may know, people who work at embassies are typically moody,
rude individuals who seem to care less about their job.
When I called the Chicago, Illinois consulate, whose
territory includes Kansas and Missouri (my hometown), their
basic answer to any question about marriage in Greece is to
ask for my fax number so they can send a form (see
attached). Since they do not translate documents, I looked
on the web for translators. I found a website and called
the company. They said they only handle. This is where I
contacted …….l and …….., whose office is located
............ They do translations for companies as well as
private individuals seeking marriage in foreign countries.
The price structure is basically the same everywhere in the
states...$65 dollars a document (approx. 52 Euros). I had
hindsight, I should have just sent them to you. The price
you quoted me was about the same, but money wasn't the
issue. I just was a little hesitant at the time to send
important documents across the ocean as opposed to just
sending them a few hundred kilometers away.
to this email is my letter to them that I sent with my
documents, asking for certification from the Greek Embassy,
per your instructions.
when I was told that it wasn't necessary for them to carry
my documents to the Embassy for the stamps, and that leaves
us where we are at now. I must of asked ……… at least three
times whether the services they provided would be
satisfactory to get married in Greece and they assured me
that they would, and that they have done this many times
with other couples.
believe they are lying, but that they have been misled. As
I stated earlier, I got the same answer from other consulate
employees in Houston, Texas and California. I called the
Washington, D.C. office, which is the main consulate, and
they gave me the runaround. I couldn't get anybody there to
answer my questions yesterday.