A new platform where Greek citizens can book an appointment for the issue of a new, higher-security, contactless police ID card is to open at the gov.gr portal on Monday.
Citizens will be able to book an appointment at a police station, which will be confirmed through an e-mail and SMS to their phone. After attending the appointment and the process for issuing the new ID, they will then be informed by SMS within a week or 10 days to pick up their new ID.
There are 367 points for the issue of the new police ID cards throughout Greece, while 60 mobile units will be set up for prisoners, hospital patients, the elderly and disabled with serious accessibility issues The cost of the new ID is 10 euros, payable online, while there is an additional fee of nine euros in cases where the original ID is lost or damaged.
The new IDs will be valid for 10 years, as at present. The old ID cards will cease to be valid from August 3, 2026.