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General information, supporting documents

 

General information 

An application for a visa for a stay over 90 days (type D) may be filed solely at a diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic.

The diplomatic mission does not decide on the issue or refusal to issue the visa for a stay over 90 days. The visa for a stay over 90 days is issued by the regional office of the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic based on the application of an alien who wishes to stay in the territory of the Czech Republic for a purpose requiring the stay in the territory of the Czech Republic for a period longer than 3 months. The authority competent to assess the application for issue of a visa for a stay over 90 days is the regional office of the Department for the Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic (DAMP) having jurisdiction over the place of residence stated by you. The visa for a stay over 90 days is affixed to the alien's travel document by the diplomatic mission on the basis of the relevant DAMP 's instruction. Any visa for a stay over 90 days referred to in this paragraph shall be always affixed as a multiple-entry visa.

The application for a long-term visa is submitted in person. In justified cases the Embassy may grant an exception of the personal presence of the applicant while submitting the application.

The Embassy may require registering an appointment with the Embassy before submitting the application by the applicant. At some Embassies, the appointments are registered via an internet registration system (system VISAPOINT). Information on the system VISAPOINT including the list of Embassies that use the system can be found here.

Furthermore, a visa for a stay over 90 days is issued to an alien for the purpose of collecting a permanent residence permit or a long-term residence permit for the purpose of family reunification or for the purpose of study or scientific research in the territory of the Czech Republic. The visa for a stay over 90 days referred to in this paragraph is granted for 6 months and for the period of stay in the territory of the Czech Republic not exceeding 60 days.

An application for a visa for a stay over 90 days shall be processed by the DAMP within 90 days, in exceptionally complicated cases within 120 days of the submission date of the application.

An application for a visa for a stay over 90 days for the purpose of study or a pedagogic activity or for the purpose of scientific research shall be processed by the police within 60 days of the submission date of the application.

The application for a long-term visa is inadmissible if not all the documents are presented, or in case the applicant refused to give the fingerprints or in case the application was not accompanied by the proper application form or in case the application was not submitted at a locally competent consulate.

In case visa has been refused, you have the right to appeal this decision; 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 delivering the information about the refusal of the application to the applicant.

While lodging the application, an interview with the applicant can be conducted. The written record of the interview will be a part of the application. The record will be written down in Czech language and will be signed by the applicant and the officer of the Embassy/Consulate who will conduct the interview.

The holders of the long-term visa can stay for up to 90 days within any 180 days in other countries of the Schengen area, based only on the long-term visa issued.

Supporting documents

Particulars of a visa application may not be older than 180 days, except for the alien's travel document, civil registry documents and photograph corresponding to his actual appearance, unless stipulated otherwise. All particulars, except for the travel document, must be in the Czech language (either in the Czech language or in a foreign language accompanied with a certified translation into the Czech language).  More information can be found at the website of the Ministry of Interior (here).

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