Schengen visa - general information
The list of third countries whose nationals must hold a visa for entering into the territory of the Member States for stays not exceeding three months (90 days) in any six-month period (180 days) is established in Council Regulation 539/2001.
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Holder of the Schengen visa:
Holder of the valid Schengen visa can stay in the territory of the Czech Republic/Schengen area for the period indicated in the visa. Holder of a Schengen (Short-term) visa can stay on the territory of the Czech Republic, unless the Czech Republic has been excluded from the territorial validity of the visa.
Time limit for processing of visa applications:
Application for a Schengen (short-term) visa can be filed within 3 months of the planned trip.
Applications are in most cases reviewed within 7-15 days. In individual cases, the review period can be extended up to 30 days and in exceptional cases up to 60 days.
It is recommended not to file a visa application later than 15 days before the trip, as it cannot be otherwise guaranteed it will be reviewed in time!
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