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Temporary Stay in the Czech Republic/Schengen Area without Visa

Persons belonging to one of the following categories may stay temporarily in the Czech Republic/Schengen area without a visa:

- citizens of the EU, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, and Switzerland – see chapter "Stay of citizens of the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland in the Czech Republic";

- citizens/holders of travel documents of a state, with which there exists a visa-free regime agreement;

- holders of long-term visa "D" issued by any Schengen state - this visa contains a function of a Schengen (short-term) visa;

- holders of a long-term or permanent residence permit in another Schengen state and the stay in the Czech Republic does not exceed 90 days (3 months);

- pupils who are not a citizens of an EU Member State but who resides in another EU Member State and travels on a school trip within the EU as a member of a group of pupils accompanied by a teacher, and is included in the list of pupils issued by the school on a unified form, which includes identity of the pupils, the purpose and length of stay or transit;

- family members of EU citizens who is not an EU citizen himself/herself and holds a temporary or permanent residence permit in the territory of another EU Member State, and the stay in the territory of the Czech Republic does not exceed 90 days (3 months);

- holders of a permanent residence permit with granted legal status of a European Community resident in the territory of another EU Member State and the stay in the Czech Republic does not exceed 90 days (3 months) - (Please note: This exception applies to certain types of permits only. It is recommended to check before the trip, if you are a holder of the type of permit, to which this provision applies.);

- family members of EU citizen whose visa for a short-stay up to 90 days or transit visa has expired, provided he/she stays in the Czech Republic with an EU citizen and the period of stay does not exceed 90 days (3 months).