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Refusal to issue a visa

 

Diplomatic mission informs about the reasons for visa refusal in the extent of Regulation (EC) No. 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) and Act No. 326/1999 Coll., on Stay of Aliens in the Territory of the Czech Republic, as amended. There is no legal entitlement to obtain a visa.

The applicant for a Schengen visa can appeal the refusal of a visa within 15 days from receiving the written decision about the visa refusal. The written appeal should be lodged at the Embassy which refused the visa application. The appeal has to state the information about the applicant and specific reasons for lodging the appeal. Information that was not stated in the visa application cannot be a reason for lodging the appeal.  

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will review the request in 30 days; outcome of the review is sent through a diplomatic mission.

Family members of the EU citizen, can lodge the appeal within 15 days of receiving the information about refusing the visa application through the consulate. The consulate can change its decision within the first 5 days. If the decision is not changed, the appeal is sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The decision is handed over to the applicant through the consulate. In case the appeal is rejected, the applicant had the right to request the court to issue a court decision on the case, within 1 month from delivering the information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The court competent to decide on the appeal is the Municipal Court in Prague, Hybernská 18, 111 21 Praha 1.

Written information about refusal of a long-term visa is delivered to the applicant via a relevant consulate. The appeal should be lodged at the office that rejected the application (i.e. Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic).

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