1 November 2023
5.2.3 Minors under guardianship after a court order, Article 19Α, paragraph 2β (Law 4251/14) / Issuance

Duration: 2 years

Fee: NO

  1. Certified photocopy of a valid passport or other travel document recognized by our country.
  2. Entry visa.
  3. Decision of a Greek or foreign judicial authority with recognized precedent in Greece, where required, for the award or granting of custody


Proof that an application for adoption has been submitted to the competent judicial authority


Proof that an application has been submitted for the recognition of a foreign authority’s decision on the adoption, along with a report from the social service.

  1. Solemn declaration from the family stating that they host and cover the living and medical expenses of the minor.
  2. Certified photocopy of a valid residence permit of the guardian, in the case of a third-country national


Photocopy of the ID card if the guardian or adoptive parent is a Greek citizen

  1. Documents for the issuance of the card:
    • Four (4) recent, colored, passport-sized photos(40x60mm without a frame/high resolution/on a white background/neutral face expression, etc.), submitted also in digital form on an optical storage disk (CD) in JPEG 2000 format.
    • Card fee of 16 Euroscovering the printing of the separate document (electronic residence permit) (e-Paravolo / fee code 2119).
    • Official public document from the country of birth or origin, officially certified and translated, clearly stating the place of birth. The translation must also indicate the place of birth in Latin characters.(To be provided only if the passport does not show the place of birth in Latin characters)
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