For less than 90 days stay
Let me point out that the best and the ONLY way how to get a visa is to follow the instructions thoroughly and to be honest. If you fail to deliver the required documentation or if you try to deceive or trick the Consular staff in any way, the visa will be denied. If you submit a fake/forged document, you might be even criminally prosecuted by the Nigerian police authorities according to the national law. I understand that the procedure is not simple, however, our requirements are clear and transparent and the genuine travellers have no reason to be worried.
Thank you for your cooperation
The Consul of the Embassy of the Czech Republic
- The Embassy of the Czech Republic issues visa only to the applicants willing to travel to the Czech Republic. The applicants who wish to travel to other Schengen countries are to apply at the Embassy/Consulate of the respective countries. If you intend to visit more Schengen countries, you are to apply at the Embassy/Consulate of the country, where you want to spend the largest part of your stay.
- Start the preparations of your visa application in time! The procedure takes usually 10-15 days from the day of the submission of your application, however, we strongly suggest the applicants to submit their files at least 3 weeks before the intended date of departure. An application submitted later than 15 days before the intended date of departure may be refused by the Embassy. The application can be submitted three months before the intended date of departure at the earliest.
- In order to submit his visa application, the applicants must book their visa appointment on-line through the visapoint booking system. Sometimes, due to the large number of applicants, it may take several weeks to get the appointment. Follow the instructions of the visapoint system punctually, only the applicants with a confirmed appointment will be accepted.
- All the visa applications have to be submitted personally.
- Visa applicants must submit a completed visa application form. The forms are free of charge and can be downloaded here.
- The applicants are responsible for submission of all the required documents, only the complete applications will be processed. Read thoroughly the list of required documents prior to submission of your application (see bellow). The Embassy does not return any of the submitted documents. If you wish to submit any document that you would like to keep, submit a copy alongside the original – original will be returned immediately after the interview.
- Fake or forged documents will not be returned and will be submitted to relevant national police authorities. An applicant who submits a fake or forged document takes a risk of criminal prosecution of his person.
- Visa fees are to be paid in Nigerian Naira according to actual exchange rates.
- See also general information for visa applicants and Frequently Asked Questions.
LIST OF DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE VISA APPLICANTS
In order to facilitate a short-term visa procedure to Nigerian applicants, the Schengen states represented in Nigeria have drawn up the harmonized list of supporting documents to be submitted alongside the visa application. The list was approved by the Visa Committee in Brussels and issued as a Commission implementing decision C(2012) 5310 final on the 6th of August 2012.
The following list is based on this decision and Schengen visa code and is applicable also for the applicants from other countries that are covered by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Abuja.
Please, take a note that the list is only indicative and that the consular office has right to ask for other relevant documentation if necessary.
All the applicants are invited to submit:
- Aninternational passport which is to be valid at least 90 days after the intended departure from the Czech Republic/Schengen area.
- A completedvisa application form with a glued passport photograph of the applicant which corresponds to his/her current appearance of the applicant.
- A proof of Travel Medical Insurance covering the whole period of the intended stay
- Copy of flight ticket or flight reservation including return flight.
- Verifiable evidence of sufficient means of subsistence during intended stay such as:
– salary slips;
– recent personal bank statement or balance over last three months;
– regular income generated by property.
- Proof of accommodation for the whole duration of the intended stay; hotel reservations, rental of holiday home, campus residence reservation or proof of private accommodation (invitation) from the host.
- Additionally, for non-Nigerian nationals residing in Nigeria:
– copy of the Nigerian residence permit.
- Minors travelling alone or with one parent must present:
– letter of consent from both parents/legal guardian(s);
– copy of the birth certificate of the minor;
– ID card/passport of both parents/legal guardian(s).
Documents to be provided by applicants travelling for the purpose of TOURISM:
(1) Proof of employment:
– Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) and Certificate of Business Incorporation paper for businesspersons;
– Employment letter stating the days of leave for employees;
– For scholars (professors, scholarship-holders, lecturers, instructors, etc.) and students, letter from school or university;
(2) Proof of commercial activities in Nigeria and overseas for businesspersons e.g. bills of lading, receipt book, etc.
(3) Any proof of ties in Nigeria (marriage certificate, proof of real estate property).
Documents to be provided by applicants travelling for FAMILY VISIT:
(1) Proof of relationship between visa applicant and person to be visited (birth certificate, marriage certificate, correspondence, photos, etc.);
(2) Formal written and signed invitation from the host in accordance with respective internal laws.
Documents to be provided by applicants travelling for BUSINESS:
(1) Invitation letter from the company based in the Member State of destination. The letter should contain relevant personal data on the invited person, purpose of the visit and duration of stay.
(2) TCC (Tax Clearance Certificate) and Certificate of Business Incorporation (certificate of registration of a company or business).
(3) Proof of commercial activities in Nigeria and recent business contacts, ongoing commercial relationship with the company that invites the person (contracts, bills, commercial correspondence, etc.).
(4) In the case of participation in conferences, fairs, seminars, congresses, etc.:
– An invitation from a company or an authorised body to attend events connected with trade, industry or work;
– Proof of registration and entry tickets for events, if applicable;
– Other documents proving the existence of trade or work relations.
Documents to be provided by applicants travelling for MEDICAL TREATMENT:
(1) Certificate from the applicant's physician or a hospital in Nigeria, verified – if necessary – by another independent medical body, confirming the need for specific medical treatment to be provided in the country of destination.
(2) An official document of the receiving medical institution in the Member State confirming that it can perform the specific medical treatment and the patient will be accepted accordingly.
(3) Proof of pre-payment of the treatment or other proof of sufficient financial means to cover the medical treatment and related expenses, such as additional insurance coverage.
(4) Any other correspondence between the sending and receiving sides, if available.
Documents to be provided by applicants travelling for RESEARCH or TRAINING:
(1) Certificate of enrolment at an educational establishment for the purpose of studying, undertaking scientific or practical trainings (including vocational training) or other activities that could help enhance the professional and intellectual skills of the applicant.
(2) Student cards or certificates in respect of the courses to be attended.
(3) Proof of pre-payment of courses or training activities, if applicable.
Documents to be provided by applicants travelling on an OFFICIAL MISSION or OFFICIAL PURPOSES:
A verbal note issued by the Nigerian Ministry for Foreign Affairs confirming that the applicant is a member of an official delegation or on an official mission to a Member State.
Invitation letter or confirmation of registration from the host organisation.
Documents to be provided by applicants travelling for SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES, CULTURAL, SPORTS OR RELIGIOUS EVENTS OR OTHER REASONS:
– Copy of the official invitation.
– Invitation, entry tickets, enrolments or programmes stating (wherever possible) the name of the host organisation, the length of stay or other documents proving the purpose of the journey.