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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 13080

 

VISAS

 

 

 

 


Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and GREECE

Effected by Exchange of Notes
Dated at Athens December 28, 1999 and
January 24, 2000

 

 

 


 

NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Pursuant to Public Law 89—497, approved July 8, 1966
(80 Stat. 271; 1 U.S.C. 113)—

“. . .the Treaties and Other International Acts Series issued
under the authority of the Secretary of State shall be competent
evidence . . . of the treaties, international agreements other than
treaties, and proclamations by the President of such treaties and
international agreements other than treaties, as the case may be,
therein contained, in all the courts of law and equity and of maritime
jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the
United States, and of the several States, without any further proof
or authentication thereof.”

 

GREECE

Visas

Agreement effected by exchange of notes
Dated at Athens December 28, 1999
and January 24, 2000;
Entered into force January 24, 2000.

EMBASSY OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
No. 434/CONS/99
The Embassy of the United States of America presents its
compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic and
has the honor to refer to the Hellenic Republic's long-standing policy of allowing
Americans who enter Greece without visas to remain in the
Hellenic Republic for 90 days. The Embassy has the further honor to
propose that this policy be formalized in an agreement between the United States of
America and the Hellenic Republic in which the Hellenic Republic agrees to allow
United States citizens who enter the Hellenic Republic
without visas to remain in the Hellenic Republic for 90 days, regardless of time spent
elsewhere, for so long as the Hellenic Republic remains a participant in the United
States Visa Waiver Pilot Program and citizens of
the Hellenic Republic travelling to the Unites States are accorded reciprocal
privileges.
The United States will consider this agreement by the Hellenic
Republic in deciding whether to admit the Hellenic Republic to the Visa
Waiver Pilot Program. In the event that circumstances arise affecting
either party's legal capacity to implement this agreement, the parties shall
consult to resolve the issue consistent with the purposes of this agreement.
If the Government of the Hellenic Republic agrees with the above,
the Embassy has the honor to propose that this note and your Ministry's
note in reply, constitute an agreement between our two Governments
which will enter into force on the date of your reply.
The Embassy of the United States of America avails itself of this
opportunity to renew to the ministry of foreign affairs of the Hellenic
republic the assurances of Its highest consideration.
Embassy of the United States of America
Athens, December 28, 1999
HELLENIC REPUBLIC
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
C4 Department for
Justice, Home Affairs &
Schengen
F. 2220.1/3/AS 3886

NOTE VERBALE
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents its compliments to the
Embassy of the United States of America and has the honour to refer to the
latter's Verbal Note No 434/CONS/99 dated December 28, 1999, which reads
as follows :
"The Embassy of the United States of America presents its
compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic and
has the honor to refer to the Hellenic Republic's long - standing policy of
allowing Americans who enter Greece without visas to remain in the Hellenic
Republic for 90 days. The Embassy has the further honor to propose that this
policy be formalized in an agreement between the United States of America
and the Hellenic Republic in which the Hellenic Republic agrees to allow
United States citizens who enter the Hellenic Republic without visas to remain
in the Hellenic Republic for 90 days, regardless of time spent elsewhere, for
so long as the Hellenic Republic remains a participant in the United States
Visa Waiver Pilot Program and citizens of the Hellenic Republic traveling to
the United States are accorded reciprocal privileges.
The United States will consider this agreement by the Hellenic Republic
in deciding whether to admit the Hellenic Republic to the Visa Waiver Pilot
Program. In the event that circumstances arise affecting either party's legal
capacity to implement this agreement, the parties shall consult to resolve the
issue consistent with the purposes of this agreement.
If the Government of the Hellenic Republic agrees with the above, the
Embassy has the honor to propose that this note and your Ministry's note in
reply, consitute an agreement between our two Governments which will enter
into force on the date of your reply.
The Embassy of the United States of America avails itself of this
opportunity to renew to the ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
the assurances of its highest consideration."
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to communicate to the
esteemed Embassy that it fully agrees with the contents of the
aforementioned Note.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs avails itself of this opportunity to renew
to the Embassy of the United States of America the assurances of its high
consideration.
Athens, 24 January 2000
To : Embassy of the
United States of America
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