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Consulates in Crete

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Emergency Guide to Consulates in Crete by LivinginCrete.GR

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What number to call on the telephone, via your mobile device or on the Internet with your diplomatic Mission on Crete – whether to get help in an emergency or information on a routine matter? LivinginCrete.GR suggests that If you cannot find your country listed here, then try to connect directly with your Embassy in Athens. Simply make a keyword search in any search engine (e.g. British Embassy Athens).

Current Consular Representatives  

The following countries have honorary consulates in Crete: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, South Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine.

Each country’s diplomatic mission will be either of the status of a full consulate with the consul and staff appointed by the home country, or an “Honorary” Consulate where the “consul” is a paid private citizen or a company appointed to carry on consular duties on behalf of the home country. Britain uniquely has a “Vice Consulate”.

Contact links of Countries Represented on Crete

In Alphabetical order:

Austria: Honorary Consulate in HERAKLION, Austrian Consulate in Crete
Belgium: HERAKLION Belgian Consulate in Crete  (En FR-Belgique Consulat Crete - in het NL-Belgische Consulaat Kreta)
Britain: HERAKLION, British Consulate in Crete
Chile:   HERAKLION, AGIOS NIKOLAOS Chilean Consulates in Crete
Czech Republic: HERAKLION, Czech Consulate in Crete
Denmark:  HERAKLION, CHANIA Danish Consulates in Crete
Finland: CHANIA, HERSONISSOS, Finnish Consulates in Crete
France: CHANIA, HERAKLION, French Consulates in Crete
Germany: CHANIA, HERAKLION, German Consulates in Crete
Hungary: HERAKLION, Hungarian Consulate in Crete
Ireland:  HERAKLION, Irish Consulate in Crete
Italy: CHANIA, HERAKLION, Italian Consulates in Crete
Korea: Honorary Consulate in HERAKLION, Korean Consulate in Crete
Netherlands: HERAKLION, Dutch Consulate in Crete (in het NL -Nederlandse Consulaat Kreta)
Norway: CHANIA, HERAKLION, Norwegian Consulates in Crete
Philippines: IRAKLIO, the Philippines Consulate in Crete
Poland: HERAKLION, Polish Consulate in Crete
Russia: HERAKLION, Russian Consulate in Crete
Spain: RETHYMNON, Spanish Consulate in Crete
Sweden: CHANIA, HERAKLION Swedish Consulates in Crete
Ukraine: RETHYMNON, Ukraine Consulate in Crete
Updated: January 22, 2015 by LivinginCrete.GR, part of the Brits in Crete web portal.
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Whether a full consulate or an honorary consulate, the role and function is to help citizens and permanent residents of the country represented while on the island of Crete. For example, for holiday visitors this could be in case of an emergency, where someone has died or been injured, or needs help to be repatriated to their home country. A full consulate may offer with issuing of another passport to replace a lost or stolen passport. An honorary consulate has usually lesser powers to issue documents and generally only provides a visa issuing facility. In many cases, consulates can notarize documents for a fee to facilitate trade and business with, in this case, local entities and Chambers of Commerce in Crete and Greece. Consulates also can liaise with local government departments and agencies, especially in an emergency. Most consulates do not provide financial support however to anyone in trouble. Such a disclaimer is placed on websites of Foreign Ministries of most countries.

Often consulates of one country also handle the citizens of neighbouring friendly countries. Britain for example handles some visa issuing facilities for entry to a number of the independent countries in the British Commonwealth who do not have their own diplomatic mission in Greece (for example: Bahamas). Britain on the grounds of security and centralization now no longer issues replacement passports, except in an emergency at local diplomatic missions. That means that the British Vice Consulate in Heraklion or any other consulate round the world can no longer process passport applications.  All British Citizen Passports are being issued from the United Kingdom and sent out from there to the original applicant's address by courier or other secure mail.

Did you know that English and French are the two most common languages used in the world of diplomacy?

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    Consular Representatives to be found in Crete

    The following countries have honorary consulates in Crete: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, South Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine.

    Each country’s diplomatic mission in Crete will be either of the status of a full consulate with the consul and staff appointed by the home country, or an “Honorary” Consulate where the “consul” is a paid private citizen or a company appointed to carry on consular duties on behalf of the home country. Britain uniquely has a “Vice Consulate”.

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