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Visa and Consular Section

The Visa and Consular Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London has launched appointment system. All agenda will be handled on the appointment basis.

Všechny základní informace pro české občany naleznete na české verzi našich webových stránek.

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How to make an appointment for a Schengen visa

If you wish to apply for a Schengen visa, you need to book an appointment in advance.

Appointments until the end of October 2014

For appointments until the end of October 2014 you should make booking by a telephone appointment booking system. It is a 24-hour, fully automated service operated in conjuction with Cablecom Productions available on 09065 540 727. (Calls cost 1,02 GBP per minute from BT landlines only. Other network costs may vary.)

Please note that all persons wishing to apply for Schengen visas must make an appointment in advance (except the family members of the EU/EEA nationals).

This is the only way to get a visa appointment until the end of October 2014 for submitting the short-term visa application. Applicant without appointment will not be admitted to the Visa Section. If you have any possible problems with your appointment booking, Cablecom Productions can be contacted by sending an email to admin@cablecom.com.

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Appointments starting 1 November 2014

In order to simplify the visa application procedure, the Embassy is introducing the VISAPOINT appointment booking system for short stay Schengen visas. Applicants can begin using VISAPOINT from 1 October 2014 for appointments starting 1 November 2014.

Book your appointment at: https://visapoint.eu/

In order to register it is necessary to have access to an e-mail address where confirmation of registration (Tracking Number) can be sent. Please Note: If you do not confirm your registration within 60 minutes of receiving the confirmation email then that date/time slot will be given to another applicant and you will have to re-apply for a new date/time slot. Registration can be done by the applicant himself/herself, by the inviting party or by any other person. Registration is free of charge. Submitting a registration does not mean that the visa will be issued.

PLEASE, FOLLOW PRECISELY THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN ON THE VISAPOINT BOOKING SYSTEM. ONLY APPLICANTS WHO HAVE CONFIRMED and BOOKED THEIR APPOINTMENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION.

To cancel your reservation at any time please send an e-mail to visa.london@embassy.mzv.cz with your request and mentioning your tracking number, your name and the passport number.

Important information to note when applying for a short stay Schengen Visa

  • Applications for short stay Schengen visas can be made any time from 3 months (but no later than 15 days) before your planned travel date. It takes up to 15 days (in some cases 30 days) to obtain a visa from the time your application form has been lodged at the Embassy.
  • When registering on VISAPOINT please write your name in full (including any middle names) as they appear on your passport.
  • It is essential to bring your tracking number with you when coming to the Embassy for your appointment.
  • Please follow the instructions in full for registering on the VISAPOINT system.  Incorrect registration will result in you not being allowed to submit an application and no interview will be held. The Embassy will not be held responsible for incorrect registrations.

Please Note:

  • Family members of EU/EEA nationals can still submit their visa applications without prior appointment on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 11:00 and 11:45.
  • Applicants for long stay visas (over 90 days) have to send a request for an appointment to: visa.london@embassy.mzv.cz

Please read the appendix for the minimum system requirements necessary to access VISAPOINT 2 on your computer.   

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Diplomatic Missions in the UK may lodge their applications without prior appointment as well. Please email on visa.london@embassy.mzv.cz

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The family members of the EU/EEA nationals can submit their visa applications without previous notice on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 to 11:45. All applications must be made IN PERSON at the embassy. Postal applications will not be accepted.

Please note when presented a public document (Marriage or Birth certificate) it must be apostilled or superlegalized to be accepted by the Czech authorities as a proof of your relationship to the EU/EEA national.

For further information you can contact the visa section via email visa.london@embassy.mzv.cz.

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Address: 28 Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 4QY London

Opening hours of the Visa Section: Submitting visa applications: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 11:00 by appointment only (see the information above).

Collecting visa: Monday - Thursday 14:00- 15:00, except for Czech Republic national days and bank holidays. For more inforrmation about Czech Republic national days and bank holidays visit the Czech Republic general information chapter.

Contacts:
Visa Section Phone (Monday - Thursday 14:00 - 16:00): 020 7243 7942
(NO APPOINTMENT FOR VISA UP TO 90 DAYS CAN BE MADE ON THIS NUMBER)
Visa Section Fax: 020 7243 7926
Visa Section Email: visa.london@embassy.mzv.cz

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CONSULAR SERVICES

The Consular Section deals mainly with matters of CZECH CITIZENS including:

  • Birth, Marriage and Death Agenda,
  • Czech Passport,
  • Extract from the Czech Republic Criminal Register,
  • Legalisation of documents,
  • Certficate of Czech Citizenship.

All matters require an appointment. Please send us an email, descripe your issue and give us your phone number. We will contact you as soon as possible to arrange an appointment.

Opening hours of the Consular Section:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 13:00, 14:00-16:00 (by appointment only),
  • Friday: 9:00 - 13:00 (by appointment only).

Email: consulate.london@embassy.mzv.cz

Tel.: 020 7243 7931 (It is not possible to arrange here an appointment for submitting the visa application or ask any questions regarding visa. As this line is extremely busy we kindly recommend you to send us an email with your request. We will answer you a.s.a.p.).

Address: 30 Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 4QY London

 

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