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Representation Arrangements for Schengen Visa Issuance

 

Visa Code states that Member States should be present for visa purposes in all third countries whose nationals are subject to visa requirements. Members States lacking their own consulate in a given third country should endeavor to conclude representation arrangements in order to be represented in a given third country by a local consulate of another Member State.

Therefore, the Czech Republic negotiates with other Member States to conclude representation arrangements for Schengen visa issuance purpose in the third countries where the Czech Republic lacks own consulate and where the nationals are subject to visa requirements.  

Czech Republic receives similar requests for representation in the third countries where the Czech Republic is present from other Member States as well.

When the representation arrangement is concluded, the consulate of the representing Member State accepts applications for short term visas on behalf of the represented Member State in the third country agreed. Applications have to fulfill requirements set by the representing consulate that is also making a decision on granting visas. Representation arrangements enable applicants to submit their visa applications in the country of their usual residence instead of traveling to the respective consulate in a different country and they significantly simplify access to the consular posts in order to apply for Schengen visas.

Applications for long term visas are not subject of representation arrangements and the applicants should submit their visa applications at the respective consulate of the Czech Republic

List of current Representation Arrangements

Czech Republic concluded representation arrangements for the purpose of the Schengen visa issuance with the respective EU Member States:

1) PORTUGAL represents the CZECH REPUBLIC starting from 1 July 2010 in the following countries (cities):

  • Angola(Luanda)          
  • Guinea-Bissau(Bissau)
  • Cape Verde(Praia)                                    
  • Mozambique(Maputo)                                           
  • Sao Tome and Principe(Sao Tome)         
  • East Timor(Dili)    

        agreement       

2) SPAIN represents the CZECH REPUBLIC starting from 25 October 2010 in the following countries (cities):

  • Bolivia (La Paz)
  • Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo)
  • Ecuador (Quito)
  • Equatorial Guinea (Malabo)
  • Jamaica (Kingston)

The CZECH REPUBLIC represents SPAIN starting from 25 October 2010 in the following country (city):

  • Moldova (Chisinau)

agreement

3) FRANCE represents the CZECH REPUBLIC starting from 1 November 2010 in the following countries (cities):

  • Anguilla (Castries)
  • Benin (Cotonou)
  • Botswana (Gaborone, starting from 1 March 2014)
  • British Virgin Islands (Castries)
  • Brunei (Bandar Seri Begawan), abolished from 1 June 2014
  • Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
  • Colombia (Bogota, starting from 15 November 2013)
  • Dominica (Castries)
  • Djibouti (Djibouti)
  • Fidji (Suva)
  • Gabon (Libreville)
  • Grenada (Castries)
  • Haiti (Port au Prince)
  • Camerun (Yaoundé, Douala)
  • Comoros (Moroni)
  • Congo (Brazzaville, Pointe Noire)
  • Laos (Vientiane)
  • Mali (Bamako, starting from 1 May 2013)
  • Mauretania (Nouakchott)
  • Montserrat (Castries)
  • Myanmar (Rangun, starting from 15 November 2013)
  • Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby)
  • Central African Republic (Bangui)
  • Sri Lanka (Colombo, starting from 15 November 2013)
  • St. Lucia (Castries)
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadins (Castries)
  • Tanzania (Dar es Salaam, starting from 1 March 2014)
  • Togo (Lome)
  • Turkmenistan (Ashgabat, starting from 1 March 2014)
  • Vanuatu (Port Vila)

The CZECH REPUBLIC represents FRANCE starting from 1 November 2010 in the following countries (cities)

  • Ukraine (Donetsk, for applicants lawfully residing on the Donetsk and Luhansk regions only), temporarily suspended from 7 May 2014
  • Ukraine (Lviv, for applicants lawfully residing on the Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Ternopil regions only, starting from 1 May 2013)

arrangement, amendment n. 1, amendment n. 2, amendment n. 3

4) SLOVAKIA represents the CZECH REPUBLIC starting from 4 December 2011 in following countries

(cities):

  • Kenya (Nairobi)
  • Cyprus (Nicosia, starting with 1 August 2013)

The CZECH REPUBLIC represents SLOVAKIA starting from 4 December 2011 in following countries

(cities):

  • Algeria (Algiers)
  • Ghana (Accra)
  • Lebanon (Beirut, for applicants lawfully residing on the Syrian Arab Republic, starting from 1 August 2013)
  • Mongolia (Ulaan Baatar)
  • Pakistan (Islámábád)
  • Philippines (Manila)

agreement, implementation agreement, amendment

5) BELGIUM represents the CZECH REPUBLIC starting from 1 December 2012 in following countries

(cities):

  • Burundi (Bujumbura)
  • China (Guangzhou, starting from 1 April 2014) - for permanent residents of Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan and Yunnan provinces only
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)
  • Rwanda (Kigali)

arrangement, amendment

6) HUNGARY represents the CZECH REPUBLIC starting from 1 May 2013 in the following countries (cities):

  • China (Chongging) - for permanent residents of Chongging and for Sichuan, Yunnan, Guanghzou, Gansu and Shanxi provinces only
  • Kazakhstan (Almaty, starting from 1 November 2013)
  • Qatar (Dauha)
  • Singapore

The CZECH REPUBLIC represents HUNGARY starting from 1 May 2013 in following countries (cities):

  • Iraq (Baghdad) - for holders of diplomatic passports only
  • Mongolia (Ulaan Baatar)

agreement, implementation agreement, amendment

7) AUSTRIA represents the CZECH REPUBLIC starting from 1 June 2013 in following country (city):

  • Senegal (Dakar)

The CZECH REPUBLIC represents AUSTRIA starting from 1 June 2013 in following country (city):

  • Iraq (Bagdad) – only for the applicants/holders of diplomatic and service passports only

agreement

8) ESTONIA represents the CZECH REPUBLIC starting from 18 July 2013 in the following countries (cities):

  • Iraq (Baghdad)
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Mongolia (Ulaan Baatar)

agreement

9) POLAND represent the CZECH REPUBLIC starting from 10 January 2014 in the following country (city):

  • Armenia (Yerevan)

The CZECH REPUBLIC represents POLAND starting from 10 January 2014 in the following country (city):

  • Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar)

agreement and technical agreement

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