a new passport, photocopies of the old passport are required (only pages containing any information and visas).

4.     The ID card  and a photocopy of the ID card.

5.     All the foreign nationals residing in Kazakhstan who wish to apply for Greece Visa should provide copy of residence permit.

6.     Proof of sufficient funds for duration of stay: Recent, original bank statement (with original ink stamp) of the past 3 months, not older than 14 days from the date of application.

If the applicant is sponsored even by a close relative, the applicant must submit the sponsor’s passport copy, a sponsorship letter verified by notary and signed by the sponsor and their bank statement of the last three months as mentioned above.

7.     Tourism: Hotel Booking / Voucher / Confirmation of reservation of accommodation. All documents should be printed and submitted in the original or in faxed copies, if there is only an e-mail confirmation of accommodation, a recent bank statement should be present in order to prove that the payment/ pre-payment has been made. In case of group applying they should provide booking on every member separately. The hotel Voucher should be send via email to info.kzgr@gvc24assist.eu or should be faxed to +77273131558 with attention to Visa Service Center before the application is made and at the Greece Embassy in Nur-Sultan to gremb.ast@mfa.gr or should be faxed to +77172563826. The confirmation of hotel from site booking.com will be not accepted.
 

Business: Letter of Invitation from a Greek legal person or company, stating full data of the applicant, purpose and duration of the trip and who bears the cost of accommodation of the applicant. Proof of accommodation should be submitted. All documents should be printed and submitted in the original or in faxed copies. The invitation letter and hotel Voucher, if any should be send via email to info.kzgr@gvc24assist.eu or should be faxed to +77273131558 with attention to Visa Service Center before the application is made and at the Greece Embassy in Nur-Sultan to gremb.ast@mfa.gr or should be faxed to +77172563826. The confirmation of hotel from site booking.com will be not accepted.

Invitation from family/ friend: A letter of Invitation from a Greek / EU citizen stating all his personal data (including phone numbers), full data of applicant, relationship between them (for relatives, please provide supporting documents), period of visit. The Invitation should be dated and signed (the signature certified by the competent Greek authorities).
Apart from Greek and EU citizens, also other citizens may invite, provided they have a valid residence permit in Greece The invitation letter should be printed and send via email to info.kzgr@gvc24assist.eu or should be faxed to +77273131558 with attention to Visa Service Center before the application is made and at the Greece Embassy in Nur-Sultan to gremb.ast@mfa.gr or should be faxed to +77172563826.
A certified copy of the identity card or Passport copy or resident permit of the inviting person and his latest Tax Declaration slip (“ekkatharistiko”):Relationship between them (for relatives, please provide supporting documents) and period of the visit.

Seminars/ Training: Invitation from the Host Entity, with its full data, dated and signed. The names and passport numbers of the invited persons should be mentioned as well as who bears the cost of the accommodation. Proof of the accommodation should be submitted. Only the original or a faxed copy of the Invitation can be accepted.
Document from the local (Kazakh) company stating that they are sending the applicants for the Seminar / Training with Name and Passport number on the letter head of the company.
The invitation letter and/or hotel Voucher, if any should be printed and send via email to info.kzgr@gvc24assist.eu or should be faxed to +77273131558 with attention to Visa Service Center before the application is made and at the Greece Embassy in Nur-Sultan to gremb.ast@mfa.gr or should be faxed to +77172563826. The confirmation of hotel from site booking.com will be not accepted.

Participating in sports and cultural events: Invitation or Proof of Participation in the Sport Event written on an official letterhead of the company (with address and telephone number), mentioning the full data of the applicant and signed by an official representative of the Host Entity. Only the original or a faxed copy of the Invitation can be accepted.
Document from the local (Kazakh) company / university / sports federation confirming that they are sending them to Greece.
The invitation letter and/or hotel Voucher, any should be printed and send via email to info.kzgr@gvc24assist.eu or should be faxed to +77273131558 with attention to Visa Service Center before the application is made and at the Greece Embassy in Nur-Sultan to gremb.ast@mfa.gr or should be faxed to +77172563826. The confirmation of hotel from site booking.com will be not accepted.

8.     Certificate of Employment, mentioning job title, salary and period of employment. The Certificate should be written on an official letterhead of the company, containing work address and telephone number, it should be dated, stamped and signed. The Certificate should be recent (issued maximum one month before the day of submission).

o   Bank certificate and bank statement for the last 3 months, including information about balance of account.

o   In case when a person does not have a constant job, he should provide details to support his trip. For example: financial proof or bank statement.

o   In case of Self Employed persons: Tax declaration and Permit of Work as Self Employed. The copy of these documents should be verified by notary.

o   In case of Students: Photocopy of student identity card as well as job certificate and a notarized sponsorship letter from sponsoring persons (close relatives) and a copy of the passport of the sponsoring person and a supporting document for relationship proof

o   In case of Pensioners: Copy of the payments of pension.

o   FOR ALL OTHER CASES: A sponsoring letter verified by notary (even by close relatives) / bank statement / proof of other sufficient and regular financial means are needed. In case of notarized sponsoring letter, a copy of the passport of the sponsoring person and a supporting document for relationship proof are needed.

9.     Travel Insurance Policy [The Travel Insurance should be an International Medical Insurance valid for all Schengen countries. The Insurance coverage should be at least 30,000 Euros or equivalent and cover all risks (e.g. accident, illness, medical emergency evacuation etc)]. Travel Insurance has to be original and copy.
 

10.    Return Ticket

 

Important Note:

  • FOR CHILDREN: A Birth Certificate is needed along with a supporting document from school (if the child is in school).

o   When the child is not travelling with either parents, or the validity period of the visa is different for the child than one of the travelling parents, a notary public form of the non-travelling parent is required along with a copy of his passport.

o   If the child is being accompanied by another person, and not the parent, a notary public form from both parents is being required along with copies of their passports.

o   In case if a child has ONLY one parent then the documents needs to be provided stating that the kid was raised alone by the Father or the Mother (e.g. the Death certificate or Decision of the court stating that one of the parents was deprived of his/her parent’s rights.) and should be Verified by notary.

o   For all children, a birth certificate should be provided. The birth certificate should be verified by notary.
 

  • All children have to submit own passports. A separate Application Form for each child with photographs and set of documents shall be required.