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The appointment is required! For the appointment please call the Visa Section at 646-422-3306 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long-stay visa for purpose of business
Visa application has to be submitted in person.
An interview with the applicant will be conducted while lodging the application and the written record of the interview will be a part of the application. The record will be written down in Czech languge and will be signed by the applicant and the officer of the Embassy/Consulate who will conduct the interview. In case you don´t understand Czech you can bring the interpreter.
The long-stay visa application shall be processed within 90 days from the date the Consulate receives the complete application. In exceptional complicated cases, the procedure can take up to 120 days.
There is absolutely no way to rush the process!
!!! Incomplete applications are inadmissible and will be returned to the applicant.
All documents must be presented in their original form or as a notarized copy
and may not be older than 180 days, except e.g. travel document.
All documents (except the travel document) must be in the Czech language. Translation into the Czech language must be officially verified.
Additional copies of all submited documents are required (one set of the originals or notarized copies and one set of copies including the application and 2 data pages of the passport)!!!
Consulate does not decide on the issue or refusal of the visa for a stay over 90 days, the decision is made by the regional office of the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.
The visa for a stay over 90 days is granted for maximum lenght of 6 months.
In case the visa has been refused, you have the right of appeal. The appeal should be addressed to the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic that made the decision about the application within 15 days after receiving the information about the refusal of the application.
2. Visa fee
We accept only cash or money order payable to the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York. No personal checks are accepted!
3. Two photographs
2 passport photos have to resemble the actual appearance.
4. Original passport
You must submit your original passport. Its validity must exceed the expected length of stay by at least 90 days (after the visa expires).
5. Document confirming your sufficient financial resources
You have to submit a proof of financial funds in the amount of 50-times the subsistence minimum(2.020 CZK), i.e. 101.000 CZK.
o an original or notarized copy of a bank account statement held on your name (from a bank in the Czech Republic or in the USA)
o a letter from the bank confirming the fact that you will be able to use your funds during your stay in the Czech Republic accompanied with the verified translation into the Czech language
Proof of bank account can be used only if the bank has been granted a banking licence in the Czech Republic – see web site of the Czech National Bank.
6. Document confirming the purpose of stay
o a copy of an excerpt from the Trades Register or a certificate issued by a Trades Licensing Office documenting that the alien meets the general and the special conditions for operation of a trade or the application number of the application for Trading Licence
o a copy of an excerpt from the Commercial Register or the application number of the application for the Commercial Register
o a statutory body or a member of the statutory body of a company who does not ensure for the company the performance of tasks arising from the object of business activities of the company as the legal entity shall present a copy of the excerpt from the Commercial Register indicating that he/she fulfils the relevant conditions
o a member of a statutory body of a cooperative who does not ensure for the cooperative the performance of tasks arising from the object of business activities of the legal entity shall present a copy of the excerpt from the Commercial Register indicating that he/she fulfils the relevant conditions
o a liquidator, bankruptcy trustee, composition trustee, receiver or an alien who is authorized to bind or to represent the company before the court or to participate in the management of or control of the company as a body established by the law or as a member of such body, and who does not ensure for the company or for the cooperative the performance of tasks arising from the object of business activities of the legal entity shall present a certified copy of an excerpt from the Commercial Register or another document indicating that he/she meets such conditions
7. Document confirming accommodation
o an original statement from the owner of an apartment/house stating his/her ability and willingness to provide applicant’s accommodation for the time of stay (signature must be notarized by a Czech notary)
o in the case of a lease for an apartment/house - the original or a notarized copy of the lease contract
o in the case of a sublet - the original or a notarized copy of the lease contract and an affidavit signed by the owner confirming the sublet (signature must be notarized by a Czech notary)
o if you are an owner of the real property the original record or the notarized copy from the Real Estate Register is requested
8. Criminal History Background
o an affidavit letter confirming that you have never been indicted and sentenced for a felony of any kind. Your signature must be notarized by a Notary Public or you have to sign it in front of the Consular Officer
o children under 15 years are not required to submit the affidavit letter or Criminal History Record
o For non US nationals: submit the Criminal History Record from the country of your nationality. It must be appropriately certified (Apostille or super-legalization) and it must be accompanied with the verified translation into the Czech language
In addition, if you have lived in any country for 6 months or more in the previous three years, please contact the Embassy/Consulate for details.
If you would like to send the passport back after the visa process, please enclose a pre-paid, self-addressed USPS Express Mail (for the future tracking, we suggest write the tracking number for your record).
The Consulate will not accept any responsibility for lost or damaged documentation!
Consulate General of the Czech Republic
321 E 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021
Don´t forget to include your phone number and email address for the future communication.
For more information you can also go to the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.