Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Older Versions of Greek Passport Are Invalid

The government of Greece recently announced that Greek passports are valid for travel only if issued on or after January 1, 2006, regardless of expiration date. Greece also announced:

  • Greek passports issued before January 1, 2006, are invalid for admission into the United States. 
  • All versions of Greek official and diplomatic passports are valid for admission until the document expiration date. 
  • All versions of the Greek passport are valid for return to Greece for Greek nationals.

As of February 1, 2007, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began imposing penalties on transportation carriers for bringing anyone who is applying for admission to the United States with a noncompliant Greek passport into the United States.

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Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation, a nationally recognized law firm, has successfully assisted hundreds of clients in immigration matters.