From today, the validity of Greek passports is doubled

From today, the validity of Greek passports is doubled
From today, the validity of Greek passports is doubled

It is fully implemented from today doubling time power of passportswhich will now have a ten-year validity.

In particular, following a legislative regulation, the validity period of the passports of Greek citizens was changed from five to ten years from their issuance for the passports adults, as well as minors who have reached the age of 14.

Reduction of costs and bureaucracy

With this provision, Greece is now in line with international passport validity standards. This is an arrangement which, among other things, and without changing the required fixed stamp duties for citizens, is part of the wider planning of the ministry to reduce bureaucracy, save additional uniformed personnel from processing cases, in order to be allocated to citizens’ security services , the upgrading of the services provided and the reduction, in general, of unnecessary expenses and working hours.

With the unanimous – unanimous recommendation of all the competent services of the Headquarters of the Hellenic Socialist Party and the Ministry of Citizen Protection, as well as the competent department of the Legal Council of the State (N.S.K) to which the relevant question was submitted, a substantial change is recorded both of the financial, as well as the technical parameters related to the process of awarding the supply of the “New Integrated System of Security Forms” (OPSEA).

The obvious reason is that, now, the total value of the specific tender is reduced by at least 56,544,000 euros, with the obvious financial benefit in favor of the Greek State, a fact that must be taken into account in the context of the proper management of public money.

Consequently, the service recommended to the competent minister the cancellation of the progress of the above contract, in its entirety, with a fully reasoned decision and without the obligation to pay remuneration or compensation to the participants, as expressly provided in a relevant condition of the Invitation for Expression of Interest, a fact for which the Legal Council of the State unanimously gave an affirmative opinion.

It is noted that the Ministry of Citizen Protection is taking all the necessary procedures to ensure not only the full and on-time satisfaction of our country’s International obligations, but also the acquisition of high-standard security documents that it issues in the future, fully compatible with European and International regulations.


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